Everyday Essentials: These 10 Pieces Are The Foundation Of Every Stylish Wardrobe

Words by Gracie Stewart

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Fashion trends come and go, but these everyday essentials are the foundation of a truly stylish closet and will help take the guesswork out of daily dressing.

1. A plain white tee
It’s a street style staple and a model-off-duty must-have, but finding the perfect white tee can be a challenge. Avoid styles that are too tight or too sheer and try tucking yours into leather trousers on the weekend or a midi skirt at work.

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2. A little black dress
There is no wardrobe staple quite like the little black dress. It’s best to go for a version with a high neckline and a semi-modest length for maximum versatility from day to night.

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3. A pair of skinny jeans
From flares to boyfriend jeans, there’s a whole host of denim out there to choose from, but the humble skinny jean remains the most popular cut of them all. You’ll get bonus points for choosing a dark wash.

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4. A pair of black heels
A timeless pair of black heels will never fail you or your outfits. They’re the perfect shoe option for your 9-to-5 or for a night out with friends.

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5. A white shirt
There are few wardrobe essentials that we lean on more than the classic white button-down shirt. In crisp cotton or soft silk, its tailored shape brings elegance to distressed denim and conservative suiting alike.

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6. A pencil skirt
When it comes to workwear essentials, there are few styles as put-together and feminine as the pencil skirt. The classic knee-length hemline is HR-friendly, while the simple shape creates a clean, polished silhouette.

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7. A pair of ballet flats
Whether you stick with tradition or try a modern pointed toe, a simple flat is a jack-of-all-trades shoe which are comfortable enough to wear all day long, while also being polished enough to take you from day to night.

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8. A wrap dress
The most universally flattering dress of all, a wrap dress looks good on everyone and is professional enough for the office yet stylish enough for date night.

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9. A leather jacket
Versatile, layering-friendly, and effortlessly cool, a leather jacket is a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Style yours over midi dresses in the summer or a turtleneck in winter.

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10. A pair of black trousers
Whether you wear yours with a blazer at the office or with a tee and sneakers for weekend errands, black trousers are one of most versatile closet pieces you can own.

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