Three Closet Staples to Invest in this Spring

by Jessica Pigza

One of GYPO’s golden rules is to always shop your closet first. If you have a solid base, then it’s easy to mix and match what you have to create endless possibilities. Another golden rule at GYPO is that there are certain pieces totally worth investing in. These are pieces that are classic and timeless, they will be worn year after year and it’s worth it to have something that will stand up to the challenge of being worn that much. But, as we all know, it takes time to build up a go-to closet and even longer to obtain all the investment pieces we long for. If you’re going to invest in one piece this spring, may we make a few suggestions? Below are some wonderful investment options to add to your closet and if you’re still not ready to make the plunge, I’ve included a budget-friendly option as well. 

1. White Denim

White denim goes with everything and can be worn through multiple seasons. When selecting the perfect pair, opt for ones that are simple in design and don’t include a lot of trendy elements that may date them. We know the challenges of finding the right pair – too thick and you’re sweating all spring/summer long, too thin and they become see through and no one wants that! But I promise, don’t stop until you find the perfect pair, you’ll be happy you did and then you’ll be able to enjoy them with all the other staples in your closet!

J Brand 9326 Low Rise Crop Skinny Jeans


Madewell 9-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans


Lane Bryant Super Soft Super Stretch Skinny Jean 


Loft Modern Skinny Jeans in White – Also a GYPO Best of the Best 2018 Winner


Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans for Women

2. Taupe Shoes

Whether you choose booties, sandals, wedges or flats, having a fabulous pair of taupe shoes is an essential closet staple. They go with everything and can easily elevate any outfit. Just make sure they satisfy your level of comfort or they’ll never make it out of your closet!

Vince Camuto Keannie Sandal in Tipsy Taupe Nubuck Leather


Toms Desert Taupe Suede Women’s Majorca Cutout Sandals


Lucky Brand Barough Bottie in Taupe Suede – Also a GYPO Best of the Best 2018 Winner


Naturalizer Tamara Flats in Taupe Leather


Target’s Universal Thread Women’s Dylan MicroSuede Perforation Zipper Bootie


3. Denim Jacket

This is one of my favorite closet staples because it goes with EVERYTHING from your favorite dress, color bottoms and yes, even your jeans. Just be sure you are wearing a wash different from your jacket and it will work, I promise you! Plus, a great denim jacket can be worn at least two, maybe even three seasons out of the year depending on where you live. When choosing a denim jacket, pick one that has some stretch to it, that way it will move with you and you won’t feel so constricted.

Madewell Denim Jacket


Standards & Practices Abby Zip Front Hooded Denim Jacket


Kut from the Kloth ‘Helena’ Denim Jacket


Gap Icon Denim Jacket


Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara Marianella Soft Stretch Washed Denim Jacket


The best part about all these closet staples is that they all pair up perfectly together! Just add your favorite graphic tee, striped shirt or even a colorful tank!

Gap Icon Denim Jacket / J.Crew Factory Heart Tee / J Brand 9326 Low Rise Crop Skinny Jeans / Toms Desert Taupe Suede Women’s Majorca Cutout Sandals

Your turn! What is your favorite spring closet staple? What investment piece do you hope to add?