Love the Basics: 2020 Wardrobe Essentials

Saroop Roshi
by Saroop Roshi

For this video, we’re going back to basics. Basic pieces work as the foundation for your style. Here are nine basic wardrobe essentials to make sure your wardrobe has what it needs to be its best!

Fall 2020 wardrobe essentials

White button up 

Every single person in this world needs a white button-up shirt. It is so versatile and so easy to style. You can wear it in so many different ways. A basic is something that can be dressed up and dressed down, and a white button-up definitely fits that bill!

Winter 2020 wardrobe essentials

Tanktop / cami top 

Wear your cami with shorts to make it casual, wear it with a skirt to make it dressy. Basics go beyond trends. A piece like this can be styled and worn for years, even after it’s no longer a Hollywood favorite. 

Summer 2020 wardrobe essentials

Add a blazer 

If you see me, you’ll probably see me in a blazer. I just love them! Blazers have a really chic and polished look. Many people associate blazers with business attire, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Blazers, just like other basic staples can be dressed up and down. Get creative with it! 

Pro Tip:

If you’re in the market for your very first blazer, go with black. It’s a safe color and easy to match so you’ll have more opportunity to play around and gain your confidence.

Spring 2020 wardrobe essentials

Basic t-shirts 

Basic shirts are the best because you can mold them to be whatever you want them to be. Your basic shirt will take on the life you give it. If you dress it up with fancier accessories and bottoms then you can be red carpet ready. But if you choose to keep it casual, that will work too!

Basic wardrobe essentials

Black dress 

Every single woman needs to have at least one black dress in their wardrobe. Like any good basic, your black dress becomes what you make it. Slip-on a pair of sneakers and you’re ready to run some errands. Switch those sneakers for heels and you're dressed for date night. 

Basic bottom essentials

Black pants 

If you’ve ever seen my lookbooks, you already know that I am the queen of rocking black pants. They are super comfortable and so easy to style. Wear them with different patterns and on different occasions. Make them your own!

Footwear essentials


Boots are just one of those things that can step up your outfit game. Even something as simple as pairing boots with shorts can make your outfit look chic. My recommendation would be to buy one good pair of boots. Something that looks nice, is easy to match, and will last a long time. 

Flats or sandals

Sandals / ballet flats 

Flats and/or sandals are super important! Not only are they a great alternative to some dressier shoes, but they are so easy to match as well. A nice basic sandal or flat can add that extra little flair without forcing you to wear heels. If you ask me, the power of a nice ballet flat is greatly overlooked!

Accessories are essential

Golden hoops 

I honestly don’t understand how some people out there don’t have a pair of golden hoop earrings. They are a must! They really transform an outfit with basically no effort - because style is in the details! Plus, they match almost anything. 

There you have it, my list of must-have basic wardrobe essentials! If you are still at the beginning of your fashion journey, get yourself these basics to start. Like with anything in life, first, master the basics and then move on to bigger and better styles!

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