It’s about that time! No, I’m not referring to the holidays, the soon-to-be start of a new year, or the promise of another spring looming on the horizon. I’m talking about closet refresh time. Oh, wait…you don’t do that? Just me? (More deals I don’t have to share!) It seems like every year around this time, I get the itch to clean out my closet and add in some new pieces that either reflect my emerging style or capitalize on new seasonal trends. (I do this just before summer, too, to be fair.)
So, why not share some of the new finds that have caught my eye? This list is all about clothing finds on Amazon that are great to have in your closet. For me, that means versatile pieces, foundational accessories, and a few fun things thrown into the mix. The sweatshirt dress below screams comfort, that jumpsuit is just made for chic get-togethers, and don’t get me started on yoga pants that are equal parts dressy and comfy. Toss out those closet dwellers you haven’t touched since last year and get ready for a wardrobe overhaul.
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Sock It To Me
Before we get into the more serious stuff, let’s have a little fun with these luxury coffee socks. State your need for caffeine early and often with these fuzzy socks that say, “If you can read this, bring me coffee.” Personally, I think if someone is breathing, they should bring me coffee. These come wrapped to look like a cupcake, making them a perfect gifting option as well.
Get A Leg Up
I live in leggings and why not? They’re versatile, comfortable, and easy to throw on when you’re heading out of the house, paired with a tunic and comfy shoes. These fleece-lined leggings will keep you warm while being slimming and opaque (so no one inadvertently sees your goods). Grab these in black, because it goes with everything, or get creative with olive, mocha, or burgundy.
Winter Glove Love
I’m not going to be sledding down hills in Florida anytime soon, but there are still a few cool mornings where knit winter gloves would come in handy. I like the Fair Isle-esque pattern of these gloves in addition to their warmth and elastic ribbed cuffs. Blue, black and gray varieties will go with anything, while the purple is a fun, outside-the-box option.
Nip It In The Bud
There’ll be no “wardrobe malfunctions” in your future with these reusable silicone pasties in your arsenal. Christmas and New Year’s are notorious for making wardrobe demands that don’t take into account, ahem, undergarments. These come in multiple sizes and tones that blend seamlessly into your skin for undetectable coverage. They’re also waterproof and reusable for up to 30 wears.
Earn Your Stripes
Is there anything better than throwing on a cozy sweater when the temperature starts to dip? (Don’t be fooled, we do this at the beach, too!) This striped V-neck sweater comes in a variety of colors combinations (with and without added leopard detailing) and gets rave reviews for how soft it is, its flattering design, and material that’s the perfect weight.
Sweat It Out
I only thought some of the greatest inventions since sliced bread were things like the microwave and air conditioning in the car. Then, I stumbled upon this sweatshirt dress. A sweatshirt. dress. (Read it again.) All the comfiness of your favorite sweatshirt in a design that’s more appropriate for slightly dressier events. You could also pair this with leggings to wear as a tunic. Either way, you’re going to want at least three.
What could be better than a thermal henley PJ set with fun winter patterns? This two-piece features coordinating details around the wrists and ankles in a totally wearable long-sleeved top and jogger-style bottom. Perfect for all-day comfort or to wear while catching zzzs at night, this set is one you won’t be embarrassed to answer the door or buzz down to your mailbox in.
Buy A New Beanie
There are two types of people on this planet: The people who look good hats and the people (like me) who don’t. This beanie features a faux fur pom and comes in a pack of two so you can get colors you really love. Made from soft material, the beanie is both warm and fashionable and the pom is removable so you can wear it when you’re feeling extra fancy.
You Need This Cute Cardigan
Cardigans are one of my favorite fall and winter wardrobe pieces because they’re so versatile. Throw one on or take it off if you’re somewhere and get too warm. This cable sweater cardigan is well constructed with adorable buttons; some versions feature toggle closures. These cardigans also have hoods and pockets (pockets!!) and lots of color options from goes-with-everything black to a beautiful sky blue.
Think of a shawl as a cardigan with more possibilities. This open-front shawl is perfect for fall with its Buffalo plaid print (pictured) or a variety of other solid or patterned options. These are great to leave open or can be gathered and belted for a more structured look. If you’re not a fan of wearing a coat (talkin’ to myself here), this is a perfect alternative.
Raise A Shacket
If you haven’t heard about the shacket trend yet, you’ve probably been living under a rock. A combo shirt/jacket (thus “shacket”), these are slightly heavier than a shirt, but not as bulky as a jacket. This casual flannel shacket features no interior liner, two chest pockets and two hand pockets as well as a turn-down collar. The rounded hem is a great touch.
An Eye On Aztec
I love a good colorblock sweatshirt like this one with an Aztec print. (It also comes in solids, florals, and camo options.) These sweatshirts are lightweight enough that you won’t burn up at work or walking through the store and feature a collar, half-zip, and kangaroo pouch. Reviewers were especially pleased with the vibrant colors, soft fabric, and true-to-size, well, sizing.
Sweat It Out
Picture this: You’ve just finished a big holiday meal and you forgot your fat pants. BUT! You have this two-piece sweatsuit so you not only look stylish but you can accommodate that expanding waistline. Styled to look oversized, you’ll be as comfy as you are full. This is not an excuse to buy one in every color, but if you do, your secret is safe with me.
Jog Your Memory
Fine, you don’t know an entire sweatsuit. What about lightweight, tapered joggers that major in comfort while minoring in being less stuffy? These joggers are lightweight and have pockets so they’re perfect for working out or thinking about working out. These come in a ton of great solids you can pair with existing tops or fun prints like camo or leopard.
Jump For Joy
We’re not all “dress” people; in fact, we’re not all “dress up” people, but sometimes life has other plans. This long-sleeved jumpsuit is the perfect non-dress option that’ll have you looking chic and pulled together. If you have Amazon Prime, it’s also available on their “try before you buy” program, which gives you a free seven-day try-on for some sizes and colors and free returns if it doesn’t work.
Close To The Vest
Crave the look of layers, but think cardigans make you look shapeless? These open-front vests are the best combination of a jacket, shawl, and cardigan with a draped front that adds interest. These come in a variety of colors, have pockets (you know how I love that!), and are long enough to pair with leggings and keep your booty undercover.
Your Favorite New Fuzzy Jacket
As soon as I saw this one, I was like, “Can I put that on and lounge around the house in it?” This fuzzy hooded cardigan is fashioned after that teddy bear jacket trend that’s never really gone away. Pair this with jeans or your favorite leggings for a casual, comfortable look. One reviewer described it as the ideal combo of “fluffy and wonderful.”
Grab This Cocktail Cutie
It’s never the wrong time to have a “little black dress” in your closet; in fact, it should be a staple. This cocktail mini dress has tons of great features like batwing sleeves, a sexy open back, a V-neck, and a cute tie at the waist. You can also style this to wear it off-shoulder. This dress is made of lightweight sweater material, making it great for fall, winter, and early spring functions.
The Very Vest
If the draped-front vest a few options above isn’t your style, maybe you’ll enjoy this quilted zip-up vest. This style is great for hiking outdoors, attending outside sporting events, and generally just keeping warm in a functional design. These are great to pair with a bodysuit or fitted top underneath to make it an outfit all its own. I love the lavender pictured as well as the forest green and wine red.
Look Lovely In Lace
Everyone looks great in lace and this sleeveless, knee-length cocktail dress is a sure-fire win. I love the form-fitting style as well as the see-through pieces around the neck and at the knees, making it subtly sexy without being over the top. (You know the type I’m talking about.) Snag it in a color that works well for fall and then remember the other colors for spring brunches, baby showers, and weddings.
There are certain wardrobe pieces I simply couldn’t live without and a good denim shirt is one of them. This one features button closures, a rounded hem, chest pockets, and roll-up sleeves so you can style this as a long-sleeved shirt or a more relaxed rolled version. Just like in the story of Goldilocks, this one comes in light, medium, and dark wash versions.
This piece is what happens when a flannel shirt, duster, and jacket have a baby. Dubbed a long shirt jacket, it lends a certain look that flannel shirts, dusters, and jackets cannot do as single wardrobe pieces. And, if you’ve been on the fence trying to decide among the three, this is your opportunity to score a three-in-one option for a great price.
Give Socks The Boot
It’s officially knee-high boot weather for 90 percent of the country and “we wish it were knee-high boot weather” for the rest of us. Add these knee-high boot socks to your favorite footwear to change up your look. With a variety of colors in each set and lace detailing at the top, these are sure to become your favorite footwear accessory this season.
Get Wrapped Up In This Scarf
Here’s another great accessory with unlimited possibilities in your wardrobe. This chunky knit scarf is warm and fluffy and a great way to perk up an outfit with a pop of color. Long enough to wear draped over your shoulders yet short enough to scrunch up around your neck, this cashmere-soft scarf could also double as a great gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.
I’ve officially been alive long enough to experience a fashion trend come and go … and come back around again. At least, in this case, I’m game for a second round. This turtleneck bodysuit is ideal to wear under anything where you need a second layer, but want one that doesn’t add extra bulk. The basic colors are all here along with eye-catching options like hot pink, yellow, and orange.
Give Them The Slip-pers
Slip-on house shoes are one of those things you can safely have multiples of and nobody will look at you like you have a shopping problem. These are great because they have an open back for slipping on or off quickly and a fuzzy faux fur lining with a soft memory foam footbed. All you need now is a hot chocolate and someone to bring it to you.
There are just a few reliable neutrals in life: Black, white, various shades of brown and leopard print. What? That’s right, I said it — leopard is neutral and this adorable oversized leopard sweater is proof. Throw it on over leggings or skinny jeans (those are still a thing, too, Millennials) and you’ve got a solid outfit ready for family functions and running errands.
Suited And Booted
Some boots need to be functional, but still cute. These winter ankle snow boots deliver on both, with a soft fur lining, lace-up style, and non-slip sole. What’s even better is that these come in a smattering of colors, which isn’t always easy in the snow boot category. Reviewers repeatedly remarked on the great color choices and fleece lining that is just right.
A Hat With Heat
In full disclosure, my hair isn’t long enough for a ponytail and I have a lot of jealousy toward my long-haired peeps who can throw their hair up, hide it with a hat and keep it moving. If I had a ponytail, I’d definitely buy this ponytail hat with drop-down ear warmers for cold weather bad hair days. It comes in black, gray, blue, and teal options.
A Half-Zip Must-Have
Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I a full-zip person or a half-zip person?” I can’t be the only person out there who has struggled with this back-and-forth decision. Me? I’m a full-zip person. But, this half-zip pullover has me second-guessing myself. The addition of the kangaroo pocket is probably what’s pushing me over the edge. It also has reflective logos and thumbhole cuffs.
Your New Favorite Dress
I love to wear dresses, especially in the summer because it’s just cooler (and I don’t mean from a perception standpoint … I’m talking real, actual coolness). This side-button tunic dress has so many possibilities, from wearing it solo to adding a chunky scarf. (Peep those boot socks we discussed a few products above!) It comes in a variety of fall colors and was called “great quality, cute, and comfortable” by one reviewer.
Mad For Plaid
Sometimes you just want a straight-up flannel shirt and this button-down flannel is a winner. One reviewer dubbed this “fall cuteness” and continued by saying, “This top is so stinking cute! Love the colors it’s perfect! I ordered a medium…little more of an oversized fit and I couldn’t be happier.” The green and black would be adorable for Christmas and other options like the purple plaid will carry you through to next summer.
A military-style jacket like this one is so versatile, I consider it a must-have for my closet. I’m especially fond of the yellow pictured (another color I consider a fall “neutral”) but there are other great options, too, like wine and rust. This jacket has a bit of stretch to it and a drawstring waist to cinch you in and show off your figure.
These Pants Have A Cult Following
More than 17,000 reviewers can’t be wrong! These pencil pants from Grace Karin have so many details that I don’t know if I can fit them all in this brief write-up, like the bow at the waist, open side-entry pockets and cropped length with small bows at the hem. There’s also an elastic waist in the back so they’re not only destined to become your new favorite pants but your favorite fat pants for the holidays.
Pants That Go From Day To Night
If you could find a pair of pants that work as well as a yoga session as they do in the boardroom, you’d buy them in every color. These skinny-leg pull-on trousers are just like their more expensive cousins from Betabrand or lululemon without the ridiculous price tag. These offer four-way stretch and tummy control and if that’s not the best duo of features out there, I don’t know what is.
A PJ Package
I struggle with pajamas — not so much at home, but definitely when I’m traveling. My typical “uniform” is an oversized shirt and boxers, which isn’t exactly conducive to traveling and being around other people. This seven-piece pj set travels well because you get the comfort of a cami and shorts to sleep in and then you can add the pants and button-down shirt to be presentable at breakfast with your weird uncle.
It’s All In The Details
If you’ve learned anything from this list of wardrobe essentials, it’s that I appreciate a subtle detail that sets a piece of clothing apart. This long-sleeved button-front top is your basic easy-wear top until you get close to the wrists, where the tiniest bit of lace adds visual interest. There are also snap-front options, but without the lace detailing. Different strokes for different folks.