10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe

Why are we talking about the 10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe? Because there are some things that all you stylish ladies already know: That you cannot have everything in your wardrobe! That an occasion might just happen on you! That you cannot have an outfit planner tag along! And most importantly, that you have to rock the look!

Despair not, girls. As we already mentioned, there are some basic fashion essentials that you need. Just make sure your wardrobe has those in good order. The styles of each object might change over time. But the items themselves are classics and winners always. So here you have a list of 10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe:

A basic pair of jeans

Undisputed wardrobe essential, this one! Surely no woman will need to be told of this. It is wise to have a dark-coloured pair of jeans on the ready. This can be easily teamed with a tee or a shirt. For effect, have a colourful wrap or scarf thrown around. As mentioned you choose the style of the day. Skinny or straight fit, or boot cuts. Keep your comfort in mind too.

A pair of basics jeans every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Comfortable flats

This is a fashion item that lends style and comfort. And it is good to have a pair of these in basic colours. Like say, a black and a tan. With these you can ace any occasion in style. For more suggestions, check with an outfit planner. Then there is always Chicisimo to guide you on latest trends. This app also helps you discover untested combinations.

Comfortable basic flats every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

A basic white tee

Where does one begin about the pluses of a white tee? The combinations are limitless. A white tee with a pair of jeans is a fashion classic. You can pair it with so many items from your wardrobe. It will go as well with a skirt as with torn shorts. Whether you choose a crew neck or a deep V is up to you! Of course the final look will depend upon the occasion as well. But all said and done, there is no shaking this off. One can always add colour to a white item in multiple ways. This jazzes up the overall look beautifully.

A basic white tee every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

A knee-length skirt

Like already mentioned, styles come and go! Some remain evergreen.  You won’t need an outfit planner to know that. Hemlines of course have a mind of their own. They dip and rise, run straight or in crazy lines. Vary your choice of colour and material as you wish. Tweeds or crinoline, as per weather and occasion for example. Whether you want a slit or a conservative style is for you to decide.

A basic knee-lenght skirt every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

A basic blazer

A crisp blazer adds a wow factor to your outfit. It is so easy to go up a few notches immediately.  This makes a blazer a wardrobe essential. The colour and style are to be decided by current trends of course. An app like Chicisimo can help greatly here. It is your virtual 24×7 outfit planner. In case you find yourself short here, it suggests buying options too.

A basic blazer every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Black trousers

Speaks class and style, always.  A must have item for any woman. A pair of black trousers can be paired with a host of colours. Do you want it for a formal occasion or a party? That will decide what cut and style of this item you pick. One can always play around with fit and contour.  However you must own it in your wardrobe to do so.

Outfit with black trousers from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Button-down white shirt

A fashion classic across time, this one! It is a must have in your wardrobe. Imagine the combinations! This one goes well with everything, and how! Be in your jeans or skirts or trousers, a white skirt screams elegance. Make it a part of your closet today. Remember to pack it in first wherever you are headed. Teaming it up right can tweak the look for you easily. One minute you are formal, the next you are casual and cool.

A basic white shirt every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Party dress

A party dress is needed for any girl. And what form that dress takes is another matter of course. Because parties happen, right? And it always helps to have one at hand. The party dress need not be all snazzy and sparkly. As long as it has the look and feel of class, it will do great. Remember to accessorize well for a new look each time.

A basic party dress every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

An article of colour

As you probably noticed, the items listed above are all classic and in solid colours. Any outfit planner will advise you to include a dash of colour. For example, something like a colourful scarf or a beautiful clutch does wonders.  Especially if you have chosen solids for your outfit. Suddenly there is that wow factor in your whole look. In fact, fashion apps and magazines also stress on colour. I’m sure that you may have felt attraction to a certain outfit for this very reason. Because a well-chosen splash of colour makes a normal outfit stand out.

A article of colour from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Versatile sneakers

This comes to an end. Here is the last basic of the 10 basics every woman need to have in her wardrobe. Sneakers are no longer the thing one puts on for a walk. Or for an exercise routine. They are now fashioned to be worn every day with everything.  In fact fashion divas are making new style statements with sneakers, pairing them up with most outfits. There are still some unconquered frontiers for sneakers.  But with their colours and styles, they are actually adding new dimensions. Setting trends too!

Outfit with white sneakers from Chicisimo outfit planner app

There you go- comprehensive list of 10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe. Then there is always Chicisimo to help you with doable suggestions (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). The thing with fashion is that it is ever-changing. However, there are some things that stand the test of time.

So, with all of those listed above, there is still something else. Remember to add two more essential items – swag and confidence. As these are things you cannot buy, you have to cultivate that mindset and the ability to totally own your look! Once you have that, even a much-used or outdated dress will rock. You will definitely not require an outfit planner for this. This is for you to achieve. But once you have these, there is no looking back, girl!

How to choose an outfit to look always awesome?

There is forever a dilemma surrounding what clothes to wear. Add to this the fix of how to choose an outfit that befits the occasion. There are indeed endless choices in your closet making it difficult what to pick. So, you need to put a lot of thought into planning correctly. The point is, sometimes you may have the best outfits and accessories at your disposal. But still you are not able to hit upon a combination that will carry the day for you.

Guidelines about deciding what to pick from your wardrobe would definitely help here. Isn’t it so? Below are outlined some rules to go by when you choose an outfit for yourself.

  • Checking the weather. One of the most important factors when you pick an outfit from your closet must be weather. How can it be otherwise? Would you rather melt into puddles of sweat just because that wine-coloured blazer you got yourself is so irresistible? And it compliments your figure just right? No way! There will be occasions galore to do that.  Surely you don’t need a planner to tell you to choose an outfit that is light, airy and comfortable to wear in the hot months? When picking the right accessories too, you need to keep the weather in mind. Right from the way you style your hair to the shoes you put on, it ought to be in keeping with the weather.
choose an outfit: check the weather
  • Minding the occasion. Is it any wonder that women despair to pick the right clothes to wear when it comes to different occasions? They have to choose an outfit from their closet to befit the occasion. They also need to look trendy and classy at the same time.  Different occasions need planning about what to wear and what not to wear. An official conference demands the pantsuits and formals from your wardrobe. Again, a family picnic would demand complete casuals. What you would wear for a beach gala would have to be totally different from the right clothes for, say, a wedding. In addition to clothes you need to choose accessories from your closet in keeping with the occasion. From sandals and flip-flops to peep toes or wedges, lace-ups, ankle boots, or ballerinas, choices are endless.
choose an outfit - wedding
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  • Checking Chicisimo app for suggestions. Worry no more ladies! Your virtual wardrobe planner is right here at Chicisimo (IOS app – Android app).  Just download this app and get wonderful tips on how to choose an outfit. Solve your dilemma of what clothes to wear for any occasion. This app has been designed and created in a manner that makes it so much easier for you ladies out there.  It has innovative features that help you in many ways. Your chaotic closet is a thing of the past with such an app. Every kind of garment you own as well as accessories in your wardrobe are laid out virtually for you to be able to select easily. Not only this, Chicisimo provides suggestions on combination of outfits that you could try out. It also focuses on latest fashion trends. The biggest plus of this app is that you have various categories by which your wardrobe is sorted. (If you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.)
choose an outfit: chicisimo outfit planner app
  • Selecting what matters to you. It has been noted that women instinctively gravitate towards some basic items of clothing that are very dear to them.  No matter that the closet is overflowing with new items or less used ones. They choose to wear some fashion essentials over and over again, although paired and combined innovatively each time so as to retain their novelty. Something like a classic solid black jacket will never go out of fashion.  You can pair this effortlessly with almost any colour to create a new look each time. Keep in mind the occasion and the weather though and dress to kill. Similarly for a favourite gown of yours that might have been the highlight of many a gathering but still remains your go-to outfit for certain occasions.
Pick out an outfit: select what matters to you
  • Following trends. The commonest way to choose an outfit in times of indecision is to follow the latest trends in fashion.  With fashion magazines galore, guides, tutorials, and of course apps like Chicisimo, it is that much easier to be ahead of your fashion game by miles. Maybe you will be able to pick something from your closet, maybe not. The positive thing about following trends is that there is help galore, all over where you care to look. Should the sleeves be fluted? Is it still the in thing to have pleats in your top front? A floral skirt, like seriously? Being in sync with the latest trends in fashion clothes helps you make right choices when choosing the perfect outfit for yourself.
following trends to decide your look
  • Bucking the trend. In complete contrast to what is stated right above, sometimes it pays to buck the trend as well. Be mindful that this move of yours to wear something in complete contrast to everyone else will make you stand out from the crowd.  Remember though that not all of you lovely ladies might be comfortable in such situations. Only a few have the confidence to do this. Imagine coming out in a blaze of colour to a derby where monochrome rules. Or going around in your checked trousers well past their sell-by fashion date.  At times it works great to choose an outfit that you are comfortable with over everything else. Or when you simply want to stand out. Make sure you are sassy and confident and any outfit you choose will sing to you.
bucking the trend - contrast outfits
  • Consulting family and friends. Your BFF or your sister or your mother can pick what’s right or not with what you wear. They have an instinct that seems unfailingly right at times. They will give you unbiased and unerringly correct feedback that at times surpasses an outfit planner. It is a good idea to rely upon this innate instinct of theirs at times when you run out of ideas. Say you are going to your first date! Never discount the advice this close group of friends and family can dispense, keeping in mind your tastes and inclinations.  After all who knows you better, lady? A planner will give you more professional advice but the personal touch? Rest assured you will get it from your core group. It is also true one cannot think of oneself critically or objectively at times when it comes to choosing an outfit for an occasion. Make your loved ones a part of your sartorial journey and be ready to rock the party!
consulting family and friends to decide your outfit

Most women have an innate and instinctive feel towards fashion and pick out the right outfit most times.  However it is also a fact that many a time, they wear themselves out in the process. Following the guidelines above with real and virtual outfit planners, you will surely ace the look. While it is true that a beautiful and appropriate outfit helps boost one’s confidence manifold, the reverse holds true as well.  The ability to carry oneself with utter confidence irrespective of what you are wearing goes a long way in making the outfit stand out as well.

Our clothes are an extension of our personality and speak for who we are.  Choose your outfit correctly and let it do the talking for you!