Wardrobe Basics Checklist:

  • Skinny Jeans
  • Nude Pumps or Black pumps
  • Camel Coat
  • White Oversized Blouse
  • A bold belt
  • Striped Shirt
  • Clutch
  • Turtleneck Jumper
  • Simple Cardigan
  • Black Shopper

 

  • Skinny Jeans- The foundation to a great wardrobe is a good fitting skinny jean. They should be dark blue, dark grey or black and rather tight. I usually prefer high waisted jeans, because this cut makes your legs seem longer and your waistline smaller. If you let the ankles show, it makes your legs look even longer.
  • Nude or Black Pumps- Nude pumps can look a lot lighter with most outfits which is why we encourage you to go for a pair of nude pumps instead of black. With some outfits, black can look a bit harsh however a black heel is also classic for a lot of outfits (especially going into the holiday season). Also, opt for one with a little cushion and a platform so you can wear them comfortably all day long if necessary. 
  • Camel Coat- A straight cut and slightly oversize coat is essential, during the colder months. Much like the pumps, a camel coat softens up any look with its color and gives your outfits a tailored look. Plus, You can easily turn your look around by wearing a belt. 
  • White button up or oversized blouse- You can wear an oversized button up in many ways making it essential to your wardrobe. You can wear it tucked in to your “perfect jean” or over top. You can also wear it as a dress adding a belt to cinch in the waistline with some thigh high boots the possibilities are endless with this staple piece. 
  • A Bold Belt- Speaking of belts, a bold belt can be worn with almost any item in your closet. Investing in this staple statement accessory, makes this item a must! Use for a slightly oversized dress, a white button up like we discussed previously, your camel coat, or just add it to your jeans as to make your outfit pop! 
  • Striped shirt- I know I know we’ve been shying away from strips because of its bad connotations but a striped shirt doesn’t have to be all bad! Stripes are the perfect basis for an outfit featuring various patterns, especially in combination with leopard print. Check this out: Striped shirt, camel coat, nude pumps and skinny jeans BOOM on outfit! 
  • Clutch- Having A clutch with just enough space to hold your essentials (phone, money, ID, ETC) is an important staple piece. You’ll want one that big enough for work but also small enough for your evening activities. Of course the colors nude, beige and black go with everything! 

 

 

  • Simple Cardigan-plain cardigan goes well with almost every outfit and covers up potential problematic areas. You can wear cardigans open, but you could also wear it closed with a studded belt – a perfect alternative for a shirt or a blouse, for instance.
  • Black Tote Bag – A black tote provides enough space for your usual stuff as well as for your MacBook or Ipad and other office utensils. You could choose between black or brown but a black one is very low maintenance and you can also find one that’s jazzed up with some fringe or maybe even some embellishment on the straps.
  • A turtleneck- a loose fitted turtleneck shouldn’t be missing from the wardrobe. Go for a simple look and color that can be worn in the office, at home or on the street.