This week I teamed up with a few different instagrammers to share our top 5 closet must haves. It’s been such a fun to challenge to see what everyone came up with! My top 5 closet must haves list looks a little more summery than the rest, but each of these items are in heavy rotation in my closet!
A Striped Tee (or 10): As I type this, I’m wearing one of my older striped tees with a pair of leggings..they seriously go with everything! I love to throw one on with jeans for casual fridays, shorts on the weekends, and for everything in between! Occasionally I’ll even tuck one of my nicer ones into a pencil skirt and call it a day! Most of mine are from J.Crew and they have a TON of basic and fun ones right now! They have the perfect basic boatneck, a fun printed one, and even an off-the-shoulder with the cutest bows at the sleeves! Old Navy has a bunch of inexpensive basic ones that are perfect for stocking up in fun colors and even a peplum one I’m tempted to get!
White Jeans: White jeans are not just for summertime anymore (although I might be a bit biased, living in Florida and all!). They go with literally EVERYTHING and are perfect with colorful printed Lilly tops, your favorite striped top, or even just a simple neutral tee or sweater, like grey or oatmeal. My favorite pair are these from Michael Kors, but I’m lusting after a pair of Joe’s Icon Skinnies!
Goes With Everything Statement Necklace: Sometimes an outfit needs a little extra something to pull it all together, and a statement necklace is such an easy way to do this! I have a variety of shorter necklaces and a couple long tassel necklaces, but this Kendra Scott one is the one I reach for the most. It seriously goes with everything! Lilly Pulitzer also has some fun ones that are perfect for spring and summer! If you’re looking for something short and sparkly, J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and Banana Republic usually have some fun options!
Metallic Shoes: Whether they’re sandals, wedges, flats, or heels, I think a pair of fun metallic shoes are the perfect addition to every closet! They pretty much function as a neutral and add a little something to every outfit. I love my gold wedges to dress up more casual dresses, my platinum flats are perfect for casual Friday with a pair of jeans, or for a colorful dress midweek, and my platinum sandals get worn with everything! Jack Rogers are a staple, or course, but these are more budget friendly. I also have these wedges, these flats, and just plain love these.
Little Navy Dress (LND): Navy dresses are totally my new LBD. They can be dressed up with heels or wedges or down with a pair of sandals. They have the same versatility of a LBD, but I feel like the color is a little less harsh, plus it sets you apart from everyone in black. Lilly Pulitzer always has the cutest ones, this was from last year, but they have a very similar one this year. This one is super fun and more budget friendly!
What are some of the items that you think everyone needs in their closets, I’d love to hear in the comments, or by sharing on instagram with the hashtag #The5MustHaves.