10 Comfortable Style Staples You Need in Your Closet

by Carrie Waller ; Updated September 28, 2017

Feeling like it's time to update your closet? Well, today, we're sharing a list of all the comfortable staples you'll need for your closet this season. From stylish yet sporty shoes to slouchy sweaters and vintage-inspired tees to skinny jeans and silk scarves, these 10 style staples will keep you feeling comfortable throughout spring and summer, all the way through fall and winter!

  1. STYLISH, SPORTY SHOES: If you're looking for a shoe comfortable enough to wear all day, Clarks's cloud steppersTM are the shoes you've been looking for.
  2. KNIT VEST: With bohemian style on the rise, you'll be glad to have an ultra casual, undeniably cool knit vest on hand. It adds tons of texture (not to mention a hint of warmth) to your lightweight seasonal staples.
  3. EMBELLISHED LEGGINGS: The jury may still be out on whether or not leggings are appropriate for everyday wear, but we say take the risk! The ankle-zip on these leggings dresses them up just enough to transition from running errands to heading out for date night.
  4. VINTAGE INSPIRED T-SHIRT: Go ahead and grab V-neck, vintage-inspired T-shirts in as many colors are you can. Every single one will be in heavy rotation throughout the outdoor concert and farmers market season. 
  5. MAXI DRESS: A new maxi dress (like this floral print number) will be something you reach for over and over again. It's easy to slip on and looks instantly polished.
  6. BACKPACK: This foldover backpack is a fabulous alternative to the heavy totes you've been lugging around lately. The shoulder straps make it much easier to carry, while the fringe adds style and interest.
  7. LINEN PANTS: A pair of soft, light colored linen pants will be a welcome addition to your closet lineup, especially come beach season.
  8. SCARF: A silk scarf is an easy accessory to keep on hand. It can be cinched in a knot near your collar bone to dress up a simple shift dress, or even tied to your purse for a little added wow factor.
  9. STRETCHY SKINNY JEANS: In case you're still on the hunt for the perfect pair of skinny jeans, we encourage you to look for a pair with a high waist and distressed texture for the ultimate in chic comfort.
  10. OVERSIZED SWEATER: This type of flouncy cardigan can be worn while lounging on the couch, or slipped on over a chambray dress for a casual look that's sure to land you compliments.

About the Author

Carrie Waller is the blogger and stylist behind Dream Green DIY. Her work has been featured in "Better Homes and Gardens," "Design*Sponge," and "Apartment Therapy." Waller holds a Bachelor of Arts from Christopher Newport University in studio art and art history.