As someone who loves fashion, cutting down my wardrobe can be pretty difficult when it comes to the time to pack up for school. Trends come and go, but solid-basics are the foundation of every truly stylish women’s closet. Today’s basics extend beyond conventional styles like a great T-shirt and Jeans (although these remain essential). There used to be a time when boot-cut was the order of the day, although it is still a bit trendy, thanks to the idea “fashion recycle” which is a discussion for another day. However, if I had written this article a few years back, boot-cut would have been a part of my go-to essentials.
Everyone loves to keep up with the latest trends and always choose the one which makes you feel comfortable. There are no strict rules that dictate your fashion sense, and it is important to keep some important collections and simple items that are an important part of the wardrobe.
Here are the items which are essential for any girl’s wardrobe:
- A Flattering Pair of Jeans
Having a pair of skinny jeans is a must for every girl. The jean is very handy because you can pair them with any top or blouse and create a new and healthy look. It allows you to be stylish by changing the tops and pairing it with jeans. Having a perfect pair of jeans is necessary because it will help in staying trendy and fashionable. My go-to are a pair of baggy jean trousers popularly known in this part of the world as “my boyfriend trouser”.
Like your favorite pair of jeans, your denim jacket could be paired with virtually anything and everything; a skirt, gown, basic tee shirt, to mention a few.
Vintage is the new trend. They imitate styles of previous trends. A vintage shirt on a pair of jean is the real deal. Trust me, you won’t go wrong with it.
A basic t-shirt in a basic color is an absolute essential for your wardrobe. You need these shirts with a designed neckline. Most of the people prefer to have a V-shaped neckline. You can always experiment with bright colors. If you do not want to choose a dress you can just pair the basic t-shirt with a pair of jeans.
- A Black Dress (for ladies)
The black dress is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers because it is a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the black dress ideally should be as simple as possible.
This is adequately suitable for both sexes. And believe you me, both loafers and brogues look better on so many ladies than guys. Just some days back, I rocked my brogues, and got so many compliments from more guys than ladies. As a teenager, a pair of loafers should be something that is always readily available in your closet.
They are great ways to spruce up your dress shoes by adding a bit of British culture. Smarten up jeans and chinos with brown or tan full brogues.
A sweatshirt is the easiest outfit to go to class in. You’re going to want something super comfortable to lounge in your room in or wear on late nights in the library — a sweatshirt is a college wardrobe must have in these situations.
Small classic studs go with everything and take every look up a notch.
Basically, a jogging suit or joggers as we call it in this part of the world is meant to be for exercise, but then fashion isn’t one-sided; it requires creativity. Therefore, pairing a pair of joggers with a sweat shirt is one of the freshest fashion ideas ever.
- Accessories (Scarfs, jewelries)
These complements your dressing. A scarf for example would be very nice on a formal outfit without colors, and jewelries brings out the spark in you.
Running shoes used to be reserved only for going to the gym, but your feet will be happy to know that they are now totally fashion-Ly to wear all the time. They come in super-fun bright colors and styles that will give a sporty touch to dresses and jeans.
Personally, I cannot do without sandals. And if you want to be a classy teenager, you should have at least three (3) different pair of sandals.
Not all the time jean trousers, once in a while, do more of skirts. As a lady, rocking skirts makes you look girly and elegant, especially the pleated ones.
A high waist-ed skirt and a crop top is a perfect outfit to go out, while a maxi skirt and a tee works great to go to class. While dresses are great to look put together with minimal effort, skirts allow you to have so many more options for different clothing combinations.
You should invest in a cute little clutch which you can take with you everywhere. Try to buy a clutch which has neutral colors because it will help in making it with all of your clothes. You can take it to class or a party. It is better to choose the one which has straps so you can get your hands free when you need them.
Find any of these that you feel great it, and you will have it in your closet for years.
They might not be the most exciting purchase, but they are a must have. With a heel under three inches, they are always appropriate and chic.
These shoes are also a must for a girl’s wardrobe. Flats are perfect if you need something that is more polished than sneakers and is much more comfortable than heels. The ballet flats go well with a pair of jeans and create a chic look. These shoes also look good with cute dresses as well.
Slippers aids laziness. At times, you would want your foot to be free from heat and all of that, a pair of slippers is the best option for this period. You’re going to need to have a pair of slippers that are easy to wear, either around your environment or when you’re hanging out with friends.