Which things are worth their investment, and which ones can you save on? We have selected 10 main wardrobe items that really need to be invested in in order to create a high-quality and diverse wardrobe with images for any occasion.
Everyone has long found out that one universal wardrobe formula, suitable for absolutely all women, is a myth that is not destined to come true. Someone leads an active lifestyle and manages to visit dozens of places in a day, someone works from home and moves from the kitchen to the room and back. Someone is building a business empire, someone is engaged only in the house and raising a family. Agree, the owner of the corporation and the mother of many children will have completely different wardrobes — because their daily routine and lifestyle are completely different. Therefore, for some, sneakers will be the most popular shoes, for others — stiletto pumps. And this is not taking into account the fact that we ourselves are not like each other — with our tastes, ideas about clothes, favorite colors and habits. But despite these obvious differences, there are still similarities in our wardrobes.
Although everyone has their own individual style, there are a number of universal rules that work for everyone. Open the closet and look at your things. Most likely, you will immediately identify your favorites — those things that you most often wear that fit everything and in general perfectly reflect your daily needs and lifestyle. Everyone has such favorites, and they are your ideal wardrobe base and you definitely should not save on this. And although everyone’s color palette or styles may differ, it is still possible to deduce one universal list of things that are really worth investing in.
For someone, these things will be enough to close the issue of creating a universal wardrobe and no longer worry about buying new things. If you prefer to update it every season — no problem. It will be easy for you to “string” current trends, unusual accessories, things of unexpected styles and everything that changes over the course of the season to the already existing database of high-quality and concise ones. You wear these things more often, which means that their presentable appearance disappears faster. Regularly buy more and more basic things (for example, plain white T-shirts) — damage to the wallet and another clutter of the wardrobe (and at the same time our planet). But if you immediately think about acquiring a high-quality database, many difficulties can be solved. So, what things are still worth investing in to create the perfect foundation for your wardrobe?
If it seems to you that the office wardrobe items in your personal capsule are absolutely superfluous, we hasten to reassure you: a high—quality oversize shirt is suitable for all styles. A lover of sports chic combines it with relaxed jeans, white sneakers and a T-shirt, taking a backpack. An office employee will wear this wardrobe item with a pencil skirt, a leather tote bag and classic pumps. In the evening, the same shirt (for example, lowering it to one shoulder) can be combined with trousers, elegant accessories and cocktail shoes. There are a lot of variations. The main thing is to choose a really high—quality shirt that will not lose its presentable appearance after the first wash.
Basic jeans for your own wardrobe can be of any model. These are not necessarily mom jeans, which are often sent to the lists of the main basic things. Flared, boyfriend, slouchy — choose the option that you like most on your figure. For example, if you notice that you often wear skinny jeans and it is with them that you get the most sets — feel free to choose them.
Pencil skirt or midi skirt
There are a great many styles of skirts now, and it is possible that you like to wear different ones and actively replenish your wardrobe with them. If we choose one, we bet on a timeless midi length model with a simple cut and no additional details. This will look interesting with ankle boots, sneakers, and pumps — based on what you most often wear.
Everyone’s favorite colors are different, the preference in upper clothes is even more so. However, your wardrobe should have at least one high-quality coat of a neutral palette, which is easy to combine with both bright shades and prints, and with a calm range. What do you like more: beige, dark blue or black? Maybe a restrained cage or a strip? The main thing is to avoid active decor and unusual details — they tend to become obsolete the fastest. And to the already existing universal coat, you can purchase other models — brighter, unusual and trendy.
A basic trench coat is one of the most versatile things that easily adapts to both a sporty style and the tasks of an office lady’s wardrobe. Rest assured, one high-quality thing in a neutral palette will easily survive 10 years in your wardrobe and perfectly complement things from any wardrobe capsules.
A wardrobe item that does not require comments — we wear comfortable cotton T-shirts without prints together with a classic suit, with jogger sports trousers, with basic jeans and any presented “bottom” from this collection. It will look no less ideal with fashionable “follies” — trendy things of an unusual cut that you want to tame with something simple and concise.
What exactly it will be, also depends on your preferences and habits. It can be a voluminous sweater with a high collar, a jumper with a V-neck, a cardigan or a turtleneck. Knitwear should be of high quality, and care for it should be carried out as it is written on the tag. Otherwise, very soon it will look unpresentable and need to be replaced on a regular basis with a similar one — and this is again an unjustified waste that can be avoided.
Good basic sneakers are another thing you shouldn’t skimp on. Even if you don’t run marathon races, you are definitely going shopping, relaxing in the country, traveling, meeting friends on weekends, going to a cafe or for a walk. Because of its versatility, sports shoes can suffer a tragic fate — therefore, it is better to invest in them once, so that you do not have to regularly buy a pair that wears out quickly.
Working with a simple dress is much easier than with an outfit of complex shape with intricate decor and unusual cutouts. Here you are your own creator. If they wanted to, they supplemented it with a large belt, accent earrings of unusual shape, bright shoes and completed the image with a crazy styling. If you need to look as restrained as possible — the same dress can be complemented only with minimalistic earrings. Paired with shoes we wear on a special occasion, with a T-shirt and sneakers we wear every day. Therefore, the perfect basic dress is really a thing that deserves a good investment.
Business or sports. Both have a plus — you can wear things in pairs, or you can — separately, making your wardrobe even more diverse. We would still advise you to buy a classic pantsuit — it is ideal for interviews, for office workdays, and for a parent-teacher meeting at school.