I just love my wardrobe “Basics”. Even my husband makes fun of me for this reason. Every time I want to give an excuse for the price of an item, I start explaining how basic and timeless it is, that I can wear it over and over again and mix it with other items to have a sophisticated look. Well, it is actually the truth and not just an excuse!
When I buy an item, no matter what the price is, it is important for me to be able to wear it as much as I can and not less than 30 times!
So here are my wardrobe essentials, the basics that you can wear for many years to come!
A well fitted blazer
It doesn’t matter if you are a business woman, a freelance artist, or an award winning athlete, a well fitted blazer is an essential in every woman closet! I bought mine a couple of years ago, and I wear it with almost everything: leather pants, jeans, dress, and even denim shorts during summer for a more casual look.
Black/ White/ Gray/ Navy T-shirts
Casual t-shirts are another wardrobe essentials. Of course you can have them in any color you want, but make sure you own the basic colors first: Black, white, gray, and navy, are the colors that you can rely on for any occasion. I love wearing them under my blazer, leather jacket, or simply with a pair of denim for a casual day look.
A trench coat
To be honest this item doesn’t exist in my closet… yet. The reason is that I absolutely love and want the Burberry classic Trench. Sooo.. I am still saving for it and don’t want to pay for an alternative one! But, a neutral classic trench is very important in any wardrobe, especially if you live in a city where spring is actually not so warm, and summer nights can get a bit colder. Pop this lightweight piece over your shoulders and you are ready to go.
Black classic comfortable heels are a must have. I bought my Stella Luna heels 4 or 5 years ago, and they always come in handy whenever I want a sophisticated look. You can absolutely wear them with anything, like your boyfriend jeans, pencil skirt or black pants.
I just love my Stuart Weitzman Nudist strappy sandals. They are my best purchase E.V.E.R! I can wear them not only during summer, but even for special occasions in winter with some fishnet socks for a chic and sexy look.
Dark blue jeans
A dark blue jeans can be casual and chic at the same time. It is perfect for winter as well as summer. You can pair it with heels or sneakers, a silk blouse or a cotton shirt. Wear it to a party, work, or a casual day out. Mine is from Massimo Dutti. I love the cut and shape of their denims, and just feel comfortable in them.
Bags: black and camel
I don’t even have to say why a black bag is an essential piece! I love medium sized leather handbags where I can put all of my stuff without it being bigger than me 😉 . Camel is another essential color in my bags collection. This color goes with absolutely everything like gray, navy, black, green, red, etc…
Poplin shirts: black and white
A classic poplin shirt is also a must in your wardrobe basics. Start your collection with white and black, two colors that you can pair with anything and last for a lifetime. I actually got mine tailored before I moved to Paris and never regret it!
LBD and LWD
Should I even mention the “little black dress”? And what about the “Little white dress”? Two items that usually exist in every woman’s closet and you can never go wrong if you choose to wear them, no matter what the occasion is.
This frenchy nautical-inspired shirt is an essential staple in every wardrobe. I bought my first one almost 8 years ago and still find it the chicest casual item in my closet. For a little extra? choose it with a red touch.
I am in LOVE with the Adidas Gazelle white sneakers! I actually love them in red, blue, pink, green, purple and every color that exists 😀 . A pair of white sneakers is so stylish with a knit dress, jeans, ankle-lenght pants, summer dresses,… well with almost everything.
A good quality biker style leather jacket is perfect for a rock style paired with a distressed jeans, for an edgy look paired with a cocktail dress, and for an elegant allure paired with classic black pants.
Ankle length pants are everywhere in my closet, and I keep on collecting them. I can wear them with any of the items mentioned above to achieve different looks depending on my mood and occasion.
When I bought my first pair of Chelsea boots I wasn’t really sure about it. And it turned out to be one of my best decisions (fashion wise)! Comfortable and classic with a masculine touch they are my favorite winter shoes to date.
And you, what are your wardrobe essentials?
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