Every January I have a renewed energy for to tackle my closet. I have specifically been taking inventory of my collection of basics to see what’s in dire need of an update. Stylish basics, in fact, are what my wardrobe primarily consists of, so they are always top of mind. Not only do these pieces tend to be comfortable and easy to mix and match, they often have a timeless quality as well. Even so, it’s time to store (or even sell or donate) some of the old staples and make room for some fresh additions.

For this good old-fashioned closet clean out, I am focusing on incorporating new basics that not only feel more modern, but elevate my everyday looks. Think of an update for everything from simple socks to stylish sweaterdresses (the slouchier the fit, the better), classic outerwear, and more. Ahead, check out 5 basics that have served me well in the past and what I am swapping them out for this season.

Lately, I can’t help but feel the more sock that shows the better when it comes to wearing sneakers and clogs. I 100% blame it on the resurgence of Princess Diana-inspired style.

The Nike logo gives these an even sportier feel.

This pair is an editor-approved favorite.

Simple stripes up the cool factor of these socks.

If you’re looking for luxe crew socks, these are 100% worth trying.

Over 31,000 people have reviewed these socks.

There is something so chic about longer skirts that hits right at the ankle. The style gives me ’90s minimalist vibes that bring Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy to mind.

This $100 skirt looks designer.

This black maxi dress can easily be dressed up or down.

This long brown skirt is giving me ’90s vibes.

It’s all about the tulip detail at the waist.

I’m already addicted to oversized sweaters so it’s only natural to take it to the next level. The slouchy fit has a cooler more grounded feel.

Khaite vibes, honestly.

Norma Kamali is a fit wizard.

Take the striped sweater trend to the next level with this dress verison.

This under-$50 turtleneck dress will always be in style.

This neutral option has a polished feel.

I have been living in high-waisted leggings for years now during my off-duty moments. Now, I’m taking it one step further with a leggings jumpsuit—The ease in dressing they provide is unmatched.

Always down for a cool one-and-done piece.

This activewear jumpsuit comes in sizes XS to XXXL.

One reviewer called this jumpsuit, “Super soft, comfortable and flattering.”.

This option is super stretchy making it the perfect choice for moms-to-be.

Here’s a great pick with long-sleeves.

I will always love a classic trench coat, but lately a boxy option is top of my list. The minimalist style takes me back to Phoebe Philo’s incredibly chic tenure at Celine.

This minimalist trench coat fits the bill and is on major sale.

This trench coat offers a little more flair in the cuff area.

Perfect proportions.

I get London vibes from this chic belted option.

Go edgy with a faux-leather trench with a boxy cut.

Next up: The Very Best Things I Bought This Year (So Far, By Far).

By Carly20