Essentials for Every Woman’s Wardrobe

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.

Woman’s Wardrobe

White Tops

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.

Denim

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.

Dresses

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.

Jackets

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.

Shoes

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.

Accessories

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.

 

Image source: Pixabay

Four Steps You Should Take To Prepare Your Winter Wardrobe

Rubbermaid HomeFree series closet system
Image source: https://flic.kr/p/8L43he

 

Winter is here. It’s time to move those summer dresses and t-shirts to the back of your wardrobe and bring your jumpers and jeans to the front. Here is a step by step guide to preparing your wardrobe for winter.

 

  1. Clear out

It is a good idea to take this opportunity to do an overhaul of your wardrobe. Instead of putting summer items that are past their best back into your closet, you should get rid of them and make more room for your quality clothes. You will find it really helpful if you divide your clothes into four separate piles: toss, donate, fix and clean. Although it can be difficult to say goodbye to your favourite things, if they are permanently stained or have holes, they should be thrown out. Be as honest with yourself as possible when doing your clear out. If you haven’t worn an item for a very long time and you are hanging on to it “just in case” it should be donated to a charity shop. If you have items that have a loose threads or don’t fit you properly, get these fixed before putting them back into your closet. Finally, make sure you include the items in your laundry basket when you are doing your clear out. Some clothes just need a wash to make them look as good as new.

 

  1. Take stock

Once you have done a proper clear out of your wardrobe you can begin to take stock of your winter items. Start from the top and work your way down. So, first think about your hats. Are they warm enough and will they go with every outfit? Ask yourself these same questions about your scarves, tops, jumpers, trousers, dresses, skirts, etc. Make a list of any items that are missing from your winter wardrobe, or items that you need to get more of.

 

  1. Buy missing items

With your list, begin to browse online for items that you might like to purchase. Have a look online at the latest styles and make an online “lookbook” for inspiration. Remember that it is a better idea to buy one good quality item that will keep you warm for the whole winter instead of lots of cheap clothes and accessories that won’t last. If you are on a tight budget, keep an eye out for sale items that have decent reductions in price. If possible try to get all your new items bought quickly so that you are fully prepared for when it begins to get freezing outside.

  1. Complete wardrobe

Once you have everything you need for your winter wardrobe, you might find it helpful to organise items by colour and style. Have all your trousers grouped together and arrange them from light to dark. This will make it much easier for you to coordinate your outfits and might make your routine on those dark and chilly mornings a little quicker and easier.

 

Although it might take time, and you may need to spend a little money, getting your wardrobe prepared for winter will ensure that you are ready to brave the cold in style.

 

Refresh Your Wardrobe for 2013

A new year brings with it a whole host of thoughts about improvement: a new job, new hobbies and of course, new clothes. The winter sales are the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe, whether it’s a new pair of jeans, a smart jacket, a cosy fleece or some up-to-date footwear.

You might be wondering why you need to bother buying new clothes. Those trousers you’ve had for a couple of years are comfortable, aren’t they? You really like that red top, even though it’s slightly frayed around the hem and one of the buttons is missing. Well, these are great piecesof clothing for lazy Sundays by the fire or wrapping up in layers for a brisk walk, but you might want to think about something fresh, bright and on-trend for a great start to 2013.

Continue reading “Refresh Your Wardrobe for 2013”