With all of the options out there, it’s hard to narrow your wardrobe down to the essentials. It’s nearly impossible not to buy one of everything because it’s all fabulous. When you find yourself sifting through your massive closet without anything you want to wear, try focusing on just a few versatile items, or stop up on anything that you don’t already have, keeping it simple and stylish.
A plain white tee shirt is perfect for a day out. Pair it with a jacket for the evening, and you have a timeless outfit for any venue. White tees go great with denim, dress pants, skirts, and anything else in which you feel comfortable.
A formal white shirt is a must as well because you can dress it up with formal slacks or dress it down with denim. Under a form-fitting blazer, it’s classic.
You need the perfect pair of jeans. There’s no way around it. Whether you wear them a lot or not, a classic, comfortable, slimming pair of denims is a go-to item for casual wear. Gap is a great place to find these. They’re affordable, and they last.
Hot summer days call for the most comfortable and stylish pair of denim shorts you can find. They look super cute with summer tops.
This goes without saying, but you need a little black dress that flatters your figure because you can wear it to almost any formal event, no matter what the style. It’s essential. Full stop.
Summer colours brighten every day, and you also need to have a fun, flowy summer dress to flit around town in comfort and style. Under a leather jacket or a blazer, you can really make it edgy and modern.
A blazer that flatters your figure will dress up any outfit from your summer dress to your white tops. It keeps you warm, it’s easy to throw on for a business meeting or an evening out, and it works for just about everything.
You can jazz up any bland outfit with a leather jacket, too. It’s edgy and awesome.
You must have one classic black heel. Find something comfortable, because you can wear it with anything else we’ve already discussed. Whether they’re peep-toes, stilettos, or pumps, pick something that flatters your feet.
A comfortable pair of canvas sneakers might seem like something a mom would wear, but they’re super cute and go with jeans or pencil skirts. In the right colour, they’re the perfect accessory for running errands.
Sometimes you want to dress up, but you don’t want to kill your feet. In that case, get yourself a nice pair of neutral ballet flats. Nude is a great colour choice for coordinating with blacks, browns, and blues.
Trousers and Skirts
Formal trousers fit well, are slimming, and offer a great business or formal solution when you don’t want to wear a dress. You’ll look feminine and sleek with a cute blouse and the right accessories.
Pencil skirts are business enough for the office and party enough for the club. Right above the knee is the perfect length for both. Keep it modest and pair it with the right top, and it’ll be very versatile.
Black tights are a must because, well, everyone needs black tights. Under a pencil skirt, under your denim shorts, or under any dress, they keep you warm or change your look completely.
A classic leather belt will look great with your denims or around your waist with a dress, the perfect belt is versatile and can create many looks.
The same with a scarf. Not only can it brighten up an outfit, but it can keep you warm and can be worn in many ways.
A watch is a timeless accessory that every woman should own. The simpler and more feminine the better. You can wear stud earrings with any outfit. They’re simple and understated, but lovely and charming. Red lipstick turns any dull outfit into a ritzy event. Be bold and wear it all the time.
This should get you started. Many of these items you can find at retailers like Gap. They’re affordable and fashionable. Try stocking up on these essentials and wearing them more often.
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