A renowned fashion photographer, the late Bill Cunningham, once said that the best fashion show is definitely on the street. It always has been and always will be. Well, we couldn’t agree more! There are more eyes on the street to impress than there are on the runway. With that said, every woman should have a charily curated classic wardrobe that consists of a few staple items that work either alone or together, season after the season. Of course, every woman is different, but there are standard wardrobe items that make it easy for any woman to look effortlessly modern and chic. Let’s take a look at the 10 must-have items for women’s clothing:
Giorgio Armani, who’s the founder of one of Italy’s fashion houses, considers the T-shirt as the alpha and omega of the fashion alphabet. Just like other girls’ tops, T-shirts are meant to be fun, colorful, decorative and cut to compliment a feminine body. Why white? Well, the color gives the top versatility, meaning that you can wear it in nearly infinite ways. Whether you let it hang free with a pair of denim cutoffs or tuck it into a skirt, one thing is for sure: you’ll rock!
Just like white, black is another color that gives clothes versatility. In this case, a black blazer is a wonderful staple as you can were it in infinite ways. You can wear it over a blouse and slacks, over a tee and a mini, or you can wear it over a cocktail dress if you prefer. To ensure that your black blazer will transition throughout the seasons, invest in classic-looking one with great, lean tailored fits. Avoid those with studs, sequins and other flashy details.
You’ve probably heard the wise quote by Neiman Marcus stating that women who wear black lead colorful lives. Many women can resonate with this saying, which is why the little black dress never lacks in their closets. The reason why this garment is the OG of a woman’s closet is because you can dress it down for the daytime and later on pair it with a pair of statement earrings for an evening out. Extremely versatile are the words to describe a black dress.
A pair of jeans in a classic wash is another fundamental item in a woman’s wardrobe. Whether you are into skinny jeans or straight cut jeans, either of them is flattering. However, you should be wary of overly trendy jeans such as those with rips, cuts or weird dyes as they may look outdated after just a season.
Even if you favor flats or sneakers more, you should also add a pair of heels to your shoe collection. High heels not only give a woman a chic look, but they also complete the image of an accomplished, career-oriented woman. Not unless you maneuver in strappy stilettos like a baby giraffe, you should consider having a pair or two or more.
This is another garment that is as stylish as it is versatile. It can be paired with anything from a tee and jeans to an office-appropriate outfit. The versatility of this closet item undoubtedly makes it a perfect fall/spring transitional piece and an all-time valuable wardrobe investment.
Regardless of your age, body type or sense of style, a leather jacket is a versatile, stylish, classy and easy to wear piece during any season. A black leather jacket is probably the most versatile as you can pair it with lots of other outfits. For example, you can wear it over a flirty dress, or you can wear it over a T-shirt and jeans. Besides being versatile enough to be worn with possibly anything, a leather jacket is closet item that lasts fairly long and never goes out of style.
Handbags have always been obligatory companions for women and not just because pockets in their garments are inadequate, but because bags are not only spacious, but are also stylish. When making a choice, go for a handbag that is big enough to hold all your daily essential, but with a well-structured shape so it can accommodate your personal effects in style. Furthermore, check for versatility in a bag so you can use it in different situations, i.e. take it with you to formal meetings, happy hour drinks or dinner with loved ones.
When going for a night out or party at a crowded restaurant or bar, you may find it inconvenient to carry a big handbag. In such situations, an evening clutch will come in handy. If you hate the assiduousness of holding a clutch, you can opt to carry an evening bag with straps instead.
While most women go for pumps for being the perfect and classic shoe for almost any formal occasion, sophisticated women add ankle boots to their footwear collection to add a more stylish look to their outfit. Good thing about ankle boots is that they are also versatile as they can be worn under jeans, dresses or skirts.
A woman’s got to do what she’s got to do, and looking good at all times is one of the things on her to-do list. Of course, there are various other vital items that a woman should have in her wardrobe, but the ones on this list are fundamental. Now, let the shopping begin!
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