Although Rebecca Minkoff is well known for sending bold pieces (sheer yellow lace skirts and python patterned overalls anyone?) down the runway, the designer’s own closet is filled with basics. In fact, when we asked her the ten pieces every women needs in her closet, she didn’t mention a single trend at all. Her picks included timeless things like LBDs, white T-shirts and flat boots that work with every style.
Her advice is not only solid, but shrewd; great classics, after all, last forever and ultimately save lots of money. Which just means more cash for the fun stuff—like, well, highlight-colored skirts and snake print overalls. And every wardrobe kind of needs those, too.
Click through the slideshow above to see and shop Rebecca’s top ten wardrobe essentials.