10 CLASSIC WARDROBE BASICS EVERY WOMAN MUST HAVE

In this post, I’d like to share things I learned while studying in Italy and working as a shopping assistant. Incorporating trendy pieces into the wardrobe and shopping at a fast fashion retail is fun. Yet, you must consider investing in quality pieces as well. I mean classic, timeless basics. These garments have  high-quality tailoring that compliment your body shape, as well as your personal style. Each basic must be practical and versatile for day and evening. Here are 10 items every woman must own. Splurge on these items, even if  you have a tight budget.

Trench coat. Invest in a great quality trench coat. I recommend Burberry with its distinctive tartan pattern lining. Company founder Thomas Burberry designed this item.Trench

Leather jacket. Splurge on a great leather jacket. Loewe, Spanish luxury fashion house based in Madrid, is world-famous for its leather craftsmanship. Its clients have clothes and accessories tailored to their own personal requirements. Also, you can find great quality leather jacket at good value at www.yoox.com

Leather Jacket

 

Striped shirt. Traditional striped cotton shirts (“La Mariniere” or Breton shirt) originated in Brittany, France. Sailors wore these uniforms throughout Northern France. The distinctive block pattern on shirt made them easier to spot in the waves. The traditional Breton shirt usually has a boat neckline. The uniforms inspired Coco Chanel and she introduced the design through her nautical collection in 1917. For more information about Chanel click here. For info on how to pull off a stripe look click here. STRIPES

Little black dress. Coco Chanel also designed a timeless classic piece that every woman must have. The little black dress is worn during the day and evening.

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1981): Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy LBD

Capri or cropped pants. Numerous celebrities, including Audrey Hepburn, Jane Russell, Kim Novak, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, wore the capri. They were designed by the Sonja de Lennart. She named those pants after her favorite holiday destination ― an island on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy.

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SABRINA (1954) Audrey Hepburn in capri designed by Sonja de Lennart

Pant Suit/Skirt Suit. Based on your body shape, you must have a pant suit or skirt suit. Avoid buying yours in fast-fashion retail strips. I can instantly recognize a cheap product from a high-quality tailored one. A great suit is timeless and worth of splurge. I personally recommend choosing from Hugo Boss, Emporio/Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, Costume National or Calvin Klein.

Balenciaga SS 2013

Balenciaga SS 2013

T-Shirt. You must have at least one high-quality designer T-Shirt. This item will go through multiple washings but always look like new. A great T-shirt gives a youthful touch to any outfit and can be combined with other basics. Choose one that can be worn during the  day and evening.

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Pencil Skirt. The right pencil skirt flatters any body shape when combined with the right pieces. Choose one that has  a lining, which indicates quality, especially in suits and pencil skirts.

Pencil Skirt

A pair of jeans. No commentary needed. You must have a pair of great fitting jeans.

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White Shirt. If you purchase the right one, a classic button-down shirt looks amazing. It is necessary, however, to choose a high-quality fabric and a style that has a well-tailored design that compliments your body shape. It’s a versatile piece. Pair it with jeans and it’s polished and casual. Wear it with a pencil skirt and high heels for a chic office look. Accessories and jewelry will change the appearance of just one simple classic shirt. Click here for more details.

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The Perfect White Shirt

The classic white shirt has been in fashion for quite some time.

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Vogue writer Franca Sozzani indicates that in the 19th century it was a symbol of wealth. The wearer was making a statement that he or she didn’t have to worry about soiling his or her clothing.

In the last century, fashion icons Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn wore the white shirt with elegance, simplicity and grace. They popularized the item, as fashion always seems to follow cinema.

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In creating your wardrobe, it is essential to invest in this basic, which can be worn many different ways.

Of course, there are variations of the white shirt. It can be fitted, textured or stretched. It may have playful ruffles in the front or back. You may find a tunic that ties at the waist. The cuffs may be French. The material may be cotton, linen or a silk or elastane blend. Find the shirt that  flatter you the best and can be easily transformed from day-wear to evening wear.

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This is a guilt-free purchase. The white shirt will never go out of style and can be accessorized in numerous ways.

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