1. A Little Black Dress
Having a trusty little black dress in your closet is a crucial decision. Look for classic knee-length sleeveless style. Make sure it’s not too short and doesn’t show cleavage for the ultimate versatile piece.
Wear: A little black dress plus pumps, a #2 cardigan or #5 blazer equals for an instant and perfect business casual look.
2. A Basic Cardigan
From thin cashmere to heavy wool knits, there’s a cardigan out there that will perfectly fit your needs no matter what occasion or season you’re in. Be sure to pick up a neutral colour so it can be a versatile option in your wardrobe.
Wear: A thick knit oversized cardigan worn with #7 skinny jeans and a #3 white dress shirt will give you a sophisticated day or night look.
3. A White Dress Shirt
If you will be working or just looking polished for a nice dinner out, a white dress shirt should be your number one item. This is not an item that you want to go cheap on! You want your white dress shirt to hold its shape and not even be the slightest bit translucent. It’s also a good idea to buy one a size larger than you normally wear for a perfect drape.
Wear: Your white dress shirt with a pencil skirt, a #5 blazer and pair with your #4 ballet flats for an instantly timeless look.
4. Ballet Flats
The fantastic thing about ballet flats is that they’re a totally classic staple item that you don’t need to spend a bunch of money on. Rather than spending a ton of money on one fancy leather pair, it is better to pick up several different colors or styles and replace them frequently!
Wear: Rock a pair of ballet flats with #7 skinny jeans, a graphic t-shirt and your #6 light weight scarf for a really trendy look.
5. A Perfect Blazer
Blazers are awesome pieces because there are so many varieties to choose from but be sure that it fits you perfectly. Make sure the sleeves hit right at your wrists, the shoulders have enough room to layer and the front should be fitted but not tight.
Wear: Your blazer over your #1 little black dress and complete with your #4 ballet flats for a casual yet sophisticated outfit.
6. A Lightweight Scarf
Scarves are one of those things that are very personal. Find a pattern that you enjoy with a colour scheme that compliments you, while still keeping in mind the versatility of the item.
Wear: Your lightweight scarf with your #7 skinny jeans and complete with your #5 blazer for an office to drinks attire.
7. Comfortable Skinny Jeans
Now years have passed and we all know that the skinny jean is an item that’s here to stay so find a pair that is comfortable, the right length and a colour that will suit your wardrobe.
Wear: Your skinny jeans with your #3 white dress shirt and some knee high boots for a trendy Autumn look.