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Back to Basics: The 8 Timeless Pieces You Shouldn't Live Without

Quick, check your closet! Do you own these wardrobe essentials? If not, here's your chance to catch up with this selection of our Volcom's basics.

- A plaid shirt

Ask not what you can do for your plaid shirt, but what your plaid shirt can do for you. The answer is this: you can incorporate it into your outfit and make it look laid back and casual but edgy at the same time. Layer it over a dress and you'll keep your tomboy look while throwing in a bit of sexy.

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- A grey T-shirt

Although T-shirts come in different colors, it’s the grey ones that can be used with the greatest variety. Not that you’re supposed to wear them all the time, but during those days when you can’t put together a fabulous outfit and there’s somewhere important you need to go to, trust your design cut grey tee to create a stunningly simple you.

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- A black skinny jean

Whether you wear them with boots for day or high heels for night, skinnies are a perpetual closet staple for every modern girl.

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- A cardigan

Those breezy but not too cold days call for a lightweight cardigan to keep you warm. It also perfectly matches with dresses, shits, t-shirts and tank tops.

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- A black dress

The little black dress or as it’s popularly called the LBD, is a must for every woman who doesn’t want to worry about what to wear during impromptu invites or dates. Choose the most flattering but classic cut for your body type and it can never go wrong.

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- A parka

Even if you don't live in a cold climate, who's to say you won't visit New York City, the Rocky Mountains, or perhaps more realistically, a week in the Alps over the holidays? No matter what, the army inspired parka will always be in fashion.

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- A denim jacket

Spring is coming and you can’t start it without a classic, comfortable denim jacket. It’s the hot sauce of spring layering, the item you can dash on top of nearly anything and improve it immediately. It goes with dresses, skirts, shorts, pants – whatever you can imagine. It’s perfect.

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- Hats

Hats are the go-to items to create an effortless and cool look. They're also practical for protecting your face form sunburn under the sun and keeping your head warm in winter. Paired it with a sundress and sandals or with your favorite high-waisted skinny jeans, wedges and crop top and you're ready for markets, outdoor concerts, city walks and stops in the parks, and some...

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