5 Wardrobe Staples You Need In 2015

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Yes, we too made the New Year’s resolution to infuse more color into our endlessly neutral (and let’s be honest, mostly black) wardrobes. That said, a few black staples are absolutely essential to update your look quickly and seamlessly. A couple of key pieces can be all it takes to look chic on the job and at those post-long-day cocktails. Because of their undeniable, multipurpose power, these investment pieces are worth the splurge. But beware: Before making a serious commitment, assess your current closet and figure out what are your actual go-tos on a daily and weekly basis. Spend big bucks on the things you wear all the time and save a little cash when it comes to stocking up on seasonal trends. Here, our guide to the items you should be saving for and spending on in 2015.

5 Black Wardrobe Essentials For 2015

You'll wear these investment pieces so much, they'll pay for themselves!

Go-To Gauzy T-Shirt

No one likes spending $100 on a T-shirt, but when the perfect storm of good fabric, perfect draping and superb shape come together, money should be no object!

Day-To-Night Jumpsuit

If your life consists primarily of running from the office straight to fab dinners and events, you absolutely must make sure there is a jumpsuit hanging in your closet. Wear it with a bomber jacket and platform heels at the office. For evening, add a statement necklace, sexy heel and bold red lip—natch.

Classic Tweed Jacket

Although a classic Chanel tweed jacket is on most women's lifelong wish lists, there are modern and more affordable versions that also do the trick. Tweed is a totally versatile fabric that goes with a wide array of pieces, from jeans to dresses.

Wide-leg Trouser

If you're loving the culottes trend but don't have the body type to pull off the look, try a wide-leg trouser. This silhouette exudes the same tailored vibe as the culotte but is undeniably more flattering. Find the perfect pair, and we guarantee it becomes one of your go-tos.

Edgy Ankle Bootie

Make sure to choose a pair of booties that fit snuggly to your ankle so you can easily wear them with everything from pencil skirts to leather leggings.