The key to a drool-worthy, stylish wardrobe lies in investing in the right basics. While it’s a good idea to invest in “wardrobe heroes” from time to time (as well as pick a few seasonal pieces to refresh your wardrobe and keep it from looking dated season after season) it’s actually wardrobe essentials that are the unsung heroes of your effortless style.
Wardrobe essentials are indispensable staples without which your wardrobe wouldn’t function properly – and it’s a good idea to invest in the best quality you can afford when picking out these pieces since you’ll use them so often.
Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades; only style remains the same.” So, before investing in the latest trends and filling your wardrobe with clothes you’ll only wear once, start by investing in some wardrobe basics that’ll never grow out of style. These, you can reinvent according to your mood. They work in all situations.
It’s time to create the perfect wardrobe with wardrobe essentials that will never let you down. Here’s a list of five wardrobe essentials that we consider a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe.
Wardrobe Essentials For Every Woman
The Perfect LBD
There’s a reason why the perfect Little Black Dress, or LBD, is such a versatile piece in your wardrobe. Layer a sweater over the dress and turn it into a skirt-like look for the office, or pair it with an on-trend linen blazer for a meeting. Dress-down your LBD for the weekend with a pair of ballet flats, a funky scarf, and a cross-body tote. This is one dress that goes from work to play with a simple switch of accessories.
Stretch-Jersey Dress ($538)
Pescara Sheath Dress ($345)
Mango Draped Wrap Dress ($39.99)
Madewell Textured Afternoon Dress ($98)
A Gorgeous White Blouse
While most stylists will tell you that a pristine, crisp white shirt is a must-have for every woman’s wardrobe, we beg to differ. What about those of us who hate button downs, simply because it’s so hard to get the perfect fit around the chest??!
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Pair your beautiful blouse with distressed jeans and statement scarf over the weekend for a Parisian chic vibe, or wear it with your fitted skirt and strappy sandals for a day out with the girls.
Mango Openwork Trim Blouse ($339.99)
Kasia Appliqued Blouse ($98)
Theory Silk Embroidered Front Peasant Blouse ($315)
Chiffon Blouse ($31.80)
A Well-Fitting Skirt
Pick a skirt that becomes the backbone of a stunning outfit without being too memorable by itself. You want to be able to wear this skirt to work with your blazers and pumps, to the ballgame with a pretty top and block-heel sandals, and to the salon with a cool striped tee and slip-on sneaks…. and all this without anyone noticing that you are wearing the same skirt over and over! This is why wardrobe essentials are so important.
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Zipper-Pocket Pencil Skirt ($84.50)
Silk & Organic Cotton Knit Pencil Skirt ($198)
City Skirt in Sailor Stripe ($65)
Mango Black Pencil Skirt ($39.99)
The Classic Black Pants
It’s called a classic for a reason. This is one style of pants that never ever goes out of style! Pick one that is high quality with good construction details, heavy-gauge fabric, and clean lines. The cut — high-waist or low-rise, cropped or wide-leg is up to you. Wear them with a silk blouse and pumps for work or a T-shirt on a chill Saturday.
Braden Flared Trousers ($158)
Boden Arianna Pant ($82.80)
Tummy-Comfort Flared Pants ($43.99)
Single Pleat Pant ($228)
Dark Wash Jeans
A pair of well-fitting, curve-skimming dark wash jeans that you can easily wear to work on casual Fridays is a wardrobe staple above all others!
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We love them because they’re practical, sexy, timeless and suitable for both day and night.
Kimmie Bootcut Jeans ($198)
Bootcut Dark Wash Jeans ($45.99)
Michael Kors Skinny Jeans ($120)
Dark Wash Sofia Skinny Jeans ($99)
Incorporate these wardrobe essentials in your closet, and you’ll never find yourself one wardrobe staple short of a great outfit!
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What are your wardrobe staples? Share with us, in the comments below, we’d love to know!