15 Classic Wardrobe Essentials for Women

Every season it’s exciting to follow up to the minute fashion and purchase a few trendy pieces to add to your wardrobe.  But as our Company name might imply, we advise stocking a base wardrobe of quality, timeless, classic pieces that you treat with exceptional care so they last year after year.

Here are 15 classic garments every woman should have in her closet.

JEANS that fit well.  Popular jean styles change frequently but if you could only choose one pair, choose one that falls straight from the widest part of your hip and that is in a dark wash.  Choose a pair that flatters your figure regardless of brand or what the size on the tag states.

At least one BLACK SUIT.  Choose a classic cut in a season-less fabric that flatters your shape and is ready to wear for any occasion that calls for a suit such as a corporate luncheon, a job interview or even a day wedding.

A WHITE COLLARED SHIRT always looks crisp and clean.  Pair it with jeans, dress pants, or a skirt and layer it with a cardigan, vest, pullover or blazer.  Everyone should have at least one.

A CARDIGAN SWEATER can be dressed up or down depending on the situation.  Pair it with a flattering camisole or sleeveless blouse, let it fall by your sides unbuttoned, or belt it.

DRESS PANTS that fit well and have a classic shape.

A DRESS SKIRT that can be paired with a collared shirt or sweater for a traditional look or pair it with knee high boots, trendy jewelry and a sassy scarf.

Besides being warm, layer-able, and classic, a CASHMERE SWEATER does not pill so it will last and last.

BLOUSE takes many forms whether it be long sleeve, short sleeve or sleeveless.  This item can be worn to work or out on a date.  Choose one that fits your style and pair it with jeans and skirts and layer them with cardigans or jackets.

The CLASSIC BLACK DRESS can be paired with vibrant jewelry for a formal affair or covered with a cardigan for the office.

The DAY DRESS is one you will wear to work or, you guessed it, a day time function.  An example is the wrap dresses which tends to be flattering on most figures, can be worn in so many different settings and can be accessorized different to meet your needs.

A CLASSIC BLAZER is an essential because besides wearing one to the office with dress pants or a skirt, it can dress up a T-shirt and a pair of jeans in an instant.

A well made, soft, WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT will help stretch your closet and is perfect for layering as well as wearing alone.

The TRENCH COAT isn’t limited to the traditional khaki color.  Have fun with the variety of colors and details that flatter your skin tone and shape and wear it anywhere and everywhere.

A SHORT LEATHER JACKET is a versatile piece you can pair with jeans for a weekend outing or a casual dress ensemble.  This jacket allows you to pull together casual, yet stylish outfits.  All colors such as black, brown, camel or even jewel tone will remain classic for years as long as the fit is right.  Make sure it fits well through the shoulders and the sleeves hit just below your wrist bone

PLAIN BLACK PUMPS can be worn with everything mentioned above, especially when you want to dress up your jeans for a night out.

Since these items are your wardrobe foundation, be sure to store & clean them with care.  Always follow the manufacturer’s care label and if you ever have questions, consult a trusted professional before you clean an item.

Don’t choose a cleaner just because the building is on the corner if you aren’t certain your classic pieces will be treated with exceptional care.  We offer free pick up and delivery to your home and office (in addition to convenient store locations) so we’ll gladly pick up your valued essentials!

– S.O.