Wardrobe Must-Haves

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Your wardrobe can say a lot about you. From your personality, your work life, and more, having the properly balanced wardrobe with all the essentials is key to creating a look you can be proud of and wear all year round.

While you may pick up new items over time or retire certain articles of clothing with your changing lifestyle, there are always a few items that should be present in your wardrobe no matter what phase of life you are in. Here are a few items which you should always be able to find in your closet no matter what.

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Little Black Dress

The majority of women's favorite article of clothing, your little black dress follows you wherever you go and can be worn on special occasions or with other combinations of outfits, depending on how adventurous you are.

When investing in a black dress that has meaning and you wear out on special occasions, make sure you pick out something that has some character or something unique to distinguish it and make it special. Whether it is a sleeve design, a unique cut on the back, or something different about the bottom edge of the dress, look for a unique design element to make it your own.

The little black dress is also far more versatile than ever these days. By pairing it with black tights and a blazer, you can make this dress work in the office or just during the colder months of the year.

Colorful Flats

Flats, in general, are a must-have for any woman's closet. Whether you are wearing them with your favorite jeans, pants, or pairing them with an exciting summer dress or a pair of shorts, flats bring plenty of versatility and excitement to your ensemble. The trick to having flats in your wardrobe at all times, however, is to find a pair in an exciting color.

Sure, a black pair of flats can work year round with any look, but something that pops is ideal for any outfit and can bring some much-needed personality to your style.


While your blouses and dresses will certainly look outstanding, the right coat can complete the entire outfit, and there are a couple you should always have on hand in your closet.

The classic trench coat looks outstanding at any time of the year. Whether you are bundling up in the winter months or wearing it over your favorite light flannel in the spring, a traditional trench coat brings elegance and style to any outfit.

Another coat you should always have present in your wardrobe is a classy, black tailored blazer. Whether you are headed to the office or out for a drink with friends, a sleek black blazer brings elegance and professionalism to your outfit in a way no other blouse or jacket can.

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