When it comes to women’s fashion, there is no singular unified look applicable to the entirety of the female population. Preferences and tastes vary across different kinds of women, some picking femininity over boyish outfits, and some preferring casual over dressy looks, others opting for monochrome over colours and so on. However, as far as putting together a wardrobe is concerned, there are certain essential items that are a must-have for every woman out there. These mostly comprise of basic pieces that can be elegantly paired with a diverse range of clothes to construct distinct outfits.
As a fashion lover, I have managed to grow my wardrobe quite a bit the past year. I love getting new items and finding new ways to combine them. But sometimes, it’s just nice to have a few basics lying around which you can use for almost anything. So if you’re not looking for a giant wardrobe, but more for a toned-down closet which can be used in lots of different ways, this is the article for you. At London Rag we tell you about a few items which everyone needs in their wardrobe, even if you have the smallest wardrobe possible! So let’s get started!
Everybody needs a good pair of women jeans. They just go with everything and they last a very long time if you get a good pair. Really pay attention to the shape of the jean that you like. Pick a pair that accentuates your hips and visually elongates your legs. Jeans are particularly stylish as they can be paired with virtually any top, while also keeping unexpected mishaps such as sudden stains at bay. When you decide to put on a stylish pair of jeans, you have the liberty of deciding whether you want to dress up or down, go casual or extra put-together. Accessories or shoes no bar either. You can don a pair of elegant pumps or play it cool with some sneakers.
In a basic wardrobe you need some items that you can combine with anything. The best way to start is to pick a colour scheme for your closet. Black and white are always the best women tops colours, to begin with, and then add some colours that you really adore, like soft blues or pinks. Then add some more tops to your collection, these could be both short and long-sleeved and sleeveless tops. Also great are Boho tops. They give a bit more vibe to your look, but are still good enough to be paired with almost anything.
From Audrey Hepburn to Coco Chanel, the importance of the Little Black Dress has been reiterated through multiple generations of women. In times of confusion or little preparation with regard to putting together a dazzling outfit for an evening or a night out in the city, the little black dress is a convenient and inherently glamorous option to opt for. Timeless and elegant, the LBD whilst being a wardrobe staple also lends a great degree of flexibility with regard to styling. You can pair your Little Black Dress with a plethora of accessories, ranging from classic pumps to women heels to classy bags.
Not every workplace has a casual dress code and many frown upon employees wearing jeans at work. If that sounds like your office, there is another wardrobe staple that you should definitely invest in. A classic pair of ankle-length pants can augment any formal or semi-formal look with grace and ease. Pick a pair in an easy, stretchable material to ensure all day long comfort without looking like a hobo.
Perfect for relatively casual occasions such as a brunch with the girls or a weekend date, a denim jacket is extremely utilitarian and thus essential to a woman's wardrobe. It is also an androgynous outfit piece which lends a large helping of effortless chic to any outfit. It can be worn season after season and can be thrown in with any ensemble to amp up the trend factor. Though there is a variety of colours, styles, and details to choose from, a classic long denim jacket is the most versatile option out there.
Jack of all trades and master of several, a dainty pair of ballet flats can add grace to different kinds of outfits. Perfect for fashionably lazy days, ballet flats offer an immense amount of comfort. You can decide to select one in leather or suede. The perfect blend of style and ease, ballet flats can be your preferred option for any occasion ranging from a board meeting to a quick grocery run.
So, this brings us to the end of this list of wardrobe essentials for every voguish woman out there. However eccentric the rest of your closet might be, be sure to invest in these key styling pieces at London Rag. Since the utility of these pieces is likely to span several years, make sure you pick quality and quantity both!