We all approach life with unique styles and wardrobe preferences. Some of us may be committed to building a minimalist capsule wardrobe, while others might be hoping to build a bold repertoire that features only fun patterns and bright shades. And even within those two ends of the fashion spectrum, there are still variations since our wardrobes often reflect who we are and how we want to be perceived. One thing most of us share, though, is that we tend to have those go-to pieces in our closets that we want to wear again and again. And while having those options are key, it's equally important to have a few standout pieces that allow us to make fashion statements while staying true to our styles.
If you're looking to upgrade or refresh your closet with a few standout pieces that'll make your wardrobe rotation feel exciting again, read on for six clothing items that you'll want to incorporate.
When it comes to women’s skirts, few options are as stylish and on-trend as plaid skirts. If you follow fashion trends, you’ve likely started to notice a lot of nods to the ‘90s reemerging, so it’s no surprise that a wardrobe item has become a major statement piece.
Opt for classic blue and green or gray plaid in a top-of-the-knee-length box pleat skirt style or a knit pencil skirt style. You can wear this skirt as-is or with complementary tights for a look that’s as timeless as it is on-trend.
Cashmere might be one of the comfiest ways to make a statement with your wardrobe. A cashmere sweater instantly elevates any look, all while wrapping you in cloudlike comfort as you move about your day.
Opt for a cashmere women’s sweater with a crew neckline in a bright shade like aqua or pink color block for a statement piece that you’ll want to wear with everything, from jeans to skirts to work slacks.
While leggings are both a comfy and practical choice when it comes to bottoms, the right leggings can also be total standout pieces in your wardrobe.
Opt for knit high-rise leggings in a fun and flattering material like corduroy, or go for midrise print knit leggings in a trendy leopard print pattern. Print leggings or textured leggings are stylish yet subtly bold enough to make any outfit pop, all while feeling like you’re rocking your comfiest pajamas at home rather than going about your day.
For fashionistas everywhere, straight-leg jeans are all the rage these days. While classic denim straight-leg jeans might already be a standard staple of your everyday outfit rotation, opting for a pair of straight-leg jeans in a funky yet flattering pattern can be just the standout piece you’re looking for.
Opt for a print that’s still versatile, like a pair of high-rise straight-leg ankle jeans in a pattern such as subtle indigo tie-dye. As a pro tip, these will look incredibly stylish and flattering with black Chelsea boots!
Keeping in the denim theme, jean jackets are another must-have standout wardrobe item. Denim jackets will add major style points to any outfit with minimal effort. Plus, they’re a practical layer if you ever need a light jacket for a fall day or cool summer night.
While even a classic jean jacket can definitely count as a standout item, you can step up your denim game by opting for a subtle yet stylish tie-dye jean jacket. You can layer your tie-dye denim jacket over a solid color maxi dress for women or even rock it over a tee paired with jeans (denim on denim is fully in!).
Denim jackets aren’t the only standout outerwear you should add to your wardrobe! Puffer coats are not only super on-trend right now, but they’re also a comfy and oh-so-warm way to make a statement with your winter (or fall!) wear. Go for a puffer in a bright shade, or take it a step further with a metallic option. The right puffer jacket might just become your new cold-weather go-to, and it doesn’t hurt that it’ll easily enhance any outfit you have on.
If you’re looking to elevate your looks or make a fashion statement without sacrificing comfort, opt for one of these six options. These standout pieces will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a whole new wardrobe!