5 Staple Pieces, 10+ Combos

how to style a striped sweater

Last month I shared a few closet staples and wanted to continue on that theme with more of my frequently-worn pieces! The items that made the cut for today’s post can all be mixed and matched across different seasons and occasions, simply through layering and changing up shoes and accessories. Scroll down for a few of the outfit combos with these 5 pieces!

5 Closet Staples

For fit reference, I’m about 5′ tall, 32 bust – 24 waist – 33 hips.

  • Black skinny jeans
  • Black turtleneck
    • Mine is H&M (old). Similar at J.Crew or Express with a lower mock-neck.
1. Classic Sweater + Jeans

See the first side-by-side photo above. Dress it up with heels, dress it down with sneakers or flats!

2. Winterize with Boots + a Coat

For cold weather, swap in ankle boots and layer on a long coat.

sezane leontine jumper outfits

Left: MARC FISHER PUMPS 5 (runs narrow), Chanel bag
Right: Vince Camuto booties (old; similar below, all on sale), Polene bag

winter petite capsule wardrobe

3. Chic layers

Bundling up further with a scarf in a monochromatic color scheme as the coat. Black pants + black booties also help elongate this chic layered look!

winter petite capsule wardrobe

Express boots 5 (current version), H&M scarf (similar), TDE bag (very similar)

4. All Black + Pop of Color or Print

Add interest to a sleek all-black look with a striped sweater tied over your shoulders or waist, plus a pop of color with accessories.

chic all black outfits

 Gucci mules 35.5 (my review; also love these affordable loafers in 5.5), EP bracelethoops, Celine bag

5. Trio of Neutrals

Each of these pieces and colors are so classic and versatile, you can’t go wrong with mix & matching them.

simple black tee and jeans outfits

Left: Express boots 5 (current version), Goyard bag (my review),
Right: H&M shoes (old; flats w/ a similar V-dip), Polene bag

6. All Black + Long Coat

Black on black serves as a simple yet chic canvas to be easily dressed up or down. I swapped slingback pumps (polished) for combat boots (edgy) to go from work to weekend.

business casual petite outfits

Edited Pieces slingbacks 5.5, Goyard tote (my review)

chic closet staples

7. Parisian Chic

A polished yet laid back look perfect for weekend outings.

french chic outfit for petites

EP bracelet, earrings, belt xxs and slingbacks 5.5, Chanel wallet on chain

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