Basically Cute: Simple Closet Staples for 2022

Basically Cute: Simple Closet Staples for 2022

No matter the season or weather, there are some items of clothing that will never do you wrong. These wardrobe staples help you build any kind of look and are versatile enough to suit any aesthetic. By creating a capsule wardrobe with a set of reliable closet staples, outfits are easier to put together and change up with different matching items or accessories depending on what you’re going for.

So, what are the closet staples you should add to your collection to keep your ‘fits of the day looking fresh?

Staple Wardrobe Pieces for 2022

The Clean White Tank

solid white tank top

There’s no cleaner slate out there when it comes to tops than a solid white tank top. Keep it simple with blue jeans and jewelry, or tuck it into a high-waisted skirt and heels with a jacket on top for a night out on the town.

Despite their simplicity, nothing quite beats the casual cool of white t-shirts and tank tops. You can always go for a plain spaghetti strap. But adding tank tops with a little more texture brings a little more variety to your look. Try a knit fabric with added detail like a V-neck front or a sultry racer back fit to take your white tank game to the next level.

The Black Bodysuit

Black bodysuit

Much like a block color tank top, bodysuits are a great base for your overall outfit. Whether you’re adding it under jeans with an oversized boyfriend blazer on top or matching it with a leather skirt for a formal look, a black bodysuit is the chic girl’s best friend.

Adding a few of these to your closet is a great way to stay on trend, too. Look out for detail like a turtleneck fit, for example. And keep it comfortable with a stretchy, knit fabric.

The Flowy Dress


A flowy dress can mean anything from a boho chic maxi to a cute mini. The key is for the fabric to flow, from the skirt to the sleeves.

Rock your flowy dress with flats and sunglasses for a stroll along the water. Or add some glam jewelry and heels or wedges for a more formal spring outing. Look for fairly neutral tones such as a blush pink so you can mix and match shoes, outerwear, and accessories with ease!

The Floral Blouse

Floral blouse

When the phrase “closet staples” comes to mind, it usually reminds us of neutral tones and block colors that are simple to mix and match. But closet staples can also include items with patterns and colors, especially for super wearable items that work for multiple occasions.

Enter the floral blouse! Luckily, floral never seems to go out of style. So, with the right floral blouse in your closet, you can wear it across seasons and trends to make it a true closet staple. There are so many fits and color palettes to choose from, but extras like a bell sleeve, cropped fit, or off-shoulder neckline can really make your floral blouse pop.

The Blazer

Classic blazer

Closet staples simply wouldn’t be complete without the right outerwear to top off your outfit. The right jacket can pull a whole outfit together and a range of staple blazers ensures you have a top layer that works for all seasons.

The classic blazer is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to fashion staples. Not only is there a fit and style to suit every shape and preference, but you can add different colors and patterned blazers to your closet, too.

Add some blazers in different fits and neutral tones such as white and black to your regular clothing lineup and you’ll have the perfect outerwear for everything from jeans to dresses.

The Sweater

Staple sweaters

No closet is complete without a few staple sweaters. They’re perfect over button-down shirts for semi-formal office wear, keeping you cozy if the temperatures dip a little, and adding a splash of color over your favorite pair of jeans.

Most of us already have a few basic crewnecks on hand. But if you prefer a more feminine aesthetic for your knitwear, go for a sweater with soft pastel tones and details like a cable knit or a button-down cardigan. You can even make sure your sweaters are on trend with a crop fit and a bell-sleeve!

The Denim Shorts

Blue denim shorts

Once you’ve added staple tops like bodysuits, tanks, and sweaters, you need something just as versatile on the bottom. Add some denim shorts into the mix and you’ve got tons of cute outfits ready to go that can be thrown together in seconds.

If shorts are a go-to item for you, then you can pick up a few pairs in different shades of blue and a variety of cuts and detail. But if you’re only adding one or two pairs to your closet, keep it classic. A pair of high-waisted blue denim shorts with a frayed hem goes with almost every casual top you can think of. Plus, if you go for a pair made from stretch denim fabric, you’ll be comfortable in your shorts all day long.

The Wide-Leg Jeans

Wide leg jeans

It’s official: flared bottoms of all sizes are back in the game, and we couldn’t be happier about it! While you don’t need to go dumping your skinny jeans just yet, the return of wide-leg and flared pants opens up a whole new staple aesthetic for your closet.

So, be sure to add some wide-leg jeans to your spring closet to stay on trend. Choose from a variety of relaxed fits and flares, but keep the colors relatively neutral to make sure your wide-leg pants are versatile enough for a whole range of outfits.

Shop Your Closet Staples for 2022 at Miss Match

Having a few statement pieces as part of your closet is a great way to add some dramatic flair to your outfits. But you need the staples to back them up and rotate items through lots of different looks. Start shopping this list of wardrobe essentials today at Miss Match for simple and easy outfits that never go out of style!