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30 Staple Products For Your Wardrobe That Reviewers Say Actually Last For Years

You'll have these amazing clothes, shoes, and accessories in your closet for a long, long time.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

1. A high-waisted pleated skirt you can wear casually with a graphic tee and jean jacket or dress up with a nice shirt and heels.,

Promising review: "This skirt is a perfect wardrobe staple! The waist has a nice stretch to it. The length hits at just the right place below the knee. I get a million compliments on this skirt anytime I wear it. I’ve had it for a year and a half — the color is still nice and black. I wash and dry it like normal, and it’s always looked great!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 44 colors and lengths).

2. A pair of gold hoop earrings you really can't go wrong with, because they'll be a simple yet elegant addition to any outfit.

Model wearing the gold hoop earrings
Ana Luisa

BTW — Ana Luisa is a small biz crafting beautiful and sustainable jewelry!

I've had these hoops for more than two years now, and I still love them. Seriously, they're the perfect size; not too big and not too small and are super easy to throw on in the morning when I need a great earring that will match with any outfit. Plus, you can tell they're high quality because they look the same as the day I got them.

Promising review: "These hoops are perfect! They're beautiful, lightweight, and high quality. Plus, they're comfortable to wear and nonirritating to my sensitive ears." —Christine

Get them from Ana Luisa for $44.10 (originally $49).

3. A quilted bomber jacket for those in-between weather days when it's "not too hot, not too cold, and all you need is a light jacket". Those ~perfect dates~ actually happen more often than April 25, and when they come around, you'll be thankful to have this bomber to pull out of your closet.

Reviewer wears dark green bomber jacket with distressed black jeans

The brand does say that this jacket runs small, so order one size up. 

Promising review: "I love this bomber jacket! It fits perfectly and is still in great condition after over a year of wearing it. Everyone always compliments me and asks where I got it. It's perfect and simple for a plain bomber." —Shanna

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 15 colors) and a similar style also from Amazon for $38.99 (available in sizes 16–24 plus and in seven colors).

4. A pair of black skinny jeans — I just have to say I'm sorry Gen Z, but skinny jeans will never truly go out of style. This pair is stylish, über comfortable, and made to stand the test of time.


I bought these two years, and let me tell you, I am still OBSESSED. They are SO comfortable and feel the same as the day I bought them. They're so comfortable that they basically feel like leggings, which is amazing in my opinion. Plus, they don't stretch out in that way where they're too big after a couple wears. In fact, the jeans themselves say to wait up to 10 wears before washing. I seriously wear them with so many different things in my closet. And don't get me wrong, I'm all about the straight-leg jean trend. But I also know that a great pair of skinny jeans are timeless. And these ones are such good quality, I know I'll have them in my closet for a very long time.

Promising review: "I do not know how to accurately express my love for these jeans. I'd marry these jeans. I'd give my left arm for these jeans. I'd overdraft my account for these jeans. These jeans are unbelievably comfortable and are amazing quality. I wear them maybe 85% of the time, and they still look brand-new a year later. I have yet to find an item of clothing that is as great as these jeans. They make your legs and hips look incredible. Seriously. I cannot recommend this product more." —LIZA44

Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 23–37 and in petite, tall, and taller).

5. A waffle-knit top designed with a tie-front detailing that give this simple top a *pause for shoulder shimmy* little somethin' extra. Plus, with more than 21,000 5-star ratings, you know this top lives up to the hype. Get ready to wear it at least once a week.,

Promising review: "This shirt has become a staple in my closet since purchasing it a little over a year ago. It has worn incredibly well with consistent use and has no pilling or thinning of the fabric. It is incredibly comfortable. I adore the waffle print and will be ordering them in different colors — perfect for casual and for semi business attire." —Mora R

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 45 colors and prints).

6. Chelsea boots you can keep in your closet and grab them whenever you're not quite sure what to wear, but need a sturdy pair of shoes that will look good.

Model wearing the boots in black with a wide elastic section on each side and a slight heel
Thursday Boot Company

Thursday Boot Company suggests ordering a half size up from your normal size (aka your boot size).

Promising review: "I’ve bought from Thursday in the past, and I always love their boots and get so many compliments. They’re well made and go with everything. They’re definitely worth the price. I’ve had some pairs for years, and they hold up in every kind of weather! 10/10 recommend!" —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in sizes 5–11 and in eight colors).

7. A Hanes pullover sweatshirt that has reviewers R-A-V-I-N-G about how comfortable it is. And the sold color options mean it'll be just as great to wear lounging at home as when you actually leave the house.,

Promising review: "This is a great buy. I replaced two sweatshirts I'd bought through Amazon about four years ago. There's a nice choice of colors too." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $23.60 (available in unisex sizes S–3XL and in eight colors).

8. Everlane flats designed to mold to your feet the more you wear them so eventually it will basically feel like you're not wearing any shoes at all.

Model wearing the flats in purple showing off the rounded toe

Promising review: "I love these shoes. They are so comfortable, and they last a long time. I ordered my last pair two years ago in a taupe, and they still look like new. My only request would be to be able to order them in wide. Going up a half-size works now." —LisalovesThisShoes

Get them from Everlane for $115 (available in sizes 5–11 and in 11 colors).

9. An asymmetrical T-shirt dress actually made with a Peruvian-cotton blend fabric that makes it pilling resistant — a feature that really takes this style the extra mile and turns it into an instant closet classic.

model wearing the dress in green
Universal Standard

Promising review: "I was given this dress as a gift about two years ago. It gets a lot of wear — dressed up for nights out, dressed down with flip flops for casual weekends. It’s still in excellent shape and is SO great. I might gift myself some more colors." —Jaime

Get it from Universal Standard for $120 (available in sizes 4XS–4XL and in nine colors). 

10. Some paper bag-waisted pants professional enough to wear in an office setting, but also cute enough you may want to wear them when you meet your friends for lunch. And with 35 color options, go ahead and add a couple to your cart now. You can thank me later.,

Promising review: "These pants are the only ones I use for work. They are so comfortable, and they are well made. I’ve had them for over a year and they still look and feel great! I like them because I’m a size 16. I’m very large in my hips and my thighs, this gives so much room for larger women. Order a size up because they do run small. I ordered an XXL, and that was perfect. If you are a plus size women, and you want to use these pants baggy like the way it is advertised, then I’d recommend to get a 3x. You are going to love these pants! They are amazing! Enjoy!" —Jonitza

Get them from Amazon for $25.49 (available in sizes XS–3X and in 35 colors).

11. A long-line coat bound to be your go-to coat for when you want to look nice but also stay warm. It's a delicate balance in the winter that this coat masters.

Reviewer wearing the coat in tan

Promising review: "I love the fit of this jacket. It looks great with casual outfits like jeans or a more formal dress. It looks much more expensive than it is and gets tons of compliments. I've owned it for over a year, and it still looks great. When it's colder, I layer it over a thin down vest. Pockets fit everything you need for quick errands!" —@kayleighharrington

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and four colors).

12. Doc Marten combat boots so reliable, you can wear them through rain, sleet, and even snow without compromising your style.

Reviewer wearing the lace-up boots with yellow stitching around the sole

Promising review: "These are the best boots! I love them and they are very durable, I’ve been wearing them for four years and they still look great!" —Hiba A

Get them from Amazon for $145 (available in whole sizes 5–14 and in six colors).

13. A pleated midi skirt with, dare I say, one of the best and most important features ever — yep, you guessed it — POCKETS.,

Promising review: "I have had this skirt for almost 3 years now, it is one of my favorite pieces. It still looks like it’s brand new, and it has never faded." —Taylor R

Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine colors).

14. Spanx faux leather leggings with thousands of five-star reviews because they really are THAT comfortable and worth it. You might end up wearing these at least once a week, even if you never leave your house.

Model wearing the full-length leggings with a leather-look to them
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Promising review: "I just purchased my second pair — not because mine have worn, I just love them that much! Quality-wise, I’ve had mine for two years (with much wear) and while they aren’t as shiny as they used to be, they are still beautiful! They are a bit long (I’m 5’8”), but otherwise true to size." —KTH6

Get them from Nordstrom for $98 (available in sizes XS-XL Petite, XS-XL and in 1X-3X).

15. Ray-Ban round sunglasses worth the investment because the round style looks great on so many face shapes. Just be careful because your friends (or S.O. might try and steal these from you).

round grey sunglasses with gold frame

Promising review: "I bought these exact pair four years ago and when I misplaced them I was devastated. I love them so much I went and rebought them. They fit anyone and everyone. They style anyone up." —circlelover

Get them from Nordstrom for $161

16. A turtleneck bodycon dress that you can throw on in the morning when you've overslept and want to look so put together people, will think you actually put in a little effort (joke's on them!).,

Promising review: "This is the third dress that I bought, and I am thinking of getting more. The first time I purchased it three years ago hoping it would last till the end of the season... guess what... I still have it. Black is something you must have! The dark green dress got me a new job. It's worth the investment. I just wish they had more colors." —Maria Selivenko

Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 24 colors and patterns).

17. A V-neck pocket T-shirt I'm pretty sure would be named "Most likely to succeed" in the superlatives of your closet, because it will get worn more than any other piece of clothing. You can wear it with jeans or shorts, meaning this is a year-round top, baby.


Promising Review: "I have had the green with leopard pocket for over a year and it’s such a go-to shirt I decided to buy the blue. It’s just as adorable and is so flattering!" —Colten H.

Get it from Amazon from $9.99 (available in sizes S—XXL and in 45 colors).

18. Ugg boots quite possibly the most comfortable shoes you can put on your feet. They're basically slippers that are socially acceptable to wear out in public. And when the temperature hits "OMG It's SO cold" out, these shoes with be your bffs.

model wearing the chestnut suede boots

Promising review: "These boots are perfect for walking the dog, walking to work in the snow, or just hanging out. Easy to pull on. I had mine for three years before I had to replace, and this new version has proved to be more durable. I wear a 7.5 and I always size up to an 8 in Uggs." —MoMills

Get them from Nordstrom for $170 (available in whole sizes 5–12 and in six colors).

19. A thick down jacket ideal for anyone who wants a jacket not afraid to pull out all the stops. It has six *huge* pockets, a sherpa-lined hood, and a longer length. Plus, it's windproof, so every snowstorm doesn't stand a chance against you and this coat.

BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

Promising Review: "I've had this coat for three years, and it's still going strong! I wanted to come back and finally review this jacket. I purchased this coat three years ago after searching everywhere for a three-quarter-length down coat. I was uncertain about purchasing a coat without trying it on, especially in the middle of winter. (I live in Michigan.) This coat is very unique, and you will not find anything like it at your local mall or box store. There are pockets everywhere, including the front, top, and sides. The cost is 90% down and 10% other feathers. It will keep you warm. At times I do feel cold, empty spots but this is not a deal-breaker. I receive compliments on this coat all the time. People ask me where I purchased it and are shocked when I tell them Amazon and then really are taken aback by the incredible price. If you are on the fence about this coat, you can feel pretty comfortable about ordering this. Michigan just had 8" of snow, and I was warm and dry. As an FYI... I was going to ask my husband to get me a new down coat for Christmas...just because, in black... But I told him to forget about it because it really is not a necessity. This coat is still going strong, and I own several other black coats." —L. Smith

Get it from Amazon for $135.99 (available in sizes XXS—5X and 13 colors and patterns).

20. Lululemon Wunder Under leggings combining comfort and support into one great pair reviewers say works for workouts and beyond.

model wearing the leggings in red

Promising review: "Aligns pilling when working out? Other legging not comfy for lounging? Want to have an all-in-one legging so you’re not wasting cash on different types? THIS IS FOR YOU! I’ve had a pair for over two years with no pilling and look new every time! I wear these running, cycling, and lifting weights! Plus, they're so comfy to just lounge with a sweatshirt." —Robynsmith

Get them from Lululemon for $98+ (available in sizes 0–20, three lengths, and 17 colors and patterns). 

21. A long-sleeve T-shirt dress here to be the perfect base layer for all your favorite jackets and accessories. You'll find so many ways to style this dress, it will be well-worth the price per wear.

reviewer wearing the black dress as part of three outfits: under a blazer, with a long scarf, and with an infinity scarf

Promising review: "After I purchased one, my coworker purchased it in a different color. She loved it so much, she ordered three more colors. I’ve owned it for about three years now. I wear it once or twice per month. Regular laundry. It’s held up extensively well. One of my favorite pieces." —Mack Martin

Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 42 colors and prints).

22. Sam Edelman loafers you'll want to ~slide~ right on your feet no matter whether you're wearing dress pants, jeans, or even a dress.,

Promising review: These shoes are a favorite! I ordered the black after having a beet red color for about a year and a half. They were comfortable right out of the box, the leather is supple, and they look high quality. Very happy with my purchase. These are often compared to the Brixton loafer from a high-end fashion brand." —Christine

Get them from Amazon for $130 (available in sizes 4–13, wide, and five colors).

23. A Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan that's essentially a super chic way to wear a blanket out in public. Trust me. This may be the softest and most comfortable sweat you put on your boday. So yeah, you're not getting rid of it anytime soon.

model wearing the taupe circle cardigan
Barefoot Dreams

Promising review: "This is the second circle cardigan I’ve bought. They’re incredibly comfortable and can be dressed up or down. It’s been a staple in my business casual office for the past several years. The fabric is luxuriously soft but super easy to launder and care for." —rwduck

Get it from Nordstrom or Barefoot Dreams for $116 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 11 colors). 

24. A pair of pull-on pants formulated to look like super fancy dress pants but have the same comfort level as your favorite leggings. And that, my friends, is how you win at life.,

Promising review: "Not gonna lie, these are my favorite pants. I have two pairs (gray and tan), and they fit really well, are stretchy, and have held up really well to regular wear. I’ve had the gray pair for over a year and the tan pair for about four months, and they are still as great as they were when I bought them. I would recommend these for sure!" —Morgan Matteson

Get them from Amazon for $20.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL in short, regular, and long and 15 colors and patterns).

25. A double-breasted peacoat made of 60% wool, so this coat ~wool~ keep you warm, even in the blistering cold. Plus, it comes with a scarf, which reviewers say is a great little extra surprise!, Amazon

Promising review: "I love this coat. I had one years ago and it lasted forever. It's warm as toast and is a nice coat for any occasion. The free scarf was a plus." —Darlene M. Zakrzewski

Get it from Amazon for $91.21 (available in sizes 1X–3X and in three colors).

26. A pair of Reebok classic shoes one reviewer says stays comfortable, even while standing for eight hours a day. And the all-white color means they'll be a versatile addition to your closet.

the white sneakers

Promising review: "These shoes are comfy enough to be on my feet for 8 hours at a time for work, and they're still stylish. After my first ones lasted me two years, I have come back to buy a second pair. These shoes are definitely more suited for normal to narrow feet, and I wouldn't recommend them if you have particularly wide feet. They are also super easy to clean in the washing machine or with a wet wipe in a pinch." —Ommy

Get them from Reebok for $70 (available in sizes 5-11 and in five colors). 

27. A pair of tapered-leg pants for a business casual staple you can wear with sneakers, heels, or even loafers. Plus, these are designed with an added 2.25 inches in the hem allowance, so they can be tailored to fit you perfectly.

model wearing the ankle-length pants in red
M.M. LaFleur

Promising review: "The Mejia Pant fits perfectly. It has enough room to be comfortable but has a great silhouette. I bought a black pair a year ago, and it's been my go-to staple work pant. I saw "sharkskin" online and was a little afraid of it. I thought it might be, well, sharkskin-ish. But it's really not. It's a nice gray/white." —Margaret

Get it from M.M. LaFleur for $225 (available in sizes 00–18 and in 11 colors). 

28. Sorel wedge booties that just may be one of the most comfortable heels you ever wear. Plus, they'll protect you from any bad weather while also keeping you stylish.

Reviewer wearing the wedge boots with wavy black sole with wide elastic section on either side

I have a similar style of these shoes, and I love them so much. I really do think they're one of the most comfortable pairs of heels that I own. They're great for fall and winter in the rain and snow because they're waterproof and have traction on the soles to keep you from slipping. I've worn them all day long and have even been standing for hours, and I don't want to take them off the second I get home. 10/10 from me.

Promising review: "I’m a big fan of Sorel boots and purchased these exact wedge boots in a different color several years ago. They still look and feel great and are very comfortable so I decided to purchase this second pair in a different color. They’re even prettier than the online picture — great boots!" —Lainee

Get them from Amazon for $185.94+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 17 colors).

29. A water-resistant packable puffer coat perfect to take on any vacation where the temperature is going to flucuate. But you're going to like this coat so much, you'll wear it after you get back, as well.,

Promising review: "It looks like a more expensive coat. Very warm. Works as good as my shorter Michael Kors. I have only had it for a week, so I don’t know what the durability will be, but it seems to be very well made. The zipper is not a cheap one and there were no threads hanging off. I needed something lightweight, warm and could fit into my backpack when traveling. I’m happy with it thus far. Update 07/08/2020. This is a great purchase! It’s been over a year and it still looks brand new although it has many miles being folded up and put in my backpack. The zipper is great and I haven’t had any issues with it. Keeps me warm and dry. I highly recommend this jacket." —Renee in ATL

Get it from Amazon for $49.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 11 colors).

30. A leather tote big enough to fit everything you need to carry around all day without weighing down your shoulder.

Model with the leather tote bag in black over their shoulder

Promising review: "This is the second Lori tote I have purchased. I got my first one a couple of years ago and have loved it! The quality is outstanding! I needed it in another color! I am so excited to have one in oak now! I have also gifted one to my mother in law and she loves it as well!!" —Adie H.

Get it from Nisolo for $170.

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