There are certain items every woman should have in her closet, call them your signature items or staples. Some things never go out of style and that’s why I have them. You should make sure, for these items you go for quality and comfort over cost. In the end, you won’t regret it. These are my “Fab 11” items that I will always keep in my closet.
The classic thigh length trench coat is good for cool Fall days before it starts to get too cold. You can look fashionable and be warm with this trench. You should also make sure to have 3 great pairs of shoes. I, loving shoes as I do, say you must keep atleast these 3 with you. A good sneaker, for working out or just to run out the house, a flat (so versatile), and a GREAT pair of heels. I would spend the most on the heels to make sure you get a pair of shoes that look as wonderful as they feel. So steer clear of Payless and other discount shoe stores. Although, I found a wonderful pair of “out of the box new” pair of Issac Mizrahi heels at a salvage store, how incredible was that! That doesn’t happen too often so stick to the high end stores for this purchase.
A button up white collar shirt is something that can be dressed up or down and makes you look wonderful. Whether you have on a pair of jeans, slacks, or a skirt this shirt looks incredible. Keep it dry cleaned and neatly pressed and it will always pop, no matter what you wear. We all love jeans, I have way too many pair but they look great with heels, flats or sneakers and they are so comfortable. Make sure you get a great fitting classic jean. You don’t want to be too fancy with these. Go for the classic style in a dark wash, this style is always in fashion. You can keep this same style indefinately, because they always look great no matter how trends change. You can pair jeans with a blazer for an instant casual outfit or just wear it with a tee. The blazer, a signature style, looks nice with pants, skirts or dresses. So it’s a definate must have for your closet. For this purchase ensure the blazer is fitted nicely on your body and that it can be buttoned.
The ultimate must have is the little black dress. Sounds cliche’, I know, but it’s the truth. There is constantly talk about this item because it is so versatile. The little black dress can be dressed up or down and you can wear it anywhere, except maybe the gym…..hee hee hee. Like the little black dress, the pant suit is another staple that has great versatility. Make sure you buy it in a neutral or dark color. Paired with other items, this one suit can make outfits for an entire work week. Give it a try!
Another item you can not live without is a cashmere sweater. No explanation needed for this one, just put one on and you’ll see why you need this item in arm’s reach. You can choose a cardigan or full sweater. you can’t make a bad choice with it. Lastly is a good bra, whether it’s padded or not, make sure it has good lift and support. Everyone needs lift and support in a bra. Plus, a good bra makes the outfit!
This is my list of must have’s or my “Fab 11” that I keep in my closet. When buying signature clothes or staples buy lined dry clean only pieces, they will hold their shape better and resist fading better than washable. You are spending a lot of money on these items, take care of them! You won’t regret these purchases, just make sure you try them on before you buy. What are the items you can’t live without in your closet? Knowledge is best shared!!