Have you ever purchased a stylish new jacket only to realize you don’t have the right layering pieces to pair it with? Or found that just-right dress, but couldn’t wear it until you hunted down the perfect pump? Us too. So, we’ve scoured our favorite fashionable sites to find the basic wardrobe essentials you need in your closet. From the classic white button-up and oh-so-versatile cardigan to our favorite pair of dark denim and the flats you’ll wear every day, these 13 pieces will complete your wardrobe and make getting ready a breeze. Here is how to build your basic wardrobe!
Introducing a few neutral, everyday tops into your wardrobe will make a world of difference when searching for the day’s outfit. A crisp white button-up is key for both work and play, while an easy-to-style tee or turtleneck is ideal for layering up during chillier months. Finish off the look with a breezy cardigan, structured sweater or chic coat, and you’ve officially mastered the art of basic, yet timeless styling.
Continue building your basic wardrobe by focusing on high-quality pants and skirts in neutral shades. A good pair of classic black trousers is a must in every woman’s closet as is a comfortable and flattering pair of jeans. Darker denim tends to look more professional and well put-together, making it the perfect foundation for any outfit. Additionally, a structured pencil skirt at just the right length will never go out of style. And stop stressing about what to wear to your formal events! This little black dress will rid you of all of your cocktail attire worries.
Round out your basics with a few pairs of versatile shoes. Classic black or nude pumps are essential, especially for the bustling businesswoman, and nothing makes finishing off an outfit easier than a neutral, everyday bootie. Lastly, and right in time for all of the current mule madness, we’ve found the perfect (affordable) pair that you’ll wear every single day.
Now, go forth and conquer your closet calamity with these easy, breezy basics!
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