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4 Versatile Staples Every Woman Should Own

Looking to upgrade your wardrobe? Don’t head to the mall for the latest trends. Instead, why not invest in some classic staples that you’ll get far more wear from?

Versatile classic wardrobe items are easy to dress up or down, so you’re always ready for work or a night on the town. Keep reading to learn about four versatile items every woman needs in her closet.

1. Little Black Dress

Is there any clothing item more classic and iconic than a little black dress? Audrey Hepburn’s floor-length take on the classic in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Princess Diana’s so-called “revenge dress.” Nearly every star and celebrity known for their fashion-forward wardrobe have sported a little black dress at some time or another.

Indeed, this is one red carpet staple that’s easy to emulate and which is incredibly versatile. You can choose a little black dress that perfectly suits your body shape and taste. From a bodycon fit with a midi length to a short, flowy skirt and strappy back, the options are endless. 

Once you have your dress ready, all that’s left is changing your accessories to take your dress from daytime wear to a night on the town. A jacket, statement necklace and low, wide heels or even flats will make your little black dress the perfect choice for a day of shopping, brunch with your girlfriends or even a work meeting, just as long as it’s not too revealing. When you’re ready for fun, lose the jacket and swap out some sky-high heels for a chic evening look.

2. Classic White Tee

Every woman needs a great plain white tee. This understated staple might seem simple, but it’s an easy look you can wear for a lunch date, to work or on the town and always look polished and chic.

While it may seem basic, there are tons of options when it comes to choosing your tee. From fitted to flowing, short sleeve to tank, choose a tee that matches your style and in which you feel comfortable and confident.

3. Black Skinnies

Black skinny jeans are the little black dress of pants. Like your favorite little black dress, a great-fitting pair of black pants matches everything and works in just about every situation. 

Top it with a crisp, white button-down for that big office presentation. Conversely, swap the top for a tank and some statement jewelry and heels for a night out. Indeed, a classic white tee makes for the perfect all-around outfit that you’ll always feel confident wearing.

4. A Leather (or Faux) Biker Jacket

The right jacket can help you turn that little black dress into an edgy look or take your tank top and black skinnies to the office before an evening out. And a leather or faux leather biker jacket is a great choice.

This classic cut is flattering on every body type. It’s fitted enough for a polished look, but with enough give that you’ll be comfortable wearing it all day long. Plus, it looks good over a variety of dresses, skirts, pants and other outfits.

Building a Versatile Wardrobe

Filling your wardrobe with versatile staples will ensure you never find yourself with nothing to wear! By simply changing a few accessories, these pieces will be easy to dress up or down. You’ll get more wear out of every item than you would get from trendy pieces, which means you’ll have more left over to splurge on other areas of your wardrobe.

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