White Button Down Shirt
The classic white button down shirt can be a star on its own, equally at home paired with dressy blue jeans, skirt or trousers. The white shirt also pairs equally well with vests, jackets, cardigans and just about anything else you can think of.
Check out H&M’s Button Down Blouse in White, $24.95. Available at H&M.
Lightweight cardigan sweaters are matched easily with almost any outfit. Cardigans can make your outfit more feminine or more classic, depending on the style of cardigan you buy. Cardigans can come in a variety of colors, easy to throw on, wrap around your shoulders, and ideal for a busy lifestyle.
Check out Joe Fresh’s Ruffle Cardigan in Navy, $39. Available at The Real Canadian Superstore.
Most of us live in jeans for part of our life. Dark wash jeans look dressier and mix beautifully with heels and your favorite top. Jeans can be dressed down for a casual look and dressed up for a variety of ocassions. Find a good fitting brand of jeans then make sure you have a few pair of them in your closet, you know you’ll want to wear them often.
Check out Aritzia’s Nudie High Kai Jeans in Dark Denim. Available at Aritzia.
A pair of classic slacks that fit well can be used in all sorts of outfits. Black slacks are essential, there will always be a need for a basic color dressy slack for work or after hours. Having trouble deciding what to wear? Grab your black slacks and a jacket and your outfit will build itself.
Check out Anthropologie’s Metier Chinos in Navy, $98. Available at Anthropologie.
The pencil skirt is streamlined and figure friendly. This classic shaped skirt can be used paired with your white shirt, cardigans, jackets, and finished off with flats or pumps. The pencil skirt can take you from work to evening with a few accessory changes, always flattering and always in style.
Check out Forever 21’s Knit Pencil Skirt in Heather Grey, $11.80. Available at Forever 21.
This fab coat always looks fashionable and classic. Although styles may change slightly over the years the classic trench coat is functionable and always looks great on. Perfect for cooler weather day or night, and made for wet weather. There’s a reason classic films feature stars dressed in trench coats, they are stylish now and always.
Check out Zara’s Double Breasted Trench Coat in Stone, $119. Available at Zara.
The Little Black Dress
A basic black dress is a must for any woman’s closet. This basic black dress can be easily dressed up or down, and is perfect for evenings out. When you have torn your closet apart and don’t know what else to wear, pull out your little black dress, add dressy accessories, ready to go. You’ll always look slim, classic and pulled together in your little black dress.
Check out Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection Lace Tipped Dress in Black, $185. Available at Banana Republic.