Dressing elegantly is sometimes easier said than done. Whether you need an outfit for a long day of meeting in the office, or a look for a special event, sometimes you will find that your wardrobe has turned against you, offering a range of mixed pieces and styles, you simply cannot combine. But as with lots of other things, there is a solution, which is to have some key pieces in your wardrobe that can easily be matched to others, saving you time and stress.
- A crisp white shirt
They say, you only need a few high quality clothing items, well, this is definitely one of them. A good-fitting simple white shirt is an absolute must for every woman’s wardrobe. Make sure, you find the time to look for the perfect one, do not settle for second best! Also your shirt must always be clean and neatly ironed for a polished look.
- A black skirt
It might not be everyone’s ‘thing’, but a well-made black pencil skirt will save you precious minutes when deciding on your outfit. The skirt must be knee-length and should highlight your figure in a delicate way, without cutting into your flesh. For those of you, who are absolutely against the classic pencil cut, we recommend the A-line or skater variation.
- The LBD
Karl Lagerfeld once said “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress” and we could not agree more. The LBD is the Jolly Joker of your wardrobe, which can be dressed up or down for various occasions. There are no strict rules when it comes to this type of dress, any shape, style and material can be the one, just make sure, you feel comfortable in it and you can wear it as much in summer as in winter. Then you are free to accessorize it with some colorful statement pieces!
- The perfect shoes
We recommend owning a pair of elegant, plain shoes in black, and another pair in a nude shade to create a perfectly mix and matchable shoe collection. If you feel comfortable in heels, opt for those with a reasonable height (4 inch stilettos might not be the ideal choice), otherwise pick a pair of ballerinas, or Oxford shoes in a plain shade.
- A practical bag
Every woman needs a handbag, or at least one! When choosing a bag, make sure, it is the right size (clutches and small bags are not practical for everyday use), the right colour (it matches your coat or jacket and your shoes) and that it is made of good quality materials. Authentic leather, in this case would make your bag last much longer, than its synthetic versions.
When you have these 5 pieces, you are ready for any kind of day!
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