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Trash Your Wardrobe and Buy These 10 Things

Tim Gunn on the essential wardrobe items every woman needs.


If you’re looking to update your wardrobe for spring, start with the basics.

We talked to celebrity stylist and fashion guru Tim Gunn about the 10 essential items that every woman should own. Here’s his complete list:

  • Basic black dress
  • Dress pants
  • Classic white shirt
  • Dark-wash jeans
  • Blazer (great for dressing up jeans and a t-shirt)
  • Trench coat (wear it to the grocery store or the opera)
  • Cashmere sweater (cashmere has become very affordable and will not pill)
  • Day dress
  • Skirt (should be knee-length, or two to three inches above or below the knee)
  • Sweat suit alternative (something you can put on in place of sweats)

Check out the video above for Gunn's timeless pearls of wisdom, and read on for a list of the items our style expert featured in the video!