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Six Essentials Every Woman Needs in Her Closet

How often have you looked through your closet and thought, “What on earth am I going to wear today?!” Well, time to get back to basics! The key to a well-balanced wardrobe is versatility: every item should be appropriate for more than one occasion. You don’t have to spend your life savings on a pair of shoes, but a well-crafted item will last longer (and cost less over time) than a fast-fashion knockoff. Click through for six essentials (with a twist!) to fit your personal style. Your closet will never be boring again! Related Stories: Fall’s Hottest Heels Fashion 911: What Not to Wear to Work Six Ways to Update Your Summer Wardrobe for Fall  
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Crisp White Shirt
Fitted Bootcut Jeans
One Sassy Statement Piece
Tailored Blazer
Black Dress … with a Twist
Nude Heels

Fitted Bootcut Jeans

Wide-legged flares might be the “it” denim style this fall, but bootcut jeans are universally flattering, making them stylish no matter what’s going down the runways. Gap’s aptly named 1969 Perfect Bootcut Jean updates the original fit for a feminine silhouette—pair with sexy heels for a night out or with flats for a casual look. ($69.95, Gap.com)

Fitted Bootcut Jeans

Wide-legged flares might be the “it” denim style this fall, but bootcut jeans are universally flattering, making them stylish no matter what’s going down the runways. Gap’s aptly named 1969 Perfect Bootcut Jean updates the original fit for a feminine silhouette—pair with sexy heels for a night out or with flats for a casual look. ($69.95, Gap.com)

One Sassy Statement Piece

Whether you prefer gold or silver, chances are you already own a lot of elegant, understated jewelry, which is a fabulous start to always looking pleasantly pulled together. But every woman should have one wild, fierce piece of statement jewelry in their arsenal for those “Hey, look at my awesomely courageous style!” moments. Alexis Bittar’s bold Miss Havisham necklace instantly glamorizes anything in your closet, making it worth the investment. ($195, Nordstrom.com)

Tailored Blazer

Every wardrobe needs a figure-flattering blazer that can be worn with jeans and pencil skirts or over hot date-night dresses. For a fresh take on this classic piece, skip traditional fabrics like cotton and wool and opt for a plush velvet version of the closet staple. J.Crew’s Schoolboy blazer’s haberdashery details and fitted silhouette blend Parisian savoir-faire with preppy charm. Très chic, indeed. ($168, JCrew.com)

Black Dress … with a Twist

Ever since Audrey Hepburn sashayed onscreen as Holly Golightly in an iconic Givenchy robe noire, the little black dress has been a must-have staple for women worldwide. You might own one, you might own one hundred—there’s no article of clothing more versatile than the LBD. Anthropologie’s curve-hugging Quintessential Shift comes with a little something extra—an adorable oversize bow on the shoulder. We bet you’ll make room in your closet for just one more … ($198, Anthropologie.com)

Nude Heels

With fans like Jennifer Aniston and Kate Middleton, nude heels are making a seductive comeback. The neutral color goes with everything, while the patent leather finish makes these heels appropriate for office or for play. Flesh tones, in a shade or two lighter than your skin, elongate the leg for perfect-looking pins. Best of all, the comfy hidden platform inside these Ivanka Trump beauties—a dead ringer for expensive Louboutins—ensure that you’ll still be standing on your feet at the end of the day. ($125, Piperlime.com)

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