Whether you like designer clothing or are simply a fashionista, there are essential wardrobe pieces that every woman should have in their closet. Fashion trends are ever-changing but these clothing basics will never go out of style.
Here’s our top 10 list of essential wardrobe pieces every woman needs.
1. Plain white t-shirt
The quintessential plain white tee is perfect to pair with just about anything and still looks classy and neat. Wear it with any colour of jeans and top it off with a sleek layer jacket, and you’re ready to go anywhere and on any occasion without looking out of place. And no matter the current fashion trend, this is essential clothing that stays in style. So, if you don’t have one yet, it’s time to head to the store and buy one now. Quality counts with a good tee, so it’s worth paying a little extra to get something that will hold its shape and look classy for a long time to come.
2. A little black dress
There’s not a lot of explanation needed here - that’s because the classic little black dress has been a must-have for us ladies since our great-grandmothers’ days. Whether it’s for a girl’s night out, or a romantic dinner with someone special, you can never go wrong with it. Pair it with a gorgeous black heel and a statement earring, and you’ll surely have a fantastic night to remember.
3. Jeans or leggings
Skinny jeans, straight cut, or leggings – whatever you prefer, jeans and leggings are clothing essentials that are women’s best friends. They are versatile, stylish, and comfortable. You can wear them as a business-casual attire when paired with a blouse and heeled booties, or with a plain t-shirt and sneakers when you’re spending the day running errands.
4. Silk cami
A silk camisole works with just about everything! Wear it on its own as a standalone piece, or under an open shirt or jacket, then pair with some classic pants and you’re ready to go at any time of the day. A silk cami is especially useful in the warm weather when you’re in a hurry as you can create an excellent ensemble with very little effort.
We recommend at least 3 jackets in your wardrobe at all times – a black leather jacket, a denim jacket and a statement jacket that will be sure to turn heads. These are simply essential clothing items that will get you through any occasion, and will work for you through 4 seasons.
6. Pencil skirts
No matter what the current fashion trend is, pencil skirts remain in vogue (thanks Meghan Markle!). They are great office attire, but are equally at home being worn for a casual look. A pencil skirt follows your body’s curve, so it’s comfortable - just make sure it’s not too tight, as the skirt can tend to bunch up a little when you bend or move.
7. Classic black pants
Nothing speaks to versatility as much as a pair of classic black pants. If you opt for a straight leg (either cigarette cut or skinny cut), you’ll have a wardrobe staple that never goes out of fashion and is a wonderful neutral palette to highlight your choice of elegant top.
8. Flat shoes and sneakers
Most women have a decent collection of heels stashed away, but flats are just as important. Flat shoes and sneakers are great for a casual look, and it’s good to give your feet a break from those high heels from time to time.
9. Trench coat
It may be almost spring, but some parts of Australia experience cold weather way beyond the winter season. So regardless how long or short the chilly period is for you, a trench coat is not only going to keep you warm, it’s a stylish and timeless wardrobe staple. No matter what your body type is, it’s more flattering to show it off with a cinched belt, so avoid coats that have a boxy shape as these can visually add kilos to your look.
Another indispensable part of your wardrobe is a few stylish handbags. If you have a good tote, cross-body and clutch in your collection, you’ll have a bag that will see you through virtually any occasion. Good handbags hold their value, so if you can stretch to it, buy a heritage brand designer handbag and take good care of it. That way, when it’s time to upgrade, you may be able to sell your bag for close to what you originally paid for it!
Having these essential wardrobe pieces and women’s clothing in your collection means you will never run out of options about what to wear. And if you need additional funds to buy that designer handbag, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans from $500 - $5,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours – so you can start planning your wardrobe update today!