The idea of a wardrobe essential is pretty subjective. Some define it as the few pieces that truly are seasonless and always have a place in your closet.

Use this fashionista-friendly checklist to build a strong foundation of timeless pieces that can be paired with almost anything in your wardrobe.

Black Tee/White Tee

A white tank has its place at the gym or on casual outings-but, a black one is more universal. Dress it up with dark jeans or a skirt.

Denim Jeans

Fitted denim jeans will get the most wear: They’re easier to tuck in and look neat when left out.

Nude Pumps

Pumps are the workhorses of shoes; a good pair pump can take you from day to evening without losing a step. And nude is a universal color and looks great when paired with any other color.

Little Black Dress

The “little black dress” is a cliché for a reason: It’s a wardrobe necessity… “One is never overdressed with a black dress” -Karl Lagerfeld

These are our closet essentials but what else do you have in your closet that is a must-have? Comment below.