We all have those days when we wake up, open our closet and experience the ‘I have nothing to wear’ moment. Trust me, I know how frustrating and time consuming that can be. If you are one of them then you have come to the right place.
While trends come and go, there are staples which will help us put our outfits together. Its all about the basics which are versatile and you need to have them in your wardrobe!
1. A white and a black tee: There are multiple ways you can style them. You can wear them with a skirt, jeans, under your cardigan, blazer or sweater, with your formal lowers as well. It also anchors statement pieces like printed shorts and coloured denims.
2. A black and a blue jeans:
There’s no doubt about jeans being one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. Throw on a pair of jeans with any top or shirt and you’ll be good to go.
3. Some formal trousers:
Formal trousers are comfortable and stylish. When paired with a shirt its perfect for an office look and for a casual look, it can be worn with a casual tee and a shrug.
4. Formal shirts:
These are obvious staples as we all have to go to either college or work. Stripes and checks never go out of style. Pair with formal trouser or pencil skirt for an office look or with a palazzo or a jeans for a more casual look.
5. Knee length skirt:
Girls, you don’t wanna stick to pants all the time. Its nice to have a variety of clothing in your closet to mix and match and making your perfect look.
6. A maxi dress:
These are the best for night outs, lunch or dinners. They are so dressy you hardly need any accessory.
7. Little black dress:
The most popular and versatile piece of clothing, you can never go wrong with it. Chose one that suits your body type, preferably knee length for maximum versatility.
8. Chinos (neutral colors):
Something other than jeans and formal trousers for men are chinos. You can wear them to semi-formal occasions when you are in a mood to try something different.
9. Blazers and suits:
For men, one suit is a must in their closets for big events like weddings and parties. Apart from that, blazers work equally well for both men and women. They can dress up or dress down a whole outfit.
10. A classic watch:
Can there be a better accessory than a watch? When in a hurry, wear a watch and it will instantly add a classy touch to your look.
11. Sport shoes:
A pair of sneakers is the most versatile shoe you can own. You can run in it, travel in it, basically live in it!
12. Formal and semi-formal shoes:
Formal shoes are expensive. Invest in it and they will last you a lifetime. You don’t have to think twice about what to wear to work. Semi formals like pumps, gladiators or slip ons are best for everyday casual wear. You should own at least 2 pairs.
Other points to keep in mind in order to organise your basics:
1. Neutral colours are the safest to work with. They make any outfit work. Make sure you have enough of them.
2. At the same time, you need colours as well. For all the gloomy days, a bright outfit will surely brighten up your day.
3. A single piece can work in different ways. You have to mix and match your clothes in order to get the most out of them.
As you add to your closet with every changing season, do not be afraid to try the trends which you think will suit you. Staples like these will support you to show-off the star studded outfits in your closet. Don’t forget to experiment with your style, you might find something you love!