The past year has taught us that even the best-laid plans can go awry.

After nearly 12 months of cancelled gatherings, postponed travel, and ever-shifting “return to office” dates, many of us have understandably turned our attention to the things we can control, like making more mindful decisions about the way we spend our time, the relationships we invest in and of course, the wardrobe essentials you are bringing with you into the year ahead.

Whether you are cleaning out your closet and starting from scratch, or want to step up your rotation of casual wear, below are some of the perfect wardrobe essentials that will be with you for years to come.

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Dark Washed Skinny Jeans:

Jeans that never go out of style? Dark wash denim. Perfect for dressing up or down, skinny jeans in an ultra-dark rinse will be your bread and butter for every season and every shape.

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Black Leggings:

These Lululemon pants are the holy grail of black leggings. They offer enough structure to stay up during a hit workout but are perfectly appropriate when paired with a chunky sweater and sneaks.

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Button-Up Shirt:

Borrowed from the boys but in better prints and colours, the button-up shirt always strikes a balance between looking casual and polished. Wear it with jeans or a pencil skirt depending on where you need to be.

Simple flats:

A simple flat is a jack-of-all-trades shoe and lands the right look for anything from a board meeting to a grocery run.

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Black Dress:

Really no explanation is needed. Go for an LBD with a high neckline and a semi-modest length for maximum versatility from day tonight.

Published on HOLR Magazine.