9 Must-Have Fashion Items

Things every women should have in their wardrobe! These items are what I call my lifesavers because know matter what, they always come in handy.

Black Dress

A closet staple, the “little black dress” should be made of a sturdy but lightweight fabric like a cotton/rayon blend. Avoid heavy wool fabrics that counteract the slimming effects of the color and limit wear during the warmer seasons.
My little Black DressNine West $7.99 Goodwil

Black Pumps
Make sure your closet has at least one pair of one to two-inch plain black pumps that takes you from the office to dinner. Use shoe jewelry to change the appearance of your shoes without breaking the bank.

Black Suit
Purchase at least one basic two to three button black jacket with either matching black skirt or black pants. Make sure it’s made of a lightweight, seasonless material like gabardine or rayon and contains a small amount (no more than 5%) of spandex/lycra to ensure a quality fit.

Great Fitting Jeans
Every closet must have at least one pair of great fitting jeans. Two are even better.

A weekend staple, Khaki-style pants add diversity to your outfits.
You’ll need one pair of sneakers that can be worn both for workouts and casual activities like shopping.
Tote bag
A good tote bag serves double duty as a briefcase during the week and a shopping bag on the weekend.

Trench Coat/All Weather Coat

A classic trench coat can be worn as an all-weather coat and a dress (make sure the buttons of the coat extend to at least three inches above your knee). Look for coats with a removable lining to increase usage.
You can never go wrong with the simple “Black” Goodwill $14.99

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I love adding a little color to my look. Goodwill $14.99

White Dress Shirt
This is an important closet staple and can be both trendy (wear underneath your favorite t-shirt) and classic (wear with a business suit).