Every woman needs some fashion staples in her wardrobe. Although we don’t always think about it, fashion has been an intricate part of world history, and we can continue those traditions through what we wear now.
Women’s fashion staples have been recycled time and time again. As we refocus our wardrobes to meet the current trends, we somehow find ourselves embracing items our mothers and grandmothers once adored!
The classic pieces of clothing are timeless, creating looks you’ll love no matter what the occasion is. Check out these 6 fashion staples every woman should have on hand!
#1 Pencil Skirt
Buy pencil skirts in solid colors, textures, and prints. You can easily pair a pencil skirt with a tank top or blouse depending on the occasion. Pencil skirts are staples for the simple fact that you can wear them to the office or to your bestie’s birthday dinner.
When wearing a detailed pencil skirt, pair it with a simple top like a sleeveless button-down in a bright color that complements the skirt. Alternately, pair a pencil skirt with a long-sleeved silk blouse, or offset the skirt’s femininity with a cotton button-down.
#2 Little Black Dress
Every woman should find a little black dress they just can’t live without. Your LBD is always a good fit, because it’s easy to pair things with.
Not to worry if you haven’t found your LBD yet—you will soon, and when you find the one that fits like a glove, you’ll never want to be parted from it.
The little black dress is a must-have staple in your closet, especially for those nights when you don’t want to spend a lot of time planning an outfit. There are many styles for the LBD and no one rule book to owning the perfect black dress; find what works for you!
#3 Denim Jacket
There was a time when denim was in season year-round. Whether you like to pair denim on denim or toss a denim jacket over your favorite leggings, there are endless options for making a denim jacket work.
Denim jackets come in various sizes and colors. Start by buying a structured version at first, and then branch out into the oversized jackets that are on-trend right now. Style your jacket with a summer dress or basic tee for that perfect outfit upgrade.
#4 Light Cardigan
A light cardigan is one of the most underrated fashion staples women have. Your favorite light cardigan will help you out at the movies or on a windy night, and it also makes your outfits way cuter.
Pick from different lengths, styles, colors, and textures. This is one purchase where you’ll never have to feel buyer’s remorse! There’s no essential cardigan style, except that you should own at least a few.
It’s rare to come across a woman who doesn’t have her ears pierced or doesn’t like wearing earrings. Earrings are a staple because they highlight your features and enhance your beauty.
The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above, or sterling silver 925, to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in, which is what many people’s skin reacts to.
Stud earrings are a common, simple type with many different styles and sizes. A stud is often a stone or ball that sights tight on the ear with the bar and back hidden, giving it the appearance of “floating” on the earlobe.
Earrings are an essential wardrobe staple, regardless of style—they’ll complete your outfit and ensure you look remarkable.
#6 Black Blazer
Whatever you pair it with, a black blazer is great for any occasion. A nice, structured blazer works like a charm. There are so many styles of blazers these days that the options seem limitless.
A good guideline to keep in mind is that you need enough room above your shoulders and under your arms to be able to layer your clothes! You might want to wear some additional items under your blazer on those cooler weather days.
When choosing a blazer, make sure the sleeves are no longer than your wrists. This will keep you looking sharp and ensure you can roll the sleeves up to your elbows for a more dressed-down look.
Fashion will always be a microcosm of culture—economically, politically, and otherwise. However you look at it, though, there will always be certain staple pieces that never go away. What are some of your staple wardrobe items?
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