Trends come and go, that’s just how fashion works. However, some pieces can last a lifetime without ever going out of style – there’s a reason why they’re called wardrobe staples, after all.
If you’re having some trouble with building a “timeless” wardrobe, check out this list of essential pieces everyone should own!
8 Essential Pieces Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet
If you don’t have much experience when it comes to wardrobe essentials, any of the following pieces is an excellent place to start:
1. Little Black Dress
I figured what better way to start this list than with the mandatory LBD – little black dress.
Do I even have to explain this one to you?
To get the most out of your LBD, opt for one with a semi-modest length – with little accessory changes, you can go from day to night in the same dress!
2. White Button-Down Shirt
Let’s get something out of the way:
You can never go wrong when you go with a white button-down shirt.
Depending on where you’re going, you can combine it with a pencil skirt (another must-have piece for the ladies) or with jeans, and I promise you’ll strike the perfect balance between casual and polished.
3. The Perfectly Fitted Blazer
You don’t have to work in an office to wear a blazer. Every woman should have one of these in her closet. Nothing compliments your silhouette like a fitted blazer!
Here’s an extra tip:
If it doesn’t fit right, it’s time you take it to your trusted tailor.
4. Plain White Tee
You’ve probably had one of these in your closet for years, without even realizing its full potential.
What makes a white tee a wardrobe staple, though?
Well, it takes the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning, and you can wear it pretty much any day of the year. Just pair it with your favorite jeans, and you’re good to go!
5. Trench Coat
Another piece you should have in your closet by the end of this year is a trench coat.
It’s structured, yet comfortable, and if you buy it in one of the neutral colors, like khaki or navy blue, you’ll add a touch of class to all your outfits. Plus, they’re perfect for the tricky spring weather, when it’s not exactly cold, but it’s not warm, either.
6. Strappy Sandals
You’ve seen it on every celebrity that ever walked the red carpet, so I think it’s time you get a pair, too. Opt for metallic, like silver or gold, because they make a statement, but they’re still subtle enough to work with any color and any pattern under the sun.
7. Simple, Neutral Flats
High heels are fabulous and all, but when your feet are screaming for a break from stilettos, neutral flats are the way to go. The best thing about them is that they’re suitable for everything from a board meeting, to running chores around the town.
That said, make sure you have a pair of comfortable shoes laying around, too.
8. Black Pumps
The modern-day Cinderella wouldn’t opt for a glass slipper. She’d go with a pair of black leather pumps.
There’s not a pair of shoes as versatile as the black pumps – dresses, skirts, jeans, trousers, day or night occasions, casual or formal events – they’ll add a little something to any outfit.
It’s not just about how effortlessly chic these staple pieces make you look, but how much easier deciding what to wear is when you have them in your closet, too.
If you already most of them, congratulations, you’ve got this timeless wardrobe thing all figured out on your own. And if not, I hope you found this short guide to essential pieces everyone should own helpful!