Trends come and go, but there are still items of clothing that will remain classic forever. In truth, it’s all about the basics that will allow you to pull an outfit together from beginning to end. Not to mention, these pieces should be ones you feel confident and comfortable in wherever you might be going. If you aren’t sure where to start with closet essentials, these are a great base to have and will always have a place in your wardrobe no matter what.
Good Quality Denim
We know that sweatpants have been all of our defaults lately due to the situation, but this too shall pass. And when it does, we’ll be back to our normal daily routine which includes getting dressed for the day! As we all know, denim is one thing that will never go out of style. Whether you prefer straight-legged jeans, skinny jeans, or oversized jeans, take the time to find one high-quality pair that will last forever and make you feel like your best self each time you put them on. Instead of plunging straight into the deep end, experiment with less expensive pairs in all kinds of fits to find what you like. Then you can go ahead and invest in a great pair you’ll have forever.
A Go-To Dress
While many websites might tell you we all need a good little black dress that can work for every occasion, we don’t entirely agree. We do agree that you should have a versatile dress, but it doesn’t have to be black – or little. Opt for a dress that can be transformed from day to night depending on the way you accessorize it. Ideally, it will be a simple, blank dress that will give you room to play with. Think of it as a dress that can be worn casually with a pair of white sneakers and a denim jacket as well as worn with strappy heels and statement earrings to happy hour. You should be able to wear it to work too! Accessorize it with a blazer and loafers. This dress should be almost like a chameleon that can shift to any need you might have.
Naturally, we all have different face shapes, sizes, and colors. Meaning that not all sunglasses look good on everyone and that’s okay! Think of sunglasses as you would any other type of clothing: the most flattering pairs are those tailored to you. You might not be able to literally tailor sunglasses, but you can find the right size and style of frame for your face shape to help enhance your features and elevate your style.
A Work Tote
It’s likely that we all have multiple purses, but we should have one that’s most important of all – a work tote. Think about it. It’s basically the one bag you can use no matter what – it can carry everything you need and more while still looking stylish and put-together. Be sure to buy a work tote that you love and will last you a long time since you will be carrying it everywhere.
A Work Blazer
Last but certainly not least, a blazer. Every adult should have at least one nice tailored blazer that will be ideal for meetings and anything work-related. It might sound excessive to some, but believe us when we say that wearing a blazer will truly make you feel like you’ve got things all figured out. It will make you look that way, too.