Apr 01

10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Have

Dressy Jacket for 2 March post

The essential dressy jacket is a great way to add a little glamour to your outfit

When it comes to building a timeless, interchangeable wardrobe there are a number of items you must have. From classic black pants to the casual white T-shirt, we’ve included the 10 wardrobe all-stars that will help you create a versatile wardrobe you’ll love wearing.

1. Black pants
A sleek pair of well-fitting black pants is the ultimate wardrobe multi-tasking item. Not only do they have the versatility to suit every occasion from work to formal, they also have the added benefit of going with just about everything else in your wardrobe.

2. Crisp white buttoned shirt
While this timeless classic is an absolute must for your work wardrobe, a white buttoned shirt can also be casual chic when you team it with your favourite jeans, heels and accessories.

3. Jeans
Whether you love skinny, straight, boot cut, boyfriend or flare jeans; prefer light denim or dark denim, one thing is certain – a good fitting, comfortable pair of jeans is non-negotiable. To find your perfect pair of jeans, be willing to try a few different styles – you might just surprise yourself with which style suits you best!

4. Pencil Skirt
A pencil skirt is one of those rare fashion items that anyone can wear and look good in, so it is a must-have wardrobe staple in our eyes! With endless colours, patterns and textures available, you are bound to find the perfect pencil skirt for work and play.

5. White T-shirt
Whether it’s fitted or loose, structured or plain, a good white T-shirt is the ultimate casual must-have. Team it with a cute pair of ballet flats, your favourite pair of jeans and a large bag for a cool, casual look or go for a smarter casual look with jeans, a cropped embellished jacket and stilettos. However you choose to wear it, just be sure it is comfortable and breathable.


A colourful scarf brightens up an outfit instantly, adds an extra layer of warmth, and can be worn instead of a necklace.
(Image source: scarfyournextshoes.com

6. Coloured scarf
A coloured scarf is the perfect way to brighten up a mundane outfit instantly, and a great alternative to a necklace. Whether you choose a vibrant pattern or a strong block colour, wear it loosely around your neck or in a structured knot, a scarf is a great way to change up your outfit and add a little flare.

7. Bright Bag
A bright bag can be the perfect addition to your outfit, especially since it has the versatility to complement neutrals, pastels or brights. It is best used as a statement piece or to add contrast to your outfit, so make sure your bag is a different shade to other colours you are wearing.

8. Little Black Dress
The little black dress is synonymous with chic, sophisticated style. Long or short, the key to choosing the right black dress is making sure it is timeless, elegant and flattering yet still interesting and unique. You want a dress that can be versatile, dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion you need it for.

9. Cocktail Dress  
A cocktail dress is a must for every celebration from work gatherings through to weddings. Peplum, lace, patterns , prints and embellished designs are in, so choose a dress that has a little sparkle or feminine appeal. Or, if you want to ensure the longevity of your cocktail dress, choose a timeless block colour that you can add to with accessories.

10. Dressy Jacket
A dressy jacket is an easy way to add a little glamour to almost anything in your wardrobe. Team your jacket with jeans and ballet flats for a smart casual look, over your little black dress or cocktail dress for a more formal affair, or even with black pants and a blouse for an evening work meeting. The dressy jacket is a great versatile piece to add to your wardrobe and it’s a lot more practical (and warmer) than a simple wrap.

What is your one wardrobe must-have?

Copyright © 2014 Stokes Thompson. All Rights Reserved.  Contact Stokes Thompson or phone +61 7 3268 7878. This article may not be used without the prior written consent from the author. See below for more details…

DO YOU WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEBSITE?  You can, as long as you include this text copy in its entirety:
Do you have a special occasion coming up and need a special outfit? Stokes Thompson Design has a range to suit many occasions. Click here to view our  Spring Summer 2013 Collection.


Leave a Reply