6 Items Every Woman Needs In Her Wardrobe

Fashion can take many forms. Not only is fashion a way to protect you against the elements, but it also serves as a means to express yourself. The best quality of fashion is that it is both a language and an art form. Just a few simple additions to your outfit can have a tremendous effect, oftentimes boosting your confidence through the roof.

The idea of having closet essentials is both exciting and intimidating. How are you supposed to find items that play such a substantial role in your wardrobe? We are here to help streamline your wardrobe so that picking the perfect outfit is painless and easy. While no two styles are identical, there are a handful of wardrobe staples that every woman should have in their closets regardless of your daily “look.” Here are the six items every woman needs in her wardrobe:

Little Black Dress
The timeless Little Black Dress, or ‘LBD’, is an absolute must-have for your wardrobe. The term “little black dress” was first used in 1926, in an American Vogue illustration of Coco Chanel’s first black ‘Ford.’ It has since emerged as a staple suitable for a wide array of social events.

An LBD, while simple, is a versatile piece that has survived the tumultuous ongoings of the ever-growing fashion industry. An LBD can easily be dressed up or down and looks great on anybody (note: the color black does wonders). Plus, they are easy and comfortable whether you’re headed to a pedicure or to an important business meeting. Throw on a moto jacket and booties or some classic pearl earrings to serve some seriously righteous looks.

 

White Sneakers
Like the LBD, white sneaks have emerged as another basic staple that should find a home in every woman’s closet. Household brand names like Adidas, Reebok, and K-Swiss and high-end, luxury names like Gucci and Balenciaga have catapulted these delightfully simple staple pieces to the forefront of the fashion industry.

White sneakers were initially introduced to the market in the 80s and 90s. Today, white sneakers are a part of the retro fashion revival that has completely taken over contemporary street fashion. This wardrobe must-have makes the day a breeze by allowing an easy transition from work, to the gym, and out on the town.  Pair your white kicks with an LBD and a denim jacket for an effortlessly casual look.

 

Gold Necklace
Regardless of how many necklaces you own, delicate gold chains are the types of accessories that you’ll most likely be wearing on the day-to-day. They can be easily paired with other items in your closet and they’ll never go out of style. One of the best aspects of fine jewelry is that these items are easy to layer with other necklaces that you have in your closet. Similar to clothing, layering jewelry adds dimension and can be the defining factor to tie your look together.

 

An “everyday” bag
Having an “everyday” bag that is ideally unbranded and neutral-colored is another essential piece that every woman should have in her closet. As women, we are already well aware of our limited pocket space, and so it’s important to purchase a bag that has enough space to hold all of your belongings. This bag should also be sturdy enough to handle everyday wear and tear.

Plain White Tee
Plain white tees are another basic must-have that you can dress up or dress down. It’s one of the most versatile pieces that you will ever get your hands on, so it’s important to have a few in your closet. A white tee is also a great addition to a comfortable travel outfit.

Pair your white tee with a pair of boyfriend-cut jeans, a trendy brown belt and cute wedge for something comfortable and casual. Or, spruce it up a big with a skirt and some simple accessories—the choice is yours. All you need to know is that with a plain white tee, any look is perfectly achievable.

A Collared Shirt
Collared shirts are the types of items that look good with almost anything you pair it with. Whether you’re headed to a night out on the town or to your weekly business meeting, a collared shirt is both comfortable and versatile. This shirt has been reinvented in many different colors, shapes, and forms from your classic striped button down, to a modern deconstructed, off-the-shoulder blouse.

Wear it with solid color jeans or mix it up with a printed skirt for something more fun and daring (striped shirts look amazing with bright colors and animal prints.) Tuck it into a denim skirt for some feminine flair, layer it with a sweater, or try throwing it over a crop top. Keep a few of these shirts in different colors and patterns and they’ll surely get good use.

While plenty of these items seem basic, it’s important to remember that these are the items that make up the majority of your looks. They’re meant to help build a wardrobe that you’ll be able to pull ensembles out of every single day. These kinds of closets are enduring, and allow you to eliminate the stress when you’re trying to put an outfit together.  Whether you’re going for an easy, breezy casual look to take a trip to the supermarket or full-on star-studded glam look, these wardrobe essentials will be able to fully prepare you, no matter the occasion.

4 Fashion Trends Taking Charge in 2019

We know you were just getting into the swing of things with your winter wardrobe. That said, now that 2018 is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming fashion trends taking charge in 2019. Don’t worry—spring isn’t quite here yet, so there are a couple of months to transition your wardrobe for the new season.

If you’re already feeling the pressure to immediately clean out your closet, we suggest a piecemeal approach. Purchase one thing at a time, stick to trends that work for you, and don’t feel like you need to completely revamp your look. Trends can be subtly woven in, in the ways that work for you and your budget. That’s what true style is all about.

Here’s what fashion trends you can expect as 2019 rolls on:

BIKE SHORTS 

While bike shorts are certainly an unexpected twist in fashion trends, they are an easy addition to your new wardrobe. You might be asking yourself, bike shorts are for the Tour de France, not Paris Fashion Week, right? Believe it or not, elevated bike shorts as a trend have been slowly creeping into the fashion world since 2018, when Off-White’s Spring runway collection prominently featured the look. They’ve since appeared in a number of Spring 2019 shows, and everyone – from Fashionista to Women’s Wear Daily – is forecasting them as one of the hottest trends of 2019.

Bike shorts are surprisingly versatile and easy to style. You can dress them up with a loose fitting blazer, pumps, and a chunky, top handle bag. Another one of our favorite looks is to wear them under your favorite slip dress that’s just a touch too short. They add a unique flare and are a great way to add a subtle splash of color to any look.

NEONS 

Remember neon? It seems like the last time we saw neon was sometime during the mid-aughts. Neon is one of those trends that comes to us in waves every couple of years and we are pleased to announce the look’s addition to 2019 fashion trends.

Neon is great because it can be bold subtle and bold. You can go with a luminous statement dress, or you can use it as an accent on a more down-to-earth look. in 2019, try to complement neon accents with more sober color palettes. One way to incorporate neon into your wardrobe is to wear a pair of neon earrings with a black dress, or pair neon stilettos with simple jeans and a cotton tee.

 

 

Neon is interesting because it pairs well with a larger profile of colors than you might expect it to. Whether you’re wearing neon with more neutral colors, jewel tones, or other neon, you’ll be impressed with how it livens up your look this year.

PVC AND LATEX

In 2018, PVC and latex were popular materials in accessories, and according to StyleCaster, they’re back in a big way in 2019. Expect to see PVC and latex coats, skirts, bags, shoes, dresses, and pants…everywhere. Although they’re fun, eye-catching, and definitely a breath of fresh air from the usual fashion fare, they’re not immediately intuitive materials to style. We recommend limiting how many PVC or latex pieces you include in a look because they can quickly become hot and uncomfortable.

 

In addition to that, it can be difficult to find a shape that works well with your body type. One easy work around for this is picking up a pair of PVC or latex leggings. They work well with most body shapes and you won’t get as overheated in them as you might in a full PVC or latex dress. When styling a full look, keep mind that the materials are best paired with light, simple embellishments, like this drum gold chain necklace.

FRINGE, FRINGE, FRINGE 

Fringing is all the rage right now, and it’s a trend that’s going international. One explanation for this might be the “modern hippie” renaissance that’s going on in the fashion world. We’re also seeing a resurgence of tie-dye, wider cut pants, feathers-as-accessories, and denim vests. Fringe is a great look on everything from dresses to blouses, but we love it most on purses.

We hope you’re as excited for the trends ahead as we are. So far, the 2019 trend forecast is fun, youthful, and most importantly, easy. The looks we’re seeing pop up across runway shows and on racks work for every body type and price point. If you’re feeling a little shy, our general recommendation is to test with accessories before committing to the full look. It’s one of the best ways to see if a look is working for you, without the hassle of having to dive into the deep end with something that might be less familiar.