Wardrobe Essential: Plain White Tee
A plain white T-shirt is the fashion equivalent of guacamole: It goes with everything and makes it all a lot better. You’ll wear yours under a blazer, tucked into a high-waist skirt, with cutoffs like Amanda Seyfried here…you get the idea.
Wardrobe Essential: Black Leggings
Whether you wear them as pants with an oversize sweater, under billowy dresses for extra coverage, or kicking around running errands, like Katie Holmes, black leggings are a must-have.
Wardrobe Essential: Ballet Flats
Chicer than sneakers and more comfy than heels, ballet flats are the best of both worlds. Follow Miranda Kerr’s (and Audrey Hepburn’s) lead and pair them with slim-cut pants.
Wardrobe Essential: Skin-Tone-Matching Cami
A skin-tone-matching cami is about as basic as it gets. Do like Khloeé Kardashian and layer it under sheer blouses or dresses to avoid overexposure.
Wardrobe Essential: Black Cardigan
Black cardigans are seasonless, timeless, and effortlessly chic—one look at Ashley Greene in hers will prove this point. Keep one under your desk for aggressive air-conditioning, or wear it over a sexy dress on a night out for a hint of sexy librarian.
Wardrobe Essential: Classic Pumps
Stock your closet with a great basic, goes-with-everything pair of heels and we promise you’ll wear them to death. Here are five cute options just like Heidi Klum’s that are work- and party-appropriate.
Wardrobe Essential: Dark Denim
Flattering and timeless, a great pair of dark jeans can do wonders for any woman’s wardrobe. Kate Middleton prefers a super-skinny cut, but feel free to buy them in the silhouette that best suits your body shape.
Wardrobe Essential: White Blouse
Nothing says “I have my act together” like a crisp white shirt. Maria Menounos even makes it work at the pool.
Wardrobe Essential: Little Black Dress
When you find the perfect LBD…buy two! Style pro Anne Hathaway dresses hers down with those (equally important) ballet flats.
Wardrobe Essential: Classic Black Pants
On the weekend they’re rock ‘n’ roll cool, as Rosie Huntington Whiteley shows here, and during the week they’re totally office-chic. Black pants are also slimming – as if you need another reason to pick up a pair.