Every woman has experienced standing in front of her closet and bemoaning, “I have nothing to wear!” meanwhile your wardrobe is spilling with clothes. However, there are some wardrobe essentials that every woman should have. Adding these 5 versatile closet all-stars will take your outfits to new heights of fabulousness in a range of different styles. .
From an oversized blazer to statement heels, click through to see the pieces you’ll want to help you stand out this Spring.
Button-Down Plain White Tee
Is there anything more versatile? A plain white t-shirt can be tucked into a skirt, or worn with skirts, jeans, leggings, and shorts. It can be layered up to create an infinite number of looks, and it will never go out of fashion. This shirt can be worn in all seasons, and it looks great on any age or body type. Find a go-to button-down shirt that helps you get dressed faster in the morning, whether you’re pairing it with a sleek pencil skirt or wearing it with a stirrup legging to Sunday lunch with friends. Consider a white shirt your wardrobe’s pinch hitter.
A pair of Dark-Wash Denim
Light jeans are cute but if you are shopping for a new pair of jeans, trust us and make it a dark pair. The dark ones can be dressed up or dressed down, they can also be paired with most tops and won’t usually clash with anything. Dark jeans will look perfect in your Instagram posts. A good pair of jeans will not only make your confidence skyrocket, they will accentuate your curves, and give you the legs you’ve always wanted. It’s always worth investing in a pair of jeans that fit and flatter you, as they last for years. Jeans are great wardrobe essentials because they can be used in both casual and semi-formal situations. Not only do they work for a wide range of scenarios—including, yes, the office—they also don’t stain as easily.
Slip-on sneakers have hit critical mass (thanks, Phoebe Philo!), solidifying its place on the wardrobe-essentials list. Comfortable enough to walk miles in, but way more sleek than traditional running shoes, these shoes give any outfit an extra dose of cool. Sneakers can be worn during all seasons and with pretty much any outfit. They’re realistic in most situations in which you would need shoes, unlike heels or sandals that are not as adaptable to all scenarios in day-to-day life. If you prefer laces or no laces, you have many choices to choose from. Purchase a pair in white, grey or black and you will be good to go.
No closet is complete without a few signature pieces―the kind guaranteed to garner compliments (and attract notice if you wear them two days in a row). A statement bag is the perfect way to add a unique finishing touch to any outfit. Using your bag as an accent piece is a great idea. The great thing about statement bags is they won’t quickly go out of style like so many other clothing pieces do. Make sure you find the style you love by checking out handbag shapes before you buy one. Not only does your bag enclose the contents of what you need to get through the day, but it also shows you are serious about how you are presenting yourself, that you know your brands, and that you are worth that bag.
A Little Black Dress
And last but not least, the famous little black dress. The dress that can be worn in any situation. Dress it up or dress it down. Black literally goes with anything (yes, even navy blue) and it compliments every figure. You can wear it with a sweater or jacket and with or without tights depending on the weather. You know the best thing about wearing a dress? You don’t have to put pants on. No item is more of a blank slate for accessorizing and styling—and yet completely stunning on its own—than the LBD. It’s gotten us through some tough times, and serves as a touchstone for any wardrobe even for the royals.
Credits: Glamour,Pop Sugar,Banana Republic,Fashionnova