Trends come and go. They can be wacky, zany, hilarious, and just downright baffling, but for a short period of time, they will be in fashion. What you might not think about as much are the timeless pieces that accompany these trends, but don’t be mistaken, they are the anchor you need to pull off every look in the book. They are the little black dress that can be worn anywhere, or the blouse that fits every skirt under the sun. They are the pieces you look great in no matter what, but unless you have these five in your wardrobe, you are missing something critical.
1. A Silk Blouse
Silk is a luxury fabric that can feel like water when created with care. It has great drape, and compliments so many women that it should be considered an absolute must in your wardrobe. Stick with a basic color like white or black, and you can pair it with anything and still add a touch of elegance to your outfit.
2. A Tailored Buttoned Down Shirt
A buttoned-down shirt is a must-have for all wardrobes, including your winter wardrobe. However, finding one that fits perfectly AND is comfortable can be incredibly difficult. The reason for this is because a woman’s shape is a very unique thing and buttoned down shirts can’t be made to accommodate every size. This doesn’t mean it is impossible, however, just that you need to invest in more than just the shirt. By getting a great shirt that fits you comfortably around your chest you automatically have the perfect shirt for you, it just isn’t finished yet. Take this shirt to a tailor and get it taken in at the waist. This way it can fit you perfectly and improve any outfit you wear with it.
3. A Warm Winter Coat
An obvious winter wardrobe must-have is a warm winter coat. Obviously, winter coats need to be two things: warm, and stylish. If your coat doesn’t do its job, then it is about time to invest in a new one. However, coats that actually keep you warm are not always cheap so you should look at it as the ultimate winter wardrobe investment piece. A great winter coat will compliment every outfit you wear and keep you warm to boot, like these
4. Perfectly Fitted Jeans
Jeans are a style staple, not only for your winter wardrobe but all year long. Just like that buttoned down shirt, finding perfectly fitted jeans can be a nightmare. Perhaps the fit is right, but the length is too long, or there’s too much space at the waist but the thighs fit perfectly. The solution here is to either invest in better quality jeans, where the manufacturers create a wide variety of different styles to accommodate different body shapes or if you find ones that are almost perfect, just get them tailored. It’s better to have 3 pairs of perfectly fitting jeans than 25 pairs that almost fit.
5. The Luxuriously Warm Sweater
In winter a cozy, warm sweater is your friend, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice on style when adding to your winter wardrobe. By investing in beautifully soft sweaters you can look like timeless and chic while staying toasty. Aim to grab at least a couple fine knit sweaters like cotton for a more elegant look, and try to invest in luxury materials like cashmere for
Basics deserve to be investments and the 5 items we mentioned above are just a few winter wardrobe must-haves you should definitely grab before warmer weather arrives. Having