Fashion Essentials Every Woman Must Have

By on 02/07/2014

set-300x300Just like furnishing a new dwelling, building a wardrobe can be both intimidating and expensive. Many women constantly find themselves deliberating between the fun and trendy fashionable items versus investment in classic items. Others find themselves under the burden of impulsive purchases that they barely ever wear. At the same time, however, there are some items that allow us to repeatedly wear them and yet look classy. So which of these items are really worth the splurge as you’ll be wearing them over and over again, in a million different ways? Uptown Times brings to you a list that every woman (of all ages) absolutely must own.


Coat: Even if you don’t stay in a cold climate, who says you wouldn’t ever visit one. You might just require it for your next holiday to New Zealand or perhaps while visiting relatives over Christmas. It’s always a good idea to remain prepared. Look for a classic, A-line silhouette that you will be able to wear over everything from formal pants and skirts to casual denims.

Cardigan: A good layering piece of garment, a cardigan is a wardrobe staple. Button it over a tee with some jeans or wear it over a skirt to the office.

Black Tailored Blazer: Every closet must have one of these. Wear it over jeans, trousers, skirts or over a fitted cocktail dress. The tailored blazer is classic, womanly and looks good on all body types. Ensure you find one that accentuates your waist and fits well.

Crisp White Shirt: Invest in an immaculate fresh and stylish white shirt that can be worn in any occasion or season. When worn the right way a crisp white shirt can look cool, sexy and laidback over a pair of jeans as well as professional under a formal blazer. And what do you do when you find a good plain white shirt, buy two. These are probably the most hottest and effortless items in your wardrobe.

Striped Tee: You must absolutely have a striped tee. The timeless classic is having a major comeback. It’s casual and easy to wear yet versatile. Top it with a pair of denims and some ballets for a classic look or team it with some printed pants for the bold look.

Little Black Dress: Nothing’s classier than this one. Every wardrobe should have one. Look out for one with alittle+black+dress special detail, an appealing sleeve or an embellished belt. This classic, timeless, versatile and magical piece of clothing can take you from day to night with just a quick change of footwear and accessories.

Tailored Skirt: You may be using this one at interviews and meetings a lot. In fact, you would probably even use it at dinner parties. This one ensures dressed up and sophistication.

Black Pants: A sleek pair of black pants will surely allow you to use them in many different ways. You can wear them with just anything else in the closet. A pair that falls straight from the widest part of the hip will cut a flattering silhouette and ensure a style statement.

Jeans: There isn’t much to say, jeans looks good with everything! Be it skinny or flared, you must find one that fits you well and is comfortable. A great pair of jeans can be flattering as well as sexy. Try on a variety of different pairs before selecting one that compliments your body.

black-skinny-jeansBlack Opaque Tights: A great pair of tights can make your legs look slimmer. Moreover, you can wear them under a tee, a pull over or a short dress. The best part about black tights is that you can dress them up or dress them down and can be worn with utmost style and versatility.

Right Bra: This one can be tricky. It’s best to see a bra fitter (available at most lingerie and departmental stores) and get yourself measured to find the correct size and one that is comfortable. Don’t get stingy with this. Invest in one for that special one. Add some fun, maybe lace or neon!


Leather Handbag: This will last you for years to come and is both practical and stylish. Buy yourself a medium-to-large size so you can fit in everything from your iPad, phone, and cosmetics to other daily essentials.

Clutch: When headed to the formal dinner or a date-night, a clutch is the easiest way to dress up any look. This one has room for your phone, keys, cash and lip gloss of course. Make sure it has a stowaway chain strap for times when you would like to have your purse hang from the wrist or shoulder.

Sunglasses: Pick a shape and style that makes you feel like a star. You might just need them for those bad mornings when you need to hide those tired eyes.

Jewelry: Truly an essential and a perfect piece can dress any outfit. In addition to the extras, you must essentiallymust-haves-for-women-in-jewelry own one that you wear all day and feel incomplete without it. Maybe your engagement ring or maybe your mother’s earrings? Whatever you choose, ensure it is effortless, timeless, stylish and graceful.

Watch: Punctuality is a virtue and a good watch will help you stay on time as well as look stylish. Buy a gold watch to dress up any outfit.

Printed Scarf: Even if it’s just a casual basic white tee and jeans, a printed scarf can brighten the complete look.


Ballet Flats: Ballet flats are must and pair easily with just about anything. What’s even better is that they are as comfortable as they are stylish.

Black Heels: A quality pair of black heels will last you quite a few years if not a lifetime. Be it at the office or for an evening at the bar, black heels are a must-have.

Running Shoes: Ensure they are comfortable and provide ample support whether you are working out, in the outdoors or travelling.

shoesnew-jpgStrappy Sandals: It’s surely impossible to get through summer without these. Invest in a classic leather pair that will team up with most outfits and never go out of fashion.

We hope you enjoyed reading our list of wardrobe staples. We also hope you own most of them. However, if you don’t, it’s not too late, invest in these timeless pieces.

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