One of the most important things about having a great wardrobe is that you have to have a good foundation, meaning you must have the basics. Some of my necessary basics might be different than someone else's (depending on profession, lifestyle, etc), however, there are some pieces that EVERY SINGLE WOMAN should have in her arsenal. These key pieces are the foundation on which you build around.
A little black dress is undeniably the most important thing every woman should have, starting in her teens. It should fit well, and not be too revealing or trendy. This dress should be able to take you (given accessory changes) from work, to a date, to a funeral, to a wedding, to lunch with friends… you name it. It is the MVP of your closet. I can't emphasize enough how important this one piece is.
A Blazer (preferably black or navy)
I love a good blazer. Blazers automatically take your outfit up a notch. You can wear them for work, for the weekend (who doesn't love a blazer + jeans?), for an evening out. Blazers are so versatile! I suggest black or navy. They are the most classic colors, and you will be able to wear either of them with just about anything.
My very favorite blazers are from J. Crew. They are well made, fit perfectly, and last for years and years. I paid a decent chunk of change for my navy school boy blazer several years ago, and it is still a constant go to.
Great fitting jeans
A wonderful fitting pair of jeans can make you feel great about yourself. They should give you confidence, makes you feel sexy, can take you from the weekend to a date to a girls' night out… Jeans are a workhorse for your wardrobe. They are worn over and over, so they need to look good and feel good.
A white blouse
Everyone needs a nice fitting white blouse. It works alone or as a layering piece. Another "dress it up, dress it down" heavy hitter, your white blouse should be fitted (but not too fitted).
Black Pumps (can be high or low heel)
Black pumps… need I say more? Is there a better shoe out there? Opt for something classic, not trendy here.
A flattering skirt (length depends on body type)
Solid or pattered, a good skirt can take you great places. Whether it is short or longer, pencil or A line, find one that really works for your body.
Have a great day!