"I really need new clothes." ~Me every morning.
With the 2018 trends rolling in, we've witnessed some of the hottest trends that will soon emerge from the runways and into our closets. Before you stock your closet with these trendy threads, take your style back to the basics by adding some essential wardrobe staples.  Here are my top picks for the ultimate wardrobe must-haves.

Classic White T-Shirt.  The best of the basic essentials.  A clean, crisp white tee will be the foundation of endless, stylish and effortless outfits.  Pair with your favorite cardigan, a statement necklace or even your favorite pumps.

Jeans. No wardrobe is complete until you add a great pair of jeans.  The most important key to this closet essential is finding the perfect fit and wash.  Skinny jeans, boyfriend and distressed denim, are all excellent choices to add...but please ladies, no mom jeans.

Crewneck Sweater.  This is a perfect wardrobe choice for the fall and winter.  Go for a knit style for this piece.  It's lightweight, perfect for layering and super cozy.

Classic Black Pumps. These are perhaps the most versatile and reliable items in your closet, so be sure to invest in a well-made and comfortable pair.  Black pumps are a match made in heaven for anything you couple them with.

Cross -Body Bag. Smaller than a tote but more significant than a clutch, this choice is the perfect option for those long days of running errands or spending the day shopping in the city.  This portable handbag is amazing in a neutral color, but it's even better in a bright, eye-catching hue.

White Button Down Collar Shirt. What can you pair with this piece?  Any and everything! A crisp white shirt can be your go-to choice for interviews, speaking engagements, and business meetings.

Pencil Skirt.  It should be a straight, slim-fit and narrow cut that falls at or just below the knee.  During office hours, this piece screams power and sophistication.  But it's also a great choice for after-hours cocktails when paired with a fitted blouse or sheer (but classy) top.

Leather Jacket. Who said you can't look sexy in the cold weather? This is an investment piece that will be in your wardrobe forever!  It's perfect wear for the majority of the year and will look even better as the years pass.

Menswear-Inspired Watch. It's classic, sophisticated and will definitely leave a lasting impression.  Wear to the office or during your casual weekend errands.

Wrap Dress. Diane von Furstenberg, we thank you!  Created in 1974, Diane gave us the most timeless, affordable and well-traveled piece.  The wrap dress is perfect for any height, shape, and size.

Nude Ballet Flats. They're perfect for both dressy and casual occasions and a great substitute for your heels.  Nude flats work well with any color (especially florals) and look amazing with skinny jeans, trousers, and your favorite sundresses.

Sunglasses. The accessory that's worn all year round, you can never have enough pairs in your accessories stash!  Invest in a classic black frame as well as some fun, bright and bold choices.

Ankle Boots. Another great option that 's perfect for any season. There are some many choices of styles, colors and heel heights available these days, but if you're looking for a timeless look, shoot for a suede ankle boot in shades of black, brown and grey.

adapted from: Who What Wear
photo credit: We Heart It
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