Stylish Wardrobe Must-Haves

Do you constantly catch yourself thinking: “I don’t have anything to wear!”, even though you have a closet filled with clothes? The truth is that you probably don’t have a functional wardrobe.

“BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL.” ~ VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

It might be time to declutter and give away the clothes that you never wear. It’s not necessary to purchase hundreds of different items to be fashionable.

The goal is to have staple pieces that can be used to put together a range of outfits. You want ensembles that will make you look chic from meeting through lunch and all the way to a party, with minimal changes.

Here are some individual pieces that can be paired with almost anything.

Stick to the Basics

With good basics, you will have endless options.

A crisp white button-down top is essential for every wardrobe. Pair it with any pant, skirt, or jacket. You’ll never regret having one or even two in your closet.

A Power Blazer

Every woman needs that one blazer that makes her feel like she can run the world.

Look like a boss and wear a blazer to amp up the look of any formal or casual outfit.

Year-Round Trousers

What can you wear with a fitted pair of trousers? Anything! Dress it up or down any time of the year.

Once you find the perfect trouser, get it in black, navy and white to give you more variety.

Day-to-Night Dress

We don’t always have time to switch up outfits, and a classy dress can be just the thing to take you from a coffee date to a party. Just throw on some accessories or a scarf!

During the colder months, you could add on some leggings, boots, and a cardigan to keep you warm.

Comfy Jeans

Yes, comfortable jeans do exist! A good pair of stretchy denim is the ultimate must-have for a casual chic look.

An Elegant Skirt

A pencil skirt will flatter you and give your figure a beautiful silhouette. This timeless skirt coordinates with almost any top.

Winter Essentials

Layer up with a soft cardigan. If you’re a cardy lover, have a short and a long one in your closet for more options.

Get yourself a well-tailored coat to keep you warm. Stick to solid colours so it can be worn with all your neutral-coloured winterwear.

The Everyday Handbag

Invest in a decent-sized bag that will match with every outfit. Look for one which has a zip to keep your items secure all day.

Plus, it gives you the opportunity to keep a scarf or a cardigan in case the temperature drops.

The Statement Scarf

Donning a bold scarf is the easiest way to elevate any outfit. There are many ways to wear a scarf and it can be dressy or casual depending on how you style it.

Classy Footwear

Be sure to have at least a few types of comfortable, easy-to-wear and sophisticated seasonal footwear to complete your look.

“CREATE YOUR OWN STYLE. LET IT BE UNIQUE FOR YOURSELF AND YET IDENTIFIABLE TO OTHERS.” ~ ANNA WINTOUR

We all have our own style and looks we tend to gravitate towards. Pay attention to which items in your closet you use most often.

Next time you go shopping, pick up trendy and versatile pieces that you can see yourself wearing for multiple occasions.

Minimalism is on the rise and is said to be the key to happiness. But who am I to say retail therapy doesn’t work? It certainly does for me!

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Australian Over 50s Living & Lifestyle Guide

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