There’s something rather paradoxical about the way a fashion editor thinks. While on one hand, shopping is always, always, always on our minds, we’re also obsessed with purging our closets of superfluous items. Only owning mix-and-matchable styles we’ll wear all the time (the way French ladies do!) is one of our number one goals in life—and we think it should be yours, too.
To show you just how life-changing a well-edited wardrobe can be, we’ve pulled together 12 versatile pieces guaranteed to give you at least one dozen looks to take you from winter to spring, all of which we’ve illustrated in the slideshow above. Accompanying each ensemble, we’ve also included some helpful styling tips, including possible beauty ideas, when to tuck a shirt in (or not!) and easy ways to work in things you already own. So really, you’re set for outfits until July. You’re welcome.
Click through the slideshow above for the perfect 12-piece wardrobe, and 12 ways to style it.