MARLO THOMAS
01/14/2015 12:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Seven Wardrobe Must-Haves, From Tim Gunn (VIDEO)

What items should you absolutely have in your wardrobe? Fashion therapist and author Tim Gunn says to start with these seven items, personalized to your taste, and then build around them with accessories and other pieces: A basic black dress, a dress pant, a skirt, a trench coat, a classic white shirt, a day dress, and a pair of dark wash jeans. Choose a pair of jeans with no distressing or fading. Dark wash jeans never go out of style, and you can wear them almost everywhere.

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