The older I get, the more I realize that while following trends is fun, it’s super important to have capsule pieces that won’t go out of style after one year. Especially when it comes to layering. I’ve spent hours on Pinterest trying to figure out what the right kind of pieces to invest in are and I think I’ve finally nailed it. From basic tees to shorts to bodysuits to turtlenecks, there are staple pieces that you will never get tired of, no matter what is trending.
Of course, I turned to Amazon when it came time to begin my capsule closet. The site truly has it all, and it’s no surprise that it’s huge with fashion because of its affordable options and endless options. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t see an influencer talk about their latest Amazon fashion find. So if you’re looking for staple layering pieces that you will be able to wear over and over, no matter what season, look no further. These 37 clothing items are perfect all year round.
There’s Nothing Like A Classic Cardigan Like This
Chunky cardigans are one of my favorite clothing items. I’m pretty sure I have about 10 sitting in my closet as I type this. They’re one of the easiest ways to warm yourself up without having to sacrifice a cute outfit. This cardigan comes in 28 different colors, which means you can get one for every outfit you own.
This T-Shirt Is So Incredibly Versatile
Looking for a basic tee that you can throw on when you want to be comfortable but still look cute and pulled together? This t-shirt is a must-have. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can pick your fave and the tulip detail on the sleeve makes it more unique than your traditional v-neck.
You’re Never Going To Want To Take This Tank Top Off
One can never have too many tanks for layering. You can wear them alone in the summer or bundle them up with a cardigan in the winter. This tank top is the ideal basic layering piece that can be worn with quite literally anything and everything. Keep it simple, or pair it with the jacket of your choice to dress it up in a pinch.
This Button-Up Top Can Be Worn So Many Different Ways
I have two different styles. One consists of very feminine pieces like dresses and frilly blouses. The other is very masculine, consisting of oversized graphic tees and button-downs like this shirt. One of the reasons I love button-downs is the fact that you can make them as girly or as edgy as you want. Throw it on over your bikini as a bathing suit cover-up, wear it with your mini dress, or leave it buttoned and untucked with baggy jeans for a chic disheveled look.
This Waffle Cardigan Can Be Worn During Summer And Winter
Cardigans are one of the easiest ways to accessorize an outfit. When paired with a tank or tee, you instantly add another level of “wow” to a fit. This cardigan is casual, yet luxurious thanks to its waffle knit material. It’s drapey and cozy, without being too boxy.
Wear This Flannel On All Of Your Next Camping Trips
Ugh, I have too many good things to say about flannels. Much like other trends I am into, I was very into flannels when I was in high school and early college. Then the trend fizzled, and I got rid of all of the ones I owned. I should’ve known that trends always come back, and flannels are no exception. I love this one because of its classic buffalo plaid pattern and moody colors. It’s perfect for nights spent camping under the stars or paired with a crop top for running errands.
This Blouse Can Be Worn Unbuttoned Or Buttoned
Speaking of button-ups, this blouse is pretty much the short sleeve version of the top I mentioned a couple of items ago. While it may look pretty summery at first glance, once you pair it with a chunky cardigan or leather jacket, you’re ready for the chilly weather.
This Two-Piece Set Can Be Mixed Or Matched
I hope that I’m wearing two-piece sets like this one until the day that I die. I mean, who doesn’t want to wear something that is not only fashionable but also super comfy? The thing I like about this set, in particular, is that you can mix and match it. Wear the oversized shirt with running shorts or leggings, and pair the biker shorts with an oversized crewneck.
This Camisole Is Such An Easy Way To Get Dressed Up
Basics don’t have to be boring! This camisole is proof. The simple yet luxurious top looks far more expensive than it is–under $20–and is such a cute way to dress up. If you look at the reviews, thousands of users rant and rave about it, saying it got them compliments galore. One Amazon user, Aggie, reviewed it, saying, “Such a beautiful tank! The cowl neck falls into place perfectly. Bonus points are that the straps are adjustable. The color is a beautiful caramel/camel color. Some of my friends were shocked when I told them I bought this off of Amazon.”
This Dress Can Be Worn Casually Or Dressed Up
Tank dresses have always been popular. There’s nothing better than a piece that allows you to look cute while not being uncomfortable. This dress is super basic yet adorable. You can wear it out at the grocery store or glam yourself up with some heels and a smokey eye for a night on the town.
Wear This Tank Top Working Out And Then Out For Drinks
This tank top has been sitting in my Amazon cart for months now. I love it because it shows off a little skin without making you feel uncomfortable when you’re at the gym, and you can change into jeans after your workout and wear it out to drinks, and no one would think twice about it.
A Long Sleeve Like This One Is A Must-Have
What would this list be without a basic long-sleeve tee like this one? Wear it tucked in for a classic look that will never go out of style, pair it under your favorite summer dress to winterize it or pair it with a colorful jacket for a fun, out-of-the-box look.
This Waffle Knit Shirt Is Great For Days When You Feel Like Being Cozy
When I was younger I constantly wore henleys. Then–like everything else–they went out of style. Well, they’re cute again, so it’s time to add this one to your cart! It fits like a thermal and is long enough to be tucked into jeans, so you can layer it or wear it on its own.
Need More Comfy Clothes? Get This Tank Top
Lightweight and stretchy, this tank comes in 19 different colors, in sizes up to 3XL. It’s ideal for running errands when the temperature makes you want to post up inside with a popsicle or under a denim jacket for a laidback, fall look.
I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On This Shacket
The shacket is one of the most genius clothing items ever invented. I mean, a shirt and a jacket combined to keep you warm? Incredible. This shacket looks as cozy as it feels, keeps you nice and toasty during the winter months, yet it isn’t too heavy if you feel like pairing it with shorts in the spring. It also makes for some seriously cute Insta pics, which is why we all get dressed up, right?
This Shirt Is Perfect For Those Confusing Weather Transition Periods
Turtlenecks are a trend that is never going to die. I, for one, can’t get enough of turtleneck sweaters once the weather cools down. If you aren’t quite ready to pull the trigger on one, or you’re looking for a piece that has the neckline that you can wear year-round, consider this mock neck shirt. It’s super versatile and can be worn alone, under dresses, or with jackets for a layered look.
Wear These Shorts On Your Lazy Lounge Days
If there’s one good thing that came out of the last couple of years, it’s the fact going out in public in sweats is trendy. If you’re not ready to wear a full-blown sweatsuit to the store, at least consider these shorts. There are no buttons to dig into you, the elastic waistband allows you to adjust as necessary, and they can be worn literally anywhere.
This Cardigan Vest Is Virtually Weightless
When putting together this list, I discovered this cardigan vest, and I pulled the trigger as soon as I saw it. Now I’m just sitting here waiting patiently for it to arrive. Because it’s so lightweight, it’s perfect for every season. Pair it with that cami that I mentioned earlier, or cozy up with a turtleneck.
This Tank Top Is Such A Staple In My Closet
If there’s one perk to living in Arizona, it’s the fact that I can wear a tank top year-round. Our winter highs are typically anywhere from 60 to 80º, so I layer a lot. That’s why I love this tank top. It’s such a good staple piece that can be worn with almost every bottom imaginable, and it comes in a wide variety of colors, so you will never run out of options.
These Joggers Are The Real Deal
Are you a fan of comfy clothes? Who am I kidding–who doesn’t? These joggers are ideal for year-round wear because they’re lightweight and breathable. Kick back and relax in these pants when you’re chilling at home or wear them when you run to the grocery store. They’re cute enough for every occasion.
The Square Neck On This Tank Top Is Super Flattering
One of my current obsessions is square necklines. I don’t know what it is about them, but I think they look flattering to everybody. So I guess it should be no surprise that I am in love with this tank top. I’m picturing it paired with a pair of loose jeans or a tight midi skirt, and I am drooling!
These Camis Come In A Bunch Of Different Colors
I saw these camis on Instagram when one of my favorite influencers recommended them. They’re such good staple pieces that can be worn 100 different ways, and they come in packs of 2-3, so you have different color options. I’m currently trying to decide which pack to get. Or should I say packs?
Don’t Worry About Your Shirt Riding Up With This Bodysuit
Bodysuits like this one are usually stupid expensive when buying them in store (I’m looking at you, Urban Outfitters). But don’t worry, because you can get this one on Amazon for under $25. And don’t let the low price tag fool you. It’s still high-quality. Just ask the 5,500+ people who have already purchased it.
This Crop Top Is Comfortable Meets The Right Amount Of Sexy
We, unfortunately, live in a world where brands charge $50 for a crop top. Not sure who decided that was a good idea, but I’m not a fan. Why spend so much money on a crop top? Especially when there’s no design and the shirt is tiny. This crop top is proof that you don’t need to drop a lot of money to get a quality shirt. In fact, it’ll cost you less than $20. That’s much more reasonable!
I Pretty Much Wear These Leggings Every Single Day (No Exaggeration)
In what world can you find high-quality yoga leggings for under $50? They’re usually at least $75. And while I don’t mind spending a bit more on something that will last me years, I love finding affordable options when possible. These leggings are high-waisted, insanely flattering, and squat proof. And the best part? They’re less than $25! That’s pretty much unheard of.
This Tube Top Fits Chests Of All Sizes
One of the biggest advantages of working from home is that I get to wear whatever I want. I tend to lean towards the basics, and this tube top is one of my current go-to’s. Although I have a small chest, the reviews are full of larger-chested girls loving how well it fits them as well. And for under $15, you can’t really beat the price.
This Maxi Dress Is Maternity Friendly
Maxi dresses are one of the best silhouettes to wear when you’re looking for something that looks put-together while still comfy. This one is flattering, hugs all of the right places, and can be worn in so many different ways. My personal favorite is as-is with a pair of sneakers for a feminine yet sporty look, but the options are endless.
I’ll Never Get Over How Easy It Is To Mix And Match Outfits With These Biker Shorts
I’ll be the first to admit that I hated the biker shorts trend when it first began. Now looking back, I don’t know what I was thinking. I wear these biker shorts at least once a week, if not more. For less than $25, you get three pairs of shorts that are ultra-comfortable and thick. Wear them on sunny days to keep you cool and trendy, or pair them with a sweatshirt when the temps drop.
Catch Me Wearing This Sweater All Year Long
I’m the queen of wearing sweaters year-round, no matter how hot. My electric bill doesn’t agree with my decision, but I don’t care. I love this sweater because it’s not incredibly thick, so you can wear it on warmer days or layer it under a winter coat when temps drop.
This Tank Top Is Great For Nights Out On The Town
For whatever reason, I’m pretty picky when it comes to picking basics. But I’m totally digging this tank top right now. It’s the perfect mix of minimal and sexy. Show off a little cleavage without being too scandalous and be prepared to be amazed at how thick it is–so it’ll keep you tucked in and feeling confident as hell.
This Bodysuit Is Flattering On Anybody And Everybody
As I mentioned earlier, having a simple long-sleeve shirt is a must. But, if you’re like me and you have a hard time finding shirts that are long enough for your preference, then this bodysuit may be a better option. Not only does it have more of that square neckline that I love, but you also don’t have to worry about it sliding up every time you make the smallest movement.
This Peplum Top Is Fun And Flirty
T-shirts with unique details are some of my favorite pieces, and this one is no exception. It can be worn for a business professional look, paired with shorts for a quick and easy summer look, or worn with jeans for a dressed-down yet girly look. It’s a staple piece that you can truly wear over and over again.
These V-Necks Are Such A Fun Way To Add Some Color To Your Wardrobe
If you love v-necks and want more bang for your buck, get this v-neck pack. The colors are super fun, and getting two shirts for $25 is an absolute steal. Amazon user Lynn K says, “Great dry-wick shirts! Perfect for everyday casual wear. They feel really soft and comfortable. I’m typically a size small and ordered a small. They fit well, a little looser than some small shirts, but I’m happy about that.”
This Tank Top Looks Cute As Is Or Paired With A Jacket And Jeans
A tank top that looks like a sweater? I’m here for it! This is just one of the 2,000+ reviews, “Material is not soft but it is thick and very well made plus I was surprised at the cute detailing on the neckline. Bought it in size medium in 5’5 150lbs athletic build. I’m ordering like 4 more colors right now. This is going to be my go-to tank for the summer for layering with joggers, high-waisted jeans, shorts, skirts. It’s a very flattering fit, not skin tight, fits perfect, covers my belly button so not overly cropped. So impressed with it! Looks very similar to the Urban Outfitters one.”
These Linen Pants Make Me Want To Take A Vacation To Italy
These linen pants are the epitome of comfort without looking too casual. Why wear jeans when pants like this exist? Once you put them on, you’re going to want to have an Aperol spritz in hand while you explore the streets of Italy. Oh, and because they’re linen, they won’t make you die of sweat in the summer!
This Midi Skirt Is Cute Enough To Wear To Work And Brunch
Midi skirts will always be in style, probably because they can easily be dressed up and worn to work or casually for brunch with the girls. Not to mention they’re extremely comfortable. No matter how you choose to wear this one, it’s flattering on absolutely everyone.
Look Effortlessly Cool In This Tank Top
Last, but certainly not least, is this tank top. The v-neck neckline dresses up the rather casual tank top, making it the ideal top to wear with layered necklaces (as pictured). It’s also longer in length, perfect for anyone who likes long shirts or someone with a longer torso.