17 Classic Wardrobe Essentials you Need

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Hey what’s up, what’s up, what’s up?! Hope you’re doing great! It’s so weird that I had a cold then it went away and now there’s a cough in it’s place. But it’s that time of year, I guess. Anyhoo, today’s post features 17 classic wardrobe essentials every woman needs! It’s okay to be trendy but as we know, trends come and go. This means investing in key essentials is a must when building out a timeless wardrobe.

Here are the classic wardrobe essentials:

  1. Dark pencil skirt
  2. White T-shirt
  3. Dark jeans
  4. White button down shirt
  5. Black dress
  6. Pop of color shoes or bag
  7. Sheath dress
  8. Dark pants
  9. Trench coat
  10. Leather jacket
  11. Dark blazer
  12. Tote bag
  13. Denim jacket
  14. Open front cardigan
  15. Dark pumps
  16. Ballet flats
  17. Camel coat

1. Dark pencil skirt

  • A dark pencil skirt is a must! A classic skirt style that’s timeless.
  • Get a dark color like black or navy that can be matched with pretty much any color.

2. White T-Shirt

  • A white t-shirt is a great staple that can be dressed up or down.
  • Pair with jeans or layer under a blazer for work.
  • It’s super versatile!

3. Dark jeans

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  • While light washes are nice and all, especially in the Summer, dark jeans are a must.
  • They can be dressed up or down and look more professional at the office too.

4. A white button down shirt

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  • There’s nothing quite as classic as a button down shirt.
  • A crisp button down looks great tucked into jeans or a pencil skirt.
  • Even looks great belted over a skirt or leggings.

5. A black dress

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  • A black dress is a must in any woman’s closet.
  • The perfect lbd can easily take you from day to night.

6. Pop of color shoes or bag

  • Red is the usual go-to color when talking about pops of color.
  • Course, any bright will do: blue and yellow, for example.
  • But red is one that will never go out of style.
  • So don’t be afraid to get a pair of shoes or a nice bag in a nice red shade.

7. A Sheath dress

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  • A sheath dress is a versatile piece that will instantly elevate any look.
  • Keep it simple in a nice neutral tone or even dark tones or a bright like blue.

8. Dark pants

  • Dark dress pants in black or navy will never go out of style!
  • Pair with everything from a blouse to a white tee to a blazer or sweater.

9. A trench coat

  • Many years ago, I bought a lime green trench. Yes! Lime green lol
  • It was really pretty at the time but you know years later, I wondered why I’d even bothered.
  • Of course, brights came back since we know what’s old is always bound to be new again when it comes to fashion but! The moral is: invest in a classic tan/khaki-colored trench and it’ll never go out of style.

10. A leather jacket

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  • Leather jackets are nice for layering in the Spring and Fall.
  • Start with a black one so you have a classic color that’s timeless.
  • Once you have black, you can venture out and get other colors.

11. A dark blazer

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  • A dark blazer in black or navy will always come in handy and is such a versatile staple.

12. A tote

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  • A nice structured tote bag is an essential.
  • They’re great for work, traveling, and if you have a baby, they come in handy!

13. A denim jacket

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  • Just like a leather jacket, a denim jacket is great for layering.
  • What’s great about denim jackets is they work well for those periods when the weather is just starting to cool.
  • They work great when flying too!

14. Open front cardigan

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  • These are a must for any working woman!
  • They are perfect for layering, given how cold office buildings can get.
  • White and black are great starters and then red. Those three colors are timeless.

15. Dark pumps

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  • Shoe styles can change but pumps are always in style.
  • You can’t go wrong with black or navy pumps.
  • What’s great is you can pick out the heel height that works best for you.

16. Ballet flats

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  • Ballet flats are a nice option when comfort is key.
  • They’re great for commuting, running errands, wearing all day or traveling.

17. A camel coat

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  • A came coat will never go out of style.
  • They look polished and are a nice effortless layering option in the Winter.

Do you have all 17 essentials? If you do, fist bump, you’re a total boss babe! To recap, these are all 17 classic wardrobe essentials:

  1. Dark pencil skirt
  2. White T-shirt
  3. Dark jeans
  4. White button down shirt
  5. Black dress
  6. Pop of color shoes or bag
  7. Sheath dress
  8. Dark pants
  9. Trench coat
  10. Leather jacket
  11. Dark blazer
  12. Tote bag
  13. Denim jacket
  14. Open front cardigan
  15. Dark pumps
  16. Ballet flats
  17. Camel coat

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