20 Wardrobe Staples to Complete Your Closet

Stocking up on these styling heroes will make getting dressed a breeze.

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Christy Turlington wearing a white tank top and blue jeans
Photograph by Michael Thompson; Styled by Sara Moonves.
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Everyone defines a classic differently. But there are certain items of clothing that will always add value to your closet, no matter how you define your sense of personal style. A perfect white T-shirt or tank top can be the essential ingredient in a perfectly preppy ensemble or a laid-back bohemian look, and a well-made leather belt will elevate any outfit. Classic white sneakers, timeless oval sunglasses, a flawlessly pointed pair of black boots—they’re always a good call. When it comes to wardrobe staples, think items that work no matter the weather, your mood or the shifting trends of the moment. Here, some of our favorites.

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