Staying up to date with fashion isn’t always easy, especially if you’re not following the most recent developments or checking the new collections. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to know everything about the latest runway shows and designers to be stylish. With only a few essential pieces, you can start building your wardrobe and a personal style for yourself. Here are some of the fashion staples every woman should have in their wardrobe in 2019.
A Nice Party Outfit
Maybe you’re more of a metallic silver pantsuit kind of girl, or you look your best in a nice maxi dress. Either way, if you have an active party life, you need to have a go-to outfit for the occasion – and one you’ll be able to wear more than once ideally.
We know that in today’s ‘Instagramable’ world, there’s more pressure to wear something different every time you go out, but don’t let it get to you. In places like France, it’s quite common for women to wear the same outfit to a number of functions. So, it’s perfectly fine to wear the same outfit multiple times, as long as it slays. You can always make a few adjustments to make it look fresh again, like putting a nice sequin skirt on top of a sweater dress, or accessorizing a wrap dress with a nice leather jacket.
Some Fresh Sneakers
Designer sneakers are in right now, and no closet would be complete without a pair of nice designer sneakers. Chunky Balenciaga sneakers are very popular at the moment and will look great with a pair of rolled up loose jeans and a t-shirt. We’re loving the Balenciaga collection at SSENSE, and they’re perfect if you want to go for an understated high-end look.
Necklaces to Layer
You don’t have to spend a fortune on jewelry to look stylish. Costume jewelry will look great with any outfit and is great if you’re trying to make a statement. Smalls chains with coin pendants are also in right now and can look great when layered on top of each other.
But you can’t just layer any necklace; there’s a certain art to layering costume jewelry. For one, the pieces should be in similar style in order not to clash with each other. You should also make sure that they vary in length by at least an inch so you can go for a tiered look. And if you want to make sure to get it right, there are tons of single necklaces that are already layered you can find out there.
An All-Purpose Dress
The little black dress became sort of a cliché and for some, that’s all they will need if they have to go to a special event. But the LBD isn’t for everyone, and there’s nothing wrong with looking at other options.
There are tons of other great options besides the black dress, so make sure that you know your palette and go for a color that will accentuate your features and silhouette. The dress has to be simple enough to be worn at any occasion, but formal enough for important events as well. Having a dress that you can pick up at any time and wear with any kind of shoes will save you a lot of stress, so it’s a must have for anyone.
A Nice Raincoat
A nice raincoat will not only protect you from the elements, but could brighten up your day as well. Instead of going for the classic trench coat, going for true rainwear will really help you stand out and add an element of surprise to your closet. Don’t be afraid to go for bright colors and invest in a nice pair of rain boots as well.
A Signature Piece
Every woman needs at least one showstopping piece in their closet. This can be anything from a playful bag, a pair of nice sequin pants, or a stylish faux fur jacket. This piece should really reflect part of your personality however, so pick wisely.
Your signature item can also be something simple that you simply fell in love with. If there’s a pair of shoes that you particularly like, for instance, you could buy them in a variety of colors and make them your signature. In others cases, signature pieces could be something like a family heirloom that was passed down to you, like a nice brooch, for example. Whatever it is, make sure that it represents you and truly fits your style.
These essential pieces should be enough to have you covered no matter the occasion. Make sure that you consider adding some or all of these pieces to your wardrobe if you want to start the year in style.