Wardrobe staples in 2023

Summer isn’t finished yet, but there’s no better time than the present to start converting your outfit into one more appropriate for October. We’re here to urge you to pair summer essentials like tiny white dresses, thong sandals, and timeless tanks with more autumnal pieces like trench jackets, lovely denim, crisp button-ups, and more. The end result? Closet combos that will never go out of style.

The beginning of a new season is also sometimes associated with change, whether it’s to better personal habits, create and achieve objectives, or even make a sartorial shift—a new concept about how you’d like to dress for the rest of the year. Perhaps you’re reconsidering your approach to style, purging your closet of unworn things from the past, or trying to update and enhance your collection of wardrobe necessities entirely.

Saintowen has compiled a thorough list of our favorite, flexible products that we consider the core of any wardrobe to assist you. Here are the wardrobe necessities, staples, and pieces that our editors find themselves changing from season to season. Our pick for 2023. And, while we still welcome appealing seasonal and on-trend pieces like fitted vests and sleek denim miniskirts—after all, it’s the fashion we’re enamored with!—we also recognize that those items must coexist with a variety of classics, because every wardrobe requires a yin and yang balance. That gleaming new item will shine even brighter when matched with the ideal pair of jeans. And occasionally, that item becomes a wardrobe staple.

The Go-To Denim

Without a pair of Levi’s, no wardrobe is complete. Whether you buy them new or old, a high-waisted, straight-leg pair in an easy blue wash is the kind of denim you’ll never tire of. Re/Done’s ’90s high-waist rendition is another strong contender—dress it up with heels.

The Crisp White Poplin

A pristine white button-up shirt is one of the many menswear-inspired essentials that make up a good wardrobe foundation, and it’s a genuine must-have that’s sure to come in useful no matter one’s specific style.

The Little White Dress

Wearing white in the summer is a wardrobe must, whether you choose for a beautiful pair of jeans or, in this example, an easy, airy dress. A LWD is a summer favorite for any situation, whether dressed up with an elegant espadrille or down with a raffia tote. Choose the simple option from Another Tomorrow or the romantic option from La Ligne.

The Billowing, Breezy Skirt

Making a stylish fall capsule wardrobe? Hill House Home and Banana Republic’s breezy, billowing skirts are the hero pieces you never knew you needed.

The Trouser-esque Leggings

A pair of black leggings that aren’t for working out are the perfect compromise between gym apparel and professional workwear. Leggings with heightened elements, such as zips, slits, flares, or stirrups, have improved the wearability of stretchy black pants. They could even compete with a pair of trousers, in our opinion! These are from Toteme and Wardrobe.The foundation for your favorite white T-shirts, blazers, trench coats, and more is NYC—two brands synonymous with wardrobe necessities.

The Editor Dress

As if dresses weren’t already easy, here are two that provide maximum style with least effort. We’re glad to inform that midi-dresses are officially timeless and can be found all throughout Vogue HQ; we’re wearing ours with kitten heels, jewelry, and the like.

The Ribbed Tank

Elevated versions of everyday things like tank tops and T-shirts have the potential to completely revolutionize your wardrobe. These ribbed tanks evoke the simplicity of the 1990s. Layer one under a blazer for additional gloss with no effort.

The All-Purpose Knitwear

When it comes to knitwear, there are few things better than a beautiful cashmere crewneck. Wear it with anything, such as jeans to the office, or layer it into your summer airport attire. Classic sweaters like these are truly year-round essentials.

The Chic Sneaker

Every shoe collection should include a pair of lifestyle trainers, and these cool yet classic options tick all the requirements, from functionality to comfort to a vintage design. Not to add that we saw a lot of sneakers on the fall-winter ’23 runways, which served as a fantastic fashion foundation for a variety of casual-outfit formulae.

The Denim Shirt

This Western-inspired piece of clothing has recently become a casual-cool regular in our collections. A denim shirt with a relaxed or roomy fit is ideal for a transitional outfit.

The Tailored Trouser

A relaxed-fit trouser makes practically any ensemble look effortless, and a pleated ivory or khaki pair fits with everything for that tailored-to-perfection style.

The Mesh Ballet Flats

Mesh ballet flats are without a doubt the season’s outstanding shoe, with fans including Jennifer Lawrence, Elsa Hosk, and others. Shop Khaite and Le Monde Beryl’s prized picks.

The Classic Crossbody

Every lady requires a classy day bag that not only accommodates her essentials but also her elegance. These are a few of our editors’ personal favorites.

The Fashion Flip-Flop

Thanks to incredibly slim versions from Mango to The Row, the ’90s thong sandal is back and better than ever. And no summer ensemble in the metropolis is complete this year without a trendy flip-flop or two.

The Cargo Pant

Choose a cargo pant from Citizens of Humanity or Nili Lotan for casual cool this fall. For more modest elegance, pair the essential with a basic white shirt or button-up.

The Goes-With-Everything Leather Jacket

Looking for an investment piece? This is the season to take the plunge. A high-quality leather jacket can last for decades, improves with age, and adds effortless cool to any outfit. Acne Studios is known for its sumptuous leather, while Pixie Market’s enormous bomber is a unique style.

The Pajama-Like Pant

One foolproof strategy to stay casual yet stylish this summer and beyond? Pajama-style pants with drawstrings from Reformation and Toteme. Don’t be fooled: these picks are polished to perfection despite appearing simple and breezy.