You may have heard the big news at Who What Wear this week: Banana Republic creative director (and designer of her own eponymous label) Marissa Webb is the new expert voice for our Ask A Stylist column! Here's her big debut—we hope you like it as much as we do.
This week, we asked Webb to reveal which items she thinks every stylish woman should have in her closet. She came up with nine essentials, and shared the reasoning behind each one.
Keep scrolling to find out what she had to say, and to shop finds for every budget!
alice + olivia Long Tuxedo Blazer ($396)
It's just perfect!
Smythe Dickens Half-Sleeve Blazer W/ Satin Accents ($595)
Boden Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater in Caramel & Ivory Stripe ($198)
They're great for travelling, freezing planes, breezy nights sitting on the beach, and in front of a fireplace. They're a year-round necessity!
Madewell Cashmere Allday Pullover Sweater in Ivory ($150)
UNIQLO Women Light Cashmere Boat Neck Sweater in Light Grey ($20)
Cambridge Satchel Push Lock Bag ($120)
Even if you're not a big colour wearer, when you find a colour you do like, stock up on it.
EQUIPMENT Short Sleeve Keira Shirt in Purple ($200)
Tory Burch Classic Suede Half d'Orsay Pump in Daiquiri ($275)
Frame Denim Inez Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($240)
Every woman needs jeans of all shapes and sizes, to fit your mood.
Madewell Skinny Jeans in Silverlake Wash ($135)
COS Cut-Out Circle Earrings ($19)
Every woman should have a lucky or sentimental piece of jewellery for crappy days when you need an inspirational kick in the arse.
Banana Republic Ninah Pump ($130)
You need a good pair of comfortable, classic pumps that you can wear with anything.
Isabel Marant Black Suede Laurie Eyelet Pumps ($735)
Saint Laurent Brown Leopard Print Paris Pumps ($795)
Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats ($675)
We all need shoes we can run around in while still looking put together. Comfy, but chic.
Banana Republic Marlee Loafer in Black Cotton ($128)
T by Alexander Wang Stripe Rayon Linen Short Sleeve Tee ($110)
These are classic.
CLU Striped Cotton-Blend and Ruffled Silk Top ($185)
Frame Denim Le Boyfriend Striped Linen T-shirt ($90)
Acne Studios Addle Fluid Button-Front Blouse ($350)
Versatile, classic, necessary.
What do you consider to be necessities in your closet? Tell us in the comments below!