Wardrobe Must-Haves for Women
A woman’s wardrobe is perhaps the most intriguingly complex and baffling thing in terms of variety and sheer range. Especially with a growing awareness and increased access to fashion trends, accentuated by online and offline marketplaces, one is lost in a myriad of choices. Yet, a wardrobe is incomplete without these basic must-haves for (Indian) women:
White Shirt + Blue Jeans: This combination is THE basic look, regardless of gender. It is comfortable and classic combination that acts as safety net for any wardrobe dilemma.
Little Black Dress: You rarely go wrong with this. It is the most failsafe option for any important occasion; it is perennially fashionable and ensures a striking look with minimal effort.
Trousers: A pair of black or beige trousers is essential for any formal occasion, especially for working women. Teamed with the right footwear and a top/shirt, it can spell out a range of looks from formal to smart casual.
Kurta + Dupatta: For an Indian woman, the kurta is the most comfortable garment possible. Along with a beautiful dupatta, it can be worn on both formal occasions and casual workdays. The ensemble is effortless and suits almost every face and body type.
Silk Sari: A silk sari is one of the most elegant attires possible; teamed with the right kind of accessories, it brings out the grace and sensuality of the feminine form. It brilliantly complements the Indian body structure and can be wrapped around in a variety of styles.
Leggings: Leggings have a casual but a versatile quality that goes both with ethnic and western wear. One can wear them with kurtis, tank tops, long tops etc. It has many variants like jeggings, treggings etc., which also sport a lot of versatility.
Jootis/ Kolhapuris: Paired up with kurtis, sarees, long skirts, jodhpurs, etc., these fancy ethnic footwear totally rev up your entire look.. They can also be teamed with casual shirts, t-shirts and jeans, leggings etc. for a cosmopolitan ensemble or a fusion look.
Blazer/ Jacket: Layering is always a great idea and a black jacket or blazer is an absolute must-have in any wardrobe! It is quite versatile and can be teamed with shirts, t-shirts, trousers or skirts, adding a style quotient to even the plainest of attires.
Trench Coat: This gives an instant boost to any winter get-up. A nice coat worn over jeans, trousers or a dress, always lends a sophisticated and intellectual look that exudes style and confidence.
Black Pumps: Footwear can make or break an entire look. But when overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices, a pair of simple black pumps is a great failsafe option. It can literally be worn with any kind of ensemble and has unparalleled versatility.
Ballet Flats: Ballet Flats should be a part of a woman’s wardrobe for two simple reasons: they are exceedingly comfortable and a practical option and also lend a casual chic style to the attire. These are also great for adding that dash of colour to your ensemble, especially if you have a lot of neutral tones in your wardrobe.
Ankle Boots: A must have for the simple reason that they look great! Ankle boots make great winter footwear. Exuding both style and comfort, these can be paired with every kind of outfit, and thus are a great addition to your wardrobe.
Clutch: A clutch can be a great statement accessory for an outfit. These tiny purses are available in a range of style and colours. While not a practical option for an everyday bag, these are great for special occasions.
Tote Bag: If you happen to be someone who can’t step out without hauling half their personal belongings with them, you won’t be a stranger to the tote bag. However, as practical as they may be, they can also be a cool fashion accessory to your getup. Low maintenance and easy on the eyes, these bags are perfect for girls who prefer little to no fuss.
Funky Jewelry: Quirk up your style, with crazy, funky and vibrant jewelry! On days when you don’t feel like making a lot of efforts on dressing up, a pair of statement earrings or a necklace can make you look like a million dollars!