Sure, we all wish we had unlimited closet space and endless budget to fill the space up. But anyone who actually has an abundance of clothes will tell you – all of the extravagant pieces of the world are not enough if you don’t have a good base. The backbone of any functional closet are the basic pieces, so let’s see what are the items that every woman should have:
The basic white T is as basic as it gets – and that is what makes it the absolutely essential. Choose something with a flattering neckline and cap sleeves and you will be able to use it any situation: combine it with skinny jeans for a casual day of running errands, or simply add a structured blazer on top of that and you are ready for a night out with the girls. It goes with any color, most styles, and is a perfect addition for when you just don’t know what to pair an item with.
Every woman should have a formal dress that is their go-to piece of clothing for any fancy occasion. You can go with the traditional little black dress, or if you want something that will also be appropriate for weddings and events that take place during the day, go for a neutral, lighter color, like a baby pink or beige. When I had a surprise fancy dinner during a vacation, I look for resort wear, and I picked out a light and flowy one that I could wear as formal wear with a belt and some heels, or with sandals as an everyday piece.
Solid color pants
Every woman should have at least one pair of structured pants in a solid color. Make sure you have ones that are neutral in color, like black or tan, and then build up a multicolor collection from there on. Pair them up with a button-down shirt for a professional look or with a longer silk blouse for a more formal look.
No outfit is complete without a good pair of shoes, and if you can count on one thing that can be paired with everything – good black shoes should be your choice. Depending on your style they can be heels, court shoes, sandals, boots or even sneakers, but make sure they are comfortable and of good quality.
Women have a special connection with their bag collections, but actually, you only need one. A single high-quality bag that is big enough to fit all of your essentials, but small enough to stop you from carrying around excess stuff. Designer leather handbags are a popular choice since they are high-quality, meaning they will last you a long time, and they go with almost any outfit.
Embellishing an outfit can be tricky, and it’s so easy to do it wrong. But by sticking to the basic accessories, you will be able to control what you put on and you will make sure you always have the right piece for the occasion. A good wrist watch in a neutral metal will make you look professional and it can also act as a piece of jewelry. Also, a good pair of sunglasses are a summer staple. Choose the ones that are a good fit for your face shape and that have a neutral frame that will go with any outfit. Complete it with a beautiful necklace with a dainty pendant and you will be ready for any occasion.
Of course, styles vary and every person is going to have a different set of “basics” for their personal fashion style, yet the items listed above can complete any look, no matter what you enjoy wearing on a daily basis.