10 Wardrobe Essentials Everyone Should Own
Whether it’s OTT prints in clashing checks and bold florals, or working the neon accessories seen in the latest runway collections into your look, everyone loves to buy a few trend-driven pieces every season. But it’s the classic staples that should always be the focus. You know the ones: the perfect white T-shirt you wear on repeat, the white sneakers you rely on daily and the black pumps you’ve had for years.
Here’s all the wardrobe essentials you need, so you’ll never have that “I-have-nothing-to-wear” moment again.
One of those classic styles you’ll wear for seasons to come, a simple cashmere sweater is the most versatile of knitwear. Whether you choose a crew neck, V-neck or roll-neck design, a plush cashmere sweater deserves a spot in every well-edited wardrobe. Wear it with everything from cropped jeans and tailoring to work trousers, skirts and blazers.
Regardless of the weather outside, a fitted pencil skirt is a surprisingly sophisticated wardrobe staple. The classic knee-length hemline makes it office-appropriate, while the simple shape creates a clean, polished silhouette that’s versatile enough to wear with a blouse at work or a T-shirt on the weekend.
Black ankle boots
A good pair of ankle boots can be relied on year-round, no matter what your style. Invest in a mid-heel height and they’ll work just as well with dresses as they will with jeans. Perfect for dressing up or down, there’s a reason why everyone has a pair (or two) of these in their footwear collection.
Every season, you think about buying a soft leather biker jacket, take one look at the price tag, and decide to add it to your list to buy next year. It may cost a lot for a single piece, but if you’re willing and able to invest in one, it’s a purchase you won’t regret. Whether you’re throwing it on over a day dress or teaming it with jeans, a black leather jacket is a timeless cover-up you’ll wear forever.
Whether it’s wearing an athleisure-inspired windbreaker or slipping on a denim jacket, there are a few options when it comes to casual dressing, but the effortlessly cool and easy to wear trench coat is the one you should rely on the most. Often touted as the ultimate trans-seasonal piece, it’s designed to keep you warm but still lightweight enough for layering and the trusty trench coat can be thrown over a whole range of outfits. Use the waist belt to cinch in the narrowest part of your frame for a flattering look, or leave it open for a more relaxed feel.
The perfect jeans
Seemingly elusive, we can assure you the perfect pair of jeans does exist. Whether flared, skinny, cropped or straight is the style that suits you best, just make sure it’s a dark-wash pair. Dark-wash denim can be easily adapted to take you from meetings to after-work drinks, and everywhere in between.
The simplicity of the white shirt makes it a reliable option when you just can’t decide what to wear. Look for one that’s cut for a relaxed fit and has a classic pointed collar for the most flattering (and season-less) look. Every woman needs one in their wardrobe.