Whether you’re looking to pare down your wardrobe or get a solid base, read on to find out the five wardrobe essentials you need in your closet.
- White T-Shirt
- Block Heels
A high-rise dark wash pair of skinny jeans are universally flattering. They can be dressed up or down and will never go out of style. Look for a pair with plenty of stretch for extra comfort. Typically denim with a fabric content of polyester, cotton and spandex will be soft and stretchy.
2. White t-shirt
A white t-shirt is a no-brainer. The possibilities are endless. Dress it up with a pencil skirt. Knot it in front to define your waist and pair with high-rise skinnies. Tuck it into a pencil skirt and wear to the office. Throw a white tee over your swimsuit along with a pair of cut-offs for a poolside cover-up.
A Little Black Dress will always have a place in your closet. An LBD can easily be dressed up with heels, a clutch and red lipstick. For running errands or a casual date night dress down an LBD with a denim jacket, white sneaks and an oversized tote.
Whether you work outside the home or not a blazer is an important piece of your wardrobe.
A long sleeve black blazer is a must. Choose one with a bit of stretch that nips in at the waist for a tailored look. A 3/4 length sleeve blazer with ruching at the sleeves is another piece to consider adding to your closet.
This blazer will work in warmer weather and strike a slightly more casual vibe. A sweatshirt blazer is a great alternative if you’re not working somewhere with a strict dress code. Sweatshirt blazers manage to make you look pulled together while still offering maximum comfort.
5. Block Heels
Block heels are walkable and trendy and don’t need to be expensive. Choose a pair that is between two and three inches high if you plan on doing much walking. A black or nude pair will be your most versatile pair with anything from skinny jeans to a dress.
Take your jeans, white t-shirt and blazer from above, combine them with a pair of block heels and you’re all set for date night. For the office pull out an LBD, blazer and block heels. Mix and match all five closet staples throughout the week. As you shop add to your base with items like a floral maxi dress, statement earrings or a leopard print scarf.