Many of us have stood in our closets agonizing over what to wear at some point in our lives. Some of us experience that feeling on a regular basis, even though our closet may be packed with trendy pieces. It may be this focus on trendy items only that makes us have this feeling since these pieces can quickly feel outdated. By investing in these six timeless wardrobe staples, we promise you will always have something to wear.
1. Basic Black Pumps
This shoe made the list because of its extreme versatility. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, and jeans. They look equally great day or night, at both casual and formal events. Be sure to get a high-quality leather pair, in a heel height you can manage. If the heels are too high and uncomfortable, you will be less likely to wear them.
2. Black Evening Dress
There’s a reason why the little black dress has always been a wardrobe staple: it can flatter every figure and can be worn to almost any event. Choose a dress in a flattering fit that you like, but avoid anything too trendy style-wise. The best thing about the LBD is that it can be accessorized in a way to make it work for almost any evening occasion. You can dress it up with jewelry and exquisite heels for a black tie event or dress it down with ballet flats and casual accessories.
3. Black Pants
The right pair of black trousers can be your hardest working piece of clothing. Invest in a good pair in a fit that fits well, and you will have a piece of clothing you can wear with just about anything else. Black is a neutral color, so it goes well with many colors, as far as tops, blazers, and shoes go. This closet staple is also versatile, as it can go from the office to a night on the town with a simple change of top and accessories.
Whether you work in an office or not, every woman still needs a blazer. A well-fitting blazer in a neutral color can pull many outfits together and add polish to more casual items like jeans. The fit is very important when buying a blazer. If you can’t find one that fits, buy one that is a little too big and have it tailored.
5. Silk Blouse
Almost nothing feels better against your skin than pure silk. Few blouses are as flattering and versatile either, as they look great tucked into jeans or worn with a sophisticated skirt. Choose one in a color that you love, or pick several in many different colors. You can’t go wrong with the timeless silk blouse. Just be sure to follow the care directions carefully so that you don’t ruin these beautiful items.
6. Pencil Skirt
This is another item you should have in your closet, even if you don’t work in an office. They look flattering on just about every body type and can be dressed up or down with the right top, shoes, and accessories. They can be worn from anything to a job interview to a PTA meeting, to nice dinner, too. Choose one in a dark neutral, like black or navy, and you will find yourself wearing it all the time.