I can't lie my closet has always been a disaster area. I'm always trying to hang on to items and never let them go but the time always comes when I need to purge. I chuck shoes, purses, and anything else I haven't worn in a while. I think over the years my personal style changes and as it does I need to start over. So that's what I'm doing now. However, I don't want to just go out and shop. I need to be practical about it and get the basics. So today I'm going to show you my Top 10 Wardrobe Essentials. With these 10 items, you will always have something to wear no matter where you're going and your closet will be clutter free.
The Tank Top
There are countless uses for a tank top. Wear it alone, under a blazer or layer it under another shirt. I've always got tons of tank tops on hand in various colors but several in white, black and grey.
The Basic White Tee
A white t-shirt is so easy to style and affordable it would be a shame not to have a lot of these. They are so versatile and can be worn anywhere with anything. Especially when you want to turn a daytime look into night. Pair your favorite T with a great pair of jeans and sexy heels and you'll always look chic with no effort.
The Pencil Skirt
Pencil skirts are one of those items that never go out of style. Said to have been introduced to the world of fashion by Christian Dior in the 1940's, pencil skirts have come along way. They're perfect for the office and a night out depending on the material.
The Perfect Jeans
I'm a jeans kinda girl. I love them, I live in them. Jeans are one of those versatile items that can be dressed down with a t-shirt and sneakers or dressed up in a blouse and heels. Either way, make sure they are a good fit and right length otherwise you can look a mess! The right pair of jeans can be hard to find so when you find a pair that you love do what I do... buy several pairs.
The Little Black Dress
The little black dress also known as the LBD is a wardrobe staple. It comes in so many endless styles it can be mind-boggling trying to choose just one. Choose the one that best fits your body type and make it your "go to" dress when you're not sure what to wear or want to look amazing without putting in a lot of effort.
The Black Heels
This is the shoe you want to splurge on. They can be worn all of the time for many occasions. However, besides black, I also recommend a nude shoe as well. Between the 2 you will always be ready to step out in style.
A good blazer has many uses. You can wear them to work or for a night out. Blazers come in so many looks these days it can be hard to choose one so grab a few. Just make sure it is well fitted otherwise it can ruin your whole look.
The Button Up
Buttons Ups aren't just for the office anymore. Paired with some skinny jeans, heels and a statement necklace and you're good for a night out. Don't think I wouldn't rock a man's button up. I tend to like the fit a lot better.
Boots come in handy in the fall and winter months. They keep you warm and make you look good. You can go with a high heel or flats. Either way, every girl should have a great pair of boots in her closet.
When the weather gets cool we all need something stylish yet functional to keep us warm. Go for something fitted and synched at the waist to give you a nice silhouette. Unless you live where it snows then forget style and go for warmth! Either way, always splurge in a good coat if you need to.
Did I miss anything? Would you take anything off this list? I would love to know what your wardrobe essentials are.