Everyone has their own style, but there are certain items in a woman’s closet that can do double, or even triple duty in any situation. Here are 10 essential clothing items every chic woman should own.
1. Cashmere cardigan
Whether it’s in black, grey or beige, a lightweight cashmere cardigan can be an easy work wear separate. A cardigan can also be the perfect piece to pack for cold nights on vacation. Cashmere is timeless, so invest in a simple cut and good quality wool so you can treasure your sweater forever.
2. Black pumps
Every powersuit needs a pair of power pumps. A pair of black pumps is classy and instantly gives your look a confident boost. From the boardroom to the bar, a sexy pair of stilettos is as basic as your LBD.
The little black dress is an icon in any woman’s closet, made famous by French designer, Coco Chanel. Appropriate for all occasions, every woman should strive to find the perfect LBD.
Not only is this accessory functional, a classic watch is easily the best investment piece as you will wear it almost everyday. Menswear-inspired styles are contemporary classics, while a daintier timepiece with a leather strap is elegant and timeless.
While you might be on the quest for the perfect pair of jeans, once you find a pair, buy doubles, or triples. Look for a pair in a dark wash with a straight leg.
6. Silk blouse
A classic and feminine silk blouse is a versatile piece in a young woman’s wardrobe. It can be dressed up with a pencil skirt for interviews, or down with a cool pair of jeans.
7. Classic flats
Invest in a good pair of ballet flats that will take you to the office and to the grocery store. Look for leather and classic details like bows or buckles to also show your personality.
8. Signature jewelry piece
Whether it’s your grandmother’s gold ring, pearls or a dainty necklace with your initials, find a piece that will make your outfits feel complete, or completely empty without it.
A well cut blazer will be your ally when you need to dress for an interview or big meeting. A suit jacket in a quality fabric (silk, wool or linen) will stand the test of time, just make sure to have it altered to fit your like a second skin.
We all have drawers full of bras, but take the time to get to know your body and your proper bra size. The right undergarments can make or break an outfit, so make sure that your bra (and panties) work with the clothes you’re wearing. Lingerie is the foundation of every outfit and feeling good under your clothes will shine through on the outside as well.
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