Foundation for your wardrobe

Foundation for your wardrobe

These are some things a girl shouldn't have to do without  in her wardrobe. Take time shopping for these gems in  your armoire, because they will be equally faithful to you  for many years to come.

A plain white tee

Is there anythinga more versatile? Whether you layer this  perfect T-shirt under a sweater or over a tank top, tuck it  into a skirt or let it hang free with a pair of denim cutoffs,  one thing is for sure: Nothing is more essential to your closet  than this trusty staple.

Ballet flats

 

There's a reason everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Alexa  Chung loves a good pair of ballet flats: They're equal parts  chic and comfortable! Use them to dress up your jeans and  button-down combination, then seamlessly transition that  same pair to a cocktail dress for night. Your outfits (and  feet!) will thank you.

 

An elegant blazer

Need an extra something to pull together an office look?  Blazer. A great outerwear substitute when it's not quite cold  enough for a heavy coat? Blazer. The can't-go- wrong jacket  to throw on over your cocktail dress? Blazer, blazer, blazer.  

Slip-on sneakers

The slip-on sneaker hit critical mass this season, solidifying  its place on the wardrobe-essentials list. Comfortable enough to walk miles in but way chicer than traditional  running shoes, these sneakers give any outfit an extra dose  of cool.  

Classic black pants

Every gal needs one pair of black pants that will  always  make  her feel good-the cut (high-waist or low rise, cropped or  wide-leg) is up to you. Wear them with a silk blouse and  pumps for work or a peasant top on a chill Saturday.

A pair of classic pumps

Flats may have had a major revival this year, but there's no  escaping that heels are still a strong must-have. One pair in a  neutral hue like black or gray will take you from the  boardroom to the party with ease.

Dark denim

 

If you own one pair of denim, make it a dark-wash. Not only  are they super slimming (no matter the silhouette), they also  work for a wider range of events than other washes.

 

A classic white shirt

With endless options for how to wear it, consider the classic white shirt your wardrobe's pinch hitter. Since finding the  right one can be a bit of a process, heed our advice: Go with  a  popover  if your chest is on the larger side, or a style with  more detailing on the front to make a small chest look  bigger.

A little black dress

No item is more of a blank slate for accessorising and styling yet completely chic on its own. Bravo, LBD! You've gotten us  through some tough times and we don't know what we  would do without you. We must have you in our wardrobes for at least another decade…

Something for that indie wedding

 

Nothing is more annoying than when it's wedding season  and you don't have anything to wear to a sangeeth, or a Tam-bram wedding reception. Sarees are a classic choice for any  ethnic occasion. Mix and match ethic silhouettes is the other  way to go. We all love our tailors and masterji's so why not  just DIY that perfect outfit.

 

(Contributed by Pooja Gajraj)  

 

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