There are some clothes in your wardrobe that you can easily call your staples. Whether it is a sharp blazer, a dependable pair of trousers, or a perfectly fashionable t-shirt, you know that you never have to worry about “not having anything to wear” if they’re inside your closet.
Whether you’re getting dressed for a night out, a date, for work or anything in between, these essentials are an excellent primer to build your wardrobe. Here’s a list of basic clothes you can mix and match as you like never to live that “everything-I-have-looks-ugly” moment again.
Nothing is more comfortable and casual than a pair of classic white kicks, especially if they’re a pair of comfy running shoes. This casual basic matches practically everything, from your favored LBD to cropped slacks and boho-chic outfits. And if they look vintagey enough, that’s even better.
Crisp White Tee
Together with the white shoes, this whitey t-shirt is basic yet cool, versatile and can be worn in more ways than you think. Match it with a pencil skirt for work or high-waisted denim for a stroll in the park. This staple tee is the best way to start your outfit off with a clean slate.
Probably the most dependable item in your wardrobe, the iconic trench can be reinvented in a lot of different ways to match the needs of any uptown and downtown woman. Choose a slim-fit one that emphasizes your waist, or leave it unbuttoned, so your best outfit isn’t hidden. And stop thinking that a tan hue is your only choice – a deep green or crimson red trench can be almost as versatile as the classic beige.
Little Black Dress
The LBD – seriously, are words really needed? The alpha and omega of every streamlined wardrobe, the LBD is the most versatile one-and-done piece you will ever buy. Choosing the right one, such as one with a semi-modest length and high neckline, and you’re set for practically every occasion, from desk to dinner. Other than getting you out the door in seconds, it can also pack a serious fashion punch!
There’s a reason why the Breton (Bateau) striped shirt has been worn by every artist, actor, and intellectual, of the last century. Other than looking fashionable, it will also provide you with that aura of independent thinking and personal freedom you need to make a statement. A mainstay in your closet, just don’t forget that you can’t wear it every day, though.
Comfortable, fashionable, and incredibly reliable, the denim jacket is the LBD of jackets, and you can throw it over practically anything. If you want something fresher, you can also look for a jacket with some floral print or a pretty lilac shade – perfect to spice things up a bit.
Dark Wash Jeans
Dark wash denim never goes out of style. Ever. If you value comfort over class, jeans are a solid choice that will make you feel like you won the pants lottery! Skinny jeans are the bread and butter of every outfit, for every shape, and every season, regardless of whether you’re dressing up or down.
A wardrobe built on a streamlined selection of clothes makes everyday dressing so much easier. Some clothes are made to last a lifetime and will help you bring your outfits together from start to finish to make getting dressed in the morning incredibly simpler. Stop worrying about what to wear, and do not renounce looking cool and chic!