I’m going to turn 39 at the end of the year, and while I have curated my wardrobe staples over time, I think I’ve finally settled on a capsule of the below 17 items. Now, well into my 30s, I think it’s safe to say I’m happy with these pieces and I would never switch any of them out for anything else. Yes, newer additions come and go, but these are the ones I wear most regularly. I’ve not included items like skirts or wedding-guest dresses because, as I’ve mentioned, this is about getting dressed daily, rather than for those special events where more unique pieces may be required.
This list isn’t about items that are just nice to have, either, nor is this list isn’t about keeping up with the latest trends. This list is all about pieces that will last in your wardrobe, and whenever you wear them, they will make you feel good and look stylish however the end up together. I own all the items I’ve featured below (and where that wasn’t possible, I’ve found something very similar), and they are my fail-safe options when it comes to getting dressed quickly and chicly. A formidable combination. They enable me to get ready without having to think about it—a life hack that can never be underestimated.