I sound like a broken record at this point but I’ll say it again: every good wardrobe starts with a strong foundation that’s made up of versatile items that you can turn to season after season and mix and match to your heart’s content. (A few that make my short list: the best black bodysuit, a classic pair of straight-leg jeans, an investment-worthy tote, a fits-like-a-glove white t-shirt, and the perfect day-to-night LBD…!) Basic but never boring, these items take the guesswork out of getting dressed, providing maximum style with minimal effort. 

Not sure where to start? Head over to MATCHES, where you’ll find not only a roster of brands (think: The Row, Gabriela Hearst, and Raey, to name just a few) known for designs which have everlasting wardrobe potential, but there’s also an entire edit dedicated to elevated essentials. Covering all categories (outerwear, shoes, dresses, bags, you name it!), it’s a one-stop shop with everything you need to help craft your very own little capsule collection and with code NEW15, new customers can score 15% off their first order. 

Below, a hit list with 16 items to get you started.


This post was made in partnership with MATCHES. All opinions are my own.

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