10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Must Own

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What are wardrobe essentials?

Different fashion writers and bloggers have different definitions of wardrobe essentials, it is almost impossible to give a straight answer. But while they can be pretty much subjective to taste, style, and seasons, there are some blanket requirements for a fashion item to be termed an essential.

Amongst others, wardrobe essentials can stand the test of time for instance your flared blue pants may not cut. Sorry

Wardrobe essentials are multifunctional and can swing night and day outfits as well as professional or formal.

Fashion evolves and trends change very often and while I love seasonal and trendy purchases, I have these 10 items I can always go back to make or complement a great outfit.

Here are our 10 Wardrobe Essentials

1. A button-up white shirt

This is probably the most versatile and yet fashionable piece I have in my closet. It pairs well with literally anything, I can wear it all year round, and all day long.

2. A Black blazer

Black blazer

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Blazers have been very trendy recently, but they’ve always been a fashionable wardrobe essential. They’re the ultimate layering piece that transcends seasons.

Wear it over a dress, accessorize with a waist belt, or wear over a camisole and some pants. Too any options for styling a blazer. Get you one.

3. A Crossbody bag

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Can cross-body bags be considered wardrobe essentials? Err yeah

Hear me out

Crossbody bags are everywhere, from fashion runways to fashion blogs and Instagram which makes them trendy right? but the gig is they are very versatile.

 They can be worn with dresses, blazers, pants, and pretty much every type of clothing. Whether you’re carrying this essential item over your shoulder or across your chest, for daytime errands or late-night drinks, we should agree that everyone needs a fashionable crossbody bag.

4. Little Black dress

Little Black dress

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This is one of the cliches in fashion writings but it’s true : Every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe. You can go from a basic to a knockout bomb really quick with this essential.

The good thing is It can be either simple, sexy or chic.

Pick one that suits your body type and you have a blank canvas. You can throw on some accessories and you’re fashionably set for that outing.

5. Fitted blue jeans

Blue denim

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Jeans are arguably the most common piece of clothing of the 20th century and they’re also as old as time. They are very affordable but also durable. Everyone I know owns a pair of jeans and rightly so because it has managed to remain trendy year in year out by reinventing itself.

6. A Trench Coat

Wardrobe essential -Trench coat

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A Trench is one of the timeless fashion essentials that will come in handy from fall through to spring. it has stayed very trendy over the years and remains a versatile coat.

A Trench coat can accompany a small dress for a night out in warm times ,and as well as a heavy sweater in cold weathers. it can be worn an outfit on its own and can be a layering piece.

7. A pair of Sneakers

With the resurgence of streetwear fashion, the sneakers trend is at an all-time high.

We see them accessorize blazer sets, Denim pants, dresses, and bodysuits, but that’s not why it’s on this list. Not many shoes can swing the comfort and slay game at the same time like sneakers.

 I mean who doesn’t need a pair of comfortable shoes to get through the day’s errand or that airport run? while slaying the streetwear game? No one, not even Victoria Beckham.

A white pair of sneakers are recommended because they go with anything but it could be just any sneakers.  

8. Everyday Sunglasses

I love sunglasses, they’re dressy, they’re edgy and they make you mysterious. They’re the ultimate fashion accessory and are a must have for any fashionable woman.

 Whether they’re your classic aviators, oversized dark frames or the trendy slim frames, just pick any that suit your facial structure.

9. Black Pumps

Black Pumps

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Heels are a confidence booster for most people, black pumps are one of the most recommended essential shoes every woman should have in her closet. They’re perfect for that business meeting, or that evening diner date, or better yet that late night dance party. Experiment with pumps and elongate your legs while at it.

Also, they’ll never go out of style

10 Black Pants

Wardrobe essential-Black pants

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Any non-denim black pants will do, straight cut, high waisted, or just any tailored black pants. Back in the day these were synonym to office and corporate jobs and formal meeting but they’re actually quite versatile. Whether you want to wear it with a sweater top and chunky sneakers in the winter or with plain tee and sandals in the summer, a black pant remains a simple yet classy wardrobe essential.

So here you have it.

Do you think this list should be longer?

Is there any item you feel I should take off or add?

Go ahead and tell me off in the comments



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