Every career woman has a busy schedule, a craving for more coffee and most importantly the need for a perfect outfit. Sometimes making sure you are dressed for success can be more of a headache than it really needs to be. Here are 10 go to items that can take you from day to night and will help carry your wardrobe through the “I have nothing to wear” days.
White Collared Shirt
A well fitted white collared shirt is a definite must have. It’s perfect for a jeans and heels day with a statement necklace, or for a Saturday brunch with the girls and you can even pair with your favorite power suit. Having a crisp white button up gives you a go to shirt for most outfits. The key to having the perfect one is making sure it fits you seamlessly and has a special detail that alludes to your style.
Source: Nieman Marcus
Pencil skirts are more versatile then most would think. They are great with a blazer and button up of course. But they also work for a night out with an embellished blouse or for a Sunday fun-day with a graphic tee and converse. Find the one that is cut for your shape and has the most comfortable material and it will most certainly become essential for the n0-brainer outfit.
The perfect coat pulls everything together. It is a beautiful finisher to a well thought out outfit. Invest in a classic, quality coat that will last season after season. Again, when choosing this piece make sure it has a special detail or color that speaks to your personality or style. Having a well fitted coat can polish a casual outfit or be the perfect touch to your fabulous date look.
The perfect shoe for every outfit
Designer: Christian Louboutin
Source: Nieman Marcus
There are very few things that are essential like a quality nude pump. Much like the statement shoe, it should be comfortable and well made. Your nude pump will be flawless for the jeans and t-shirt kind of day, as well as for an important meeting with a client. Make sure the heel height and nude color is tailored to your style needs.
Designer: Alexis Bittar
Bold jewelry can take your outfit from drab to fab! Having a favorite statement necklace that adds the correct amount of dressiness to a casual outfit and the right amount of bling to your LBD is going to be extremely helpful when trying to have a polished look. Accessories are often what adds the personalized pop to your outfit and makes you unique and different. So don’t skip your statement necklace when building your must have wardrobe.
Designer: Alexander McQueen
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A stylish well-made handbag is a girl’s right hand man. It adds style to your outfits while carrying everything you need for the day. Make sure it’s a color you would not mind carrying every day and make sure it has plenty of storage compartments. Much like the rest of your must have pieces it should have a detail that says something about your style.
Designer: Charlotte Olympia
A statement shoe can be a girl’s best-friend. This is the shoe you throw on when you are wearing all black and need a pop of color. The shoe you wear with your LBD and anything else that needs a lift in style. Your statement shoe should say something about your style, have tons of color or pizazz and scream confidence. Remember to try and make it a comfortable choice because you most likely will be wearing it often!
Designer: Calvin Klein
Suit separates are another must have when building a lasting wardrobe. They are a great base when trying to create an office appropriate look. Although they don’t have to be extremely stylish it would be great if they had a special detail that said something about your style. Since they are a base for your wardrobe the fit and cut are extremely important. Making sure the cut and style is right for you is essential when picking these items.
The perfect fitting jeans
Jeans can be amazing and annoying all at the same time. Finding the pair that is perfect for your height and shape can be like finding a needle in a hay stack! But take the time and make the investment in an incredible pair of jeans. Do not be frustrated if you cannot buy them off the rack. Getting them tailored will only make your casual looks more pulled together and picture perfect.
LBD ( Little Black Dress)
Designer: Rachel Roy
The LBD otherwise known as the “little black dress” for women is like the perfect tailored suit for a man. Your LBD can carry you from work to after work events, from interviews to drinks with the girls and from a wedding to a friend’s birthday blowout with the change of accessories. This piece should be an investment piece that fits to perfection and makes you feel like the bell of the ball. Go for an LBD with special details to stand out from the masses.
Having a great base for your wardrobe makes it a lot easier to get dressed when you are having a "what do I wear?” moment. Making sure those pieces are quality, well-fitting and have details that are your style, will help ensure your polished look every time you leave the house to conquer the day. So, how many of the 10 must haves do you already have? Are there any more must have you feel we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
Curated by our Fashion Blogger, Abbria McWhite who happens to be a Bridal Stylist. Abbria is the owner and founder of Middle Of Fashion. Keep up with Abbria on Instagram here: The Wedding Stylist