To have style and good outfits you don't need to have expensive brands and over the top priced clothes. It is all about the basics. The basics are articles of clothing every woman needs to have in their wardrobe, the essentials. The basic pieces will make your lives so much easier, and it is pieces that you can basically make tons, and tons of different looks with because they go with EVERYTHING! What are they? Well, here is my list of essential basics that every woman needs to have at least one of:
The boyfriend blazer. These blazers usually run longer than regular blazers, right over the bum or past it. They look absolutely amazing with anything and everything. Throw it on with jeans, shorts, a dress, a skirt, you name it, it's possible! I like to buy the ones with the inner lining in a different color or pattern so i can fold the sleeves. Wear it with jeans and heels for a more chic look, or wear it with jeans and sneakers to make it a more casual day. Pencil skirt and a blazer for a business occasion, the possibilities are endless. The beauty of this is that it can dress up or dress down anyway you want.
I LOVE THE TRENCH! It all started with the classic Burberry trench coat. It's so elegant and chic but so relaxed at the same time. The khaki color is a neutral so this coat can go on with anything as well. This isn't a winter coat, because it won't keep you warm, but in the spring this is amazing for rainy days or those breezy spring days. I don't recommend closing it all the way like this picture, unless you wear it as a dress, because you still want to show the outfit underneath. If you do close it, never buckle it, always just tie it for that edgy look.
F21 , H&M, BURBERRY, Express, JCREW, B.Coat Factory
The plain white or black tee. You don't even need a picture because it is self explanatory what it is and what it looks like. I am sure majority have one already. A basic white or black tee are essential for the days you literally want no attention to the clothes and you want to mute out your top for a statement somewhere else (i.e shoes, bag, pants, jacket, makeup, or jewelry). These are also amazing for those laid back "i don't want to put anything and no effort" days, throw it on with whatever and you are out the door. I like the loose ones, it makes me more comfortable. You can find them anywhere for cheap too, and make sure it is good material.
The "perfect" Jeans. Despite the fact that there are a bagillion colors for jeans, everyone has their favorite jeans. These are the jeans that when you can't find anything, they are the ones you first think of to put on when you are rushing out the door. They match with anything and everything, and to you, they fit your body so right and they are so comfortable! THOSE are your perfect, essential, basic jeans.
LBD. The classic "little black dress". Thanks to our friend CoCo Chanel and Audrey Hepburn, this became a "thing". The timeless LBD is that dress that no matter the occasion, the dress is acceptable. Wedding? YES! Cocktail party? YES! Date? YES! Exhibit? YES! Those times you don't even know what the dress code is or what is acceptable but you can NEVER go wrong with the LBD! Everyone needs one. Find it anywhere, any store, most likely always has it any season as well.
The leather Jacket. The leather jacket isn't only for "bikers and rockers". The leather jacket had come back with a bang. Any style you can possibly imagine, they have it. All depends on your budget! This piece can go on to bring edge to any outfit you want. Jeans, white shirt, leather jacket and sneakers for the morning, and at night switch it to heels and you ready for a GNO. Wear it with a dress, shorts, skirt, really any of these pieces have endless possibilities. It is an amazing statement piece and lately they have been coming out with any color, but make sure you always have a black on at hand, because those especially go with everything.
F21, Nordstrom, ASOS
This is all my preference in what I like, the color I like, and style. Customize it to how you like and what fits your sense of style better. There are way more "basics" that i can add such as black pumps, nude pumps, the white buttoned down shirt, a navy sweater, a tank top, a grey winter coat, etc. But maybe ill do a Back to Basics pt. 2 later on, because this is already too long. For now this is all and hope it helped you in some way.
Agatha De Souza
Character. Intelligence. Strenght. STYLE. That's what makes beauty.