MEN’S Top 10 Foundation Pieces 2014

Do you ever walk into your closet and think “I have nothing to wear”?  If so, you’re not alone.  You may not realize it, but you’re wearing basics everyday to support the trends each season.  Without these foundation pieces, your outfit will be incomplete.  Here are 10 foundation pieces that every woman should have in some variation in her closet:


The little black dress (LBD) is a closet staple, so find one that is simple and can worn with different accessories for a different look each time.

Kamali Kulture long sleeve dress with shirred waist @Shopbop $96


A basic cotton man’s T-shirt (v-neck or crew) is perfect for layering under blazers and cardigans.

Jcrew Roll Sleeve Tee $36.50


Great fitting dark denim can be dressed up or dressed down.  Keep in mind which style flatters your body shape.

Paige denim Skyline 12″ skinny jeans in fountain wash @ Bloomindale’s $158


Owning three pairs (brown, black and charcoal grey) tights are just as important as owning a great pair of denim.

Lysse seamed ponte knit control top leggings @Nordstrom $72


A white button down is super versatile that it can be worn under a suit for business meetings or worn with destroyed denim for a more casual look.

Ann Taylor Perfect Shirt $49.50


Choose a flattering trench coat for your shape.

Burberry Brit Funnel-Collar Trench Coat @NeimanMarcus $1195 Don’t be afraid to invest more in this piece. It’s a classic that will be worn for many years to come.


A large scarf is great for accessorizing.  Choose one that can double as a wrap for traveling.

Seastorm scarf @Anthropologie $148


Pick a blouse that can be worn with a skirt or dark denim.

Joie Daryn print silk top @Nordstrom $148.80


A cardigan can be layered over a basic tee or blouse.

Boucle front open cardigan @Loft $79.50


Choose a skirt that flatters your body shape, but also can be worn for different occasions.  This high-waisted pencil skirt could be worn to work or a holiday party!

Alice & Olivia herringbone knit pencil skirt @Saks $245


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