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While you may be a pro at mastering the latest makeup trends, there are also certain timeless looks that should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe repertoire. And much like makeup, when it comes to basics, fashion tends to follow the same rule—you’ve got to have them! The same way your makeup kit isn’t complete without certain essential items, like foundation, concealer, and mascara, your closet should hold certain wardrobe basics that you can wear through all four seasons. Of course, we love a good statement piece inspired by the latest runway show, but there will always be a few wardrobe basics that are total necessities no matter the latest trends. Not sure if your closet is stocked with all the right fashion staples? Keep reading for 15 wardrobe basics that every woman should own!
If you don’t already own a plain white T-shirt, head to the store ASAP! Seriously, a basic white tee is perfect for pairing with a pair of fun, printed palazzo pants or layering underneath a leather jacket. The options for this staple are virtually endless, which is why it’s our number one wardrobe basic. Whether you opt for a scoop neck or a V-neck, or a fitted or a baggy tee, is up to you. Just make sure you have one!
Jeans are a must for any wardrobe, though we’ll be the first to say they’re not a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. Take the time to find the style of jeans that works best for you—whether that’s a boyfriend, flare, skinny, or high-waisted cut! Whatever the style, cut, and fabric, jeans of all shapes and sizes will never go out of style.
We like to think of leggings as woman’s best friend. They can be worn as part of a business casual getup when paired with a blouse and heeled booties or worn with a T-shirt and sneakers for a day spent running errands. An added bonus? Leggings are so comfy—and we’re all about apparel that’s both stylish and convenient.
Whether you’re headed to a fancy dinner date or a girls’ night out, a little black dress is a foolproof ensemble that belongs in every woman’s closet. We particularly love the look of a LBD paired with a standout heel or statement earring. Find a little back dress in a cut that matches your personal style aesthetic, whether you prefer bodycon, slip, or something in between.
Block out the sun, protect your eye area, and add a cool-girl accessory to your outfit with a pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses are the perfect addition to any outfit all year long—yes, including winter! Invest in a pair of quality sunglasses that are cute and also offer UVA and UVB protection for your eyes. The right pair of sunglasses can last you a lifetime, so it isn’t a bad idea to take your time and find the perfect pair with a classic shape.
Conquering a new workout class or headed to the store to do some grocery shopping? You’ll want to have a pair of cute but reliable sneakers on hand. Long gone are the days of having to choose between comfort and style when it comes to wearing sneakers—in fact, there are some adorable options available that look great when paired with a sundress and denim jacket!
Want to embrace some rocker vibes? Even if you don’t consider yourself to have an edgy fashion sense, a black leather jacket is a must in our book. Why? It perfectly complements just about any outfit and really comes in handy during those fall and spring months that are too warm for a full coat, yet still too chilly to go without one altogether.
Want to spice up your plain white T-shirt or LBD? A statement necklace is the perfect go-to accessory. It’s an easy way to amp up a simple outfit without overdoing it and can be used to instantly refresh something you’ve worn a thousand times before.
Long gone are the days of having to stick to a plain black blazer. Depending on the outfit, you can totally rock a checkered or baby pink blazer—even to an interview or work meeting. Find a blazer that matches your style and work environment.
No, we’re not talking about karate! A simple black belt not only serves the functional purpose of keeping your pants in place, but it also adds a stylish accent to your outfit. Grab one that can be worn with your perfect-fitting jeans or a pair of slacks. We recommend opting for a black leather (or pleather) belt because it’s another wardrobe accessory that is truly timeless.
From wrap to sheath, having a business casual dress option is a must. Not only can this be worn to work, but it’s also a great option for occasions such as Sunday brunch or a baby shower. Dress it down with your sneakers or up with your favorite pumps (more on those soon!).
Another accessory every woman needs, a watch is both practical and stylish. Not only does it offer a more professional way to check the time on the job instead of pulling out your phone, but it’s also a foolproof accessory for any boss babe look.
Just as a black leather jacket is a must, a jean jacket is a wardrobe basic as well. It’s no secret that ‘90s looks are back in a big way, and with that the denim jacket seems to be making a major comeback. Try pairing one with a sundress on a brisk spring day or some leggings and a pair of sneakers in the fall.
Let’s be honest—who doesn’t have a shoe addiction? And while we’re always looking to expand our collection with a new, trendy pair, it’s important to also have a classic option handy. Enter: The perfect pair of black pumps. These can be worn for a night on the town or a business meeting, or even a first date. Try to find a balance between comfort and style—every gal needs a comfy pair of heels in their collection!
Last but not least, our final wardrobe basic that every woman should own is a black tank top. Similar to a white T-shirt, a black tank goes with just about any outfit. It’s also perfect for wearing under a sheer or low-cut blouse.
Now that we've covered wardrobe must-haves, let's talk beauty essentials. Here are 20 Makeup Essentials Every Woman Should Own and 9 Skin Care Products Every Woman Should Own.