Every closet has it staple items – those pieces that can go with almost anything, and work for several types of occasions. Here are a few of my current closet staples – the things I simply couldn’t live without this summer!

First and foremost, these lace-up flats from Aldo. They come in black and bone colours (so far) and they are genuine leather. Absolutely adorable, comfortable, and very much in style right now. Can’t go wrong for $70! I am a 7.5 in almost every single shoe, but there were a couple mix ups with my order and I ended up with an 8. They still fit okay, though my heel slips out of the back a little bit. Thankfully the laces hold them on and I don’t have to worry about it too much. All this to say, they fit true to size! You can wear these with ankle-length jeans, shorts, a dress… Really anything! Hence, closet staple number one for this summer and fall.

Next staple is actually a few items: Distressed jean shorts, a classic plaid flannel, and of course, CONVERSE. These shorts are from American Eagle and can be dressed up with a fancy top and my lace-up flats, or worn casual with converse and a t-shirt. Find this season’s on sale here! This summer (and every summer) you need jean shorts in your wardrobe – they are a must! Plaid flannels are trending like crazy this summer and coming in for fall as well. Tie it around your waist in preparation for those cool summer nights, or wear it half-buttoned for those warm fall days. Either way, find one you like and buy it in every colour! This one is from H&M, last season. Find a similar one here! Finally, Converse sneakers. Enough said.

That perfect pair of skinnies is my next must-have. These lightly-acid-washed jeans are from Zara. They are light, stretchy, and medium-waisted. I love that I can wear them throughout the summer because of their breathable material. These, again, can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair them with. Here I went for a bit of a bohemian look, wearing them with lace and gold.

Accessory staple: Statement necklace. This gem is from Dynamite, and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. This isn’t the best picture because it doesn’t show all the detail (I will add another picture of this later so you can see it better), but it has pinks, whites, and greys in the gems. It can be added onto a casual outfit to dress it up a bit, or add that extra glam to an already stunning dress. I also have the earrings that match, but it would be easy to pair with any diamond studs or dangles. I have gotten tons of use out of this necklace this summer, and I know it will continue being a staple throughout the year. (And it was less than $30!)

Finally, though this is not a “closet” staple, it is definitely a staple for your outfits this year: Half-up top knot. This style is great because it is SO EASY and looks so cute! I love how it goes with my ombre, showing off the blonde both in the knot and the bottom hair-down half. Again, a style that can be worn for that day you just didn’t have time to fully finish drying and straightening/curling your hair, or for a very specifically planned occasion. Either way, it looks great and keeps you trendy. Add it to your hair-closet today!

So that’s it, ladies! My summer 2015/fall 2016 closet staples. If you have any other questions about any of the other items you see in the photos that I didn’t discuss, leave me a comment. Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @thedelilahblog and check out my Pinterest for more fashion inspiration!

Sincerely,

Kristin xx

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