How to build a basics wardrobe

Basics are the foundation of every wardrobe – regardless of the fashion style you identify with. Have you ever bought a great jacket or nice pants and realized that you didn’t have the right accessories to pair it with? Do you sometimes wake up and feel like you don’t have anything to wear despite having a wardrobe full of clothes? That means you probably don’t have enough or any basics in your wardrobe. Basics in fashion are those pieces of clothes that you turn to time and time again when you need to pair trendier items in your wardrobe. They are frequently things like a pair of trousers or jeans, a plain skirt in a neutral colour, a jacket in a neutral or even a simple and plain top. At the end of the day, when building a wardrobe, basics are the most important thing. Here’s how to build a basics wardrobe that will sort out all your wardrobe worries and misfunctions:

Your basics should have neutral colours

Your basics wardrobe should consist of pieces that have neutral colours. The most common neutral colours that will never let you down on the fashion front include grey, navy, beige, brown, white and, of course, black. However you can expand this colour palette to other colours that don’t scream and can be paired well with most colours. Here is a colour palette you can use when choosing your wardrobe basics.

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You will need basic T-Shirts and tops

Well-fitting t-shirts and tops are an essential wardrobe basic. T-shirts and tops alike can be paired with jeans, skirts and shorts. So buying them in different neutral colours will go a long way in pairing trendy items in your wardrobe.

A classic white shirt or button up shirt

A button up shirt, in whichever colour, but most preferably white is a must have in your basics wardrobe. This is especially if you are aa working woman and are expected to look your best at work. A button up shirt is a must in your wardrobe because it pairs perfectly with anything that’s suitable for office wear. From pants to skirts, a button up shirt is a basic you will want to have in your wardrobe.

Invest in high-quality pants and skirts in neutral shades

A good pair of classic black trousers is a must in every woman’s closet as is a comfortable and flattering pair of jeans. Darker denim tends to look more professional and well put-together, making it the perfect foundation for any outfit. Additionally, a structured pencil skirt at just the right length will never go out of style. The thing with bottoms in neutral shades is that you can pair them with anything coloured, busy and edgy and they ill still look good an sophisticated.

Find the right shoes

And last but not least, your basics wardrobe would not be complete with a pair of shoes you can reach for time and time again. Classic black or nude pumps are essential, especially for the bustling businesswoman, and nothing makes finishing off an outfit easier than a neutral, everyday pair of flat shoes.

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