Do you always go through the “I have nothing to wear” phase every morning? It’s tiring trying to figure out what to wear, and sometimes the outfit never comes together like you pictured it.
On my style journey, I have discovered a few basic wardrobe essentials for every woman. These items are “lifesavers” and help you sort out what to wear and step out looking classy and elegant.
In my opinion, these are basic wardrobe essentials every woman should own.
1. Denim Trousers
You could have all the jackets and dresses in the world, but a good pair of jeans is the backbone of any wardrobe. They’re one of the few pieces that can withstand any season and can be worn anywhere. You could tweak a casual pair of jeans to look professional with the right accessories and shoes. The cut, colour and style of your denim trousers depend on your personal style and preference.
2. The Black Power Blazer
Corporate gal or not, you need a black blazer in your collection!
Blazers can switch up any look and give your simple outfit a power boost. Black blazers can be styled with various colours and won’t have you worrying about colour combos. A black blazer also helps you elevate any outfit.
3. The Black Shoulder Bag
Do you know how amazing it is to have a bag that can go anywhere without you worrying about whether it fits the outfit? A black bag is an excellent investment because you would wear it more than you planned. We’re speaking from experience. 🌚
It is a staple for every girl’s wardrobe. The style you choose is dependent on you, but make sure it’s good quality, so it lasts a long time.
4. Black Strappy Heels
Or as I like to call them, “barely-there heels”. They’re skimpy, delicate and undeniably feminine. As such, every gal needs a pair in her shoe-drobe! Barely there heels are a staple piece you need to have! They keep your outfit classy without stealing the show, especially if your dress deserves all the attention. 😉
5. The Black Belt
And no, I don’t mean martial arts; I mean the darlings that save you from droopy dresses and oversized trousers. Black leather belts are a treasure to have in your closet, no matter what. They are a timeless investment because they are not only stylish but also extremely functional.
6. The Little Black Dress
EVERY woman needs something in her wardrobe that is classless and timeless. What’s that? The Little Black Dress!
Again and again, the LBD is listed as one of the must-have items for every woman’s wardrobe. It is the embodiment of sophistication, simplicity and versatility,
A little black dress is appropriate for many situations — particularly those unplanned last-minute occasions. It will always come through for you.
7. Black Leather Sandals/Slip-ons
Ever gotten stuck wondering if your shoes will match your clothes? Or, found yourself wearing dressy shoes to a casual outing with friends?
A pair of good quality leather sandals (or slip-ons) is going to be your best friend!
They are comfortable enough to be worn on casual occasions without making you look not put together.
8. White Shirt
White t-shirts are undeniably the most versatile and significant item a girl can own. It can be styled in different ways and with any accessory of your choice. If you have not already invested in a plain white t-shirt, be ready to do so now.
Ensure you purchase good quality t-shirts to avoid them losing shape and looking weak when you wear them out. You can also switch out your white tee with a white blouse for a more sophisticated look.
9. Black Pants
Black pants are a must-have for every woman. Whether high or low waist- we’re always team high-waisted here! They are effortless to style and don’t leave you thinking of colour combinations. You can never go wrong with a pair of black pants in your wardrobe. The cut and style of the pants are dependent on your personal style, as always.
10. The Black Shirt
In my opinion, black tees are also one of the most versatile pieces in any wardrobe. It’s essential to have a few different styles to achieve a variety of looks. Whether you’re pairing yours with baggy pants or denim trousers and strappy heels, a black t-shirt instantly gives any outfit a cool-girl feel. You can dress it up or down, choosing to add pops of colour or—my favourite way—mixing with neutrals.
There you have it! My take on wardrobe essentials every girl needs! If you’re looking for minimalist outfit ideas, be sure to check out my Pinterest board.
Do you have any? Would you be buying these? I’d love to hear from you.