10 Wardrobe Essentials That Every Woman Needs
If you read my most recent style post, you've probably begun building your capsule wardrobe. The foundation of the capsule wardrobe is built on essential staples that contribute to everyday looks. If you're looking to downsize your wardrobe to the basics or you're starting over from scratch, these are the 10 wardrobe essentials that every woman needs in her closet.
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The black tank/cami is a foundational layering piece. It's purpose is to serve as a base for your outfit. You can wear it on its own or you can pair it with a jean jacket or chunky sweater for a cool, casual look.
Basic White Tee
The basic white tee has so much versatility. As demonstrated in the picture, you can dress it up with heels or you can dress it down by swapping out the heels for sneakers. A white t-shirt can be styled a number of different ways. For a casual look pair it with a light sweater and flats, or you can dress it up a notch with a blazer and pumps.
You can never go wrong with a classic white blouse. Its simplicity allows you to wear it with just about anything. No matter if you choose a light chiffon, silk, or cotton blouse, the versatility of styles and fabrics allow you to tailor your own look.
Crisp White Button Down
A white button down will always be chic and timeless. This crisp piece instantly pulls together any look. Roll up the sleeves and tuck it into jeans for an effortless appeal, or pair it with a tuxedo blazer to command your scene.
Achieve a minimal and effortless look with the chambray shirt. It's a great substitute for when you want to take a break from the white button down. I love to pair it with denim or white jeans for a more pulled together look.
Chunky cardigans in particular are my absolute fave. I love how this one is short sleeved for those cool summer nights. This wardrobe staple can be used to add coziness and dimension to your look.
A tailored blazer is a typical 9 to 5 classic, but don't be afraid to mix work with pleasure. It's the perfect piece to transition from your day job to a night out on the town. If you're wanting a more dressed down look, you can throw it over a t-shirt and some boyfriend jeans for a more casual look.
A pencil skirt really hugs and highlights the curves and femininity of a woman's body. It truly is one of the woman's power pieces. Not only can this be worn in a corporate setting, it can also be worn out for a date night as well.
The LBD (Little Black Dress)
Who doesn't love a little black dress? According to the rules of fashion, every woman should own one. Beyond it's neutrality and versatility, I think we love it most for its magical slimming powers. Wear this timeless piece for a girl's night out or dress it down for a fun day of shopping.
For the most part, you can't go wrong with skinny jeans. They accentuate your figure in a positive light. I'm not sure if it's the word "skinny," but research shows that women feel more confident when they wear jeans that are more fitted to the body.
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What are your favorite wardrobe essentials? Let me know in the comments below.