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With the changing of seasons and the arrival of summer, you might want to freshen up your wardrobe and change your style. 

Your clothes might be torn, old, and uninspiring. 

You might also have too many clothes in your wardrobe. Giving some clothes away or selling them might help you adopt a more minimalist fashion attitude. 

Maybe you’re also going through some major life changes and want your wardrobe to reflect those events. 

Whatever it is, we all need to freshen up our wardrobe occasionally. However, a successful mid-year style shake-up can be hard to complete. 

For that wardrobe change to be successful, you might need to keep some staples and learn to pair your outfits. 

In this article, we’ll give you a list of the essential items you must have to create a stylish look.  

1. A basic white and black t-shirt 

First of all, you will need at least two basic t-shirts. You can never go wrong by picking tones such as black or white. 

These will go with any outfit and are easy to accessorize. We recommend you go for a nice fabric such as cotton. 

Cotton will make your item more durable and higher quality. Avoid cheaper fabrics such as polyester and acrylic which are made from harmful toxic chemicals

2. A basic white shirt  

A t-shirt is great for more casual events. However, for more formal occasions or for work-related events, you might need a shirt. 

For those occasions, we recommend you buy a white cotton shirt. As with t-shirts, this one will be easy to pair and is definitely a wardrobe staple to have. 

3. A pair of jeans  

To pair these tops, you will need some jeans. Jeans are comfortable and convenient, perfect to create a casual and smart look. 

There are many different types of denim out there. Pick the denim fabric that suits you best and in which you are most comfortable. 

Keep in mind that there are many jeans cuts available. The classic shape is the straight-leg jeans. 

You can go for more original shapes if you know your body type. These include bootcut jeans, bottom bell jeans, skinny jeans, stacked jeans, and more

4. A pair of pants 

If you’re going to a very formal event or another work meeting, you might need a more conventional pair of pants. 

We suggest you go for black pants as these will go with any top and will flatter your silhouette. Avoid brownish pants as these are not particularly flattering. 

5. A nice jumper 

For the colder seasons, we suggest you invest in a nice jumper. If you have the budget, you can go for a high-quality cashmere jumper. 

Cashmere jumpers are very soft and warm. They tend to last longer than cheaper jumpers. 

If you want to play it safe, go for a jumper that is white or black. If you’re willing to go for something bolder, opt for a more colorful jumper. 

This will bring a pop of color to your black and white outfits. 

The outfits you can make with these wardrobe staples

The items listed above are just examples of some essential wardrobe staples. Now we’ll give you some examples of outfits you can make with these fashion items. 

You can create a nice look by pairing your cashmere jumper (or other fabric jumpers) with a pair of jeans. The mix of an elegant jumper with a more casual pair of jeans will make you look sophisticated yet relaxed. 

Similarly, you can pair your white cotton t-shirt with a pair of black pants. This will make you look semi-formal and semi-casual, a perfect combination. 

If you have a nice blazer, you can add it on top of your white, or black, t-shirt and your pair of jeans. This will also make you look put together while retaining that cool and comfortable look. 

Final thoughts

In this article, we’ve discussed wardrobe staples and fashion looks. 

There are many ways you can style your outfit and experiment with your clothing items. Don’t forget about colors, fabrics, and cuts when experimenting. 

Published by HOLR Magazine.