A wardrobe item for "three perfect sweaters" is a little bit like being asked to have the recipes to three perfect cookies---the answers are individual, highly subjective and dependent on how you're feeling that day. But like chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter (or is it oatmeal?) there are a few classic choices that most can agree on. A cardigan, turtleneck or V-neck and a patterned sweater is a good base for any closet.
OK, I see how these three types of rings should be in your wardrobe. It's interesting how clashing patterns and mismatched colors on clothes can look stylish, but inadvertently wearing a stainless-steel watch with a gold ring stands out like a neon sign. The signet ring recommendation? Probably a nod to the timelessness of wearing our initials on jewelry.
When it comes to belts, the well stocked closet falls into extremes. Skinny, colorful belts and wide belts in black or brown.
An item on both closet basics lists (for a review, click HERE) is a leather bag. That's it. Just...a leather handbag. So assuming 99% of women already own a bag, in leather or a leather-like material, my guess is that this is supposed to a functional bag. Not the designer bag you show your girlfriends, not the Trader Joe's bag I've been using as a purse this week, not the little clutch you bought for New Year's. But a bag that's sturdy, tasteful and flexible enough to carry year round.