The 6 Staples You Ought to All the time Maintain in Your Closet, In line with My Mother


I turn to my mom for advice for a lot of things—career, boys, life—but the one thing that I seem to pick her brain about most often is fashion. We’re constantly sending each other pictures of the new shoes we find, talking about what’s in and out this season, and never missing a chance to go shopping when we visit each other.

As I prepare to move apartments in the next couple of weeks, I’ve begun quite the cleanout. Because I’m transitioning to a much smaller closet, I decided I’m going to only stick to the must-haves (with, of course, a sprinkle of trendy pieces). So naturally, I turned to the woman who always has an opinion on what to keep and what to toss: my mother. Keep scrolling for the staple pieces she recommends I acquire for the transition to my next closet and keep for many years to come.


Melinda Martin