This is where it all starts.

These simple pieces are the foundation of a wardrobe that works for you, not against you. 

Think of this list as a template, not a prescription. Choose the colors and styles that suit you best. That is the most important thing to remember when planning a wardrobe. It doesn't matter what I wear, what your best friend wears, or what that Instagram influencer wears. Other people's wardrobes are great for inspiration but each one of us is a unique. Remember not to lose yourself in someone else's wardrobe. :) 

Customize this list to meet your needs. 

If white isn't your thing, select another lighter neutral that you love. Not a leather pants person? (TBH, may people aren't!) Look for a pant that has a special quality and can be easily dressed up. 

Buy the best you can afford.

Although t-shirts and tanks may not last more than a year, well-made pieces should last much longer if you take care of them. The other pieces in this list should be the best quality you can afford so they will last you for quite a few years, if not a lifetime. 

Consider your coloring.

All colors come in cool and warm tones. Keep your own coloring in mind when shopping and seek out pieces that complement your skin, your eyes, and your hair. 

Not all fabrics are alike.

Your t-shirts don't all have to be cotton. In fact, choosing a linen, silk, or tencel t-shirt instantly increases its flexibility. A cotton tee may not be appropriate in your office, but a silk or silk-blend may work incredibly well. Consider your lifestyle when choosing fabrics.