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5 Wardrobe Staples That Every Woman Needs in Her Closet

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5 Wardrobe Staples That Every Woman Needs in Her Closet

Have you ever found yourself shopping for clothes with no idea what you should buy? Or even worse, going home with bags and bags of clothing purchases only to realize that you don’t have the right elements to style your new pieces. We’ve all been there: your paycheck burning a hole in your pocket, but you don’t know how to make the most of your budget and closet space. We’re giving you full permission to shake off that stress because we have all the answers. Keep reading for a comprehensive list of timeless pieces that you need in your closet.

Versatile White Top

The first item on our list of wardrobe staples is a versatile white top. This will likely be a piece that you gravitate towards often because of its versatility. Since it will be on frequent rotation, choose something of high quality that won’t fall apart after the first wash. The Madison Square Neck Bodysuit, for instance, is a quality piece at a great price! Pair it with your go-to jeans and white tennis shoes for a classic casual look. You can easily transform this same look, by adding a blazer and switching out the sneakers for some heels to create a polished timeless look.


Why white over black? Unlike black, a white top works with literally any other color making it an absolute wardrobe essential. 


Party Dress

No closet is complete without at least one party dress! It might not be quite as versatile as a basic white top, but it’s an essential piece that you need to have on hand when the occasion calls for it. The right party dress can be dressed up for an event or dressed down for a date night (or even a day at the office).


The Brystol Cutout Dress is one of our personal favorites. The fitted shape gives off an air of sophistication that works for a hot date or dinner party, and do we even need to mention the cut-out detailing on the sides? Dress it up with heels, a statement necklace, and a leather jacket. Attending a casual party? Swap the heels for Keds and the leather jacket for a jean one. With just a few accessory swaps, you can take this dress from day to night with ease.


Neutral Bodysuit

Bodysuits are the fashion staple of 2022. Current trends dictate a polished look with a tucked-in shirt that stays where you put it. Enter the bodysuit. Options vary from intricate statement pieces to basic tops that let the other elements of your outfit shine. For the purposes of this list, we’re recommending a neutral bodysuit (or three). 


The Addison Bodysuit checks all the boxes. The neutral shade coordinates with any bottoms and the basic shape spans the range from casual to dressy. The best part? This is a thong bodysuit so you don’t have to worry about bunching or panty lines in even the most fitted skirts.


Statement Piece

Every woman needs at least one piece that makes her stand out in a crowd. It could be a patterned coat, a brightly colored blazer, or even an eye-catching skirt. Choose something that you love! The more you love to wear it, the more confident you’ll feel when you have it on.


If you’re struggling to decide on the statement you want to make, might we suggest something striking, but not overly bold. The Bexley Top, is the perfect blend of staple, statement, and sultry. And did we mention, it comes in both white or black. Not a tank top person, may we suggest The Pearl Shacket. This oversized utility-style jacket has been a fan favorite! It is the perfect balance of feminity and badassery! 

We love them both with one of these statement pieces with leather bottoms like The Miranda Pants or The Foster Shorts.


Hot Tip: The high criss-cross neckline of this sweater is begging to be complemented with a chic pair of earrings. Southern Birch Boutique has you covered with plenty of earring options


Versatile Set

Of course, we had to put a set on our closet staples list! It’s like killing two birds with one stone. You get two pieces (sometimes three) that work beautifully as one outfit or can be separated and paired with other elements to create 3 or 4 different looks. When you’re choosing a versatile set for your closet, consider the different ways you could style it. If the top and bottom only look good together, it won’t have the versatility necessary for a wardrobe staple piece.


We have many sets at Southern Birch Boutique, but our most adaptable is probably The Ember Set. With three pieces that can be worn together or separately, you have endless options. 


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Your closet should be full of items that you love that serve multiple purposes. The list above only scratches the surface of possibilities. When you’re looking for fashion staples the most important element to consider is how much you love it. No matter how many things you can wear it with, if you don’t like it, you won’t wear it. 


At Southern Birch Boutique we believe in prioritizing basics over trends. When you build a foundation of high-quality essentials in your wardrobe, you can make room for trendy statement pieces and get the best of both worlds. Ready to get started on crafting the perfect selection of pieces? Shop now!