Wardrobe Basics

Make Your Bedroom Closet Feel Bigger, Neater, and All-Around Better

Too much stuff, too little space, too many wardrobe woes. Perhaps you can relate? Real Simple helped a busy working mom transform her clothes closet, from what's in it to where it all goes. This two-part solution will work wonders for yours, too.

How to Build a Fashion Emergency Kit

Stash these 16 (don’t worry: they’re tiny!) items in your car, desk, or bag, and you’ll never fall victim to a wardrobe malfunction again.

How to Walk in Heels

As Marilyn Monroe once famously said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” But first, the girl must conquer the shoes (and we’re pretty certain Marilyn didn’t mean anything as easy as ballet flats). Try one—or all—of these easy tips, and you’ll find yourself a step or two closer to high-heel mastery.

5 Fabulous New Year’s Eve Outfits

Welcome 2016 in style. Below, five outfit options—ranging from subtle elegance to all out glitz and glamour—all with pieces you’ll want to keep wearing well into the New Year.

8 Key Pieces, 1 Festive Holiday Wardrobe

From a fabulous faux-fur collar to sparkling shoes, these festive finds will mix (and remix) to deck you out divinely for everything on your holiday calendar. Relax—you know what you’re wearing to the party.

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 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.