If you’re anything like me, you have a closet that looks full but still feels empty. There are items that you wear every day and things that you have literally never taken off the hanger – and may even have the tags still on them. Even with so many clothes, you feel like you never have anything right to wear. This can be fixed! All you need are a few wardrobe essentials to be able to mix and match to your heart’s content and always have the perfect outfit for any occasion.
A leather jacket is one of the most versatile jackets you could own. Dress it up with a dress or a nice blouse or dress it down with jeans and a t-shirt. You can’t go wrong with the classic black leather jacket, but if you’re looking to mix it up a bit go for another color: beige, gray, green or pink. But if you’re really daring, purchase a bright red or blue one to make a bold statement.
Nothing showcases your style quite like your go-to pair of sunglasses. You can have several pairs, but every woman should have her favorite pair that is recognizable and associated with her. Choose wisely, making sure that you pick a pair that works for your face shape. Then, toss them on to complete any outfit.
Like leather jackets, ankle booties are great for so many different occasions. Wear a heeled pair with any kind of dress – sundress or a party dress, the choice is yours. They look great with jeans as well if you’re going for a more toned down outfit. If heels aren’t your thing, flat ankle booties are just as cute and twice as comfortable!
Ripped jeans are the new skinny jeans, everyone needs a pair. Go for a light denim boyfriend pair to wear with a casual top and sneakers or some black skinny ones for a sleeker look. A number of rips can vary from one on each knee to throughout the legs, it’s up to you.
You may already have a pair of running shoes to workout in, but having a pair of casual sneakers is always a good idea. These are the perfect shoes to throw on with a casual t-shirt and jeans. Though black matches everything, a white pair can brighten up an all-black outfit or go with any other color. White sneakers have always been in style, but with the recent comeback of Adidas’ Stan Smith pairs, they are a must have for every woman.
During the winter months, I love to throw on a soft cashmere sweater, jeans, boots and my coat for an easy yet put-together outfit. You can’t beat feeling cozy while still looking good – it’s a win-win.
No wardrobe is complete without a classic white t-shirt… or several. These go with just about anything. Literally. Simple and understated, it’s impossible to go wrong with them. Pair with jeans, skirts, shorts, doesn’t matter! Prices can really vary depending on quality and designer. If you can, opt for a couple good quality shirts that are worth the splurge and will last long.
Flannels are a fall essential. With a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, you can choose one that fits your personal style. Wear them with a t-shirt and jeans, with a casual dress, or just around your waist as an accessory instead of a light jacket. During the summer months, flannels are a great outer layer that you won’t overheat in.
Nude, like black, goes with any color. A pair of nude heels are great for work, going out at night, and daytime events. Pair them with jeans, dresses, skirts. You get the picture. And as an added bonus, nude heels are known to make your legs appear longer and leaner.
Little Black Dress
And of course, no wardrobe is complete without an LBD in it.
Adding these 10 wardrobe essentials items will simplify your closet and your life! How many of these pieces do you already own?