Whether you love staying on top of the most current fashion trends or you take a more personalized approach to style, there are a few wardrobe essentials that every girl needs. These are the basics, the clothes that will work for most occasions no matter what the current trends are. More than that, they become the base upon which you can layer your own stylish ideas. Let’s take a look at four of them.
Jeans – You can find a pair of jeans anywhere, but the trick lies in finding jeans that fit and flatter your shape. A pair of stretch denims with no more than 2 percent Lycra is a good start according to RealSimple. You’ll also get a lot of mileage from a versatile pair of mid-blue to dark indigo skinnies.
T-shirts – Every wardrobe can benefit from the addition of white, gray, and black tees. They work with everything, whether it’s a pair of jeans or a skirt. Concert and band tees also add a bit of an edge. TeenVogue recommends slightly loose tees made of more refined materials like thin, soft cotton.
White button down shirt – There are times when you need more than a T-shirt to make your look pop. A white button down shirt can give a pair of jeans a more formal look. These can have a relatively short shelf-life, though. InStyle recommends getting three for your wardrobe.
Pencil skirt – “A perennially chic wardrobe essential, a well-cut black pencil skirt is one of the most versatile items you’ll ever own,” said Sarah Gowland, fashion director at Your M&S magazine. “Style it pared-down with a simple sweater and pumps, or add new-season statement color with a graphic- or floral-print silk blouse.”
Of course, once you have the basics tucked inside your wardrobe it’s important to start thinking about your own personal style. As The Chic Fashionista put it, “fashion gives you the inspiration, ideas and the nudge to dare – and style is what you make out of it.”
Don’t be afraid to experiment with the basics to come up with your own personal look!