10 Wardrobe Staples Every Women Should Have

If you look at your wardrobe and feel you have nothing to where then maybe you are in need of a wardrobe overhaul. It's easy to buy numerous items of fashion-led clothes but there are some basics every woman should have. 

My advice is to get the basics right and then work from there to have a versatile wardrobe of clothes. These basics should be classic and timeless pieces you can mix and match and accessories to add personality. Here are some ideas of women's clothing you should have in your wardrobe.

1. A little black dress

A little black dress is a wardrobe staple as it is a versatile item that can be worn at a business meeting, restaurant date, wedding and funeral. Invest in one that makes you look great, taking into account your body shape. The best little black dress will give you confidence and make you feel a million dollars. It's one wardrobe staple every woman should have.

2. The perfect heels

To wear with your little black dress you need the perfect heels. Now some women will love high stilettos whilst others will like a more mid-heel, just get the pair that is right for you to rock your dresses, suits and jeans.

3. A classic shirt

A classic shirt is always a good choice for a wardrobe staple. You can wear it with smart trousers or a suit for work, with a skirt for dinner out, or with jeans for shopping. It's always good to go for one with some stretch I feel and one that is easy care. Black, navy or white, have a few classic shirts in your wardrobe to ring the changes.

4. Stretch dark jeans

Talking of jeans, a pair of well-cut stretch jeans should be in every woman's wardrobe. Avoid the high fashion styles and go for straight leg or bootcut so the style won't date. A dark denim or black will work well with most tops and can be dressed up or down. Stretch jeans will keep their shape, wash after wash, and are comfortable to wear.

5. A chic wool coat

wool coat

A chic wool coat is a wardrobe staple every woman should have in a neutral shade. I personally love a single-breasted coat but double-breasted can work equally as well. A neutral shade like black or navy will go with anything.

6. A tailored blazer

A classic tailored blazer.is a great addition to most wardrobes and can easily be worn both day and night. During the day a blazer looks great thrown on over a casual t-shirt, jeans and flat shoes, but can easily be worn over your favourite dress for an evening out with friends.

7. A lightweight cardigan


An item that often gets overlooked, a lightweight cardigan is great for layering up in the spring and autumn. It's worth having at least a couple of these in neutral colours to add some warmth to any look.

8. A tunic top

A tunic top is a great addition to most women's wardrobes. I like the shape as it is easy to wear and if you buy the type with a tie waist it is flattering too. Worn with jeans or leggings it's the perfect casual top and worn with black or navy trousers it can be smart enough for work.

9. Comfortable flat shoes

flat shoes

It is important to have a comfortable pair of flat shoes that you can turn to again and again. Buy the best you can afford so they will last longer. A classic ballet pump or loafer style can work well and be paired with most things in your wardrobe.

10. Stretchy leggings

I've added these as I think they are a classic modern wardrobe item for home, the school run, the gym, exercise class, in fact, for any of your downtime. Combine with a t-shirt and hoody or tunic top and flats for two different looks. 

So these are 10 wardrobe staples every woman should have that you can mix and match. These items can be the basis of any capsule wardrobe. Let me know, do you have these items in your wardrobe? 

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  1. This is a great post, there's something for all seasons. I've just started sorting my wardrobe out so this list is so useful, thank you.

  2. This is a great post and I do have all of these, I do find now though that I can not wear heels for too long, so have found some lovely mules with a lower heel that are great

  3. I have most of these items in my wardrobe, yep! I love a good lightweight cardigan - I've got a few actually!

  4. I do have a lot of these things, but a blazer is something I am missing from my wardrobe x

  5. I have most of these items in my wardrobe already. I just got a new little black dress which I can't wait to star wearing at the next event I go to.

  6. I'm not a dress and heels person but I own everything else and love them!

  7. I totally agree that having some good staples are important. I would always rely on a good pair of flat shoes. My wardrobe unfortunately needs some tlc and I have to think about donating some clothing. Your pictures are marvelous!