9 Clothing Essentials Every Woman Needs

Everyone’s style varies a bit, but there are some staples that draw any outfit together. Here are 9 clothing essentials every woman needs in her closet.

If you love to hit the mall with your girls and shop for clothes, you definitely aren’t alone. The average woman spends $150-$400 a month on clothing, and why wouldn’t she? It’s super fun to get all dolled up for a night out or to just have fun with friends in the fitting room of your favorite store.

Still, assembling the perfect wardrobe can be tough- you need to have something for every occasion! You may sometimes struggle with what to wear to events or just on the daily and how you can throw outfits together as effectively as you can.

Luckily, that’s what we’re here to help you with today! Read on to learn about some of the clothing essentials that you just have to have in your closet.

Year-Round Basics

All year, you’re going to need outfits that make you look fantastic. How else are you supposed to hit the town with friends and family? Spend a night at the club picking up guys or gals? Attend business meetings? Here, we’re going to tell you some clothing essentials for any and all of these situations.

1. Casual Shirts and Blouses

Shirts and blouses are probably the most essential item in any woman’s wardrobe. You’ll wear these on pretty much a daily basis, so make sure to get different cuts and colors for any occasion.

If you’re wondering, the difference between a shirt and a blouse lies in both the fabric and style. Blouses tend to be a looser fit, too. You need both to balance out your wardrobe, so make sure you get everything you need!

2. Bottoms

To go with the shirt or blouse you love, you’re going to need a great pair of pants or jeans. Whether you like casual ripped styles or are going to a more formal place where you need a nice pair made of black denim, multiple options are a huge clothing essential.

Never underestimate the power of a great skirt, either!

3. Formal Wear

You’re going to want to look impeccable for the less casual occasions in your life. While business meetings may scream power suit or pencil skirt, there are times when you’re also going to want to wear a more business-casual style.

Whether you’re headed for a day in the office or a classy party, there are tons of types of dress shirts that you can choose from. While some are unisex and boast that cute collared style, you can also get formal blouses of all varieties pretty much anywhere you look. Just think about what you like and roll with it!

Summer Love

Ah, summer- the season of relaxation, warmth, and poolside fun. Summer comes with a set of clothing needs of its own, and in this section we’re going to talk about them. Read on to learn about some of the clothing items you’ll need in order to conquer the sunniest season of the year.

4. Summer (and Spring) Dresses

There are infinite different styles of dresses- some of them even have pockets! Hype. These wardrobe essentials are perfect for making the transition from spring into summer. Whatever your preferred colors are, there’s a style out there to match your needs.

Whether you prefer sundresses or maxi dresses, you can get your casual flair on and feel great as you go shopping. You can also get formal dresses to wear to work. Heck, some dresses can even go both ways!

5. Tanks

Tank tops are the staple of your casual summer dress. When it’s warm outside, there’s nothing better than letting your shoulders absorb the sun’s warmth and vitamin D (while wearing sunscreen.)

Tank tops don’t just come in the casual t-shirt style you may be imagining, though. You can get flowing tanks made of all kinds of fabrics, so do your research!

6. Swimsuits

Whether you’re heading to the beach or spending the day poolside, you’re going to want the perfect swimsuit. Absorbing the rays while showing off your assets is the best.

Whether you prefer here’s the perfect swimsuit to go with any body type. The important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable in whatever you choose. When you feel good is when you look most radiant!

The Flair

With any outfit, you’re going to need to accessorize. This is more important than words can say- accessories are often what brings the outfit together. This additional flair is anything but extra, so read on to learn what you’re going to need to turn heads toward you.

7. Scarves

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve seen the magic that the right scarf can work on outfits. A funky colored scarf on a black or white shirt can add a much-needed pop of color to any outfit and draw everything together. On the other hand, a checked or polka-dotted black and white scarf can mute colored blouses or dresses and give you an air of professionalism (or casual intelligence.)

Never underestimate the power of a good scarf. There’s one to go with any outfit, so make sure you have a few in your arsenal!

8. Necklaces, Bracelets, and The Works

Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings can create a theme when used correctly. Match shapes and colors to draw your outfit together and make it perfect. Also there are so many cool jewelry trends like rose gold- do your research and you’ll look like the perfect modern gal.

If you don’t have a ton of money laying around, you can still wear amazing jewelry! There are a lot of DIY ideas out there that can be even better than store-bought jewelry. Express yourself!

9. Shoes

Every fashion-savvy woman knows the importance of shoes. Like scarves, they’re the perfect thing to draw an outfit together, but in an entirely different way. You don’t wan shoes that are too bright unless they match the rest of your outfit, too, so don’t make that classic mistake.

There are tons of shoe styles, and we don’t just mean sneakers vs heels vs flats. We mean shapes, textures, and patterns. Try some on and find what works best for your style- and don’t sacrifice comfort. You need to walk in them, after all!

Get Clothing Essentials

While building the wardrobe of your dreams can be a challenge, it’s definitely a fun one. Make sure that you get everything you might need and come up with well-rounded essential outfits that can be brought together by amazing accessories. You won’t regret it, and you’ll have an amazing time in every step of the process.

Now that you know the top ten clothing essentials for women, check out the ‘clothing and style’ tab on our page! Here, you’ll see some more of the best insider tips for building the perfect hip and trendy wardrobe.

Stay fashionable and stay happy!