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How many of you have started shopping for 2019 already? With 2019 swiftly approaching, I have drafted a list of the essential pieces that you need in your closet, I am confident that these are the ones you will have the desire to wear during the year of 2019 and the year after that. Many of these pieces are wardrobe basics and must-haves that you may have already if you have been following the blog for a while. If you are missing any essential items that you do feel like you demand, perhaps now is the time to purchase them because there are so many sales during the holidays. Commence buying your spring clothing now as well if you desire to buy any new items because they will be notably cheaper than if you wait for the spring.
You may or may not need every item in this list, but you will likely need the majority of them. If you have every essential element in this list, you will be set to dress for nearly any event that you have to attend. There are enough pieces to create a full work wardrobe essentials, church essentials, girls night out, date night, travel essentials, gym or workout essentials, etc..
The possibilities are endless when you have all of your closet essentials which is why it is so crucial to ensure that you have these items before purchasing contemporary pieces or Fads that you may not touch for years or ever again.

The classes that are listed are tops such as the universal white t-shirt, tank tops, cardigans, long sleeved and short sleeved shirts, coats such as the peacoat, trench coat, and jackets such as the essential leather jacket and moto blazer, pants such as shorts, track pants, etc. Skirts such as skater skirt, pencil skirt, dresses such as the classic little black dress, and accessories consisting of handbags, sunglasses and more are included as well. Continue reading below and carefully analyze your closet to ensure that you have all or most of the items in the complete wardrobe essentials checklist that’ll get you through 2019 and beyond. Links to purchase the products on this page are included in the photos.

Wardrobe basics checklist:Tops

You cannot go wrong with a black sweater, gray sweater, gray tank, white tank, black tank. If black and gray isn’t your typical preference of neutrals, you can pick nudes, white,s browns or any colors in the neutral palette below.

525 america Signature V-Neck Pullover

Next, you need a gray t-shirt, black t-shirt, and a white t-shirt. You can trade in the gray t-shirt for a nude t-shirt if gray isn’t your cup of tea. The white t-shirt is a must and can be dressed up under a blazer or dressed down with denim..

James Perse Casual V Neck Tee with Reverse Binding

You also need a striped top and white dress shirts such as the classic button-down shirt or a white blouse of your selection.

Splendid Striped Tee

Wardrobe basics checklist:Coats and Jacket

The universally flattering coats on every shape and size are a black trench and the classic camel trench. You may also opt for a peacoat, bomber jacket, double-breasted coat or duster coat depending upon your inclination. It is a good idea to purchase two different neutral coats as they each will have their purpose for different outfits..

Harris Wharf London Women’s Self-Tie Raglan Trench

The following jackets are essential to take you from the day to night. The denim jacket is perfect to dress down your little black dress or pencil skirt, the cargo jacket is fantastic in the spring when it isn’t too warm yet not too chilled, and the leather jacket looks fantastic with anything you wear and can be worn all year round..

MICHAEL Michael Kors Women’s Cropped Leather Jacket
LEVI’S Cut Off Crop Trucker
Romeo & Juliet Couture Woven Long Sleeve Hooded Parka Jacket

Let’s not forget the jackets for the chilly temperatures and the cold office or work settings such as cardigans. Choose neutral colors such as gray and black.

Lovers + Friends Lust Cardigan

Hoodies will never entirely go out of style as they are great for working out or just running errands on a cold day. I have displayed a navy hoodie and gray hoodie.

Josie Daywear Sleeveless Hoodie

An absolute must in any woman’s closet whether you work in an office or not is a black blazer and a second neutral colored one such as a classic white blazer.

ASTR the Label Boyfriend Blazer

Wardrobe basics checklist: Pants

Every woman needs a black capris (or ankle length pants) and khaki dress pants for those formal interviews, office jobs or just occasions where you have to look like a businesswoman.

Another must-have in your closets are black and gray dress pants. These are universally flattering colors, and interviewers widely accept them as awesome interview attires. You don’t have to purchase the plain boring ones; you can get creative with it, try to steer clear of too many embellishments.s.

White jeans are the perfect pants for the spring and summer. In the spring you can quickly throw on your white jeans or pants with a cute pair of denim short, and in the summer you can throw them on with any strapless top with a cutesy pair of sandals. Track shorts are essential for my gals who like to work out, and dark jeans (skinny or bootcut) are a significant colored closet jeans to have as you can easily dress them up for a business casual look or down with moto jacket and sneakers, flats or sandals.s.

Ralph Lauren Straight Leg Jeans in White

Nothing screams more summery than a pair of jean shorts with a floral top and a sexy nude gladiator sandals. You also need some leggings to wear when you’re working out, around the house or just running errands. Leggings are so comfortable that you’ll want to wear them any and everywhere.

Wardrobe basics checklist: Dress

For dresses, you merely need a little black dress of any silhouette and shape that you desire. If you’re a person who fancies wearing dresses, feel free to explore more dresses and purchase as many as you need. However one is enough for the daily requirements. Express, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus sells terrific dresses for the businesswoman.

1.STATE Asymmetric Slip Dress

Wardrobe basics checklist: Skirt

Not every woman enjoys wearing skirts, but for those who do, if you have a pair skater skirt, pencil skirt, and denim skirt, you can dress for any occasion where you may not want to wear your regular jeans or trousers.

James Perse Heavy Rib Skinny Skirt

Wardrobe basics checklist: Shoes

The essential heels are black pumps, nude pumps, and red pumps. Be sure that you have nude pumps that match your skin color or else it is no longer a nude; it will be merely a colored shoe that you’re wearing.

Booties and rain boots are probably subjective. If you live in an area, that rains a lot, consider purchasing a rainboot so that you don’t ruin all of your good pumps and flats with excessive water damage.

Loeffler Randall Women’s Gema Mid-Heel Booties

Another personal preference is a cowboy and over-the-knee boots, but these are so comfortable and so stylish when worn correctly.

Stuart Weitzman Women’s 5050 Leather Over-The-Knee Boots

Converse or Vans slip-on shoes are one of the most comfortable little shoes that you can have to travel, to run errands or to attend special casual events. Classic and well-made trainers are essential for those who like to work out or prefer to wear tennis shoes on a daily basis.

Converse Chuck 70

One shoe every woman need is a ballet flat. If you don’t wear heels, invest in high quality and beautiful ballet flat such as the Christian Louboutin ones below because they can instantly and wholly make your outfit. Flip flops or slides are perfect for the house and running errands..

Leather Horsebit loafer

Wardrobe basics checklist: Acessories

Aviator sunglasses are a must for the summer. Not only are they stylish but they are universally flattering. Choose a pair that matches your style perfectly.

Ray-Ban Women’s RB3025 62MM Original Aviator Sunglasses

A woman must have a tote bag, or an alternative is a stylish backpack, this will be useful for traveling, for school and or work. Every woman also needs a classy, elegant and beautiful crossbody for those formal events, date nights or just night out to the club.

MCM Women’s Medium Klara Monogram Leather Shopper

The list isn’t definitive. However, it does cover nearly every wardrobe item you may need. If you have a hard time picking out clothing, I strongly urge that you focus more on purchasing essentials in neutral colors. Don’t get so caught up in following bloggers, celebrities or trends because you may wear those items one time or never wear them. Remember that fashion fades, but the style is eternal.
It is also important to dress for your body shape, so you can emphasize your best parts and minimize your least favorites which will ultimately make you feel confident in your clothes. Also, noted is to understand your proportions and incorporate that when dressing in your style and you are always guaranteed to look stylish and put together.
Last note is that if you must have only two colored shoes, you cannot go wrong with nude and black pumps because they will go well with every outfit. Getting dressed should be more fun and less stressful, and it can be if you purchase the right shoes. Happy holidays and have a safe and happy entrance to the year 2019.

What pieces of clothing, shoes, or accessories do you regret buying this year?

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