Being a woman in an evolving fashion landscape is no easy task. So many trends come and go and seasons change so quickly that sometimes, you harly even notice. But while the new ‘in’ thing fades away into oblivion, there are few pieces that you can always rely on to get you out of a fashion rut. Here are a few clothing essentials that every woman must have in her wardrobe.
It’s universally agreed upon that a plain white tee is the most versatile piece you can own. There are literally a hundred outfits you can come up with—maybe even more. From street models to the likes of Karlie Kloss, everyone has their own favorite way of styling a basic tee. It easily fits in a casual setting. Throw a jumper over it or tuck it in skinny jeans and you’re good to go. You may pair it with a crisp pantsuit and smart pants and you’re already in formal attire. If you can find different cuts and combinations for a plain white tee, you’ll never have to repeat an outfit.
White button-down shirt
The white button-down shirt is essentially a dressier version of the plain white t-shirt. The white button-down is a staple in most capsule wardrobes of the modern working gal, and it’s not hard to see why. A cotton button-down can be an everyday wear, from gardening to doing a grocery run. A crisp long-sleeved polo is best worn in an office paired with statement accessories, while a silky version is an appropriate number for a girls’ night out.
Of course, you need a splash of color or some patterns in your wardrobe, and you can find both in a floral dress. You don’t have to go boho chic all the time, as you can also wear a white shirt underneath for a little layering action. Maybe throw a sweater over it when the wet season comes, or a black leather jacket for an edgy look.
Dark wash jeans
In choosing jeans that never go out of style, a darker wash is the better choice. Not only are they more versatile than light-washed denim or ripped jeans, they are also more flattering to a woman’s figure. It’s easy to hide flaws that you don’t want to be seen while also accentuating the best parts of your body.
A blazer can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion, making it a truly adaptable piece of clothing. Dark skinny jeans, for instance, appears more chic with a blazer and a pair of stilettos. You can also wear it with a dress, maxi or midi skirt, or even fold up an oversized men’s blazer for a more androgynous style.
No wardrobe is complete with the must-have denim jacket. Like blazers, it goes well with denim coordinates, dresses especially floral prints, culottes, and even track pants!
Little black dress
Sporting a little black dress (LBD) is a timeless look, but you can also transform the aesthetic with different pieces. For instance, pearls and single strap heels make it more elegant while knee high boots and an oversized coat makes a bolder statement a la New York Fashion Week.
The fashion world can change overnight. But with these essential pieces, you’ll never get left behind.