Whether you’re an urbanite, a suburban mum, or a country girl, you need to have some essential items in your wardrobe for the weekend. Are you staying home or travelling? Enjoying fun and leisure or tackling a DIY project? Regardless of your weekend plans, here are six essentials that will keep you on trend.
- The Flirty Dress
You should always have a fun dress on hand for cocktail hour or your bestie’s bridal shower. Choose a maxi dress with a stunning print or the classic lines of a slip or sheath dress. Fashion blogger Avery Matera with Glamour magazine says “the little black dress” is a staple for building a fashionable wardrobe. Slip into it on a romantic evening, whether you’re at home by the fire or in swanky downtown digs.
- Ballet Flats
The classic look of ballet flats dresses up your jeans as much as they will your little black dress. Plus, they transition from errand-running to cocktail parties seamlessly. You can find these comfortable yet stylish shoes in endless colours and prints. Stick with black or a creamy off-white if you want flats you can pair with any outfit and not worry if they match perfectly.
Ankle boots has always been on the fashion scene. If you need a boot to do double-duty, choose an ankle boot in basic brown or black leather with a block heel that you can wear with your flower-printed dress as easily as with your work pants or jeans.
- A Bright White Tee
If you need a classic piece that won’t break the bank, or if you always like to have a bright white T-shirt on hand, grab a bag of men’s V-neck undershirts. The white tee will set off any blazer or jacket and can be paired with jeans or a skirt.
- Jeans That Fit Just Right
Nothing says comfort and style like your favourite jeans. If you need to pack light, opt for a single pair of dark wash jeans. Dark jeans are great for dressing up with a cute top and your ballet flats or high heels. And if you need to do real work, the thing jeans were originally made for, you’re good to go.
- Lounge Wear or Pajamas
Some weekends, pajamas and lounge wear might be the only thing you need from Friday night till Monday morning (especially in iso). You can even wear them to the shops — just add some sneakers and a coat and you’re good to go.
If anything, your neighbours will just be jealous of how nice and relaxed you look.
Whether you’re dressing up for a Saturday night party (we Melbourners wish!) or lounging on the couch, with these six essential wardrobe pieces you’ll be set for anything the weekend throws at you.