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I was just arranging my closet and wondered to myself what are the essentials that every woman need or must-have in their wardrobe. My list may differ from you but I am sure our basic essentials are practically the same.
Not having the 4 seasons in Malaysia means that I can wear the same type of clothes almost the whole year through. When it comes to dressing up, I prefer something that is simple and comfortable. I love to do a lot of walking when I go out, so even my shoes need to help my feet feel comfortable too.
As for colours, I prefer pastel compared to darker shades. Malaysia is quite a hot and humid country, so soft coloured clothing helps me feel cooler compared to darker colours. But there are times when a black tee will be my choice for a day out.
What Are The Wardrobe Essentials That Every Woman Must Have
Here is my list of the 9 Essentials that Every Woman Needs In Her Closet
1) Denim/ Jeans
Jeans is something that I could wear everyday and never get bored with it. A good quality denim/jeans last a long time, so it is practically a great investment for your wardrobe. When it comes to jeans, I prefer darker shades because it matches well with my lighter colour shades of tees and blouses. Compared to skinny, I prefer slim fit jeans.
2) Basic Tees
Another must-have in every woman’s closet is T-shirts. Loads and loads of them…LOL. What I like about T’shirts are that you can style them according to the occasion. A white tee and a black tee is a must-have. My choice of tees is always Graphic Tees. The quotes written on those tees are some sort of inspiration as I go along my day.
3) A Smoothing Effect Bra
As a woman, we all love those lacy bra don’t we? But a T-shirt bra is actually a must have in every woman’s wardrobe. It compliments well especially when you are using a body fit tee or blouse. I am sure we don’t want those lace showing up at the surface and ruining our elegant look of the day.
4) A Seamless And Comfy Underwear
The same concept as the smoothing bra effect, we don’t want to show our underwear lines too. Even if you have a drawer full of that lacy underwear, have some seamless ones too. So whenever you going to wear some tight and fitted clothes, those seamless panties will be your rescue.
5) Flats And Heels
Always invest in two quality pair of shoes or sandals, a pair of flats and a pair of heels. I always make sure I have one pair of black heels on standby. It blends well with no matter what you are wearing and it goes well with any occasion. I love wearing ballerina shoes too, it feels comfortable especially when I have to walk around. And I must always have a pair of sneakers/trainers when I have a busy schedule out or when I am trying to get active.
Living in a hot country, a pair of shades or sunglasses is something that will come in handy at all times. I prefer the classic style compared to the more trendy ones. But I still keep a pair of trendy shades on standby just for the sake of an unexpected occasion. I believe a pair of sunglasses gives a more elegant look to an outfit.
7) A Jacket
I am not much into styling with a jacket (once again because of the hot and humid weather) but there is always a pair of jacket in my closet on standby. My favourite way to style a jacket is over a tee and pair it up with jeans.
8) A Printed Dress
Some prefer having a black dress in their closet but I am a fan of a printed dress. I love printed/floral dresses and blouses. I always pair up a blouse with a skirt or sometimes with jeans. That’s when my pair of high heels come in handy.
This is definitely a must have. When I am on the go, shopping or outing then I prefer sling or cross body purse. But on other occasions I prefer a chic tote. I am not a fan of large size handbags. I am always more attracted to small and easy to carry bags. As long as my personal items and phone can fit in it, then I am ready to go.
Oops did I say 9 essentials? I better add another one to this list. Accessories like necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches…etc can always give that glamorous effect on your choice of outfit. I always like to match my outfit with earrings and bracelets. I am not much into necklaces though.
There you go, my list of the 10 Wardrobe Essentials That Every Woman Must Have. What are the must-have essentials in your closet? Do share with me in the comment section below. I would love to know if we share anything in common.
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