Having your wardrobe filled with clothes and accessories is not enough. You might have several dresses, but won't be able find one suitable piece of clothing for a particular occasion! Well, open the doors, look from top to bottom and ask yourself, "Do I have the minimum essential clothing for each occasion?". While women might not mind adding a few more outfits, men might wonder what do the basic clothing essentials include, shirts, suits, denim, ties and shoes? Well, I have them all! Are you sure? Having the right pieces in the right style is what makes your wardrobe complete. No need to sit in front of your closet with essentials checklist. Here are the details of wardrobe basics for men and women. Keep reading and shopping...
A dressy white and a dressy blue button down shirt must be present in men's clothing. These are perfect to be worn with suits and dressy pants on formal occasions.
A well-tailored suit is another clothing item that tops the list of essentials for men. One in classic black or ultimate gray color is best to be worn on special occasions. A gray suit with pinstripes can also be considered something that looks perfect for business attire for men and business casual attire as well. Best to go for a single-breasted suit if you are adding just one piece to your closet.
It is essential to have dressy pants in colors like black, gray, and beige. You can slip into these on special occasions and business events as well and look perfect.
A great looking solid colored tie is an ultimate piece of men's accessory. You must have 2-3 pieces of neckties in your closet to complement your dressy shirts and suits. Make sure that you pick those having the right width and designs.
Khaki chinos are another piece of wardrobe essentials for men which can be worn while dressing up according to a business casual dress code. These can also double up as casual wear with a crisp white shirt. Yes, a crisp, straight fit, full sleeves white shirt which you can either leave out or tuck-in is another basic men's wear. This can make a man look really young when paired with classic denim.
Denim and Tees
A denim in the ultimate dark blue and cool light blue shade is the most comfy piece of men's fashion clothing. So do you have those killer denim? Well, with these denim also get t-shirts in a few basic shades like white, black and gray. A black casual shirt which can be best paired with dark blue denim is another clothing item that imparts a killer look.
A good quality, smart looking pair of eyeglass is a must. Next, get yourself a leather belt matching with a quality pair of dress shoes. Make sure you match the color of belt and shoes. Also, a formal watch is something that gives men the perfect look. You must match the belt of the watch (if in metal) with the buckle of your waist belt and if the belt of your watch is in leather, match it with your waist belt's color. Apart from this, a decent suitcase, office bag, laptop sleeve, whatever you need, must be added to your closet. A leather wallet and a leather business card case is something that needs no mention. A pair of sports shoes or sneakers can be best to slip in with denim and capris.
Pants and Shirts
A perfect fit formal trouser and a semi casual pant are the formal basic clothing from women's clothing section. Again a white button down shirt, with extra broad cuffs is a must. Shirts with pinstripes or plain good quality fabrics in shades like baby pink, blue and any shade matching with trousers are a must. For that 'out-of-the-crowd' look, have a great looking business suit for women stitched from a professional. You have the option of adding a formal high-waist skirt or a trouser to this suit set.
Denim in basic shades and great looking cool tees to pair with these are the next 'must have' for women. Apart from denim, you need stylish capri pants, an extra comfy cargo, and an ultra stylish denim shorts.
T-shirts and Tops
You can choose from a round neck, 'V' neck and collared t-shirts. Add a denim jacket to your closet which looks great on t-shirts. Funky tops in strapless, thin straps, tube tops, halter necks can also be added which you can put on anytime to wear a casual look.
Gowns are something that might occupy more than one shelf in women's clothing. Gowns for various occasions like prom, parties, business events, wedding ceremonies, are 'must have' in every women's closet. You can have these in various patterns, necklines and fabrics.
Dresses are among those truly feminine outfits, and every woman must have a few in her closet. Add at least one dress of knee-length and tea length. That short little black dress can't be missed out! A full length, cool maxi dress and a cute sundress make the most graceful summer basics for females. A wrap dress or sarong can also be considered to don a sexy look on special outings.
For women, a classic warm sweater that can be worn on any casual wear, a right fit jacket with right cuts in corduroy which can go on dresses and one for the pants is essential. A trench coat is timeless outerwear that you can get for yourself in a neutral color and thick fabric.
For women there is a huge list of accessories which make up the essentials. A leather waist belt (narrow or broad) for formals and fabric belt for casuals is a must. A pointed toe dress shoe in stiletto pattern, semi-casual peep toe with medium heels, knee-high boots, pair of sneakers in feminine shade and funky flip flops are the footwear basics for females. A killer clutch, classy purse and a perfect business bag are other clothing essentials. No need to mention the jewelry, hair accessories and fashionable sunglasses. Hat in jute or colors matching with dresses can add to your cool look.
Remember that simply shopping according to the latest fashion trends is not the right way to upgrade your wardrobe. Having an idea of the most needed and least needed clothes will help you shop rightly. The type of occasions you step out for the most number of times and those which you attend the least helps you have a clear idea of clothes shopping. So, have more quantity of clothing for the occasions you attend the most and fewer pieces for functions you hardly attend. Mix and match can give a new look to your existing pieces. Make sure you upgrade the wardrobe according to your needs, season and changing size. More than the fashion trends, give importance to your comfort zone and you are sure to make a perfect style statement.