What Are the OTHER Wardrobe Essentials?

If you have ever subscribed to a fashion mag, you have probably come across someone’s list of must-have wardrobe pieces.  These items are considered the absolute essentials that every woman should have in her closet.  Most of those lists include the following staple pieces:

  • The LBD
  • A classic trench
  • A tailored white button-down
  • A perfect pair of jeans
  • A leather jacket
  • A classic blazer
  • A neutral pair of flats
  • A pencil skirt
  • A neutral pair of trousers
  • A great set of heels

Those ten items show up on almost every essentials list we found.  And, they are without a doubt staples that every woman should strive to own.  But why stop there?  We have taken the suggestions of luxury fashion influencers to add a few more items to your must-have list.

Kate of Goutaste styles her wardrobe essentials following the lead of fashionable French women.  She suggests that in addition to the ten staple items we mentioned above, every woman should own a flattering dark tee and a flattering light colored tee.  Kate also lists a quality silk blouse to her list of fashion essentials.

Taste-maker Tim Gunn has his own version of the essentials list, and it is attainable for most women.  In a piece with InStyle, Gunn specifies that a cashmere sweater should be in the closet of every woman.

Along with these suggestions, Shannon from the blog The Simply Luxurious Life advises women to add a nautical top to their closets.  This casual addition to a wardrobe can be accessorized for a chic and effortless look.

While many must-have lists include wrap dresses as wardrobe necessities, Elle magazine offers an alternative: the shirt dress.  Like a nautical top, you can accessorize a shirt dress to suit many occasions, and the silhouette is irrefutably classic.

So what must-have items would you add to this compilation?  What are your wardrobe staples?

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What Are the OTHER Wardrobe Essentials?