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9 Wardrobe Essentials That Every Woman Must Have

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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.

10 Wardrobe Essentials For Women

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.

6) Sunglasses

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.

9) Handbags

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.

10) Accessories/Jewelries

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.

What Woman Must Have In Their Closet

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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44 Comments

  1. Glad to discover that I am in step with all the essentials of having and being able to combine for super outfits!

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s great Cristina 🙂

  2. These wardrobe staples are a must in every closet! For me, a good maxi dress is a staple since i can dress it up or be more casual with it depending on the occasion.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I love wearing maxi dresses too 🙂

  3. I never wear heels or denim, so those are out. But I have everything else and totally agree!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad that you agree 🙂

  4. I only own one pair of jeans but they are a favorite. I am also struggling with finding a handbag. I hardly ever carry a bag and so it’s hard finding one that will work for my needs.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I know it can be very difficult finding a suitable handbag. I struggle with that too.

  5. LOVE this! A perfect way to help anyone start and create a capsule wardrobe.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Noelle 🙂

  6. Yup, I have a lot of these! I stick to flats though, no heels! I’m all about being comfy and I’m never fully comfy in heels.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I love flats too 🙂

  7. vicky hallnewman says:

    I agree with all of your suggestions here. Only I have a dozen pairs of sunglasses! I love your tip about the t-shirt bra too

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s a lot, I am sure you love wearing sunglasses 🙂

  8. Yep! I have all of these in my closet. With the exception of tees, I mostly wear sleeveless shirts since it’s so hot in south Texas. I would also have to add leggings because those are the best when I want something comfortable around the house.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Oh yes, I did miss out on leggings. I love those too 🙂

  9. You summed it up quite well! Most people fill their closet with lot of things and land up buying more since they dont find anything to wear. I believe in keeping it simple 🙂

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it’s a waste to spend too much on your wardrobe but end up having no idea what to wear.

  10. I would not to without my denim jeans and my accessories! Thoe are such must haves and can be dressed up or down accordingly for an always different vibe!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Oh yes, I agree with you Dalene, you can never go wrong with Denim.

  11. So, I must be one of those weird women who dislike lace bras as I find them extremely itchy, lol! Yes, I have all those items in my wardrobe but no lace bras.

    1. karenmonica says:

      No, of course, you are not weird because I know some that feel uncomfortable wearing lacy bras too.

  12. yes you are right, these essential every girl must have to make life easy and stylish

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, the basic wardrobe essentials 🙂

  13. I still find a woman’s wardrobe to be complicated no matter how simple she says it is. No matter, that works well for them.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I won’t blame you on that…lol

  14. I love all these suggestions! I must admit I only wear Tshirts for training though!

    1. karenmonica says:

      T-shirts are comfortable for training 🙂

  15. Now that I’m 30 something comfy undies are a MUST!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I have to agree with that, I feel the same 🙂

  16. Alexandra Cook says:

    I don’t own any heels or dress shoes in general and I REALLY need to change that. I have all the other items listed though!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Maybe you don’t feel comfortable with heels. I know some that don’t too.

  17. Mavs Escala says:

    I love wearing denims. It’s easy to wear and very comfy to use too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Definitely. I love denim too 🙂

  18. One thing I really actually need in my closet are normal comfy tshirts! I don’t know why I do not have many of them.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Once you start filling t-shirts in your wardrobe, it is difficult to stop 🙂

  19. I couldn’t agree more to these list. Everything a lady needs is here.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you 🙂

  20. A comfortable pair of jeans and tee are an absolute must for me! It’s my go-to attire most of the times.

    1. karenmonica says:

      It’s mine too 🙂

  21. Great list! Jeans, basic t-shirts, flats, dresses, sunglasses,handbags are my must-have wardrobe essentials ☺

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you 🙂

  22. These are a lot of good tips about what should be in a woman’s closet. I will definitely show this to my daughter as I feel like I just don’t understand enough about these kinds of things.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, David. I know its difficult for a man to understand this kind of stuff 🙂

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