So it’s no compulsion that you must have a specific set of wardrobe essentials, because each of us has our own personal style and we’re all about embracing differences and celebrating them, but there are a few things that are quite handy to stock in your wardrobe. These versatile pieces anchor complete outfits, form the basis of your look and are even the show stealers depending on how you style them – it doesn’t hurt to stock up on them, especially on those times you have no idea what to wear – we’ve all been there!
Here are the 8 wardrobe essentials that you can create your style with and fall back on without a second thought.
#1 Denim Jeans – No prizes for guessing why it’s on the top of this list. A classic pair of well-fitting blue denim jeans is basically half the world’s go-to, because it hugs all the right curves and can be worn with pretty much anything under the sun and for any occasion.
#2 White/Black Shirt – A classic black/white shirt is basically a failsafe for any outfit. You can pair it with tons of bottoms, layer them up, accessorize them and do whatever you want with the rest of your look – the wardrobe is your playground and the result is always stunning.
#3 Ankle-length Trousers – A pair of ankle-length trousers – especially black ones – can be worked with any tops/kurtas/sweaters/cardigans/coats/jackets and everything else. It’s quite a wardrobe anchor.
#4 Nude/Black Heels – The magic leg-lengthening power of nude heels is legendary and so are a pair of black pumps – perfect for the boardroom and the dance floor.
#5 Prints – Printed clothes add a major dose of character to your closet – different shapes, patterns and colours – there’s so much to play with. Choose one according to your body type and preference and don’t be afraid to mix prints!
#6 Handbag – A sturdy and roomy handbag of durable quality is always a lifesaver when you’re on-the-go and living out of your handbag. It can house everything from your makeup pouch to your electronics and will never let you down. Invest in one of those!
#7 Shades – One accessory that takes you from drab to fab? A glam pair of shades! Oversized ones and Ray-Bans are of course classics, but make sure you get a pair that complements your face shape – try before you buy.
#8 Sneakers – Pick any celeb’s street style file and you’ll find one common thread – a rad pair of sneakers. Super cool and super comfy, a pair of snug black/white sneakers goes with pretty much anything, and lend an air of laidback cool to any outfit – perfect for when you want to ditch those heels and dress down – whether for a coffee run or a fun day out with friends. Tip: Adidas Superstars and Vans are definite must-buys if you want to invest in a pair!