Clothing for Women
Not-So-Bare Necessities: Clothing Items Every Woman Should Own
You don’t have a single empty hanger, and you can barely get all of your drawers to shut. As fast as fashion fads pop up on the runways, you try to stay ahead of the catwalk’s curve, purchasing all the must-have items of the season before everyone else catches on.
Clothes: You have a lot of them. But how many of them are actually wardrobe staples? Even though trends come and go, these are the 10 things you should have in your wardrobe arsenal that will remain the test of time:
Also known as the wear-me-with-absolutely-everything-shirt, you can wear a white tee every single day.
The sophisticated cousin of the white T-shirt, the button-down keeps its composure whether it’s paired with a pencil skirt or half-tucked into your denim shorts.
Blue jeans that actually fit your waist, hips and thighs are hard to come by. Find your perfect pairs in a dark wash, rinse and repeat.
What’s black or blue but tailored all over? Your blazer should be. With just a few buttons, your outfit can go from “blah” to “bam.”
Give your oversized college T-shirt the night off for something that puts the “good” in good night, like a delicate negligee. You can even wear it out of the bedroom if you dare.
Even though your underwear is what lies beneath, investing in panties that look as good as they feel should be at the top of your list.
Do you speak trench? This classic coat is the international language of chic, and since it’s the most outward layer of an outfit, it speaks volumes about your style.
Button it up. Leave it unbuttoned. Tie it around your waist. Don’t be fooled by the lightweight chambray shirt—it’s a heavy-hitter in your wardrobe when it comes to how many ways it can be worn.
You already have an LBD. A pencil skirt, however, has that same slimming silhouette but is more versatile.
Maybe you didn’t feel like shaving your legs today, or maybe the breeze is too strong for your dress to handle. Black tights are your go-to.
That saying is true: Fashion fades but style is internal. Think of these 10 wardrobe staples as the pieces that hold it all together.