I was looking in my closet this morning for something to wear and realized I'm so tired of everything I own. Everything looks worn or unsuitable for the unstable weather in SF. I'd like some good basics to mix and match outfits. I also need clothes that won't leave me feeling too cold or hot.I think we've all had a few of those "tired closet" moments. It's days like that where having a good foundation of basic pieces ready to mix with trendy items is so key. Here's my list of absolute must-have wardrobe pieces for any working girl:
I'm in the process of launching my own Interior Decorating business and ultimately need outfits that I'm going to feel confident in when networking and working with clients/vendors.
Work Dress - A wrap or shirt dress with sleeves is so versatile. I have one in a dark denim fabric that I wear all the time. I like a neutral color dress that you can play up with a bright cami and accessories.
Cashmere Sweaters - In as many colors and cuts as possible.
White Trousers - Wear them with bright tops in summer and brown cable knit sweaters in fall. Find a pair in a thick, flattering fabric.
Black Pencil Skirt - Works for the office, happy hour and the theater.
Trouser Jeans - A perfect casual office piece that can be dressed up or down.
White Blouse - Find one that is super flattering on your figure. This ruffled pick is great for a smaller chest like mine.
Trench Coat - Ideal all year round.
Black Pumps - A must have for dresses and trousers.
Brown Boots - Perfect for colder days with a skirt or under jeans.
Blazer - Have a couple in different fabrics and colors. You need them all year long in foggy San Francisco.
Tights - Nude fishnets lend a little extra warmth to summer skirts and dresses. Opaque tights are a must have for winter.
How many of these basics are in your closet right now? What am I missing from your list of must-have's?