It’s easy to get carried away with impulse buying. You want the latest scarf? You get it. You’re eyeing that top, so you go for it. But most of the purchases we make rarely serve any purpose in our professional wardrobe.

In fact, we’re betting every morning you look in your closet wondering how you have so many clothes but nothing to wear!

So if you’re wanting to spruce up your wardrobe – it’s time to start thinking about creating space in your closet for high quality, fashion forward pieces.

Here’s a look at the must-have items you need right now.

Dark Wash Jeans

Why do we like a great pair of dark wash jeans? It’s versatile. They can be worn at night with a fancy blouse or casually with your boyfriend’s t-shirt.. Try jeans created by different high and mid-level designers, like Nine West, Lucky, or Levi’s, to make sure you have the right fit for your unique body. Nothing sucks more than wearing jeans that are uncomfortable and unflattering. Trust us, a good pair of jeans are worth splurging on.

Black Spaghetti Strap Tank Top

Many shirts are sheer or have plunging necklines. Want to avoid the embarrassing moment when you realize your top is totally see through? Wear a black spaghetti strap tank top.

Why spaghetti?

Thick straps don’t work well if you plan to wear the tank top underneath other clothes, so make sure to look for thin straps that don’t too much draw attention. Depending on the material, you might be able to double up and exercise wearing it too.

Plain T-Shirt

Graphic tees are popular, featuring our favorite bands, sayings, characters, and brands. Despite our love for graphic tees, there’s still room in our closets for plain t-shirts to pair with other pieces. A plain t-shirt can be dressed up or down, depending on what you need. They’re perfect for family photos, casual Fridays, or summer vacations.

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