Everyday Basics--The Staples Every Girl Needs in Her Closet

Posted by Samantha Ruble on

The importance of a solid and reliable wardrobe is top priority here at Juniper & Ivy. Our personal lives and faves are always on our mind when we are purchasing for the store. 

Gone are the days of impulse buys.  We've  come to realize that a well-stocked closet means quality over quantity, and finding pieces that will last the test of time. There’s nothing we love more than worn out leather jacket, a trusty pair of blue jeans, and slipping into some boots that are still the comfiest thing you have on your feet.  Here are 11 different pieces that we believe every woman should have in her closet by the time she’s 30. Keep scrolling to see which items you might already have and which ones you should definitely be putting in your shopping cart…(hint..hint...we can help you with that part.) The basic pieces we stock are the dreamiest! And oh so affordable. 

1. Well Fitting Jeans… In Multiple Washes
We are firm believers in finding the perfect pair of jeans and then buying them in multiple washes. There’s nothing better than finally finding a pair of denim that fit you in all the right places, so why not buy them in a dark wash, light wash, black and white?

2. A Blazer
One of our favorite pieces in our closets is a blazer. Whether you’re dressing it up or down, you can always count on a blazer to instantly elevate an outfit. Plus, you automatically look like you mean business. Karen loves a tailored look while I, Samantha prefer a more oversized boyfriend fit----both are essential in our opinions.

3. A Black-Tie Dress
We're not saying that you need to graduate from your favorite little black dress, but we do think that every woman should have a dress suitable for a black-tie affair. You never know when you will be invited to a more formal wedding, a charity gala, or another fancy event. And there is nothing more stressful then shopping for this last minute!

4. Cowboy Boots 
We love Austin----need we say more?! 

5. Tailored Black Pants
You never know when a trusty pair of black pants will come in handy. We like to keep a pair of well-fitting trousers in the closet for an instant business casual ensemble.

6. A Really Good Bra
Let’s face it ladies, it’s time to find a bra that actually fits if you haven’t already. No excuses.

7. An Everyday Bag
One of the best investments you can make is a sturdy handbag. Your purse comes with you everywhere, and we think we can all agree that this item gets a lot of wear and tear over the years. Spoil yourself and get a bag that can keep up with your daily to-do list. Go on...treat yo self!

8. An Oversized Hat
Let's be real----how else can you chicly hide a bad hair day??!

9. A Workout Uniform
In addition to nailing down a health and wellness plan that works for you, treating yourself to a workout uniform should be next on your list. Some of our workout essentials include a great pair of leggings, running shoes, a snug sports bra and a reusable water bottle.

10. A Leather Jacket
We recommend adding a leather jacket to your wardrobe staples. There’s nothing better than a soft, broken in leather jacket to complete an ensemble.

11. Basic T's Along With A Cotton Maxi Dress

Every girl needs a simple white and black flattering tee in their closet. They go with everything and are great layering pieces. A cozy knit cotton maxi dress is also a great throw on too. We love them for festivals and picnics and just running around. You can also lounge in them in style too. 

There you have it. What must have staple did we leave off the list?!

XOOXOXO


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