The pandemic has increased the public’s sense of appreciation for comfortable basic clothing and wardrobe essentials. As the world is opening up and with more people socializing again, dressing up in mood-boosting and trendy clothes is popular again but prioritizing wardrobe essentials remains an important factor. There are classic white t-shirts, button-downs, crewneck sweaters, tailored trousers, jeans, dresses, trench coats and chic sneakers. These pieces have transcended from being a fleeting trend to must-have additions to our closets.
While we still cannot resist the seasonal and trend-forward pieces, the capsule of staple clothes will give us some balance. Once you have the essentials, you can mix and match them with other pieces to meet the trends of the time. These wardrobe essentials are what we are all obsessed with and turn to season after season. The start of a new year goes hand in hand with change. If you are thinking about how to change your style, do a Konmari of unworn clothes or looking to update or elevate your wardrobe essentials collection altogether, you are in luck. Ahead is a list of our favorite versatile basic pieces that are considered as the mainstay for any closet and become our go-to essentials.
Wardrobe Basics We All Need In 2023
Here are the basics that we need to build a strong foundation of timeless pieces that can be paired with almost anything in our closet.
When it comes to knitwear, there are a few things that are better than a chunky sweater. You can wear it with everything, from jeans to the office, or layer it under winter outfits. Classic sweaters like this striped one are truly year-round staples.
No closet is complete without a pair of denim like a Levei’s. No matter if you shop them new or vintage, the wear-everywhere denim like a high-waisted straight-leg pair in an easy blue wash is certainly a pair that you will never get tired of. You can dress it up with a pair of heels.
White Button Down Shirt
A crisp white button up shirt is one of the many menswear-inspired staples that make up a good solid wardrobe foundation. A white shirt gets the most wear as it is easier to tuck in and look neat when left out.
A Black Dress
A black dress is highly versatile and effortless no matter if it is a midi or a maxi. It is one that can be styled with outer layers and tights and boots when the temperature drops and with a pair of open-toed sandals or healed in summer. This dress is something you can throw on when you do not have time to think or plan your outfit but need something that will tick all the boxes.
Remember not to neglect the little things when curating your wardrobe essentials. Even though they are small, an eye-catching earring or a glittering necklace can have a huge impact and instantly elevates an everyday outfit from basic to sophisticate.
While black dresses have been deemed classics, a pair of sleek white sneakers is a relatively new item in wardrobe must-haves. Sneakers are not just an item for sports but they are an everyday off-duty essential. A pair of sneakers can be worn with wide-leg pants or denim.