It’s always a good time to back to basics and it’s never too late to start building your wardrobe with some solid staples. Meet these 10 timeless pieces, essential to a modern wardrobe. Worn dressed up or pared down, these need to be labeled ‘wear forever.’
1. LITTLE BLACK DRESS
A little black dress comes in many shapes and forms and it’s quite true when they say a girl can’t have enough LBDs in her closet! Whether a chic strappy number, or a modest long-sleeved one, as long as it’s something you can dress up or down, you’re all set!
2. PERFECT JEANS
Skinny or bootcut? Cropped or flare? Distressed white or classic dark wash? There’s no right answer but let’s just say that the perfect jean is the one that makes you feel like a rockstar.
3. EVERYDAY EARRINGS
Tassel earrings are great for those Insta boomerangs but when it comes to a dependable everyday earrings, nothing comes close to a classic stud. Pick a white metal or a gold depending on your skin undertone. It’s that subtle finishing touch that goes long.
4. STRIPED TEE
A closet without at least one classic striped tee may be unimaginable today and we have French navy seamen and Coco Chanel to thank for that. Worn with your distressed denim for lazy Sunday brunch or with a blazer and red lips for Parisian chic, a striped tee is always a good choice.
5. VERSATILE TOP
Blouses are trending now and even the biggest one & done (dress) believer is turning to separates. A versatile top is often not given its due but it’s that top makes you feel on top of your game at work and at play, with some help from your fave blazer of course.
6. PENDANT NECKLACE
It doesn’t matter if you are a fashion maximalist or minimalist, this classic from your jewelry box just makes everything feel more put together.
7. BLACK SKIRT
Wear with a button down for a Monday morning meeting or with a silky camisole on Friday night in town, a black skirt deserves a place on every woman’s must-have list. A pencil shape or a cute fit-and-flare or both!
8. JEAN JACKET
Nothing says I’m ready for the weekend quite like a jean jacket. Worn with a sundress or tie around your waist over yoga pants, this layering piece is classic Americana and classic cool.
9. EASY MAXI DRESS
Statement florals, stripes or solid color, an easy maxi dress has easy glam written all over. Wear with flat sandals for a relaxed vibe or dress it up with a cute clutch for a night out, a maxi dress looks flattering and forgiving and feels so fabulous.
10. SIMPLE CUFF
A simple cuff works overtime as you type furiously on your laptop and then catches the right light at after-hour cocktails. Enough said?
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