Wardrobe Essentials. Basics. Capsule Wardrobe. Whatever you want to call it – there are some items of clothing everyone should have in their closet.
Here are the top 10 picks (in my humble opinion):
1. A White T-Shirt
This is the most basic of basics and it’s super versatile. It goes with jeans, trousers, skirts, leggings, and more. You really can’t go wrong. The cut and fit can be whatever you want, but I highly recommend having a plain white tee in your wardrobe.
2. Black Tank Top/ White Tank top
A black tank is a universal piece that can be worn under jackets, tucked into jeans, dressed up with a skirt, or worn around the house on a lazy day. White tanks are great for summertime and come in a variety of styles.
Yes, it’s worth paying extra money for a good pair of jeans that fit and flatter your body. They’ll also last longer! Everyone’s body type is different, so in terms of the fit and cut – that’s up to you. (I know there are people right now who are anti-skinny jeans. Wear what you want! It’s your closet). I’d get a pair of light wash, dark wash, and black jeans. That’ll cover a wide range of outfits.
4. Black Trouser/Pant
Whether it’s for your next job interview or throwing on some sneakers and a basic tee to meet up with friends for coffee, a black trouser is a simple way to elevate a casual outfit.
5. Leather Jacket
You don’t need to spend $500. Faux-leather jackets work just as well, but I would absolutely invest in having a black leather jacket. They’re winter friendly, super comfortable, and come in various designs and colors to accompany functionality and style.
6. A Jean Jacket
Light wash or dark wash doesn’t matter. A jean jacket will go far in any wardrobe. I’d recommend getting one size larger in case you want to wear thicker clothes underneath like sweaters.
7. Basic Turtleneck/Sweater
Speaking of sweaters – a basic sweater, much like the basic tee, is a good blank slate for a fall/winter outfit. Colors are up to you! Black, beige, white, green, etc. You can get them at pretty much any retail store.
8. A Trench Coat
This is a classic clothing item that will not go out of style. A timeless piece, if you will.
9. A Blazer
Blazers can be dressed down and dressed up. It’s a great layering piece for all seasons and makes you look put together instantly.
10. A Go-To Dress
I think it’s good to have a go-to dress in your closet. It’s the dress that you know will fit and can wear for almost any occasion (wedding, night out, date, etc.)