Items You Need to Build the Perfect Wardrobe
You overslept and you’re in a mad rush to get somewhere. You’re fine forgoing hair and makeup, but what on earth are you going to wear? Getting dressed in a hurry is stressful, but it’s much less so if you’ve got a capsule dresser of go-to pieces that can be mixed and matched with ease. We’re not saying you should have only these 15 staples in your wardrobe, but if you have them, you’re pretty much ready for anything.
V-neck or crew, slim fit or oversized, finding the right white tee can be tricky, but it’s totally worth the hunt. This staple is casual and comfortable without looking sloppy, and is perfect for pairing with your favorite jeans (more on that later) or dressing down a fancier skirt.
If you think blazers are limited to the boardroom, think again. This structured topper is actually pretty versatile, as seen above. Black might read a touch more corporate, but in navy, a tailored blazer (worn with everything from dress pants to boyfriend jeans) says you mean business but also have a keen sense of style.
AN A-LINE MIDI SKIRT THAT HIGHLIGHTS YOUR SHAPE
Flattering and sophisticated, this silhouette is one that’ll get a lot of wear, especially in a neutral color when added to your dresser. Go barelegged in the spring and summer and with tights in the winter and fall and you’ve got a no-fail alternative to a dress that’s easy and always looks put together. Making you wardrobe ready
DARK WASH FLARED JEANS THAT ELONGATE YOUR LEGS
Flared jeans might be reminiscent of the ’70s, but styled properly, they look thoroughly modern and ultra-flattering. Look for a darker wash that’s additionally leg-slimming and wear them with everything from wedges in the summer to stacked-heel boots when it’s colder.
WHITE BUTTON-DOWN THAT’S NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S
A slightly loose-fitting button-down is relaxed, comfortable and super chic, in a crispy, borrowed-from-the-boys way.
TAILORED BLACK PANTS
They can take you from work to weekend depending on how you style them. You want them to be fitted but not overly tight. Defiantly a wardrobe staple