There can’t be a woman out there who hasn’t stood in front of her closet and thought “I have nothing to wear”. But, if you have the right wardrobe essentials in your closet, it doesn’t have to be that way for you.
If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to building up the “essentials” section of your closet, the pieces below should serve as an excellent foundation.
Start your outfit off with a clean slate. The staple white or black tees are versatile, cool and a piece that’s you can wear any day of the year.
We may be living in sweatpants these days, but Jeans would never go out of style. Dark wash denim. Perfect for dressing up or down, Skinny jeans in an ultra dark rinse will be your bread and butter for every season and every shape.
Whether they’re tie-waist trousers or pencil-straight, a pair of black pants is another foundation piece to stock up on.
The perfect knit sweater works with everything—from a pair of broken-in boyfriend jeans for the weekend to a pleated, feminine skirt for a night out. If you find one you like, get one in every color.
A simple flat is a jack-of-all-trades shoe and lands the right look for anything from a board meeting to a grocery run.
A pair of black leggings are your best friend when it comes to transitional dressing. They give your outfits longevity which cuts across seasons. You could, for example, wear with your little black dress for a night out, or you could wear under a pencil skirt for work. But, you could also wear with a floral summer dress. If you choose control top tights or leggings, this could also help you to make sure you get smooth lines under your clothes.
A CLASSIC BLAZER
Structured outerwear is one thing you can always count on. The key is to look for a blazer that you can layer with any top, whether a concert tee or a blouse. Remember: it’s all about versatility, and investing in pieces that do it all.
A LITTLE BLACK DRESS
A little black dress can be an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. The ultimate “I have nothing to wear” throw-on-and-go piece, a little black dress is a true must-have in every girl’s wardrobe. Layer it with a blazer and you’re good to go.
A WORK TOTE BAG
Invest in a solid tote that you can carry from work to drinks, or take on your weekend getaway. Your tote bag should be large enough so that you can carry all of your day-to-day essentials around with you. A couple features you should look for in a tote bag: enough room for a laptop and an interior pocket to store your smaller essentials. It should also be sturdy enough to ensure that it lasts, even if you use it everyday.
As far as shoes go, you really can’t go wrong with at least one pair of classic heels that are actually comfortable and that can be paired with all different colors and types of outfits.
Written by: Betty Oladimeji