It’s easy to get caught up in the season’s latest trends, but there are essential wardrobe staples that every woman can rely on regardless of what’s “in” right now. If your closet is filled with outdated pieces and styles that seemed like a good idea at the time, we have some tips to help you build a wardrobe you’ll actually wear this season and beyond…
Splurge on Denim: Although the denim-on-denim trend is hot right now, a nice pair of jeans or a button-front denim top never go out of style. Trouser-style jeans are a perfect wardrobe staple that you can dress up or down. Pair with heels and a crisp, white top for a dress-down day at work, or pair them with a cozy sweater and boots for a weekend on the town. Denim is a guilt-free splurge, because you’ll wear it forever and ever.
Pick Up a Little Black Dress: If you go into panic mode when you’re invited to a wedding or holiday party, treat yourself to a little black dress. The classic style and color can be worn to just about any special event, and accessories can completely transform basic into simply beautiful. Some women prefer to have multiple variations of the little black dress: sleeveless, cap sleeve and 3/4 sleeve options are ideal. Slip on a matching pair of our Black Onyx Bandelettes, and you’re sure to feel sexy and comfortable for hours on end!
Think Black & White: There is nothing more classic than a gleaming white button-front top and a pair of stylish black pants or a pencil skirt. Pair the look with pretty pumps and a purse with a pop of color. This ensemble will never go out of style.
Suit Up: Another staple that’s smart to splurge on is a suit. Although classic, straight lines are fine, suits with a feminine touch will make you feel amazing when you wear them. Be sure to shop for a flattering style and classic color. Add an interesting touch by wearing a pretty cami underneath.
Weed Out & Add to Your Shoe Collection: While most women have an extensive shoe collection, we tend to reach for the same few pairs time and time again. Check out your shoe inventory for these classic wardrobe musts, then donate the pairs that are collecting dust:
- Classic, black pumps: They can be worn with jeans, dress pants, skirts, and dresses. Always keep a nice pair of heels on hand to grab and go.
- Basic (not boring) flats: For those days you don’t feel like donning high heels, have a pair or two of flats in your closet to pair with your casual styles. Opt for a pair with a simple bow or another feminine accent to ensure you’ll want to slip them on time and again.
- Boots: Styles do vary from year to year, but knee high boots with a low heel have become a wardrobe staple. If you can swing it, purchase a pair of ankle boots, too. They are certainly “in” right now, but they are essential to have in the fall and winter months.
The best thing about these wardrobe must-haves? The versatility! Mix and match classic styles, or pair them with trendy pieces to give them new life. Regardless of how you wear them, we promise you will actually want to put them on. Sure, it may mean a shopping trip now, but these pieces will last for years to come.