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Basic Staples: 5 Ideas For a Functional Wardrobe

If you often feel that you have nothing to wear even though your wardrobe is bursting at the seams with clothes, maybe it’s time to try a different approach.


In order to easily style the clothes you already own, you need some classics and neutrals. While an outfit made only of basic staples might look boring, the same garments are the perfect basis for beautiful unique looks when mixed with costume garments and accessories.

Here are the main basic staples that will help you wear your favourite clothes in gorgeous outfits every day:

  1. Classic shirts in neutral colours

  2. Simple skirts with different lengths

  3. A black dress or a black one-piece garment

  4. Simple pants in dark colours

  5. Versatile accessories


1. Classic shirts in neutral colours


First of all, you need at least a couple of shirts. Choose some in neutral universal colors like white, black and beige. Given their versatility, you can wear them both in traditional business and casual-chic looks. Mix them with a suit and small to medium size jewelry for a business look and with a pair of statement earrings or a scarf with an outstanding pattern for a less formal outfit.



2. Simple skirts with different lengths


Try different skirt lengths – from short to midi and maxi – and add at least three to your wardrobe. Keep in mind your body shape and the most appropriate colors, fabrics, shapes and patterns. This way, you have a skirt for every occasion.



3. A black dress or a black one-piece garment


When it comes to dresses, a little black dress or a black one-piece garment is a must, regardless of your personality and lifestyle. Don’t just choose the first one you see since only certain cuts flatter your body shape. A black dress is easy to accessorise for different occasions. Take into consideration your personal coloring so that you can choose the most flattering accessories.



4. Simple pants in dark colours


High- or low-waist, cigarette, slim or regular, some pants in neutral colors and a pair of dark jeans will help you to effortlessly build smashing outfits. Choose some trousers with a perfect fit and a simple design for increased versatility.



5. Versatile accessories


For a complete look, you also need some accessories. They add further interest to your outfits. Carefully choose and take care of bags, shoes and jewelry that are easy to mix in different outfits and match your personal style.


How many of the items mentioned in this post can you already find in your wardrobe and how many do you still need to purchase?


If you’re ready for a shopping session but have no idea where to start, I would be more than happy to help you.


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