How These 10 Pieces Can Transform Your Wardrobe

Mikela Warman
Mikela has been working in the fashion industry since 2012 with the likes of Marie Claire, Giorgio Armani, WWD and VERANDA Magazine. She passionately studies the industry of style and how it coalesces with various different aspects of life such as art, career and cultural influences. When she’s not daydreaming at Bergdorf’s, you can find Mikela at yoga, watching Netflix documentaries and taking long walks around Manhattan. As a founding member of the site, Mikela also currently heads the brand management of 20something.

I’m going to share one of my biggest style secrets with all of you. My whole life, I’ve duped people into thinking I have a better, larger wardrobe than I actually do.

Of course I do my fair share of shopping, but I’m by no means frequenting Intermix every weekend. I wish I could, but the reality is that I have to shop in my own closet to come up with new outfits every day. Whenever people execute the ‘hand on my shoulder and slightly leaned back pose’ to ask me where I got the skirt I’m wearing, sometimes I literally LOL. I respond that I’ve had it for years and it’s funny that they’ve never noticed it before.

This happens to me regularly because when I shop, I purchase pieces that will be long lasting, useful additions to my wardrobe. My mom, resident practicality officer of style, has instilled this phrase in my mind since I was just an angsty tween hoping to get the new studded belt from Pacsun. “Will it be an addition to your wardrobe, Mikela?” IDK MOM I just want to look fresh to death at the Good Charlotte concert. Jesus.

Well, flash forward four- I mean- 14 years and here we are, writing a piece about purchasing “additions to my wardrobe.”

These prime examples can be a bit on the pricier side, but you can slowly build a mature wardrobe by purchasing one item at a time. It’s well worth the investment.

In no specific order, see below for my 10 closet must-haves.

1. LBD



Aritzia, found here


2. Denim Jacket 


Rag & Bone, found here


3. Perfect White Tee 


Madewell, found here


4. Black Cigarette Jeans 


J Brand, found here


5. Loafers 


J.Crew, found here


6. Denim Boyfriend Jeans 


Aritzia, found here


7. Leather Jacket 


Saks, found here


8. Black Pointy-Toe Pumps 


Saks, found here


9. Dark Silk Blouse 


Shopbop, found here


10. Timeless Sunglasses


Ray-bans, found here


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