While trends come and go, wardrobe essentials will last a lifetime. It’s all about investing in some basics that will help bring your outfits together. Did you know Amazon has a great selection of wardrobe basics that help you put a stylish outfit together from start to finish? Here are a few core basics I found at great prices.
1. Classic Button-Down Shirt
A classic button-down shirt adds polish to any outfit, casual or dressy. This crisp classic works with jeans, trousers, and a pencil skirt. Style Tip: To get the most flattering look, a classic button-down is best worn true to size, not oversized.
2. Dark Wash Skinny Jeans
Jeans never go out of style, especially a great pair of dark wash denim. Dark wash always looks more sophisticated than a lighter wash and is more slimming too. Easily dressed up or down, dark denim is a basic wardrobe essential that will serve you well any time of the year.
3. Cardigan Sweater
The perfect cardigan sweater is your best friend. It works with everything from distressed denim to a faux leather skirt to your favorite leggings. Once you find a style you like, stock up in every color! Love the big buttons and fitted waist on this one!
4. Ankle Booties
Ankle boots have become the “it” shoe for just about any season. In colder months, wear a closed toe ankle bootie like the one shown above. It’s pointed toe will make you look taller and thinner, and the fine heel is chic and not so high that it makes it hard to walk in. In warmer months and during seasonal transitions, an open toe bootie is a chic alternative. If comfort is key, try this bootie with a block heel.
5. Classic Trench Coat
If you don’t own a trench coat, you are missing out. A classic trench coat is timeless and season-less. A basic beige trench is one of the chicest and long-lasting wardrobe staples you can buy. What started as a functional piece to keep the rain out has quickly become one of the most versatile and beloved items in many a gal’s closet.
6. Black Pants
Whether you invest in classic trousers, wide legs pants, or a pair of black Ponte leggings, a pair of black pants is another foundation piece to stock up on. In the winter, I live in black pants and black jeans. They are just that tad dressier than blue jeans, and of course, are super slimming too.
7. Striped Top
There’s a reason French women are envied for the impeccable style. If you take a peek into the closet of the French, it is likely to include the timeless basic Breton-style striped shirt. This casual style top was a favorite of Coco Chanel who was often seen wearing it in the 1920’s. That’s a sign of a true wardrobe classic.
These days you can wear a striped top with a solid color pair of pants or jeans like this white pair – so beautiful – or you can even mix stripes with prints such as a floral print skirt if you want a more artsy, playful look. The trick is keeping both prints in the same color family, so maybe a floral skirt in red, white and blue.
8. Black Turtleneck
Whenever I think of a black turtleneck, the iconic picture of Audrey Hepburn comes to mind – so chic and beautiful. A black turtleneck is laid-back elegance at it’s finest. Whether you go for a classic high turtleneck or something on the trendy side like the balloon sleeve mockneck sweater, you can never go wrong with this look.
What other classic pieces are favorites in your wardrobe?