BASIC WISDOM PART II

Wardrobe EssentialsWARDROBE ESSENTIALSWARDROBE ESSENTIALS BASIC WISDOM PART II

We’ve already started talking about timeless pieces and which basics every woman should have in her closet.
after Part 1 – The Tops, it’s now time to focus on the bottoms:

3 PAIRS OF JEANS
required colours: black//dark wash//medium wash
a pair of jeans is the base of basics. jeans go with literally everything, that’s their wonder weapon! you could even pair them with
a sports bra and birkenstocks (yes, I’m the only person on the planet not liking them) and you would still look great!
most of my jeans are from Cheap Monday or Asos (I’m obsessed with the Ridley Skinny Jeans) but I also like Acne Jeans

A BLACK DRESS aka LBD
it’s nothing new that a black dress makes you look good. no matter what. theatre, opera, funerals, dinner dates – you’ll always
need that dress. At least it’s good to have one.

A PENCIL SKIRT
this skirt was worn by hot secretaries  in the 50’s for a reason! it shows off your figure and makes you feel feminine as hell.
it doesn’t need to be the classic skirt though – I’ve chosen a faux-leather version.

A SLIPDRESS
I didn’t have that on my list, but my friend S. convinced me that every woman NEEDS it. after experiencing the magic of
a lightweight slipdress (makes you feel like an old hollywood moviestar) at my Louis Vuitton Shooting I had to have one.
Topshop has a nice version

DENIMSHORTS
summer will return and we will enter the beach. we’ll be sitting at the beach bar drinking ice cold lemonade and flipping
through magazines, thanking god for these warm days. and guess what we’ll be wearing. right.

BLACK LEATHERBAG
a leather bag will always be a good friend because of it’s robust material. if you are good to the bag (doesn’t like rain) the bag
will be good to you or at least look good for a long time. With my leather shopper and my Mulberry I can tick that off my list.

BLACK SANDALS
a true summer basic. goes perfectly with denim shorts.

HIGH HEELS
although I’m not running around in heels every day, it’s good to have a nice pair in your closet! preferred colour: black
I like to wear them with jeans (here we go again) or shorts. Just ordered another pair that has been on my wishlist for ages!

BLACK ANKLE BOOTS
no autumn/winter without wearing ankle boots. midi-skirts, skinny jeans, shorts, dresses – a black ankle boot can do it all.
Although I’m good with my pairs from Zara and Bershka (on the picture), the Acne Pistol Boots will be my next investments.
They are just too comfortable and good looking!

BOOTS
for me finding good knee-high boots is a big challenge and I haven’t found them yet. but once I’ve found a great pair, I’d wear
a lot more skirts during winter. any suggestions?

SNEAKERS
thank god sneakers are back on the runways and get the respect they deserve for treating our feet so well!! it’s unbelievable how
versatile they are! sneakers work with sunday uniforms as well as with everything else. one pair of sneakers should be in every closet,
at least the classic converse!

What about you, are you also working on a basic wardrobe? What’s missing in your closet? Tell me!

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21 COMMENTS
Lys said...

I just kept nodding as I was reading… Can’t say all of these essentials would fit my style, but great list!

Leonie said...

Thank you for your great advice :-)
Now I have a new shopping list…
Leonie

TIGER LILY said...

The perfect pair of jeans is so difficult to find !

Victoria said...

I agree with you about investing in buying more quality timeless pieces. I think I have everything in here. I just really want a cool pair of sneakers :)

Mafalda said...

I love that lacy cami! Funny though, I invested in a pair of Acne Pistol boots (which cost me a kidney) and I hardly wore them (I sold them yesterday). It’s been the same with the Isabel Marant sneakers and boots, they were great investments, but same story, I never wore them, so I sold them too! So I’ve decided to not invest in expensive pairs of shoes anymore, I will rather invest in basics like cashmere knits, jackets and coats or bags…
Mafalda ❤
http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

Ana Id Limon said...

Wow schöner Blog und super Style =)
Liebe Grüße
Ana Id Limon

Die Schuhe auf dem Foto finde ich traumhaft schön!
Meine allerliebsten Basics sind und bleiben Jeans, Boots und Sneaker. Anders kennt man mich glaube ich auch kaum ;)

Any said...

Das sind wirklich wunderbare Sachen!

MARJOLEIN said...

I totally agree with you, but I would add a pair of real leather pants or leggings to the mix!
Also, I’d skip the slipdress. It’s not quite an alltime basic, it’s just very on trend right now.
Nothing wrong with that though, it got a lot of people going crazy ;)

x

Amalie said...

ooh love this! great boots!
x

Veronica said...

I find this post very useful and interesting … thank you!