Some women have everything that they could ever need in their closet – an outfit for any and every occasion! Others like to keep it simple and just have the basics. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of clothing for women, there are a few articles of clothing that will always make it feel complete. If you have these 10 things, you’ll always be ready for anything!
If you’ve ever stood in front of your closet and shouted, “I have nothing to wear!” I completely understand. I felt the same way pretty frequently until I really went through my closet and figured out exactly what worked and what didn’t work for my body, my personality and my lifestyle. While doing that, I realized that I had 10 things that I just wouldn’t be able to get through life without! Now, I always feel prepared for any situation that life can throw at me.
A well-fitting bra
A good bra is something that is totally worth splurging on. Every woman needs a bra that is supportive, versatile, and lays flat under any t-shirt. I found that sometimes when I think that I have nothing to wear, I actually just don’t feel great in my clothes. Once I added a really nice, no-show bra to my wardrobe, I felt so much better in my t-shirts!
I also recommend also getting a good bra that was designed to be strapless. The convertible ones are really convenient, but they don’t always offer the right amount of support that you need when wearing strapless clothing.
A great pair of jeans
I love jeans because they are so versatile and do wonders for your body, if you find the right fit. This is a great piece of clothing to spend a little bit of extra cash on because cheap jeans will just fall apart quickly. High-quality jeans will end up saving you money over time and are better for the environment since you’re not throwing away a few pairs every year.
Don’t rush into buying your next favorite pair of jeans, no matter how eager you are to add them to your closet. Try on a bunch of different pairs and compare the fit, cut, wash, and cost.
A comfy hoodie
Every woman needs a hoodie in her closet that is soft and stylish. My true crime hoodies are just perfect for cozying up in at home or wearing out on a chilly night. Every design comes in either black or white to suit your personal preference and they’re all ultra-soft. You’ll probably love them so much that you’ll want to buy one in each color!
For a really comfortable, loose fit, I recommend buying a hoodie that’s a size or two larger than what you normally purchase clothing in. Wearing an oversized hoodie that’s as comfortable as the ones in my shop is like walking around with your own big blankie!
Blazers are a great way to dress up any outfit or pull together something to wear to the office. I suggest picking out a well-fitted blazer or getting one that you love tailored for your body type. You can never go wrong with a classic black blazer, but patterned and colored blazers are always great, too! Go with whatever your personal preference is and whatever you think will go with most of your outfits.
If you need a few suggestions on how to style a blazer, I can help with that, too:
- Wear a blazer over a full coverage bralette
- Use one as a light jacket when it’s not quite cold enough for a coat
- Dress up a pair of skinny jeans and a tank top
- Select a crop blazer and pair with a tight shirt and light waisted jeans for an edgier look
The perfect leggings
Every woman needs that one (or two, or three) pair of leggings that she can throw on and run out the door without giving the outfit too much thought. Leggings are great to wear to the gym, to run errands, or wear when you’re just grabbing some lunch with your friends!
The true crime leggings in my shop are super soft and they’re really durable so you don’t ever have to worry about them losing their stretch or becoming see-through after a while. All of my designs are black and white, too, so they will pair nicely with whatever top you choose!
It’s absolutely essential for every woman to have a few high-quality basic tees in her closet. They’re really easy to create outfits with because they’re so simple that they go with everything! I suggest getting a few different colors, but if I had to pick just one color, I would go with a white tee.
You can create a super cute outfit by just throwing a white t-shirt over a pair of leggings or jeans and throwing on some nice shoes. If you need to dress it up a little, throw on that classic blazer of yours!
Black ballet flats
The thing I love about ballet flats is that you can wear them with a fancy dress and they’re still appropriate – but they’re way more comfortable than a pair of heels! Black ballet flats are a must-have in every woman’s outfit because they are the type of shoe that you can just throw on with pretty much ANY outfit and they’re going to make you look nice and polished.
You can wear ballet flats with a sundress, a little black dress, jeans, leggings… pretty much whatever!
Little black dress
Speaking of the little black dress, if you don’t have one in your closet you better run out and get one right now! A little black dress is always the answer to the question, “What should I wear tonight?” If you have plans that came up unexpectedly or nothing else in your wardrobe seems to be satisfying you, the little black dress is the answer.
You can accessorize little black dresses so many different ways so that even if you wear it 100 times, it seems like you have 100 different dresses! Try different jewelry combinations, heels vs. flats, cute jackets, and different handbags, too.
A beautiful blouse
You really should have something in your closet that you can quickly pick out and wear to a function that you need to dress up a little bit for. I highly recommend picking out a blouse with a neutral color: tan, white, light grey, and cream are all good options.
One of the best things about a nice blouse is the fact that you can wear it right from work to a dinner date or happy hour with friends. It will bring just a touch of class to the evening and help you make a lasting impression on the people that you meet.
Something to work out in
Even if you aren’t someone that exercises regularly, you should have one outfit in your closet that you would feel great working out in. I would suggest having a pair of workout leggings and shorts, and then also a nice, loose-fitting and breathable shirt. If you have comfy workout clothes, you might be more apt to hitting the gym!
Another great thing about having workout clothes is it’s one less excuse for you not to workout. If someone asks you to join them at their gym or for a nice walk, you can quickly grab your go-to workout clothes and get to exercising!
The next time you organize your closet, keep these 10 things every woman needs at the forefront of your mind. The goal here is to curate a closet that is timeless – something that contains pieces that you can keep coming back to for years and years.