By Tina Ann Desouza
A woman’s wardrobe is an extension of herself. It speaks her mind, her personality, her mood, her emotions- all wrapped up in one space – her closet! It’s the one place she can call her own and just be herself. Her reflection is shown through her garments, her favourite accessories, her jewellery, her vintage collectibles.
Here are 10 classic items every woman should have in her closet:
A Crisp White Shirt: The perfect white shirt can take you anywhere. You can wear a white shirt on its own, tucked in or out, under a sweater, under a jacket, your jeans or as part of a suit. It’s sexy and yet sophisticated.
A Knee Length Black Skirt: Every woman should have a knee-length black skirt that fits perfectly and gives her a slim appearance. The particular style is up to you (and what looks good on your body type). It can be a pencil skirt or an A-line skirt. So that it can go from season to season and always stay in style!
A Classic Wrap Dress: A wrap dress is effortlessly chic and endlessly sexy in equal parts. The silhouette has taken on a life of its own since ex-model Diane von Furstenberg first dreamed it up in the early '70s and said, “It’s simply one-stop dressing... It works around the clock, travels across the world, and fits all women’s priorities.”
Little Black Dress: Every woman knows she should have a little black dress, (so did Coco Chanel) but it's important to invest in one that's special. Look for a dress with a detail for instance an interesting sleeve, an embellished belt, a statement neck, anything that makes your LBD unique. Change your go-to black dress with fun accessories, and you'll never be bored. And remember that finding the right fit is important!
Black Tights: A great pair of tights can make your legs look slimmer and help you get away with wearing a dress that's a little too short. Double them up for a more opaque look—and to keep you warm in the winter!"
Dark Wash Jeans: Find a pair that fits you great, and you'll be able to dress them up or down. Pair them with wedges, platforms or even your sexy stilettos and you can never go wrong!
Slim Black Pants: A pair of flat front, black trousers is a necessity in every wardrobe. Stay away from pleats because they only accentuate an area that no one really needs accentuating! Like the pencil skirt, a pair of well-fitting black pants instantly creates a polished look.
The Right Undergarment: Well-fitting, figure-flattering undergarments are the foundation of every outfit.
A Statement Black Tote: A tote is a perfect everywhere bag, a bag you can wear to work, to lunch, to dinner, and even shopping on the weekend. It goes with everything, and you’ll feel comfortable using it with whatever colour or prints you may be wearing. It should be medium-sized OR large enough to hold whatever you need during the day but not so large that it looks awkward if you find yourself running straight out to dinner with it.
Pair of Pumps: Black pumps go with everything, they won’t get too dirty, and they can also go from day to night. If you can afford only one pair of pumps, go with a dressier pair; shoes are generally easier to dress down than to dress up. When buying shoes, make sure they’re comfortable! Don’t expect them to “break in.” You’re going to spend some money on them because shoes tend to cost a bit more, so make sure they fit right.
Statement Jewellery: We all have our precious one-of-a-kind 'hand me down' jewellery, passed on from our parents or grand parents. Statement jewellery is a must to add that extra oomph factor to any garment to give it that extra elegance.
Ladies, go ahead and find your own wardrobe. Feel free to add an item that makes you comfortable coz a wardrobe is an extension of one self. Go out and celebrate -YOU.