5 Closet Essentials For Spring & Summer

Did you know: 

  • The average woman only wears 20% of what she owns in her closet and the rest ends up in a landfill
  • Most women add 68 new pieces to their closet each year (that’s about 6 new pieces per month!) 

At dresst™, we believe in a better solution: clothing rental. Renting has a lot of benefits:

  1. It gives you the opportunity to try something you wouldn’t normally reach for. 
  2. Renting gives you the freedom to buy less and choose better. 
  3. You can minimize your fashion environmental footprint. 
  4. Clothing rental saves you time, so the days of “I have nothing to wear” become a thing of the past. 

Instead of accumulating your closet with the clothes you don’t wear, start investing in the smart essentials – those pieces that never lose their appeal and work all-year-round. 

Introducing The Essential 5 - The quality, flattering, and versatile must-haves. We’ll also include picks from our closet so you can mix and match however you want. 

1. A Longline Blazer


Whether you go for classic black, a vibrant pink, or heritage-inspired checks, a longline blazer will see you through every season. Throw it on for a smart casual work look during the day,  then pair with jeans or smart leggings and heels come evening. 

2. A White Shirt


As basic as this piece is, a white shirt is always on the list of top must-have items. When it comes to a white shirt, the fit is everything. Look for a crisp, loose-fit white shirt that flatters and skims your figure, without bulging at the buttons. It works wonder when teamed with denim jeans and a blazer. It boldens your outfit when worn with a leather skirt and a pair of black heels. This is one hero piece that’ll work for both work and play. 

3. A Comfy Sweater


A gift that keeps on giving is a comfy sweater. There are tons of options to choose from when talking about a comfy sweater. For warmer days, a V-neck or crewneck is your good friend and can be easily worn with many other pieces in your wardrobe. 

4. A Midi Dress


A modern classic, the midi dress is a hardworking garment in all seasons. There are a few ways to get the best out of your midis: Wear it over your favourite pair of skinny jeans for a chic street style in chillier weather, layer it under a blazer for a business dinner, or wear it under a lightweight knit top for a flattering weekend getaway outfit. Shirt dress styles are always in style, while wrap dresses can be worn open for a kimono effect. 

5. A Pair Of Ankle Boots


A good pair of ankle boots is a must. We’d suggest investing in a mid-height heel so that you can dress them up or down. Perfect for wearing with dresses, leggings, jeans, or skirts, classic black will always be a staple, though red, metallics or leopard print are a timeless way to jazz up otherwise plain outfits. 

Style on a budget? This Aldo Fralissi pair is great! 

Supporting a Canadian, vegan leather option? Matt and Nat Fran won’t let you down. 

Ready to invest in a classic? Zvelle Classica Boots got your back!


There you go, your 5 closet essentials and a few picks from our closet to go with them. Getting your closet set up with the basics allows you to use clothing rental as a way to spruce up your wardrobe on rotation, take a new style out for a spin and get all the feels of trying a designer you love! Are you ready to get access to your closet in the cloud?