When it comes to a woman’s wardrobe, there’s no denying that it’s filled with the hottest trends and the latest fast fashion pieces. While fashion trends are great for a season, a true wardrobe is built on a foundation of timeless basics that can be worn for years to come.
From a trusty leather jacket to the perfect tee and jeans combo, these are the 10 wardrobe essentials you can wear all year long and build a long-lasting wardrobe with.
Striped T-Shirt: T By Alexander Wang
No woman’s wardrobe is complete without a classic striped top, regardless of which colour stripe you choose. While simple in theory, a striped tee is something you’ll wear forever as it will never go out of style and adds a graphic touch to any outfit.
White Dress Shirt: J.Crew Thomas Mason Tuxedo Shirt
A crisp white dress shirt will instantly make you feel polished. Whether styled with jeans and sneakers or with a pencil skirt and pumps, a classic white shirt will make any outfit look pulled together.
Cashmere Sweater: Equipment Sloane Cashmere Sweater
A cashmere sweater looks great with jeans, skirts and just about everything else in your wardrobe. It’s chic and classic and let’s face it, cashmere feels amazing. Which is why you should pick one up in every colour.
The Perfect Blazer: Smythe Duchess Blazer in Slate
Even if you don’t work at an office, every woman needs a black or navy blazer that fits perfectly. This wardrobe staple can be worn casually with jeans and a basic tee, layered over little dresses, or paired with trousers and a blouse for the office. And this one from Smythe is Kate Middleton-approved.
Moto Jacket: Madewell Textured-Leather Jacket
Nothing quite says cool factor like a leather moto jacket. Worn dressed up or down, a leather jacket can instantly add a touch of edge to your look. Pair with your favourite jeans and a a graphic tee for a cool, casual look or layer it over an LBD and booties for a night out.
Trench Coat: Club Monaco Aldrina Trench Coat
This as an investment piece you’ll wear forever. Look for a classic straight fit or A-line silhouette with a belt that will cinch you in at the waist, or wear it open for a more casual-chic vibe. The trench is an essential piece for in-between seasons that you can throw on over pretty much everything.
Fitted Jeans: Levi’s 501 Altered Skinny Jean
Every woman needs at least one pair of fitted and flattering jeans hanging in her closet. Whether you prefer medium or dark washes, a pair of slim-fitting, medium-rise jeans will always be in style.
White Sneakers: Reebok ‘Classic’ Sneaker
Whether you’re a Reebok or Converse kind of gal or you’re more into designer names, classic white kicks will go with everything. Always. And we love the ’80s vibe of this clean white low-top.
Ankle Boots: Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Bootie
With a practical, low heel, you’ll wear these all year long. The simple yet chic Chelsea boot can be dressed up with a chic dress or worn with jeans and a leather jacket. And more importantly, they don’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon.
Leather Tote Bag: Madewell Transport Cross Body
A leather tote bag in a timeless colour like tan or black will truly last you for years. When it comes to selecting the perfect tote, make sure to pick one that’s sleek enough that you don’t mind lugging it around every day, and sturdy enough to take on inevitable wear and tear.