Top 5 Staple Pieces You Need Right Now

Complete your wardrobe with these 5 staple garments.

Clueless Wardrobe [image source: screencap from film, Clueless], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Clueless Wardrobe [image source: screencap from film, Clueless]

It’s a common scene for most women – standing in front of their wardrobe with endless options or sitting on the floor in despair surrounded by a pile of clothes, yet with no options at all that work for that day. That cry of ‘What do I wear?’ echoes around the room and clothes go flying through the air.

Dramatic? Maybe, but it’s a reality that’s bound to happen once or twice if staples aren’t a part of your daily attire.

No matter the season, no matter the occasion, no matter the time of year, trends come and go – whether you’re starting your wardrobe from scratch or re- vamping your existing wardrobe a bit, here are five of the most beloved wardrobe essentials that will never go out of style to ensure that you’ll always have a timeless look, with any kind of outfit you put together that will leave those around you gushing.

  1. White Tee / Blouse

Nothing is more basic or versatile than the beloved white tee. Whether worn out with a pair of jeans for a casual style or tucked in as part of business attire, one thing is for sure: no wardrobe is complete without a basic tee.

Jil Sander, Saint Laurent, Jacquemus [image source: net-a-porter.com], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Jil Sander, Saint Laurent, Jacquemus [image source: net-a-porter.com]
This brings us to the more refined blouse, casual, fun and professional- savvy; the white blouse shows empowerment and playfulness in any environment. Cropped, long sleeve, ruffled, pussy-bow, collars, v-neck? It all works, because it’s as long as it’s a white top, it’s a staple.

McQueen, Burberry, MM6 [image source: net-a-porter.com], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
McQueen, Burberry, MM6
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  1. A Great Pair of Denim Jeans

Whether flared, skinny, cropped or other, every wardrobe needs one piece of denim that will become like a second skin. As long as they’re dark washed denim, they’ll be versatile for any occasion from formal to informal to even just a visit to the local supermarket.

Frame Denim High-rise flare, Wide-legged, Mid-rise [image source: net-a-porter.com], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Frame Denim High-rise flare, Wide-legged, Mid-rise [image source: net-a-porter.com]
  1. The Blazer

Office attire or not, a blazer is a must-have for all wardrobes. A blazer that is well-fitted to the wearer’s silhouette will enhance any look whether worn or just thrown over the shoulder. Blazers also double up as a great substitute for when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold.

Mcqueen, Versace, Haider Ackermann [image source: net-a-porter.com], crowdink, crowd ink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Mcqueen, Versace, Haider Ackermann [image source: net-a-porter.com]
  1. Trousers

Alongside the pair of denim jeans, the classic trouser is a must. A pair of black trouser pants cut and tailored for the right fit (high- waisted, long rise, ankle cropped or even wide-leg!) will be perfect for both work and casual events. What better way to exert woman-power than a pair of chic ankle-grazing pants?

Brunello Cucinelli, DKNY, By Malene Birger [image source: net-a-porter.com], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Brunello Cucinelli, DKNY, By Malene Birger [image source: net-a-porter.com]
  1. Little Black Dress

Day dress, evening dress, a formal event, a cocktail party number, a little black dress is the most important piece of all the staples. A timeless and effortless addition, the right dress with the right silhouette will create a chic and sophisticated look. Both elegant and yet oh-so simplistic, paired with the right accessory a little black dress will make you the belle of the ball (or concert or office or supermarket.)

Victoria by Victoria Beckham, B Malene Birger, Maje [image source: net-a-porter.com], crowdink, crowd ink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Victoria by Victoria Beckham, B Malene Birger, Maje [image source: net-a-porter.com]
What are your wardrobe staples that you can’t live without?