Fashion changes, but style endures. – Coco Chanel
Every girl likes to treat herself with a trendy piece of clothing, accessory or shoes every now and then, but there are some pieces that never go out of style and that need to find their place in every woman’s wardrobe, regardless of her personal style. Here are the ten staples you should stock your closet with to maintain your “cool girl” status.
Little black dress
This is the most obvious piece to start with since it is considered the classiest and most flexible clothing item of all time. Besides, there is a little black dress for everyone, since it can be adapted to every figure and taste. The perfect LBD can be combined with various accessories and colors and be adapted to every occasion. These little tricks can also make it look completely different every time you put it on.
A plain white t-shirt
A wardrobe piece that is just as versatile as the previous item, a white t-shirt can be teamed up with a perfect pair of jeans, shorts or suit trousers, or layered under a cami top or slip dress. Because of its neutrality it can be worn with plenty of different colors and patterns.
A pair of flattering jeans
Straight-leg or skinny jeans are a very profitable and versatile investment, because you can wear them for various occasions ranging from a daytime walk in the park to evening clubbing with your friends. The most important thing for finding the perfect pair of jeans for you is the fit, so make sure you don’t choose a pair that is too tight or too loose.
Stylish denim shorts
Denim jeans are not very appropriate for a hot summer day, but you can always replace them with their cousin – shorts. A must-have summer wardrobe staple, stylish denim shorts can be purchased online or in any mall for a bargain. What you will get for that sum is an item you can combine with t-shirts, blouses, blazers, kaftans or a bikini, if you are wearing it to the beach.
A crisp white shirt
A simple button-down white shirt is a wardrobe piece that can be worn with a variety of pants and skirts, and for different occasions, such as a work meeting (shirt + pencil skirt + blazer) or a chit-chat with friends (shirt + straight-leg jeans). Look for a flattering shirt that slims your figure with simple buttons (avoid gold, copper and other shiny buttons) so that you can combine it with different jewelry.
A black longline blazer
A longline blazer is a true hero of every woman’s wardrobe. It can be paired up with work separates and make you look sleek at the office or combined with skinny jeans and heels for a fantastic evening look. The most crucial thing for finding the blazer that will see you through every occasion and season is the right fit, especially at the shoulders.
A black leather jacket
It is impossible to imagine a cool girl’s wardrobe without a leather biker jacket. Besides being timeless in terms of style, it is also very long-lasting when it comes to quality. This piece can be tossed over a casual jeans/t-shirt combo or over a spring-loving floral dress. A good tip is to choose one size above your normal fit so that you are able to wear it over knitwear come fall and winter.
A pencil skirt
A classic pencil skirt is the kind of wardrobe piece that can be very flattering for every figure. It elongates your body and enhances your best features. Depending on your style and the occasion for which you are going to wear it, you can combine it with a plain t-shirt, a lightweight blouse or a stylish top. It is an ideal clothing item for a work-related event and for formal occasions such as a wedding or a fancy dinner.
Timeless black pumps
Going on a clubbing spree with your friends? Do you have a job interview scheduled? You need fashionable shoes to wear to a wedding? Classic black pumps got you covered for all of these events and more. Just make sure they are really comfortable and cushioned and that the heel isn’t too high.
A leather handbag
Every cool girl has several handbags in her wardrobe, but there is that one handbag to rule them all – a black leather bag. This style finisher adds a polished note to your outfit while still being very practical. This is an investment piece, so aim for quality and versatility (detachable straps would be very useful).
Do you have all of these fashion items in your wardrobe? If not, perhaps you need to go shopping, because believe us, you are going to need them.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.