Essentials Pieces for Your Wardrobe
Here are the top 40 things that every fashionista’s closet should be filled with, not because they are frivolous, but they are literally the basic building blocks of style. Keep in mind that these are only clothing, I have not included accessories. Stay tuned for the accessories wardrobe essentials for women.
3 Wool (or a similar fabric) blazers.
1 black, 1 brown, and 1 light heather grey.
4 Perfectly tailored pants.
2 black, 1 brown and 1 in a color you love. – Make sure the leg is flattering to your frame and that the waist isn’t bagging out or giving you muffin top. The perfectly tailored pant wouldn’t be named the perfectly tailored pant if it wasn’t perfectly tailored. So… just make sure it is! When in doubt buy Theory.
3 Silk camisoles.
In complimentary colors to your skintone and your eye color.
3 Cotton spandex blend crisp dress shirts.
1 white, 1 black and 1 the color of the season (to be replenish annually.)
2 Little Black Dresses.
Find the perfect fitting dress that compliments your assets and then invest in 2 of them.
2 Fabulous party jackets.
Keep them short (like a bolero style) so it can be worn with a dress, but other than that they can be sequined or close-pinned (see Balmain’s last collection,) or whatever else you can think of as long as it is fabulous!
3 Cashmere sweaters.
Have at least 1 that is for sure cashmere and 2 that is another fabric such as camel or mohair.
1 Tummy to toes Spanx.
That or a gym membership….hate me all you want, I’m not wrong.
3 Decorative leggings.
Have fun with these. Go wild with colors and patterns and get some inexpensive and some Wolfords.
2 Staple bras.
1 padded bra that shows off the girls and 1 seamless bra. The brand Nu Bra makes a rubber type of bra that fastens in the front in the middle and literally sticks to your chest. They add support and are simple to clean.
1 Pair of black boots.
Usually with a minimal heel but I know you fashion victims you are going to go out and find the first Minolo Blahnik with a platform and a super tall spike heel that can kill a robber in a pinch.
1 Pair of sky high heels.
Depending on how many parties you attend, this number may triple or more.
1 Pair of mules or ballet flats.
Necessary for relaxing on patios.
1 Boot in a color other than black.
2 Pairs of denim.
Make sure one is dark and one is in a lighter shade. Make sure the jeans fit great, wash well, and are a reputable name. With denim, you get what you pay for.
1 Warm coat.
Leave the shivering to the unprepared.
1 Fabulous full length coat.
Very important that it is well tailored, it can be black or camel, and it can come in wool, cashmere, angora blend, or fur. Great brands for this style of coat are Max Mara, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry Prorsum, and TOM FORD (to name a few.)
1 Black leather jacket.
In lamb (for an extra supple feel) or calf skin (for longevity.)
1 Dynamite leather jacket.
The only qualifications for this type of jacket is that it must be full fashion and it must make you feel sexy!
2 Additional pairs of shoes.
Because you can never have enough shoes!
2 Sexy underwear sets
Additional Pieces for those with no budget:
1 Workout suit.
1 At home frumpy sweater
Usually stolen from a current or ex boyfriend and is used for eating ice cream during sad films. I don’t recommend buying this from a thrift store unless you want to smell tears that aren’t yours!
1 Pair of fuzzy slippers.
For around the house on Sunday mornings.
1 Sleep mask.
They don’t call it beauty sleep for just any old reason!