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!
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.
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.