Stop the what-to-wear scare. Picture this: it’s Sunday night. You open your closet with apprehension. You take a deep breath and go in. Thirty minutes later you emerge…empty handed.
It’s the late-night “I-have-nothing-to-wear” cry heard from thousands of women everywhere.
Truth is: fashions come and go. But the basics, well, they’re on trend forever. The basics are the building blocks of any woman’s wardrobe. Invest in these 10 timeless pieces and never face that what-to-wear dilemma again.
The turtleneck is almost magical, especially a black one. It instantly slenderizes and can be dressed up or down in a blink. Grab one in a ribbed fabric for a splash of casual luxe.
Ask not what you can do for your denim jacket, but what your denim jacket can do for you. Now a daytime and nighttime standard, this go-to jacket adds a hit of cool to both to both your work and off-duty looks.
Pretty and practical, a basic pullover sweater goes with just about everything. Layer over a collared blouse during the workweek, then pair with your favorite jeans when you’re off the clock. Opt for a neutral like this taupe to get max mileage.
Nothing else elevates a skirt, dress pants or jeans quite like the button-down. The classic white top gets a major update with this slinky silhouette – great for looking put-together during the 9-to-5 or easy, breezy on the weekend.
The perfect pair of jeans can truly transform your life. Seriously. Find the right ones and you’ll instantly look thinner, taller, trimmer. Talk about a mood booster! Dress ‘em up by topping with a sleek blazer or dress down with a cozy sweater.
The pencil skirt is a definite do for going from desk to dinner to dancing. It adds subtle va-va-voom that’s work appropriate plus extra pow for when you’re at play.
Office not so corporate? Every gal should still have a great fitting blazer in her repertoire. No matter what you pair it with, you’ll always looks posh, polished, modern. Then toss over a simple top and jeans for a touch of tailored chic.
This fashion icon has withstood the test of time. And with good reason. It transitions seamlessly from day to night, going from classic to contemporary with a quick wardrobe change.
The black tote blends into any outfit like a chameleon. This particular carryall easily fits files and paperwork, plus all your nighttime essentials, in a sleek, understated look.
An oversized timepiece lends instant flair and doubles as a bracelet when layered with additional jewelry.
Your closet is only as good as what’s in it. These key pieces boast an enduring shelf life so you can be assured you’ll always look on point today, tomorrow – even years from now.