Recently, I’ve been thinking more about how to create a closet that has all of the cool wardrobe staples I want to wear again and again. While I have plenty of tried and true basics, there are some pieces that are glaringly missing. Yes, I have items like straight-leg jeans and button-down shirts that are mainstays in my everyday looks, but other items including strappy heels and a classic watch are absent. To figure out the building block pieces I want to invest in, I made a list of the key anti-trend pieces I personally think are important wardrobe essentials.
Ahead, see the 15 cool wardrobe staples that made the cut. Here, I included everything from affordable basics to investment pieces that you can wear forever. I’ll be working on acquiring each of the pieces on this list over time since they’re so versatile and withstand the seasonal trends.