Your Closet

Building your closet can be a daunting task, here are some essentials every wardrobe needs!

Knowing all the elements of style are next to impossible, especially since they can change at a moment’s notice and are subject to trends that can vary from city to city, country to country. There’s always a question of what one should wear for whatever occasion and it is something that is always wrought with anguish as there is never a concrete answer.

Although you are more likely to have a better understanding of what to wear for black tie events, as a woman you still have to consider more options than a man has to. But no matter what kind of woman you are, there are certain essentials that are a must for every wardrobe.

Black Pants

An absolute staple for every wardrobe is black trousers that are perfect for just about any event, from the office to an impromptu informal event. Without a doubt, having black pants that you can pair with just about everything is one of the first pieces that a woman should invest in.

French-Cuff Shirt for the Office

What best to pair those black trousers with than a French-cuff shirt that works well with a number of looks from ties to a jacket? It is an easy upgrade that takes an ordinary shirt and creates a look that is appropriate for any occasion but is understated enough to work for a number of venues.

Black Pumps

Always bet on black, and don’t just stop at trousers, but extend to shoes as well with a pair of nice and simple black pumps that are an absolute go-to accessory for day or evening, trousers or skirts. The best thing about black pumps is that they don’t take any attention away from whatever else you are wearing and you can layer the rest of your attire and not stay neutral at your feet.

Day Dress

Just as black trousers are a staple for women, so too is a day dress that can be worn for informal events and even more formal ones with the proper accessories and maybe even a jacket. A shift dress is probably the easiest kind to layer and dress up as you wish.

Black Suit

Nothing says formal like a black suit, and it is considered the fail-proof standard that everyone should have. A black suit with a great tie or cuffed shirt gives off a proper and more polished, modern look. Plus, the great thing is that a black suit doesn’t cost an arm and a leg yet makes you look far more impressive sartorially. And, the best thing is that you can wear the pants or the jacket separately to create more looks.


Of course, every woman should have a little black dress in her arsenal, as they come in handy for a number of events. They should be chic and sophisticated, yet simple. Understated and classy is the name of the game here, and some features to look for when selecting one are a V neckline, a fitted waist, and a floaty skirt. Paired with the right accessories, you simply cannot go wrong!