Add just 16 pieces to your wardrobe and you’ll never again experience that anxious “but I have nothing to wear” feeling. “It is all up to a bunch of key items,” says Kelly McCarren, PR and content manager of online clothing boutique Showpo. Once you’ve got these key staples in your wardrobe, you can move on and experiment with different trends. Everything will pair together, and you will never again feel that you can’t leave the house because you have nothing to wear.

Cami top 

Pop this flattering piece over a white tee.  Wear it under a leather or denim jacket and finish off the outfit with your black skinny jeans.


The high neck is very chic when really fitted.

White T-shirt 

A simple, classic, crisp white tee will anchor the entire look. It’s a true wardrobe hero piece that can take you from work to play.

Denim jacket

Don’t take a cardigan unless you’re 80, take a denim jacket. Whether you pick a style that gives off a street vibe or fitted for flattering, this is the piece to throw over your outfit for any occasion.

Striped top

Feeling a little French today? Show off your Gallic side with a cute little striped top. They go with so many different things.

Denim jeans

Dress them down with sneakers or dress them up by adding nude heels.

White button-up top

A crisp white button-up shirt is the one piece that can take you from work to play. You decide whether you need it for a really polished look or a really casual outfit.

Knitted sweater

Go for a chunky knit, which may be a bit more wearable, or streamlined cashmere for a more fitted style.


Throw on a blazer and you’re immediately channeling your businesslike self.  A more relaxed fit isn’t super corporate but still super professional. You can also pair it over jeans and a tee.

Wrap dress

A wrap dress will flatter your figure no matter what your body type, no matter how short or tall, no matter what size you are.

Little black dress 

Midi-length to short is probably the most flattering length for this wardrobe staple that will always make you feel like hot stuff.

Black skinny jeans

Any tailored pair of black pants will fit the bill. They go with everything from your chunky knit sweater to your cami to your white T-shirt. Doesn’t matter whether you use sneakers or black ankle boots; both styles look great with skinny black jeans.

Faux leather jacket

This works whether you’re wearing it with a dress for a wedding or dressing it down for a weekend away.

White plain sneakers

Did we mention that they are the ultimate in comfortable? Plus, they will make any outfit a little bit more casual.

Nude heels

Wonderful at elongating the look of your leg, nude heels are very chic, and they work with everything. Get them in a stacked block heel for comfort.

Black ankle boots

A heel makes these flattering on the leg, and you can wear them all year round.

See More: Kelly McCarren’s YouTube video and then visit her store’s website Showpo.