Have a Closet Full of Nothing to Wear? This could be the reason why...

So We talked about cleaning, organizing and merchandising your closet but now what’s next?

If you completed the Closet Cleanse Flow Chart in the previous post, you probably just got rid of tons of clothes you don’t wear, clothes that were screaming to be tossed and finally donated a few things. But now your closet is looking a bit drab and you’re freaking out because once again you’re telling yourself you have nothing to wear, right?

It’s OK though. Relax. I got you 😉

What’s great about detoxing your wardrobe and merchandising your closet is that you can clearly see what you need more of, what you need less of and what needs to be replaced. With the help of the Closet Cleansing Flow Chart, you’ve hopefully made note of those pieces that need replacing because that‘ll make this process so much easier for you! See, aren’t you glad you took that extra time? (If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, please go read the prior post and meet back here.)

With that said, in the next few lines I’m going to tell you exactly what essential pieces you must have  to give you a functional and complete wardrobe! One that’s going to help you make the most out of what you already own AND allow you to come up with tons of outfit ideas with little to no effort!

Essentials, staples, basics whatever you’d like to call them they’re a very important part of your wardrobe! They form the foundation of any wardrobe and any outfit you put together. So if you find yourself struggling to piece outfits together this is could be the reason why…💡

Now, this is the part where you lean in because I’m about to help you make your mornings a breeze...

Ready? Cool. Here we go!

Below you will find the list of items you must have in your closet right now to have tons of outfit possibilities, get dressed quickly and look put together every time!


  • Solid Tees: black, white, gray

  • Button Down: white and denim chambray

  • Cardigan: black, gray, beige


  • Dark Blue Jean

  • Black Jean

  • Slacks: black, navy

  • Black Pencil Skirt


  • Black Blazer

  • Jean Jacket

  • Cargo Jacket

  • Trench Coat

  • Tweed Coat

  • Leather Jacket


  • Shape Flattering LBD

  • Shirt Dress

  • Cocktail

  • Maxi


  • Flats: black, nude

  • Heels: black, nude

  • Sandals: black, tan, or metallic

  • Tan Wedge

  • Boots: ankle boots, booties, thigh or knee high (the choice is yours)

  • White Casual Sneaker


  • Small Crossbody: black, tan, taupe

  • Tote: black, tan, taupe

  • Clutch: black, tan, metallic

  • Scarf

  • Face Flattering Sunglasses

  • Belt: taupe, black, tan (gold and silver buckle)


  • Hoop Earrings: gold, silver

  • Rings: gold, silver

  • Studs

  • Pearls

  • Cuff Bracelet: gold, silver

  • Short Necklace: gold, silver

  • Long Necklace: gold, silver

  • Statement Necklace

That’s it! Not bad right?

Whether it be; work, school, play date or date night with your hubby you can now create a totally new outfit for any occasion! Think of these items as the base to your outfits. Once you have picked your basics you can add statement pieces of your choice to take your look to the next level.

Statement pieces are those that are unique and make your outfit pop: a red dress, crazy pattern blouse or taxi yellow shoes. They simply give the outfit character based on your personal style.

We’ll talk more about statement pieces and putting outfits together in more detail in the next post but for now take a look at The Wardrobe Essentials List to figure out what you already have and make the most of it or plan to buy a few of these on your next shopping trip!

There you have it; exactly what you need to buy to have a complete and functional wardrobe when you threw everything out and the answer to why you can’t ever figure out what to wear.

Did you find this post helpful? Let me know in the comment section below.

Feel free to send me any suggestions on future topics or feedback on how I can make future post better for you!

In case you missed it…

Click the link to grab a copy of the The Wardrobe Essentials List. Print and take with you on your next shopping trip!

With much love,