Every passing year brings us a new array of trends. Some are great, whereas others, not so much. But that’s the thing about trends: they are fun and exciting, but they are disposable. On the other hand, we have the classics, your everyday basic garments. Wardrobe staples are designed to be worn daily. They are simple, versatile, and effortless. Moreover, they can be worn anywhere and everywhere. So if you are looking to add something to your wardrobe, we recommend adding staples to your collection because let’s be real, you can never have too many everyday staples.
Here are our top 8 picks for the year.
Crisp White T-Shirt
The perfect blank canvas; nothing compares to the versatility of a plain white tee. If you wish to create a stunning and memorable ensemble, start with a garment that gives you the freedom to experiment, like a white t-shirt. A must-have for anyone and everyone, you can sport a white tee as it is with a pair of everyday jeans or layer it and dress it up with something like a women’s leather jacket or a denim jacket. You can even style a white tee under a slip dress to give it a completely different look. There is so much you can do with a plain white tee. A white tee is a perfect anchor for statement pieces like bold printed skirts, jackets, and more. So if you are looking to sport an outgoing garment and are clueless about how to style it, play it safe and style it with a plain white tee. This gives your garment the spotlight while giving it a presentable look and feel. However, the best part about a white tee is that you can wear it all year round, so get your hands on one (or more) now.
Little Black Dress
A little black dress needs no introduction. A style staple for every gal; when in doubt, simply wear a little black dress and call it a day. There really is no occasion where you cannot wear an LBD. If you are looking to invest in a standard and versatile piece, we recommend opting for a clean, sleek, and classic cut and design. A clean round-neck, boat-neck, or V-neck number always works. Opt for a modest knee-length piece as it is easier to style and appropriate for an array of social settings. Perhaps the best part about an LBD is that you can dress it up or dress it down. Add a funky jacket or accessories to your look, and you are ready to hit the club. Keep it simple, and throw on a cardigan or blazer for work or formal settings. If you want to keep it casual, just wear it as it is with a denim or leather jacket – the options are endless. Pro tip: find a dress that complements your body and your physique.
Dark Wash Jeans
Every girl needs a solid pair of jeans as they are super dependable, durable, effortless, and versatile. Dark wash denim jeans are excellent for everyday wear. They complement an array of tops and never fail to look polished and proper. If there is one pair that you must have in your closet, it is a pair of straight-cut dark wash denim jeans. If not a straight cut, opt for skinny jeans. Style them with anything: a sequined top, a plaid shirt, a t-shirt, a dress shirt; the list does not end.
Shoes are an essential outfit component. You cannot leave the house without shoes, right? Aside from being essential, shoes are the most crucial accessory. The right pair of shoes can make your outfit, whereas the wrong pair will ruin it in a heartbeat. So if you want to make an impression on others, get your shoes right. One pair of shoes that never disappoints is a pair of solid pumps. Pumps are just so versatile; you cannot go wrong with them. The best attribute about pumps is that they elongate your legs like nothing else. You can wear them with just about anything from a dress to a pantsuit; they never fail to look super chic and elegant. Style them with a flirty dress, a pair of casual jeans, a flowy skirt, or a formal gown; they never disappoint. If versatility is what you aim for, we recommend investing in a black or nude pair as they complement just about every ensemble.
A button-up shirt is a perfect cross between casual and formal. They look super effortless yet prim and proper. They come in an array of designs and cuts, so you can pick and choose depending on your personal taste and preference. For the minimalists, we suggest opting for something clean and classic, like plain button-up shirts. Switch things up from time to time, like playing with sleeve lengths and styles such as ruffle sleeves, etc. Those who like to go bold and live out loud opt for vivid colors and bright prints. Style your button-up shirt with anything from pants, jeans, pencil skirts, and more. You can even style a button-up shirt under a dress for a chic and fashion-savvy look.
If there is one skirt every girl needs, it is a knee-length skirt. Knee-length skirts are great because they are a perfect blend of fashionable and modest. Moreover, they are super versatile. Style them with a casual tee, a cute blouse, a sophisticated button-up shirt, or a risqué top; whatever the occasion you are dressing up for, really you can wear a knee-length skirt anywhere, either work, a casual lunch with friends, or a formal dinner. Needless to say, a knee-length skirt is a must-have staple.
When it comes to everyday wear, you need a good pair of flats. Flats are supremely comfortable and casual, and on a daily, you need something you can feel comfortable in. you can sport a pair of flats with anything from a dress to jeans to shorts. They come in a wide variety of designs, so you can pick and choose favorites as per your preference.
Everyone needs a good jacket for everyday wear. The ideal jackets that always work are a leather jacket and a denim jacket because they are easy to style, durable, breathable, and super fashionable. Style them with just about anything, and look good. Moreover, they come in a plethora of designs. You can choose to go super basic with them or super outgoing, whatever fits your fancy, really. However, if you want something you can wear day in and day out, we suggest opting for something neutral and classic as you can never go wrong with the classics. For denim jackets, a standard blue button-down number works best. As for leather jackets, nothing trumps a leather bomber jacket or a leather biker jacket.
Every year we make additions and subtractions to our arsenal of clothing. While the trend rarely lasts, it is the staples that stick around till the end. If you want to create a solid wardrobe that is easily customizable and effortlessly stylish, we recommend investing in the staple items mentioned above that never fail to impress the crowd. While it is best to have fun with trends, use staple garments to ground them. There is nothing quite like a well-thought outfit, after all.