As a woman, there are times you just don’t know what to wear even if you have a wardrobe full of clothes. You may be going on your first date, dinner, night out with friends or even attending a wedding. Well, if you are that kind of a woman then there are some items that should not miss in your wardrobe. Do you want to know why these items are essential and will come to your rescue in desperate times?  For starters, they are always in style and fashionable regardless of the occasion. Similarly, these items are reliable and versatile and can be put together in various ways to achieve a stylish look. Here are some of the wardrobe essentials that are a must have for every woman;

Little black dress

If you asked me, a woman’s wardrobe is not complete without a little black dress. It’s the icing on the cake and can be a great lifesaver when in a situation of ‘I don’t know what to wear’. You can wear it to a wedding, office party, birthday parties or even a night out with your friends. Furthermore, a black dress can be accessorized quite easily so you will not run out of options with this one. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to a little black dress. One thing to keep in mind is that the dress should be simple but stylish. For instance, it can have a high neckline and is sleeveless. You can also opt for a long sleeved one depending on your style and preferences.

White button up shirt

A white button up shirt is another epitome of a woman’s closet. If you are having trouble finding an outfit to wear, a white button shirt will easily solve this problem for you. It is very versatile and you can pair it with jeans, a pleated skirt or even your favorite shorts. It is perfect for many occasions including parties or brunch with family and friends.

Neutral blazer

Who said blazers are only meant for the office? Nowadays, you can pull off a blazer, white t shirt and denim jeans for a stylish weekend look. When going to work, wear it with some nice trousers for that elegant and modern woman look. Ensure that the blazer fits well and if you buy one that is not fitting perfectly, take it to your tailor so that it can be fixed. A blazer looks good on you when it fits you seamlessly.

Ankle boots

Ankle boots will look good with almost every outfit.  They are the kind of shoes that you can wear at any time whether its day, night, warm or the cold seasons. This means that they are also quite a good investment to make. Wearing a miniskirt and you don’t know what shoes to put on? You’re already covered. Take out your ankle boots and get going. Similarly, you can pair ankle boots with skinny jeans, dresses and shorts.  Get ankle boots with different heel heights. For instance, you can have low heeled, blocky and high heeled ones.

White sneakers

White sneakers are increasingly becoming a closet basic with many fashionistas stepping out in them. In the recent times many celebrities are wearing sneakers when out in the streets and they still look good and fashionable. In addition, white sneakers can be worn with many outfits ranging from skinny jeans, tights, dresses, skirts and boyfriend jeans. Do not be afraid to experiment with different outfits and prints to achieve a casual but polished look.

Leather jacket

A leather jacket is one item that will always be in style. You can never go wrong with a leather jacket and it perfectly complements any outfit. If you are going out with friends for drinks, wear your white t-shirt, skinny jeans and your leather jacket. It may be a bit expensive but worth it. If you take good care of it, your leather jacket will look as good as new for a lifetime.

Dark wash skinny jeans

Skinny jeans definitely never go out of style. On those days you don’t want to spend hours looking for just the right outfit in your closet, opt for your favorite skinny jeans. They come in various shades but one that will be reliable for most occasions is the dark wash. Wear your skinny jeans for dinner, night outs and parties.

Black trousers

You might be wondering why black trousers are on the list of essential wardrobe items. They will give you that sophisticated look when going to the office, going for a job interview or when attending a formal party. They come in different styles including wide legged, high waist, cropped and slim fitting.

A nice pair of heel

Whether you like wearing heels or not, it is always a good idea to have them in your closet. You never know the day you will need a pair of heels. Ensure that they are comfortable and you can actually walk well in them. Nothing boosts your confidence as a woman like a flattering pair of heels. They are also versatile and will compliment almost very outfit. You can wear with skinny jeans, pencil skirt or a fitting dress. Invest in quality heels and in the long run you will realize they are worth every dime.

Denim jacket

A denim jacket will come in handy during the cold weather. Going out with friends but want to keep up a chic look, the denim jacket will be your go-to. Just like the other closet essentials, it can be worn with various outfits. You can layer it with your floral dress or t-shirt. Add this to your closet essentials and it will be your lifesaver on many occasions.

Day dress (wrap dress)

Aside from the little black dress, the wrap dress is the next best thing that should never miss in your closet. Furthermore, it is so versatile and suits practically all shapes and sizes. Similarly, you will find day dresses in various colors, textures and patterns. Wear it with sneakers and a denim jacket as you head out for drinks with your friends on a Saturday. It can also make for a nice outfit when matched with heels. With this stylish look you can attend a party that you were agonizing on what to wear. Get a day dress that is fitting and perfectly brings out your best features. If you like it short, get a mini day dress. If you are that kind of a person that is not so comfortable with showing skin then maxi day dresses are your best suit.

Ballet flats

On those days that you want something more comfortable to walk in, then ballet flats are what you need. As a matter of fact, they don’t just come in handy when going to the grocery stores. Even when going out on weekends with your family or friends, you can pair your ballet flats with ankle jeans and you are good to go. Get a good quality pair of ballet shoes, the kind that will last for long and look good on any outfit of your choice.

Pencil skirt

Nowadays, women don’t just wear pencil skirts when going to the office. It is the kind of outfit that will transition you from the office to a date night with your spouse. The trick to remember when getting yourself a pencil skirt is it should be properly fitting. You can wear it with a crop top and sneakers as you hang out with friends on the weekends. Whichever way you decide to style your pencil skirt, it never disappoints and you definitely don’t run out of options.


A turtleneck is a classic piece that you will wear again and again. You must have seen some fashionistas such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn rocking turtlenecks. This is because they look good especially when paired with trousers, ankle jeans and pencil skirts.

Crossbody bag

Being a woman, you always have tons of things to carry in your bag. In this case, the crossbody bag is great for you. There is plenty of space to fit in all your staff and will leave your hands free to carry other things such as coffee. With the very many options in the market, get a crossbody bag that will match all your needs and suits your style.

Black leather belt

A number of women don’t even think of having a belt in their closet. This is probably because of the common notion that belts are meant to hold your pants in place so that they don’t fall. To an extent this is true. However, a black leather belt can be a great accessory. If you are wearing a turtleneck with your favorite skinny jeans, accessorize with a black leather belt. It tends to put emphasis on your waist.

If any of these items is missing in your closet, make the effort of getting them. These wardrobe essentials can easily be put together and make a great outfit for any occasion.


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