In a world of fast fashion, where the latest trends are so readily available, we focus more on price than we do on the quality of the items we purchase.
Whether you work in an office or your main fashion goal is to always leave your house looking your best, your closet should always be equipped with a few key, quality items.
To ensure you’re never stuck saying, ‘I have nothing to wear’, we’ve rounded up the ten quality items that every fashionista should own.
1. The Trench Coat
A trench is the perfect item to finish off any outfit. A classic, reliable trench is great whether you’re heading into the office or out for an evening event with the girls. A trench is a must-have coat that will always leave you looking polished and put together.
2. The Perfect Interview Blazer
A sharp blazer is an essential piece for any work wardrobe. And with all the different cuts and styles, there is a blazer for everyone. We recommend purchasing one of quality, as it is something that is worn frequently, so you’ll want it to last.
3. The Fitted White Blouse
We all have that one blouse that we wear to every interview or to every first date. It’s a blouse that you know you look fantastic in, not to mention it’s versatile, classic and necessary in every woman’s wardrobe. Which is why we deserve to splurge and get the crème de la crème of white blouses.
4. The Classic Pump
It’s no secret that a killer heel can complete an outfit. Whether you’re going to work or to a function with your girlfriends, rocking a pair of pumps will save you from stressing about the rest of your outfit. Keep it neutral with either black or nude, that way they will work with any outfit you choose.
5. The Staple Boot
Planning on wearing your favourite pair of skinny jeans, or perhaps, you’re looking to dress up a pair of leggings? Pair them with a pair of riding boots for a sleek and polished look. We love these dark Frye ridings boots as they are practical and add a bit of edge.
6. The ‘It’ Bag
Every woman needs a purse that can accompany them everywhere from an important business meeting to meeting your girlfriends for coffee. The ‘It’ bag, is classy, understated, and versatile enough to work with everything in your closet. It should be big enough to carry all your essentials, from your laptop to your makeup bag for last minute beauty fixes.
7. Leather Jacket
Leather is an amazing fabric. The older it gets, the better it looks and feels. It also adds a touch of edge to every outfit. Whether it’s just a plain jacket with a zipper and slit pockets, or if it has fun metal details, it’s an item every woman should have in her closet.
8. Timeless Watch
If one thing’s for certain, everyone should own a watch. Not only is it a great accessory, but it also adds an air of professionalism. When you’re at an interview or at work, checking your phone just isn’t professional. A good watch will keep you on time and can be layered with your favourite bracelets. Plus, now you can buy smart watches or hybrid watches. You sync them up with your phone, that way you’ll get your notifications, as well as find out how many steps you’ve taken in a day.
9. The Little Black Dress
There are few things more classic than a little black dress. When picking out your lucky number, make sure to go for a dress that’s simple, can be dressed up with statement jewelry, and can be worn with any of your favourite heels.
10. The Pencil Skirt
From meetings and interviews to dinner parties and dates, a tailored pencil skirt is a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. Pair with a blouse and heels for a polished and sophisticated look, or with a leather jacket and sneakers for a more casual and laidback approach.
1. Badgley Mischka Faux Leather Trim Long Trench Coat, $165.17, available at Nordstrom
2. Rag & Bone “Club” Wool Blazer, $681.88, available at Nordstrom
3. Vince Camuto Bell Cuff Fold Front Blouse, $73.56, available at Nordstrom
4. Kate Spade New York “Licorice Too” Pump, $410.51, available at Nordstrom
5. FRYE Jayden Button Riding Boots, $358.80, available at the Hudson’s Bay Company
6. Burberry Banner Medium Leather Satchel, $1995.00, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
7. Leather Jacket, $695.00, available at Rudsak
8. Fossil Analog Jacqueline Rose- Goldtone Leather Strap Watch, $175.00, available at the Hudson’s Bay Company
9. Black Halo Chantal Sheath Dress, $445.00, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
10. Long and Lean Pencil Skirt, $128, available at Kit & Ace
Jennifer Williams, Toronto, _jenniferwilliams
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