Fall’s Staple Pieces
Your closet this fall, for example, might consist of military jackets and an endless variety of faux fur vests because that’s what’s hot at the moment, but a daily wardrobe consists of the idyllic go-to’s that never go out of style.
While fashion is ever-changing, there are a few practical pieces that are timeless and vital. So ladies, if you haven’t yet splurged, I assure you that these items will be worth the investment:
Skinny black pants
Black is slimming, in case you haven’t heard. And if you haven’t, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding for the past 20-some-odd years of your life. Skinny black jeans provide you with an easy foundation to flirt with color, texture, chicness and sophistication in a way that jeans don’t always allow.
A button-down blouse
preferably in a neutral tone. Not only can a button-down blouse go from day to night instantly, but it is also a professional look that presents a clean, effortless and elegant ensemble.
patent or matte. (For those of you who aren’t well-versed in the lingo…this means shiny or non-shiny leather.) Whether you purchase a peep-toe for spring or a closed-toe for harsher climates, be sure you have at least one pair of classic black pumps to ensure versatility in your wardrobe. If you’re not one to strut gracefully in a pair of five-inch stilettos, go for a lower heel. After all, wobbly ankles are by no means cute and, more importantly, never comfortable.
Basic loose tank
A basic tank provides you with a blank canvas to experiment with. If you’re facing the inevitable quarrel with your wardrobe and have “nothing to wear,” try decorating your tank with a few accessories–some big jewelry, perhaps. In this case, over-accessorizing is favorable.
Little black dress
commonly referred to as the “LBD” in the fashion world. Not only is an LBD practical and flattering for a cocktail event, but it can be worn during the day with a blazer for a more conservative look, then taken directly into the night to your favorite restaurant.
An evening clutch is essential for a night on the town. You don’t want to be sporting a bulky tote out to the bars, so a small (preferably metallic) clutch provides an appropriate hint of femininity. Don’t want to be carrying it in your hand all night? Then go for one with a removable chain strap to ensure comfort!
Okay, some might not necessarily classify this as a staple item per se, but I think every girl needs to hae a little something sequin in her wardrobe. Whether it’s a blazer, a skirt or even a skimpy chemise, a pop of sequin once in a while is a fun way to add instant glamor to your look.