How to Fix the “Closet Full of Clothes, Nothing to Wear” Syndrome

When it comes to wardrobing, you gotta get the good stuff.

What in the world did she just say, you ask? Honestly I just loved the way that sounded – but here’s something that makes more sense: when you’re building your fall wardrobe, make sure you start with the staples. Problem area #1 occurs when you start buying all the fun stuff, and suddenly you’re left with the “million clothes and nothing to wear” syndrome. What’s missing? The good stuff, also known as the staples. These are the items that are your foundation for every outfit. They transition from day to night, and they are versatile, allowing for more than one wear. They’re simple, and sometimes go unnoticed; but they can make or break your everyday wardrobe (you know – the one you’re wearing e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y). They are the good stuff and oftentimes they’re overlooked.

I’m going to walk you through my fall staple list. Remember, these aren’t the fun earrings or the fuzzy sweaters I’m posting on my Instagram. A lot of the pieces are casual, and they’re great for layering, for everyday throw-on wear. And they’ll make an outfit … and sometimes without, they’ll break an outfit.

MULES FLATS & SLIDES

because they’re comfortable and make every outfit that much more chic

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NEUTRAL BOOTIES

because neutral means way more wear

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STRIPES

because they don’t go out of style & stand out when layered under coats and sweaters

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THE CAMEL COAT

guess why? because it goes with … everything

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TOPS THAT CAN BE LAYERED

because I promise you’ll wear tops like these the most

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A NEUTRAL TOTE

because it holds all the goods, and complements your #ootd

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THE T-SHIRT DRESS

because with booties + a scarf = comfy-chic

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SWEATPANTS

because you are human and you love them, and guess what: the sweatpant look is so in

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LEGGINGS

because we all just want to be comfortable while cute

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NEUTRAL SUNGLASSES

because you’ll reach for them time and time again, I promise

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CHIC DENIM

because they make a boring outfit fun

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ONE BIG OVERSIZED SWEATER

because you can fit anything in there … anything

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  1. Kat

    Such great fall picks!! Love all your staple choices. XO

  2. Tabitha

    Great post and reminder, especially for me! I fall in that category of buying too many cute things but not the basics which leaves me with funky outfits. I agree that neutrals are everything, especially the booties. I need more reminders like these, haha!

    Tabitha
    https://shopsiloe.com

  3. Gaby

    Totally agree! Having good staples is key to any wardrobe in all seasons! Loved your picks. <3
    xx,
    G
    lifebygaby.com

  4. Joua Yang

    Ahhhah, I just hate whwen I feel like I have nothing to wear, but then I really have tons of options. I think what happens is that we get overwhelmed with too many choices and then, don’t know what peices to select and put together for that occasion. Thank you for sharing, dear! Joua to the Rescue

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