When building your wardrobe, it can often feel like work and weekend wear are at odds with one another, leaving your closet looking like two teams: work and casual. That all leads to an overabundance of clothes and a wardrobe that feels like it belongs to two separate people, rather than that of a singular, whole person. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case. By investing in classic and versatile pieces, you’ll find that you can pair down your wardrobe, save some of your hard-earned money, and create one unified closet that speaks to your soul.
Consider these five pieces staples to that wardrobe:
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An absolute staple in any closet, this top looks as professional under a blazer as it does fun with a pair of dark skinny jeans and heels on the weekend. If you’re looking for more color, opt for a cobalt or merlot.
Strappy tanks under $100:
Spice up your neutral work wear ensemble with a pair of fun, bright earrings! And for the weekend? Top off any outfit from jeans to a mini dress with these red beauties.
Statement earrings under $100:
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3. Bow mules
Equal parts classic and flirty, these mules would look perfect with cropped ankle pants and distressed skinny jeans, alike. These gorgeous shoes are under $75 and come in a variety of versatile colors.
Bow mules under $100:
Cozy sweaters are always a good idea and when they come in black, they’re even better. With its turtleneck collar it would look great with flats and dark, cropped pants in the office and light, frayed skinny jeans and white sneaks for your time off!
Bell-sleeve sweaters under $100:
This tiger print can be toned down for the office with a white button-down and amped up for the weekend with a simple t-shirt for a casual look, or a pretty white silk tank and heels for a night out on the town.
Printed silk pants for under $150: