01/17/2014 10:58 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2014

The Perfect Wardrobe Bucket List: Part I

Each season, I feel a bit closer to checking off all the items on my fashion bucket list.

But will I ever really get there? Dream on -- it would take a lifetime, probably longer! That's why fashion is so fun... and so frustrating. You always want more -- at least I do! Because, at the end of the day, with so many amazing options out there, there will always be something new to love. And as you evolve, so, too, will your style.

Never mind the fact that trends, shapes and cuts are ever-changing -- your perfect black blazer that you adored just a few seasons ago is now suddenly (and completely) out of style. All the more reason that the practice of recycling and selling your wardrobe is an absolute must.

Thank god, not everything has a limited shelf life. There are those classic, cherished pieces that manage to stand the test of time. With that said, I tried to put together what is, for me, the perfect fashion bucket list. It is a list for every single girl (no matter her singular style) to use as the base for a wardrobe both stylish and thoughtfully assembled. Let's call this list Part I for the time being -- I'm sure I have forgotten some essentials, and will add as we go.

So get started! It's the perfect time to go through your closet and take stock. This list will be your guide as you check off your essentials and decide what you are missing and what needs to go.