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Whenever you go to the grocery store, do you make a list of what you need? And if you don’t make a list, do you find yourself having a hard time figuring out what you need? For most people, having a grocery list helps keep them on track.
So what about having a shopping list for your closet?
Trying to create the perfect closet does not start with going to the store. Before you even begin to think about what you want to buy, where you want to shop or how you want to look — you need to take stock of what you already have. Exploring your closet and getting down a list of what’s missing will help you buy only the fashion must-haves instead of ending up with a pile of must-never-agains. If you’re looking to change up your closet then you should know what needs to be there.
Our list of ultimate fashion must-haves is your starter guide to crafting the perfect look. You won’t find a tip for “the basics” and “neutral colors” here. These tips are only the top wardrobe essentials you need to start building your dream closet.
Here are your timeless picks for a fashion-forward closet:
- The Perfect Purse
The right purse will change your world. And honestly, you might need multiple. One for work, one for everyday and one for the evening (more like a clutch). Your purse not only needs to be functional to hold your essentials (laptop, book, wallet, phone), it also needs to make a statement. With so many styles, choosing a purse can help you show off a bit of your personality.
- Stunning Sunnies
No matter who you are or what your style is, you need a good pair of sunglasses to keep with you at all times. Not just for commuters with sunny drives ahead of them, sunglasses are a fashion absolute. Your sunglasses serve more of a purpose than just blocking out harmful UV rays from the sun. They make or break your outfits. Your personal pair can accentuate your face in just the right way, define your signature style and change your look. So it’s time to take a look for a classic pair that’s perfect for wearing on outdoor adventures and when you’re out on the town. Check out this source to see more of what we mean.
- SHOE-Stopping Kicks
A pair of white sneakers will be the shoes you go back to again and again. There’s just something so clean and classic about a solid white shoe. They’ll work with dresses and they’ll work with jeans. And white will add just the right amount of contrast to your outfit. Plus, keeping a clean shoe will stand out more than you think.
- Signature Jeans
Absolutely everyone needs to spend time finding the jeans that fit them the best. Truly, jean shopping may have been harder than going to college. Different pairs will accentuate different parts, so be choosy when you’re trying them on. If you don’t think you’re a jeans person, newsflash, you are. You just haven’t found the right pair yet.
- Tailored Skirts
From CEO to cocktail hour, a tailored skirt will do all the hard work of looking sleek and professional for you. Whether you like A-lines or look better in a pencil skirt doesn’t matter so long as you have your skirt tailored to fit you right. Falling just right on your hips will help you define your body shape and look absolutely fabulous wherever you go.
- Classic Trench Coats
Trench coats are great for everyone because of how long they are and just how useful they are as well. Multiple pockets make the trench perfect to take on a business trip and walk out of baggage claim looking ready for a meeting. Trench coats, if you buy the right one, turn rainy days into a chance to show off your soon-to-be-favorite essential. There’s so much you can do with a trenchcoat, it may be the only real jacket you ever need!
- Simple Blazer
Most people think blazers are just for work, but you’d be sadly mistaken. This is an absolute fashion staple that belongs in your closet for all occasions, not just the office. Throwing on a blazer with shorts and heels will honestly make you look sexy and smart. A well-fitting blazer can make a great impression on your coworkers and make your more casual outfits look ready for a night out on the town.