If there’s one thing Fashion Week teaches us, is that trends are constantly on the move. This Spring’s fashion craze will be yesterday’s news once Fall rolls around.
But you can remain stylish year-round as long as you keep chic wardrobe essentials on hand. Here’s a list of 11 non-negotiable items every woman needs in her wardrobe.
1. Comfortable Denim
Many people equate comfortable with homely. But good denim doesn’t have to compromise on style.
It might mean splurging on a quality brand to get the durability and soft texture you need, but it’s worth the investment. Be sure to choose a color that can be dressed up or down to get the most for your money.
Denim is a go-to for day to night wear no matter the time of year.
2. T-Shirt Bras
Good bras are worth their weight in gold. No matter what you’re wearing, you want to be sure you have at least one bra that can stand the test of time.
This is the bra you wear on extra long work days knowing you won’t end up with painful bra strap marks at the end of the day. It’s comfortable, but still provides that flattering boost of support beneath your clothes.
Take your time to find a fit. Once you get a great brand that works for your body type, never let it go.
3. That Blazer
Every woman needs ‘that’ blazer. You know the one that makes you look like you woke up like this.
It’s chic, smart and, for all everyone knows, you’re the genius mind behind the latest tech craze. Think solid colors to make this blazer timeless.
Prints are tempting but can date your blazer if you choose anything too trendy.
4. Deep V-Neck
Wardrobe essentials should always include t-shirts. The trick is finding flattering t-shirts that can be worn for both work and play.
A cotton blend deep V-neck usually does the trick. Make sure you have these shirts available in black, white, and grey.
These staple colors are a lifesaver when you’ve run out of outfit ideas and just need to get out of the house right away.
5. Heels That Feel Flat
Flats have their time and place. But every woman needs to add a pair of black heels to her wardrobe.
These heels save the day when your flats make your outfit look frumpy or like you barely even tried. Make sure you choose heels that don’t feel like heels to your feet.
Wedges are always a good place to start when looking for shoes with solid arch support.
6. Leather Belt
Be it cowhide or vegan leather, you’ll need a decent belt to get you through fluctuations in weight over the years. A high-quality belt makes a pair of jeans or pants look classy without requiring alteration to your clothes.
Look for blacks or dark browns with modest-sized buckles. A belt that’s too flashy is too hard to match with casual or dress clothes.
If it’s too plain, it might not work with a pair of pants. You need to find a belt with a classic style buckle that straddles the fence between dressy and casual. Consider a custom leather belt if you’re not having luck with your favorite retail outlets.
7. Black Dress
Times change, but the little black dress is here to stay. How little the dress actually is depends on how comfortable you feel wearing short dresses.
But the main point is to have a neutral dress you can dress up with a blazer or wear on a first date to accentuate your curves. The little black dress is sexy and functional.
Make sure your wardrobe essentials include a flattering dress this season.
8. A Feel Good Shirt
No wardrobe essentials list would be complete without your favorite shirt or dress. It’s the thing you put on that instantly puts you back in a good mood on a crazy day.
It’s the outfit you’re sure looks good on you despite anyone else’s weird stares. Make sure you have one piece in your wardrobe that makes you feel confident no matter how it looks to everyone else.
9. Button Down
Women overlook button-downs as functional, serious pieces. But button-downs have been known to add a little flare to even the most conservative wardrobe.
Think beyond work when choosing a classic button-down style that can also be worn to your favorite arts festival on a breezy day.
10. Leather Jacket
Your wardrobe needs a leather jacket. No matter whether you live in the Mojave Desert or Miami Beach, there will come a day when you need to upgrade your cool factor by a million.
A high-quality leather jacket won’t disappoint as long as you choose black or camel colored options. If you can afford a designer option, you’re winning.
11. Seamless Underwear
Your bra and underwear can make or break a great outfit. Having to pull and tug at panties to keep them in line throughout the day is a huge faux pas.
Invest in a high-quality pair of seamless underwear with good cheek coverage. These underwear are your go-to when you want to wear something skimpy but aren’t in the mood for thongs.
Finding Quality Wardrobe Essentials
It’s a good idea to invest in high-quality wardrobe-essentials. You’ll get your money’s worth as these pieces bail you out of fashion emergencies time and again.
Skip the splurges on designer pieces you’ll rarely wear and put that money into your everyday style and comfort. For more information and tips, check our blog for updates.