“I like my money right where I can see it- hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw.
Whether you are a college student or a professional, what you wear, and how you carry yourself matters a lot. It helps you in initiating conversations and building connections. Why? It is because fashion and styling have become instant languages of the 21st century.
That’s the reason why having a timeless closet has become a necessity. However, it doesn’t mean you need to burn a hole in your pockets to buy trendy outfits.
Remember that trends come and go, but your sense of style will always remain constant. It will help you create your own wardrobe even with minimal outfits. Nonetheless, there are some clothing essentials that you need to build your wardrobe.
What are these essentials? Keep scrolling to discover!
- Comfortable Denim
Denim can instantly spice up your whole look. They are great for casual outings as well as for disco nights. Nonetheless, it is essential that you feel comfortable in them. So make sure you always buy the correct size.
If you own loose jeans on the waist and create a jean gap, you can sew its sides. Start from the inside and sew side-to-side, creating a triangular shape with thread. Once you’ve covered the desired portion that you want to tighten, simply pull the tread and seal the thread. It will help get rid of the jeans gap.
Besides that, try to have different types of denim, such as high waist, mom jeans, rugged or straight cut. It will help elevate your look.
- Multiple Tank Tops
Another essential that you need to add to your wardrobe is a tank top. Long gone are the days when tank tops come with a single design. Now, there are a variety of designs and styles that you can choose from.
Besides that, you can also style a tank top in numerous ways. For instance, you can wear a classic white tee and layer it with a neon tank top. Likewise, you can wear a regular tank top and convert it into a criss-cross halter neck design. You can pair it with a denim skirt and long black boots to complete the look.
Nonetheless, it would be better to have multiple colours of tank top (and even tie-dye tee). So that you are always ready to upgrade a simple look.
- White And Black Dress
“What to wear?” Whenever you are going out for a party or to your friend’s house it is an unavoidable dilemma. Even if your closet is overflowing with clothes, it’ll take several hours to make the final decision. And how can we forget about the last-minute dress change?
Luckily, a black (or white) dress is here to save the day. You can wear it as it is, or you can pair them with accessories. For instance, the easiest styling tip is to add a belt over your dress. It will instantly add chicness to your outfit. Similarly, you can add a blazer over the dress to look dazzling.
Even so, you must pay attention to your hair and makeup so that it fits perfectly with your outfit. Believe it or not, but it will surely make the heads turn.
- Elegant Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are really comfy yet cute outfits that you should have in your closet. They are perfect for a casual outing or a day night. Besides, you can find several varieties of playsuits such as strapless, short-sleeved, or v neck. You can also select between plain or floral prints. Nonetheless, it will surely suit your everyday style.
Are you wondering how to style a playsuit? Well, it is very easy. You can add a loose shirt over it for an easy-breezy look. In case you are not in the mood to wear any layer, you can use accessories like a bracelet or pendant to add some charm to your outfit.
- Cozy Sweatpants
Some days, you might want to look like a fashionista, while other times, you might just want to relax and stay cozy. In other words, in a “do not disturb” mood. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t have an “I woke up like this” or “cute couch potato” look. Right? That’s why you should include comfy sweatpants in your closet.
They are perfect for staying in all day. And in case you have to go out, you can go with a street-style look. Just pair your sweatpants with an oversized hoodie or t-shirt, add a cap or create a messy bun and you are all good to go.
- All-Time Favourite White Sneakers
It isn’t always about the clothes. Sometimes what shoes to wear can also affect the look. Imagine wearing flip-flops with a gown. It might look a little absurd. That’s the reason why you should have white sneakers in your closet.
They work with almost every type of outfit, be it jeans or a floral dress, even with playsuits. Besides that, you can always get creative with them. For instance, replace the white shoelace with a blue ribbon to match your dress. Or, if you are an artist, you can make your sneakers a canvas and paint them over them.
- Classic Black Heels
White sneakers are great, but you can’t pair them with gowns and prom dresses. Therefore, you need to have a black heel in your closet. You can use them to add an edge to your overall outfit. What kind of heel is totally upon you and your comfort level. You can go with chunky ones or wedges. Nonetheless, one sure thing is that heels will instantly elevate your look.
Tip: If you get blisters after wearing heels, use a band-aid before wearing them. You can also use blister blocks on sensitive parts. It’ll make the heels more comfortable.
To sum it all up!
All these essentials will ensure that you dress up pretty for every occasion, be it a party or a meeting. Moreover, the outfits will always stay in trend no matter what. So, you need not spend thousands of dollars to buy “fashionable” clothes. Just create your own style and wear those clothes that make you feel comfortable. And you’ll be all set to steal everybody’s attention.