Whether your clothes are folded in a simple set of drawers, or hanging in a walk-in closet, there are certain ESSENTIALS that every girl needs. No matter your shape, size or age, here are 10 pieces of clothing that absolutely have to be there.
‘Denim is a love that never fades’ – Elio Fiorucci
Ripped, dark, light, or frayed – we think denim is JAMming!
It can be dressed up or down, matches with virtually anything and can be worn in nearly every type of weather. Slide on a pair of booty-hugging skinnies and a pair of heels for a night out, or pop on a pair of denim shorts for a chilled day at the beach.
'Keep Your Heels, Head & Standards High’ – Coco Chanel
Whether you’re wonderful in wedges, or stunning in stilettos, a pair of heels will lift you up – in more ways than one!
Most of us loved trying on heels when we were little and it’s an excitement that should never fade. Adding a little height will suddenly make you feel that much more feminine, not to mention dressed for success.
‘Pump up the JAM!’
Work, family, friends, shopping; daily life can involve a lot of running around. A perfect pair of pumps is one that doesn’t sacrifice fashion for comfort. It allows you to go about your daily business but also compliments whichever outfit you’re in.
Open-toed pumps are perfect to show off your pedicure and keep your feet cool too.
‘The combination of a blazer over any T-shirt with a pair of jeans is foolproof’ – Ryan Seacrest
Putting on a blazer can transform your simple daytime look into a chic outfit. Whether your day involves a business lunch or simply cocktails with the girls, throw a blazer over your shoulder for a quick fashion boost.
Ensure that your blazer is streamlined and fitted to suit your body shape and it’ll become one of your favourite items.
‘How to get a bikini body in two steps: (1) Have a body (2) Put on a bikini’
South Africa is known for its delicious heat and beautiful beaches. Even if swimming is not your thing, and the sea is far away, one hot bikini is a wardrobe MUST.
A pair of high-waisted shorts or a wrap-around sarong are perfect additions to a bikini if you like covering up a bit more skin.
6. Clutch Bag
‘Behind every successful woman is a fabulous bag.’
A clutch bag is a mix of convenience and style at it’s best. It must be big enough to carry all your essentials – such as your purse, phone, and lipstick – and small enough to fit comfortably in your hand or under your arm.
7. Floral Item
'There are always flowers for those who want to see them.’ – Henri Matisse
Nothing says ‘feminine’ like flowers. Don’t think ‘frumpy granny’ flowers, think ‘youthful spring’ flowers!
If a long flowing dress feels a little too ‘outdoorsy’ for you, then a simple floral belt, headband, or skirt can make your outfit just as lovely and fresh.
8. Lacy Underwear
‘Wear fabulous underwear even if you are the only person who is going to see it.'
Who says lingerie is just for Valentine’s Day? Knowing you’re wearing a pair of sexy underwear beneath your everyday clothes will make you feel that much better about yourself.
Even if they’re not going to be on show - do it anyway and let it be your own little secret.
9. Little Black Dress
‘One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.’ – Karl Lagerfeld
No-one can deny the merits of a LBD. The simpler the style and cut, the better. That way, it won’t become outdated as quickly and can last for multiple seasons.
Pair it with a jacket and pumps for the day and swap these for heels and ornate jewellery at night and voilà – a totally different outfit!
10. Leather Jacket
‘I think I have enough leather jackets.’ – NO ONE ever.
Gone are the days where leather jackets were reserved for bikers and goths. When worn with the correct clothes, a leather jacket can add edgy elegance to your look.
*All images from pinterest