Let’s get back to basics! We’ve compiled a list of 5 Wardrobe Essentials your closet needs. Trends come and go, but these essentials are here for the long-haul. Take a look, get some inspiration, and never have that “I-have-nothing-to-wear” moment again!
Wardrobe Essential #1: White Tee
White tee-shirts are scary. Between sweat marks and the myriad of things that can stain your clothes, it may seem like a waste of money to invest in a white tee shirt. Hear me out though.
We’ve all spent unneeded time staring at our closet deciding what to wear. Stop! When in doubt, throw on a white tee! It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing shorts, denim, pencil skirts, full skirts or anything in between, a white tee is going to look amazing with it! A sure-fire, knock-out outfit combo: pair a white tee with dark wash denim jeans and a pair of white Converse. Such an easy, classic look that you can’t go wrong with. For more on how to style white tees, check out our post on 5 Ways to Style a White Tee.
Wardrobe Essential #2: Denim
Next up on our list: a good pair of denim jeans. Denim comes in a wide variety of washes, from light blue to the darkest shades. One important thing to remember is that no matter what wash you go with, pay attention to fit. Whether you’re a boyfriend fit kind of gal or lean more towards skinny jeans, only buy a pair of jeans you love and that you’re comfortable wearing. The best kind of jeans are the ones with a little stretch!
While you’re at it, make sure to invest in another wardrobe essential: a pair of black jeans. you’d be amazed how many outfits are instantly upgraded by switching out blue jeans for black!
Wardrobe Essential #3: Jacket
Cool weather months take up almost half of the year making stylish jackets and coats a necessity! Worn right, a jacket can actually complete your outfit instead of just being an addition to keep you warm. A warm jacket doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style; bring on the denim jackets, trench coats, leather jackets, and utility coats! Check out the 5 Must-Have Jackets every woman should own!
Pro tip: pair your utility coat with everything! A plain white tee, some denim, and slip-on sneakers or booties pair perfectly with a utility coat. Wearing a dress? Play with lengths by adding a coat over it. Lastly, layers. Picture this: a plaid button up, blanket scarf, booties and a utility jacket. Talk about a surefire outfit with these wardrobe essentials!
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Wardrobe Essential #4: Comfy Dress
Wardrobe Essential #3: Dresses. Everyone needs a go-to dress in their wardrobe! With so many styles to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one! If you’re the kind of girl who only wears dresses for special occasions, you are missing out! Wearing a stylish dress means that you don’t have to put pants on. It’s the second best comfy thing you could wear, right after leggings of course.
Imagine running errands in a simple striped dress, a denim jacket, and sneakers. Or a maxi dress, cardigan, and ballet flats. Your errands just got so much comfier girl. Click here for a complete guide to dress lengths and when you should wear them.
Wardrobe Essential #5: Pendant Necklace
Every woman should own a simple pendant necklace. Longer necklaces are very trendy right now, but a delicate pendant necklace is super relevant and something you can wear every day, making these beauties definite wardrobe essentials! Nothing finishes off an outfit like a simplistic, dainty necklace. Not quite sure how to style necklaces? Here are 8 Necklace Outfits to Upgrade Your Wardrobe.
Now the real question is, which metal is your favorite? Rose gold is all the rage right now! It’s so feminine which is a style all in its own! But if you haven’t hopped on the rose gold train, silver and gold are as beautiful as they’ve ever been.
The real test is how well you’re able to mix and match these 5 wardrobe essentials to create stylish outfits! Try pairing a white tee-shirt with a pair of dark wash denim and a brown leather jacket. Or add a denim jacket and pendant necklace to your favorite comfy dress to spruce up your outfit a bit. Which combinations are your favorite?
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Sierra is Bella Ella Boutique’s fashion and lifestyle blogger. Along with fashion, she has a love for succulents, graphic design, and fitness. On the weekends, you can find Sierra playing with dogs, hiking in the mountains, or eating at new places.