5 Classic Pieces You Should Never Purge From Your Closet

Caitlin Burnett
·3 min read

Listen, we all make mistakes, but cleaning out your closet a little too much is one I'm all too familiar with. I'll get on a cleansing kick and end up purging my closet of some wardrobe staples I almost immediately regret giving away. Then I end up buying them over again a few weeks or months later because I miss them in my wardrobe. It's a vicious cycle.

Well, learn from my mistakes and make sure you hold onto to these staple fashion items. From polished blazers to wear everywhere from the office to weekend brunch to clean white sneakers that go with virtually everything in your closet, below are the five classic wardrobe investments you should never get rid of.

BLAZERS

Blazers: the ultimate go-to piece. Not only are they polished, but they're also one of those pieces that make even the basics jeans-and–a-T-shirt outfit look cool. While they fluctuate in popularity from season to season, they never actually go out of style.

Anine Bing Madeleine Blazer ($349)

Everyone should have a solid black blazer in their wardrobe.

Mango Prince of Wales Blazer ($130)

Throw this on with a white tee and vintage jeans and your outfit is set.

SKINNY JEANS

Another trend that fluctuates in popularity but never disappears is the classic skinny jean. The perfect partner for a voluminous top, skinny jeans flatter your silhouette and tuck effortlessly into boots. This is one style you'll regret tossing because you're guaranteed to end up replacing it.

H&M Embrace High Ankle Jeans ($39.99)

H&M's skinny jeans have a cult following for a reason.

Good American Good Legs Ankle Skinny Jeans ($145)

The wash feels so fresh.

BLACK ANKLE BOOTS

If there's one shoe style you'll come back to every winter, it's black ankle boots. They go with everything, look chic, and are basically weather-proof, as rain spots and mud barely show up against the dark hue.

Hunter Boots Refined Chelsea Stitch Detail Wellington Boots ($175)

This cozy shoes are very on-trend.

Loeffler Randall Elise Slim Ankle Booties ($395)

These are the perfect partner for jeans.

CHUNKY SWEATERS

Winter after winter, year after year, chunky-knit sweaters come back in style and you find yourself searching for one to layer under your heavy jackets. They're one of those pieces that aren't necessarily the coolest thing in your closet, but they're one you'll always come back to.

Mango Open-Knit Sweater - Plus Sizes | Violeta by Mango Usa ($59.99)

Talk about a sweater that goes with everything.

H&M Knit Sweater ($30)

I want to live in this oversize style.

WHITE SNEAKERS

A pair of white sneakers are the shoe equivalent to a white T-shirt (aka a necessity). They go with everything, are ultra-comfortable, and truly never go out of style. The only reason to toss a pair of white sneakers is because you bought a new pair.

Fila WX-100 Sneakers ($70)

You can't go wrong with these.

Vans Ua Old Skool Sneakers ($65)

Classics.

Next up, five cheap basics that'll actually make your outfit more stylish.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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