4. The perfect pair of black leggings
Obviously, black leggings are a wardrobe staple that can provide a great foundation to any outfit. But if you’re thinking that all black leggings are created equal, you might not have found the pair that literally forces you to do laundry so that you can wear them again. Trust us: Finding a pair of black leggings that fits you well, is comfortable, and stays put in all of the right places is life-changing. Below are some of the editor’s tried-and-trues.
5. Workwear-inspired staples
While you might not be going to an office regularly or feel like you have an occasion to wear a blazer, workwear-inspired staples are a great addition to any wardrobe. A blazer can be dressed down with jeans, a hoodie, and sneakers, and a classic white button-up can work as everything from a swimsuit coverup to an essential layering piece. Plus, everyone needs a pant option, like trousers, for when you’re not in the mood for jeans or leggings.
6. High-quality basics
Gone are the days of a $5 white tee from a random store that only lasts one season. In 2022, we’re finding and investing in the right basics that actually work for us. When you have a basic T-shirt, long-sleeve tee, or bodysuit that makes you feel confident and looks nice, it’s no longer boring—it’s the foundation for your next incredible outfit.
7. Elevated loungewear
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s that loungewear doesn’t have to be boring (or unflattering). The Cool Girls took hoodies and sweatpants and made them a look, and we all get to reap the benefits of the loungewear revolution. If your loungewear collection still mostly consists of old college sweatshirts and your ex’s sweatpants, it might be time for an upgrade. We promise you won’t regret it.