Wardrobe Basics

3 Dazzling Holiday Outfits for Any Dress Code

Whether you’re hosting this year's holiday party or you’re lucky enough to be an invitee, toeing the sartorial line between “basically pajamas” and “uncomfortably overdressed” can be as tricky as getting dinner on the table while it's still hot. Here, three levels of easily-accomplished, comfortable ensembles—from laid-back to fancifully festive—that will earn you the title of best-dressed, no matter if you're the hostess or a guest.

10 Undergarments We All Need in Our Lives

Make sure your closet is stocked with the perfect outfit-completing underpinnings. Jenny Altman, lingerie consultant and founder of the style website, ILoveAGood.com, shares her favorites.

5 Ways to Wear Turtlenecks

No longer relegated only to school uniforms and coffee shop regulars, turtlenecks have seen a resurgence in the popularity and designers are churning out every option imaginable. Follow this guide to work the staple into your own wardrobe.

5 Pant Dilemmas, Solved

Countless cuts, ever changing trends, and frustrating fits: Pants are far from a "basic" staple. With help from experts, Real Simple updates—and uncomplicates—the wardrobe stalwart.

5 Layering Hacks to Instantly Expand Your Fall Wardrobe

Upcoming cool weather means you’ll be pulling cozy clothes—sweaters, tights, and boots (oh my!)—out of storage. But before you pack away your summer favorites, take a look at these ideas for extending their seasonal shelf life (and add some new outfits to your autumn rotation while you’re at it!).

5 Ways to Wear Wide-Leg Pants

Don’t be intimidated by the look of the season. Underneath it all, wide-leg pants are supremely flattering and work-appropriate, too. Follow these guidelines to create your own foolproof pairings.

10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Wardrobe by the Time She Is 30

Everyone is different. We all have vastly different lifestyles, jobs, hobbies, tastes, and, therefore, vastly different needs for our wardrobes. Still, there are a few common experiences and needs—job interviews! first dates! leaving the house on weekends (not in sweatpants)!—almost all of us share. Stock these items in your closet, and you’ll be covered for any of them.

7 Trendy Fall Fashion Picks

The best looks of fall, with budget and wearability in mind.

8 Brilliant Style Hacks for Dressing Tricky Necklines

With warm weather and wedding season upon us, chances are, you may need some sartorial guidance on what to wear underneath all those backless, strapless and other daring styles. Real Simple tapped Stacy London, stylist and Hollywood Fashion Secrets’ Style Ambassador to share her tricks of the trade.

7 Smart Picks for Summer Workouts

Whatever fitness path you take, these seasonal essentials can keep you on track. 

8 Instant Wardrobe Refreshers For Summer

Once all of your bases are covered (a solid black pencil skirt, a white button-down blouse), it’s time to add the extras that take your wardrobe from functional to fashionable. Here, eight great pieces that mix and match seamlessly with the staples you already own.