Is it just me, or do you find these lists of things women MUST have in their wardrobe to be somewhat confusing?  My whole mantra is about helping you find clothes that not only suit your physical characteristics but also who you are as a person.
So to be told you need a pair of killer heels when you can’t walk in them, or a little black dress when you only ever wear trousers, I decided to put together a list of  7 wardrobe essentials women REALLY need in their wardrobe, regardless of your age, dress size or style personality.

 

In no particular order:

1. Biker Jacket

Leather or velvet, traditional black or playful pink a Biker Jacket always adds a touch of “cool” to your outfit and creates a gorgeous silhouette.  Wear it with jeans, a maxi dress or pencil skirt – your personality, your choice.

Pink Leather Biker Jacket

2. Blazer

Once considered something your Mum might wear, a blazer is the ultimate in instantly adding chic to your outfit.  Feminine without being girly, so versatile and a fabulous statement piece, adding a blazer to your closet will give you endless style choicesAdvanced settings.

Cream Boucle Blazer

3. Quality Jeans

One or 2 pairs of quality jeans will make all the difference not only to your wardrobe but to your silhouette.  Cheap jeans are a false investment.  I’m not saying you need to get a mortgage to get a pair of jeans, but don’t buy cheap for the sake of cheap. Pay the most you can for better quality denim and better cut.

A straight/skinny indigo denim will be the most flattering on most women.

Levi Straight Indigo Denim Jeans women

4. Dress up /dress down dress

Getting the most wear out of a garment in your wardrobe is a great way to make it better value for money.  Rather than having different dresses for different occasions – choose one which you can dress down for daytime, or make it  more glam for the evening or a more dressy occasion.

White with black dots short sleeve long dress

5. Statement Shoes

A great pair of shoes can really elevate an outfit, but they don’t have to elevate you.  Your preference may be low or flat shoes, so while a pair of vertiginous heels may not be for you, you can still make a statement with the heel of your choice.

Yellow patent flat shoes

6. Proper Fitting Bra

Get your foundations right and it will set the tone for your whole outfit.  A great fitting bra will lift your boobs making you look instantly slimmer and younger.  Get measured at least every couple of years, or more if you lose or gain weight.

Bravissimo Satine Ivory Bra

7. Seamless Knickers

Nothing ruins an outfit quicker than seeing the lines and patterns of under-garments. Keep your frillies for the bedroom and invest in some great seamless knickers so you’re not showing the world what you are wearing,

Nude seamless knickers made by Commando

 

 

 

So there you have my 7 wardrobe essentials women really need in her wardrobe.

As you can see, each and every one of them leaves room for you to add your own personality, as well as making sure they are right for your lifestyle.

Next time you see a list of “must haves” for your wardrobe the most important question you can ask yourself is “what version of this would be right for me”?

How many from my list are your wardrobe essentials?  What else would you add to the list?