There’s a few things every woman should have in her wardrobe. Its safe to say your wardrobe is incomplete if you don’t have these items in them, and further more, if you have these items, you’ll likely be able to make a great outfit for any event you encounter. These pieces of clothing are your wardrobe essentials. These are your dresses, trousers, blouses, skirts and sweaters, etc that you can plan to spend a little bit more money on, but you’ll only have to replace every few years and will keep you looking timelessly great.
11 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Needs
Normally, I am all about picking clothing with bold color. When it comes to wardrobe essentials, finding vibrant colors that suit your personality is important, but I’ll get away from the norm a little bit and suggest a few black wardrobe must-haves. Why? Well, in select situations black serves a girl well. You’ve gotta have enough of it in your wardrobe to create great outfits. Here are 11 wardrobe essentials that make up the minimalist wardrobe.
A soft, smooth cotton (or my personal favorite) cashmere sweater is a must-have that goes a long way for casual and professional outfits. A chunky, over-sized sweater works too, but is best for more casual outfits.
All women should have a professional suit. Even if your day-to-day life doesn’t call for this, you need a good, breathable suit to wear on a moment’s notice. I highly suggest beginning with a stretch wool suit, as they tend to be less expensive and are very breathable as you learn what suit works best for you.
Button Up Blouse
Ah, the button up white blouse. These shirts come in handy in every situation from weekend lounging to heading into a board room. The boyfriend blouse here is a versatile work/casual piece, but you can go as formal or casual as you like with this clothing staple.
Knee Length Skirt
A knee length skirt in any style is a must-have for every wardrobe. A pencil skirt will complete more professional outfits, but an a-line or flowing skirt will be perfect for more casual looks. The type of skirt is up to you, but owning one is a must.
Go-to Work Dress
Owning a work dress with structure around the waist and a minimalistic of simple appearance will allow you to get dressed in 15 minutes and still look good. This is a dress to use when time is short, but you need to look good. It will save you time and effort as you finding yourself wearing this dress more often than expected.
Classic Black Pump
If you can only own one formal shoe, splurging on a classic black pump is the way to go. For this pump, finding a high-quality leather with a little sheen but not so much as patent leather, will create a sleep look for simple work outfit or evening outfit. You can even wear these out for cocktails.
Date -or- Going Out Dress
A fun dress in whatever color and style you prefer should always be in your closet. This dress has alot of personality and is your go-to dress for fun events. You can pull this dress out at a moment’s notice and go, while still looking great.
Besides the classic black pump, a good colorful flat is a must-own. So many great shoes should go in a complete wardrobe, but if you can only have 2 pairs, a bold/colorful flat would be one of them. These should be comfy flats you can wear often to add some pizzazz to any outfit.
A denim jacket is a wardrobe classic. It’s casual, stylish and will wear over almost any outfit to create a casual look. Finding a wash that compliments your hair and skin tone is a must. However, you rarely can go wrong with a darker jean jacket.
No wardrobe is complete without a pair of jeans to lounge in. Whether they are skinny, straight, flared or wide, you need at least one pair. Jeans are comfy and your go-to item for casual days.
A great leather jacket is a worthwhile investment. A leather jacket is the epitome of style and will dress up a casual outfit or complete a day-to-night outfit with a little bit of sass.