Style 24-7: Closet Cleansing

A check list of essentials worth investing in for 2014!

Celia L. Smith Jan, 21, 2014

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There isn't anything a black pump cannot fix. Sleek, pointed and showing just the right amount toe cleavage is what you should be coveting.

The "Nouveau" classic patent leather pump, Stuart Weitzman, $355,

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No closet is complete without a trench coat, and this one –– an updated classic but not too trendy –– makes rainy days look even cooler.

Double breasted zip-up trench coat, London Fog, $178,

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This everyday bucket bag works well with a sharp suit, or sneakers and jeans; swap your logo bag for a more sophisticated look.

Leather bucket bag, Mansur Gavriel, $495,

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Plenty of the fresh basics you love to wear is worth more than fifty random T-shirts in your closet you never touch.

Soft jersey T-shirt, H&M, $10,

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A classic motorcyle jacket is a great grab-and-go piece. Sport it with a sweet dress or a jumpsuit on a night-out.

Colorblocked motorcycle jacket, All Saints, $252,

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We can all attest to owning a million pairs of sunglasses, but of all the hot new styles aviators outlive all trends.

Solid aviator sunglasses, Ray Ban, $185,

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There isn't an occassion the little black dress doesn't work for, whether dressed-up with pumps or dressed-down in flats.

Matte satin stretch dress, T By Alexander Wang, $159,

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Use this pouch as a make-up bag in a larger purse or simply pack it with your lipstick, cell phone and keys for dinner.

Snake embossed clutch, Gigi New York, $130,

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This snuggly sweater will stand the test of time without pilling and will only get softer with age.

Cashmere sweater, Uniqlo, $60,

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For an instantly polished look, this closet staple does the trick. Soften up your style by swapping your stiff cotton shirt for a silkier blouse.

Silk button-down shirt, Haider Ackerman, $333,

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A tailored pant is essential and a leather pair, without a doubt, feels more luxe.

Lamb leather pants, Capitol Couture By Trish Summerville, $179,

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Your moto boot should be the perfect combination of comfy and sleek to add a little something extra even on your casual days.

Croc-effect motorcycle boot, Casadei, $398,

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Own several styles? Pair down to one that will work with just about every coat you own, long or short sleeves.

Lambskin gloves, Cynthia Rowley, $195,

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Who doesn't want to look good in the rain? Be prepared with this well-heeled style.

"Medina" rain boots, Sorel, $200,

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Sport this even if you're not in school, it makes everything appear more polished and pulled together.

Stretch wool twill blazer, J. Crew, $200,

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Ballet flats are pretty, but pointed flats are sexy.

"Paulina" flat, Christian Louboutin, $595,


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