10 Clothing Staples Every Adult Should Have In Their Closet
Everyone has their own style, that is to be sure. However, no matter whose closet you look in, they should have these 10 clothing staples!
Do you keep buying clothes and feel like none of it goes together? Do you buy individual outfits that don’t mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe?
We totally get it.
Investing in clothing staples is a key to making your closet work for you. You need a few items that you can wear on almost any occasion, whether it be at work, a friend’s wedding or a backyard barbecue.
Now, you might be asking yourself which of those items you should invest in. We’ve got you covered with this article, that lists 10 of the most versatile pieces for your adult wardrobe.
One of the Best Clothing Staples: A Blazer
Both men and women should invest in a high-quality blazer. A black one is preferable, as it can cover you for any occasion. But, if you want to spice it up, you can also purchase a couple of fun brightly colored blazers for the spring and summer.
A blazer can be worn with office attire or to dress up an otherwise casual outfit. There is no excuse not to have one in your wardrobe.
White Button-Down Shirt
A white button down shirt is essential to a put-together wardrobe. For both men and women, it can be worn casually or dressy. You can tuck it into shorts for a casual look, or wear it with a fitted skirt or dress pants for a more corporate vibe.
For women with a big bust, a white button-down shirt that fits properly can be a challenge, which is why many women avoid them. Instead of shying away from the style, invest in a staple piece. Buy one that is either custom made or one that you can tailor.
Women with big busts should purchase white button down top that fits them around the widest part of their breasts without gaping. Then, they should have a tailor take in the waist to create a staple wardrobe piece that fits like a glove.
Obviously, everyone needs shoes in their wardrobe, but both men and women need a couple of staples.
For women, investing in a neutral high heel or court shoe is essential for a put-together look.
Grabbing them in a black and nude color means you’ll be able to complete almost any outfit.
Women should also have a pair of ballet flats to throw on to dress up or down any look.
It’s no secret that jeans are a staple of any wardrobe, however, a good pair of dark washed jeans are excellent for dressing up or down. Find a pair that fits you well, and you can dress them up with dress shoes and a nice top, or dress them down with a casual shirt and tennis shoes.
Basic White T-Shirts
Basic white t-shirts are essential as a staple for any wardrobe. Find a fit you like you like and purchase a few to make sure there’s always one when you need them.
Women should also have a white cami in their closet as a go-to during the summer months.
Both t-shirts and cardigans can be dressed up with a blazer or dressed down on their own.
Wardrobe Staple for Women: Boots
While men can invest in a nice pair of boots as well, the winter months aren’t complete without a good pair of knee-high or Chelsea boots. Find a good, sturdy pair that goes with almost any outfit, and you can wear them with pants or skirts.
Both men and women need a good pair of black pants. These can be paired with a variety of shirts, though for men, they are almost exclusively worn in dressier settings.
For women, black pants are perfect for the office and grabbing drinks with friends after work. Pair with a nice, trendy top and you’ve got an instant outfit.
Both sexes need a good belt to pull an outfit together. Women can cinch in the waist of a flowy dress, or add definition to their waist with a nice belt.
A good belt will bring together a man’s outfit and can make him look more put together. It can also dress up a more casual outfit, such as jeans and a nice shirt, and make it suitable for dressy casual work events or drinks with friends.
For Women: A Versatile Black Dress
The versatile black dress is so popular that it’s become known as the LBD, or “little black dress.” It has gained legendary status because every woman simply needs one in their wardrobe. It is a perfect go-to for last minute dressy events or when you have to go to a work event at the last minute.
Every woman should not only have a black dress, but one that is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Wallet and Handbag
How you carry your things matters almost as much as what you’re wearing. Every man and woman should invest in a nice, neutral wallet or handbag to make them look polished and professional.
This doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy a designer piece that costs several thousand dollars, but investing in a quality accessory won’t let you down.
A nice, neutral wallet or handbag is also a great gift for a friend or partner.
Women should invest in a summer handbag and winter handbag, in addition to one that they can use in the evening. They don’t have to be expensive, just good quality.
Clothing Staples: Putting It Together
You’ll find that once you have these staples in your wardrobe, it’ll be easier to pull outfits to wear. You can mix and match them with trendier pieces that will come and go to keep you looking current, but will always have a place to start building an outfit.
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