5 Fail-Safe Pieces Stylish Girls Always Rely On

We’ve all been there—standing in the middle of our closets completely screwed because the outfit we thought would be perfect just doesn’t work at all. In moments like these, it’s always smart to have backup pieces and ensembles so you’re not left stranded. But we’re not talking about needing to come up with a completely different fashion-forward look just in case. Who has time for that, right? If you stock your closet with a few versatile pieces, you’ll never be left in the lurch.

Below we rounded up the five items that will work for a variety of occasions, especially when you need to create a last-minute ensemble.

Keep scrolling to check out the fail-safe items to ensure you always have the perfect outfit.

Getting ready for a more formal event and not loving the dress you thought would be the one? Don’t worry—as long as you have a unique LBD (nothing standard and stuffy), you’ll look great and feel comfortable. Just look at Victoria's Beckham Little Black Dress collection and you'll be convinced. 

If you have a last-minute meeting and need something stylish yet professional, ensure you have a tailored suit in your arsenal. You’ll look the part and undoubtedly feel confident.

We all have those days when the thought of dancing the night away at an event or wedding in heels just isn’t an option. For occasions like these, keep a pair of fancy flats (something more elevated than your classic ballet flats) in your closet. We suggest going for a pair that will go with the majority of the formal attire in your closet so the pair you have always works.

Dilemma—you bought a new dress to wear for an event, but you don’t have the perfectly coordinating bag. Well, if you have a sleek, goes-with-everything black clutch in your closet, you’ll never have to worry.

If there’s one item every single woman needs, it’s a pair of jeans that fit you flawlessly. If you’re not sure what to wear for any more casual occasion, your go-to denim and a T-shirt is all you need to look stylish and cool.