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Do you find yourself buying clothes all the time but still having nothing to wear? Even though you’ve got a full wardrobe, none of it matches and you can’t make a good outfit from any of it. That’s because you’re buying the wrong stuff. You’re missing the versatile items that tie those other pieces of clothing together to make a great outfit. If you want to create a wardrobe filled with great outfits, you need to have these wardrobe staples.
Before you even start thinking about putting an outfit together you need to make sure that you’ve got a good set of underwear. If you haven’t got good lingerie which is comfortable and gives you the support you need, you won’t feel comfortable whatever you’re wearing. Your bra size will change over time so it’s worth getting measured quite regularly to make sure you’re wearing the right size for you.
A Plain White T-Shirt
The plain white t-shirt is the most versatile piece of clothing in the world and you can use it to create so many great looks. It works with a pair of jeans and a nice jacket for a great smart-casual look. You can also match it with a skirt in the summer or wear it under a dress. The possibilities are endless and it’s a great piece to have when you’re trying to put together an outfit in a hurry because it matches pretty much everything. When you’re buying one, it might be tempting to just go for the cheapest one you can find, it’s just a white t-shirt after all. But the quality of fabric isn’t going to be great on a cheap one and the fit might be bad too so it’s worth spending a bit more on a good one.
A Good Blazer
The blazer is another great all-rounder that you can use for all sorts of different outfits and it gives a far more mature look to your wardrobe. It’s the perfect way to bring together a work outfit, you can match it with jeans for a more casual look or you could even substitute it for a heavy coat when it’s too cold to go without but it’s not quite cold enough for a proper coat. You can even wear it over a cocktail dress if you’re starting to feel a bit of a chill. The most important thing to remember when you’re buying a blazer is to get the fit right. If it isn’t properly fitted you won’t get the elegant look you’re after. Always avoid cheap blazers and consider having it altered after you buy it so it fits perfectly.
A Striped Shirt
When you’ve got a skirt with a particularly vibrant floral pattern on it, it’s difficult to find things that match well with it. A striped shirt is a great solution to this, and all of your other outfit matching problems. It’s great with jeans as well as skirts and it will go well with almost any print or colour so it’s an absolute lifesaver when you’re struggling to find anything to match some of your more outlandish clothes.
Get these wardrobe essentials and you’ll find that deciding what to wear just got a whole lot easier.