No wardrobe is complete without these 13 necessities. You can mix and match the items with each other for endless outfit possibitlites.
1. Black Suit
Every woman needs to splurge on a quality, well-fitted black suit. Believe me, you will definitely get you money’s worth. This item is perfect to have on hand for a late-notice interview or to add some class to any outfit. Pair the black blazer to jeans and a t-shirt for an instantly sophisticated look.
2. Classy Day Dress
This item is so versatile. Layer on fun accessories, like a statement necklace or colorful flats, for a more casual look. Or pair it with a sleek pony, bold makeup, and pumps for a night out with the girls.
3. Black Pumps
Black pumps are the universal shoe; they go with absolutely anything. Make sure they are comfortable and of reasonable height, 3 inches or smaller, so they are office appropriate.
4. White V-neck
You will be surprised by how many ways you can wear a white v-neck. Couple it with jeans for a lazy Sunday or with a pencil skirt and colorful cardigan for a stylish business casual look. Black v-neck shirts are also a great item to have in your closet.
5. Little Black Dress
This one is a no-brainer. Whatever you can imagine, you can pair with a black dress. Look for a dress that has more of a business fit rather than skin tight or low cut, it is more useful and chic.
6. Dressy Jacket
This vague item gives you some wiggle room to let your personality shine. It can be a classy leather jacket, trench coat, or a Chanel style cardigan. A dressy jacket is perfect for winter when you want to stay warm without covering up your adorable outfit with a giant puffy coat.
7. Evening Clutch
Perfect for a hot date! As a staple item, choose a neutral color; you can never go wrong with black! Let your character show through embellishments: bows, chains, rhinestones, flowers, beads, ruching, etc.
8. Day Tote
A tote is the perfect item for day trips. Take it the to the beach, farmer’s market, or gym. With so many cute colors, styles, and prints to choose from you will want to take your tote everywhere.
9. Eye-Catching Heels
Every girl needs (at least) one pair of statement shoes for those nights she is feeling daring. Fun shoes bring the party to any outfit. Pair them with your little black dress for a bold look that isn’t too over-the-top.
10. White or Blue Button Down
Oxford shirts are a must for a complete wardrobe. These professional shirts are perfect for the office. Want to make it more fun? Tuck it into a colorful skirt or wear over a sundress for an instantly feminine look.
11. Statement Jewelry
Bold accessories are the hottest trend. Try a big necklace in coral or mint over a white v-neck for a girly look. Metallic cuffs are perfect for a night out. And don’t forget about earrings!
12. Nude Pumps
Wear them to work. Wear them to out for drinks. Wear them anywhere. When it comes to appearing thinner, nude pumps are your best friend. Because they are skin-colored, they elongate your legs, making them appear longer and more toned.
13. Colorful Scarves
Scarves allow you to dress up or dress down any outfit. Wear over a t-shirt and jeans to for a little extra class or with a pencil skirt and cardigan for a little extra sass.