I Shop Amazon for a Living Wardrobe Basics
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I Shop Amazon for a Living, and These Are the 10 Wardrobe Basics That I Wear All the Time

Honestly, I could go a whole year without shopping and just wear these versatile pieces.
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With the arrival of the new year, it's officially purging season, and if you're reevaluating your wardrobe, you may want to consider creating a capsule wardrobe

This versatile, pared down curation of clothing is full of basics that can be mixed and matched. And while it may look a little different for every person and their lifestyle, it remains a simple, easy way to organize your clothing and assemble outfits, saving you time and effort.   

I recently rebuilt my own capsule wardrobe after I began working mostly from home, ensuring it was filled with functional pieces for this season of life and that it would be full of well-fitting pieces that made me feel fantastic. The result: a mix of smart, stylish pieces and athleisure essentials that I can wear when meeting friends, hitting the gym, and working remotely. 

Editor-Loved Capsule Wardrobe Finds

When I began to curate my closet, I didn't have to start from scratch. I already had some basics, like a warm winter coat, durable workout leggings, and a basic white button-down shirt. I held onto my classic poplin style top knowing I could wear it on its own, or I could layer it under a blazer or sweater. It's not form-fitting, but I still opted to size up for a looser, oversized look that I could pair with jeans, skirts, and even leggings. It's proven to be a year-round workhorse.  

Another staple piece that will prove to be practical: a high-quality white T-shirt, and again, I already had one that was perfect. In fact, it was tailor-made for my body. When Amazon offered me the chance to test its new Made for You design service, I opted in and created a custom shirt that was tailored to my measurements. Now I have a classic tee that's not too tight and not too loose. It's another staple that I reach for several times a week.  

A versatile dress that can be styled with both sneakers and heels is another handy piece to have on hand, which is why I added this printed wrap dress to my closet. The long-sleeved piece comes in 26 colors featuring various prints and fabrics that all can be worn casually with nice white sneakers (like my go-to kicks) or dressed up with heels. It's the perfect weight for fall and spring, and during the winter, I layer it with tights, boots, and a cardigan. 

There are tons of affordable Amazon finds to fill out your capsule wardrobe. Case in point: the hundreds of customer-loved items that fellow shoppers are gravitating towards. These editor-loved options below, which are all under-$75, are a great place to start though. 

​​Werforu Women's Skinny Belt Set


The Drop Women's Remi Hoodie Sweatshirt


Puma Women's Carina Sneakers

$50 (was $60), AMAZON.COM

Ant Expedition Small Quilted Crossbody Bag


The Drop Women's Blake Long Blazer


Pavoi Lightweight Gold Hoop Earrings


CRZ Yoga Women's High-Waist Leggings


Anrabess Women's Oversized Turtleneck

$37 (was $56), AMAZON.COM

Made for You T-Shirt


BTFBM Women's Wrap Midi Dress


Goodthreads Women's Relaxed Teddy Coat


Circus by Sam Edelman Women's Giovanny Boot


The Drop Women's Simone High Waist Flare Jeans


Amazon Essentials Women's Classic Poplin Shirt