On days I feel as if I have nothing to wear or just don’t have time to put much thought into my outfit, I use a simple go-to outfit formula of a white tee, dark denim jeans, a coat (preferably in a bold color), animal print flats and a neutral handbag.

Chances are, you already have most of these wardrobe essentials in your closet, and only need to update just a couple in order to have all of these key pieces on hand in your closet.

Whatever the case, these 5 pieces are the essential base building blocks for most of your daily looks. I recommend starting with solid neutral versions you can interchange easily throughout the week, that are easy to layer with bold colors and trendier pieces.

When in doubt, you can always rely on these 5 essentials — worn together or separately, I promise you they’ll be the most reliable outfit-makers in your closet!


A-line Coat

Worn over a tee on warmer days and layered under heavier coats during the winter, this coat is a must all year round. Black is always a safe, classic choice, but red makes a statement! I like to throw this one over a pair of jeans for instant polish. 

Dark Denim 

A pair of high-waist skinny jeans will forever be my go-to denim. I feel they’re the most flattering silhouette for every girl with curves, and easily pair with pretty much every top and shoe in your closet.

White Tee

To give yourself options, have a few in different styles. For example, a fitted white tee like this one pairs well with both skirts and jeans. 

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Animal Print Flats

A pointy toe flat is my daily go-to, but one in animal print takes any look up a fashionable notch. If you’re more of a classic animal print girl, go with this leopard version. For something a bit bolder, try this season’s snake print trend.

Neutral Handbag

To complete the look, you’ll want a handbag in a neutral color, so it goes with everything. Black is an easy choice, but nude or white can be unexpectedly fashion-forward, especially when paired with dark fall tones. I like to have one of each on hand, because OPTIONS! 



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