Style & Beauty
Style August 9, 2016
Every woman needs a strong army of essentials to prepare her to face any and every occasion. If your wardrobe is lacking in basics and you’re finding it difficult to put together outfits in the morning, here are some style staples you should consider adding to your closet.
What’s great about a jean jacket is, well, just about everything. In a boxy trucker style or a slim cropped fit, a denim jacket is perfect for every season. Whether you’re whipping it off before you hit the dance floor or dressing it up with a little black dress, a denim jacket will sure to be your go-to for years to come.
You use your wallet on the daily, so why wouldn’t you want to invest in a nice one? Whip your card out while you say, “Oh? This old thing?” to your envious friends.
Though you may not be going to a fancy banquet any time soon, you’re sure to be invited to a formal event sometime in the future. When that time comes, you’ll want to be prepared. A pair of simple but trendy black heels is a perfect go-to for date night, a first interview and, you guessed it, any formal event. And if you’re still trying to figure out how to walk in heels, a little practice should do the trick.
You may not be a businesswoman, but who knows when you might need to be one? A blazer is a great piece for when you’re meeting higher-ups, interviewing for a corporate job, or just getting your businesswoman on.
Every girl needs one perfect pair of jeans. It can take a lifetime to find a pair that is both trendy and comfortable, but once you do, you’ll never want to take them off. Pair them with a simple tee or a chunky knit to work a comfy and casual style.
A simple and stylish tote bag is the perfect way to carry almost anything. Whether you’re headed to work with files and a laptop or bringing your daughter an extra shirt after she got chocolate cake all over her costume for the big recital, a stylish tote is useful for all occasions.
Maybe you want to bring out your inner beatnik for open mic night or maybe you’re just freezing and need some way to stay toasty. Either way, a turtleneck is perfect for both!
Stop buying a pair of cheap sunglasses every year. Yes, they’re cute when you want to try something new in the beginning of summer. Unfortunately, chances are they’ll be swept into the ocean, lost or just plain broken by the end of the summer. When each woman invests in a nice pair of sunglasses, she’s less likely to forget them at your next surprise luncheon and so save more money in the long run.
They’re the perfect “throw-on” piece of clothing. Dresses not edgy enough for you? BAM! Black boots. Jeans and a t-shirt looking a little dull? You guessed it – black boots. They’re the cure-all for any outfit. Turn “eh” into “ooooooh!”
A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, and sometimes a girl’s gotta cinch that waist. A simple leather belt is the perfect accessory for any outfit. Even better? They’re super functional and never go out of style.
We all understand how crucial it is to have a plain white t-shirt in our closets. It’s indispensable! A white t-shirt is the most versatile, all-purpose piece of clothing that exists. If cotton is boring you, try linen or cashmere. You won’t regret it.
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to look Parisian or not, stripes are an essential part of any woman’s wardrobe. As one of the most simple patterns in fashion, stripes add a minimalistic touch to any outfit. Simplistic beauty is a must.
You’ve always wanted one, so get one! A moto jacket is the perfect way to show your masculine energy and get your androgyny on.
Don’t be at a loss the next time you get a summer wedding invite. A pair of neutral-colored, strappy heels will serve you well, no matter the season. They are simple, flirty and go with absolutely everything.
No, we don’t mean for the gym. A stylish duffle or carry-on is essential for your next weekend getaway. If you’re going somewhere luxurious, you may as well travel luxuriously, too!
Whether it’s a pair of low-waisted chinos or flowy high-waisted trousers, a pair of well-fitting black pants will serve you well in almost any situation. Dressed up for a conference or simply thrown on to go grocery shopping, black pants are a go-to regardless of your lifestyle.
In the cool winter months or even just in your breezy office cubicle, a crewneck sweater is a crucial piece for your collection of basics. Throw on a statement necklace and you’re ready to hit the town. They are versatile and totally cozy.
If you’re a fan of halter tops, off-shoulder pin up dresses or elegant evening gowns, you’d better have a sticky bra hidden away in some closet compartment for your big moment.
Perhaps you’ll find yourself sitting in the back seat of a convertible driving down Sunset Boulevard. When you do, you’ll need a light scarf. How else are you going to wrap up all those wispy hairs obscuring your view of the sunset? Perfect view? Dreamy. Loose hairs flying everywhere? Not so much.
You don’t have to wear them in public. Yoga pants are for that day you locked your keys in the car, ripped your favorite pair of stockings and stepped on gum in your favorite pair of kitten heels. You know it’ll all be okay because you know your yoga pants are waiting for you when you get home.
A flowy blouse is the lazy woman’s way of looking great. If you feel like you ate one too many crab cakes last night or you just don’t feel like showing it all off, a flowy blouse is a great way to maintain your reputation of always looking great. They are easy to find, simple to match and look great on all kinds of body types.
You knew it’d come up on here sooner or later. As the inspirational designer Karl Lagerfeld said it best, “One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.”
With this arsenal of basics, you’ll be fashionably ready for any and all occasions in the future. The dreaded morning outfit choice will come with ease. Finally!
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