Finding something to wear is always easier than counting to three in Spanish, said no one ever. I will prove it. Uno, when did ten minutes of finding an outfit turn into an hour? Dos, did a tornado just pass by, because I don’t remember putting my dress on the ceiling fan? Tres, I think it’s time to go shopping because I have nothing to wear. The endless cycle begins once again.
The solution to putting outfits together? Start with the essentials. You can easily create outfits by accessorizing, creating layers or even adding staple pieces from current trends (like pastels for spring). The possibilities are endless. Here is a list of items every woman should have in their wardrobe:
We have all been through the physically draining task of trying to find the perfect pair of jeans. At times we ask ourselves, “Do these perfect jeans even exist?” The answer, ladies, is yes! That being said, it’s going to take a lot of trial and error to find your dream jeans. We all come in different shapes and sizes, so what looks flattering on one person might look borrowed on another. Go to stores and try on different styles and cuts of jeans. When you do find the right pair, try on different designs and washes from the same brand. This will ultimately save you from going through the long, stressful process of finding jeans. Also, don’t be afraid to invest a little money on the perfect pair. Nothing makes a woman feel more confident than fitting into a nice pair of jeans that accentuates her features.
2. Dress pants
Many may wonder if they really need dress pants. Yes, you need them and yes, they are necessary. Dress pants are an essential piece, and while they may not receive daily use, they are a must for the working woman. Let’s say you get a job interview— the mental preparation is stressful enough. Be prepared ahead of time, that way you won’t have to rush to the nearest mall at the very last minute. You will thank yourself later.
Who doesn’t remember the black Givenchy dress Audrey Hepburn wore for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Regardless of your style, every single woman should have a sleek black dress in her closet. To exude a sophisticated look, accessorize it with a coat or statement necklace. Coco Chanel once said, “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress.”
4. A pair of nude pumps
Who wouldn’t want to look a few inches taller? May your wish come true with nude pumps. These pumps create the illusion of elongated legs. Match your skin tone as closely as possible to those pumps— when they match your skin tone, they’ll look like an extension of your legs. Nude pumps are a classic way to dress up any outfit, whether you’re wearing a dress or jeans.
Blazers are a favorite amongst many celebrities. Blazers can create looks that exude sexiness and elegance. They are also appropriate for work or everyday use. When buying a blazer, make sure the sleeves are long enough to reach your wrists.
6. Tanks and camisoles
Who doesn’t remember wearing tanks and camisoles in their younger years? Even though we’re older now, they’re still a classic essential. In the fall and winter, they are great for layering underneath your knit sweaters. Just add a pair of leggings and you’re good to go. Have a dinner date with someone special? Pair that camisole with pumps and a blazer.
Feel like I missed something? Share your closet essentials.