When you’re shopping, focus on getting clothes you can mix and match.
Doing so will lead you to buy basic closet staples, which will make choosing what outfit to wear easier in the long run. Less is more, and owning a few right outfits can be a game changer.
Here are 7 closet essentials every woman needs to own:
1. A plain white tee.
This works with just about any outfit, and that’s why it’s so necessary.
2. A little black dress.
It’s a multipurpose outfit. It can be an official outfit, or the dress you’re going to slay with in the club.
3. An elegant blazer.
Need an extra something to pull together an office look? Look to a blazer. A great outerwear substitute when it’s not quite cold enough for a heavy coat? Again, a blazer.
4. A white button-down tee-shirt.
There are endless options for how to wear it: Pair it with a simple skirt or pants for a classic look, or layer it under a sweater or dress to give an outfit some added dimension.
5. A striped shirt.
A classic Breton stripe top looks just as good with slouchy denim as it does with a pencil skirt. Mix it with solids, florals, plaids, or other striped separates.
6. Black trousers.
It’s one of those Monday to Sunday staples, a good black trouser will never look back.
7. Dark-wash denim trouser.
If you’re shopping for fresh denim, trust us, make it a dark-wash pair. Not only do they work for a wide range of scenarios—including, yes, the office—they also don’t stain as easily.
8. A leather jacket.