Our world is now getting used to the new normal, where more people will be working from home and less people will be going out unless truly necessary. Consumers’ spending habits are also changing. According to a New York Times report, retail sales plummeted on apparel goods. People would now rather buy essentials such as health, self-care and grocery items. While shopping for the latest fashion and trends now took a backseat, it does not mean that you should no longer care about how you dress when you go out. Dressing up is still part of success. There is no need to buy new outfits. All you need are the basics. For ladies, all you need are the must have items in woman’s wardrobe.
The must have items in a woman’s wardrobe never go out of style. These pieces are classic and timeless. They may not be trendy but wearing them will always make you look stylish and effortlessly chic. You can create polished outfits if you have these 10 essential items in a woman’s wardrobe:
1. White Button-Up Shirt
If you still don’t have a white button-up shirt, then it is time to purchase one. It is simple and classic yet you can use it in any occasion. You can pair it with anything.
No other garment is as popular and well-received in the world as jeans. They are comfortable, easy to use and durable. You can wear them for years and still look good. It does not matter whether they are skinny, straight, cropped, flared or any other style as long as it is the perfect fit for you. You can have them in black, dark or light. It is all up to you. What matters is that you look great on them.
But if you only have to choose one pair of jeans, choose a dark washed skinny or jeans. They are the most flattering. They are also the perfect jeans for dressing up of dressing down. If you find skinny jeans too uncomfortable, you can opt for slim straight jeans.
3. Black Trousers
Gone were the days were women were not allowed to wear trousers. Today, black trousers are essentials in a woman’s wardrobe especially for a career woman. Obviously, you can’t show up in a job interview wearing jeans. Black trousers are comfortable and easy to pair with.
4. Crew Neck White Shirt
Everyone should have a white crew neck shirt in their wardrobe. It is the most basic piece and essential piece of all. You can build any outfit from it.
If in doubt, anything looks good with a white shirt.Victoria Beckham
5. Knee-Length Pencil Skirt
If you will only have one skirt in your closet, make sure it is a knee-length pencil skirt. You can wear this skirt in the workplace. You can also wear it in formal events just by pairing it with high heels. In the same way, you can wear it on casual occasions by pairing it with sandals or flats.
6. Little Black Dress
7. Classic Black Blazer
Every woman should invest in one classic black blazer. You can wear this blazer with anything from jeans to dress, trousers, shorts, skirts, etc.. The colour black will go well with anything. The classic cut will make it look stylish yet elegant at the same time. It does not matter what brand. What is important is the fit.
8. Classic Black Pumps
A classic black pumps is a must have shoes for women regardless of age. The classic black pumps will go well in any occasion whether you are going to a party or simply going to work. You can wear them with gowns, dresses, jeans, trousers, shorts and skirts.
9. Ballerina Flats
Ever since Audrey Hepburn was seen wearing ballet flats in the movie Sabrina in the 1950s, the ballet flats became a must-have in a woman’s wardrobe. It is simple, elegant and never go out of style. It is also comfortable that you can wear it all day long.
10. White Sneakers
For your everyday comfort and casual wear, a pair of white sneakers is a must-have. Sneakers are classic and will never go out of style. They can be worn not only in jeans and shorts but also in skirts and dresses if you want to look cool.
Edited Version. Original first published in Pinoy Smart Living 07.23.2019Image Credit: Photo Mix from Pixabay Images