When it comes to investing your money in fashion, there’s nothing more financially savvy than purchasing pieces you’ll be able to wear time and time again – the must-haves. You know those items that just remain in style every season, we’re talking about those ones. And yeah, sure, maybe they’re not as exciting to buy as a pair of super trendy palazzo pants, but when you can mix and match your fashion basics to maximize the amount of wear you’ll get out of them, we’re all about that.
Here are our top 7 fashion basics that we think every lady needs in her wardrobe:
1) A White T-Shirt
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There’s nothing more classic than a white t-shirt. Layered under a cardigan, paired with jeans, or worn for lounging around the house on weekends, we guarantee your white t-shirt will be in constant rotation in your wardrobe.
2) Black Pumps
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When it comes to footwear, you know we love adventurous choices; however, when you’re investing in the basics, there’s no shoe you’ll get more use out of than a quality pair of black pumps. You can dress them up to wear to the office, or down with a pair of jeans. Either way, your feet will stay stylish while keeping that bank account happy.
3) Classic Denim
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It probably comes as no surprise that we’re recommending investing in a great pair of jeans. Why? Because as most women know, once you find jeans that fit properly, are comfortable, and look great, the price tag doesn’t matter so much as how you feel in your new purchase. The other great thing about jeans is that you’ll be able to wear virtually any top with them, which is why they’re an absolute must in every woman’s wardrobe. However, we do recommend investing in something classic. Even jean trends change frequently, so we would say go with standard, dark washed denim, as shown above.
4) Gold or Silver Studs
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When talking about accessories, every woman is a little different about the amount of accessorizing she does. However, for any woman who has her ears pierced knows, it’s always helpful to have your favorite pair of studs on hand. Whether they’re gold or silver completely depends on your preference, but what we love about studs is they’ll never clash with your outfit, but they always make your look seem a little more put together. And hey, not to mention some glitz on your ears will draw attention up to your face, which is never a bad thing.
5) A Standard Black Handbag
If you already have a standard black handbag, you probably already realize how often you’re constantly reaching for it. If you don’t, you’re likely getting tired of having to switch your handbag all the time to avoid clashing with your outfit. With a standard black handbag, it will always go. We’d also recommend making an investment here in something that is good quality, is large enough to fit your everyday essentials, and has the kind of straps that make it easy to carry around for daily use.
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We can’t recommend a great pair of sunglasses enough. Who doesn’t feel more chic and put together with a pair of shades on? Whether you’re into aviators, cat eyes, or perhaps even round lenses, find something that suits your personality, and we know you’ll be reaching for them all the time. It’s also important to note that sunglasses are not only great for keeping you looking stylish, but they’re also essential for maintaining good eye health.
7) Walking Shoes
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And lastly, because we love footwear here at Unlikely Pear, we think it’s important to also mention the necessity of having a comfortable pair of walking shoes. You know we love a great pair of heels, but on occassion when you’re going to be on your feet for multiple hours, or you know you’re going to be doing a lot of walking, it’s essential that you find a pair of shoes that won’t destroy your feet. Now, every woman is different in terms of the kind of support she needs, but regardless of what you purchase here, we strongly recommend breaking in the shoe before walking a long distance in them. Your feet will thank you, trust us.
What are your fashion basics? Which items from our round-up will you be adding to your wishlist?