I recently did a live masterclass as a guest expert in a Facebook group for Female Entrepreneurs, and one of the questions that was asked was what pieces of clothing would I recommend to a woman who is wishing to build a new wardrobe.
So I thought, I'm sure other women are probably wondering the same thing so let me put a list together!
To keep it simple, I chose 10 must have pieces from my list of Wardrobe Essentials.
I chose 6 pieces of clothing, 2 pairs of shoes and 2 accessories which is ideal for anyone wishing to start a capsule wardrobe too.
By choosing pieces in neutral colours that can mix and match, it's easy to create over 30 outfits using just these 10 items!
That's a month of outfits ready to wear without any extra time or effort!
Here are the 10 pieces that I would recommend to any woman that is ready to start building a wardrobe full of clothes that will actually be worn!
A Quality Blazer
A blazer is a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down. Regardless of your personal style, a blazer has a home inside your wardrobe.
Invest in a quality piece that can easily be worn with a pair of jeans and flats or with your favourite LBD.
A Buttoned Shirt or Blouse
A buttoned shirt or blouse is another wardrobe essential that can be dressed up or down. If you're looking for a formal look, you can wear a buttoned shirt with a smart skirt or trousers or with a pair of jeans for a smart/casual look.
A silk blouse is an ideal alternative to a buttoned shirt, to give a softer yet stylish feel to your look.
A White T-Shirt
A simple white t-shirt can be dressed up with your favourite patterned scarf or statement necklace and smart trousers or worn casually with a pair of jeans.
Choose a slogan t-shirt to make a statement and express your personal style!
A Long Sleeved Top
A long sleeved top whether the classic striped breton or plain is an essential piece for those days where you require sleeves for your casual or smart/casual look.
A smart pair of trousers in a neutral colour such as a black or navy is ideal for a formal event or meeting or with silk top for a girls night out! Choose a mid to high rise to fit and flatter the waistline to avoid the 'muffin top' look!
A Smart/Casual Skirt
A circle skirt or one with pleats is ideal as a smart/casual skirt. Choose a style to fit and flatter the shape of your body to give you confidence.
If you don't wear skirts, swap this item for a casual pair of trousers or dark rinse jeans.
Whether flat or a killer high heel, a court shoe can smarten up your outfit and make your outfit look more stylish and polished.
A black suede court shoe can add a stylish flair to your skinny jeans or a 'she means business' look with a pencil skirt. Either way you will ooze style and elegance!
Loafers or Ballet Flats
Whether you prefer loafers or plain ballet flats, these are a stylish alternative to a pair of heels. Wear with trousers with the correct hem length or a skirt and tights in the winter.
Another wardrobe essential, a structured bag or tote in leather or suede, is worth investing in. You can use a structured bag whilst wearing your gym wear and you'll still look like you mean business!
A Statement Necklace
You can take the plainest outfit from a day to night look with a statement necklace! They can dress up your favourite LBD or look dressed down with casual footwear!
Simple right! You can swap the blazer for a classic Trench or Mac or the statement necklace for a scarf! Whatever you decide, keep the essentials in neutral colours and patterns to create more outfit options.
If you would like the entire list of wardrobe essentials, click here to download your copy >> The Wardrobe 'Essentials' Checklist
A Style Coach & Image Consultant.