They say when you love something, you should let it go. In fashion, we believe the opposite. Not only should you keep it forever, you should also buy it in every color. If you’re already guilty of falling back on outfit uniforms (really, we all are), switching up the palette or print of those foundational pieces is a smart way to diversify your look. And no, this doesn’t apply to extravagant bags and shoes simply because you can’t decide between two colors, but rather wardrobe staples like T-shirts, classic sweaters and timeless pumps you know you’ll reach for again and again. As editors, we’ve already latched onto certain items in a range of hues that fit our particular style, and we’re sharing our picks, below.
"I live for a walkable boot in the fall and winter, and these over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman are so comfortable and work with literally everything, my favorite being under wide-leg denim or pants or with a midi dress or skirt. I have them in black, taupe and gray."
—Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor
"An ankle-strap sandal is classic and sexy, and this particular heel is far more comfortable and wearable than a typical stiletto. I have it in several neutrals and am always taking a peek at the new colors on offer. I'm thinking the natural snakeskin will be my next pair."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
"I've long been a fan of the striped tee. I love that it's equal parts playful and chic and can be plugged into any outfit. I'll throw one on with my favorite mom jeans or wear it with a midi skirt and blazer when I need to look more put-together. While black and white is the traditional chioce, I love all varieties of stripes: red and white, navy and gray and everything in between."
—Angela Melero, Managing Editor