With an overflowing cupboard and nothing to wear, when it comes to the women’s clothing having more isn’t always a good thing. Trends wax and wane and outfits that are all the rage at one moment can easily go out the style window at the blink of an eye, leaving you with a plethora of neon or peplum tops that you now wouldn’t be caught dead in.
What a good wardrobe requires is a handful of classics – styles that never go out of, well, style and you can easily mix and match with newer fashion fads and accessories so that you are always on trend. Here are the top 10 classic wardrobe staples that every woman should have on hand.
1. White Shirt
A crisp white button-down shirt is as classic as it gets. Wear it to work paired with a pencil skirt and kitten heels or on date night with some skinny jeans and stilettos. Accessories it with classic gold hoop earrings that have been never going out of style. When you need to dress up in a hurry grab a white shirt and want to up the ante on your outfit (fast), you don’t need to reach any further than your trusty gold hoop earrings with a white shirt and a pair of skinny jeans.
2. Tailored Blazer
A well-tailored blazer is the perfect mix of fun and formal. Pair it with slim trousers and a blouse for the boardroom, or throw it over a slinky dress on a night out. Make sure it fits well on the shoulders for a sleek look.
3. Little Black Dress
This style staple, whose origins are said to be inspired by the designs of Coco Chanel in the 1920s, has lasted through the decades and will no doubt power through centuries ahead. Worn usually in a short style, the little black dress or LBD can be as sexy or stark as you like it, worn to work or to a wedding party, it’s never out of place or lacking in chicness. The best part about the black dress is it can be accessorized with any colour of jewellery and other accessories. Nothing says classic quite like a pearl necklace goes best with little black dress. It’s a versatile jewel that spruces up any outfit.
4. Moto Jacket
A moto jacket immediately lends a cool and casual style to an outfit. The best part is that you don’t have to limit it to jeans and a tee shirt. Moto jackets lend an edgy vibe to feminine fit and flare or shift dresses too. It’s one of our favorite wardrobe essentials for its versatility and warmth.
5. Pencil Skirt
A pencil skirt is a go-to option for most women when it comes to their work wardrobe. This basic skirt, when paired with a tee and sneakers or heels and jacket, can be anything but basic. Make sure it sits on the waist perfectly and falls just below the knee.
6. Classic Blue Jeans
Nothing’s quite as adaptable and comfortable than a good pair of classic blue jeans. We’re not talking distressed boyfriend jeans or super low-waist ultra skinnies. Just the regular, blue jeans that fit like a glove without being too stretchy and tight. Worn with a tee shirt for errands in the day, a blouse for casual Friday at work or a party top for an evening out, you can’t really go wrong with a well-fitting pair.
Wardrobe classics never go out of style so make sure you invest in quality items when you are purchasing as you can use these over the years. Often, more expensive materials will cost a little extra but the price is worth it in the end as premium items usually last longer, too.