Back to basics: 10 wardrobes must haves for men and women
Trends come and they go but few timeless pieces remain forever and it is those pieces that we pick when in doubt or want to give it our best. The basic pieces never go out of style or lose their fashion appeal and if you are thinking of revamping or changing your wardrobe than don’t miss out on these wardrobe must haves.
Here are the 10 essential items a man and woman must have in his or her wardrobe.
- Classic white shirt
A dressy white shirt is a classic item that never goes out of style and can be paired with formals or casuals. Pair it with trousers for a formal look and with blue jeans for a casual stylish look.
A man should have at least one well-tailored suit for special occasions. If it is only one suit you’d invest in then go for the classics. Black, navy or gray single-breasted suit are always in vogue. You can even pair the blazer with khakis or jeans for a semi-formal outing.
- Formal shoes
A pair of formal black shoes is a must with your well-tailored suit to complete the look.
Believe it or not a tie is a fashion essential as it sees you through interviews, weddings and other evening events. Buy a tie in solid color as it goes for all occasions and if solid bold color is not your thing then the classic diagonal stripe also suits all. Invest in one stylish tie at least a year as tie trends change frequently and so will your look with it.
Jeans is a staple wardrobe and look good when they are new, worn out or old. A good pair of blue jeans are versatile, comfortable and can be dressed up or down with equal ease. Team them with a shirt or tee or sweatshirt with formal shoes, sneakers, loafers or sandals it goes with all.
- White t-shirt
White tee when paired with a well-fitted jeans or even trousers with smart pair of shoes looks simply good. An extremely simple look that looks great is comfortable and can be worn every day.
- A classic sweater
Every man has a favorite sweater that he likes to wear no matter how many times it’s been worn. Get yourself at least one sweater that can bail you out in the colder days and nights.
- Deconstructed suit
Get yourself a deconstructed suit that has a relaxed look to it but is pulled together. The best part of a deconstructed suit is that it can be worn together and separately too. Team the blazer or the pants with other item to get a fresh look.
You probably must own a pair of sneakers for workout or to wear them with your fav pair of jeans. Sneakers do look cool with jeans or other sporty pants and are super comfy too.
- Colored socks
Besides the regular formal socks, do invest in a few colored socks that can be worn to the gym or when going out for an adventure. It simply brightens up your look and sometimes mood too.
- A tailored blazer
A well-fitted blazer in classic color preferably black looks feminine and can be paired with anything from jeans, trousers, skirts or your little black dress. Get yourself one that fits well and accentuates your waist.
- A classic white blouse
A classic white shirt is always in and never goes out of style. It can be dressed up or down with formals or casuals as the setting demands. Opt for a fitted blouse that is not too long or oversized. Add some color to it with accessories.
- Little black dress
The LBD as it is fondly called should find a place in every woman’s wardrobe. Wear it casually or dress it up with accessories for a party, pair it with flats or high heels but do invest in a good one. When looking for a LBD do make sure it flatters your figure and you feel comfortable while wearing it.
A well-fitted pair either a straight-leg or skin-fit that keeps your look classic and comfortable and can be paired with formal, semi-formal or casual clothing and shoes.
- Trench coat
Adding versatility and style to a woman’s look, trench coats can be worn over work clothes, cocktail dress or casual attire. Get one in either black or nude so you can wear it with just about anything.
Make ballet flats an essential part of your everyday look as they are more comfortable than heels and can be worn with any style. A neutral color is the obvious choice but you can opt for a solid color for some vibrancy.
- Classic pumps
Whether heading to the party scene or work, a classic pair of pumps either in nude or black or any other color for some added fun is a must.
- Black opaque tights
Whether to keep you warm in winters or make your legs look slimmer or to get you away with a dress that turned out to be too short, own a pair and see its versatility.
- Trouser pants
A perfect pair for after work party or a job interview or casual Fridays, they can be formal or dressy as you want them to be. Pick one that flatters your figure and in a fabric that is long-lasting.
A basic that is truly classic, simple yet so stylish when paired with the right item, wear it under your blazer or cardigan when the cold winds blow or team them up with skirt or shorts when feeling hot.