7 Essentials Your Wardrobe Should Show Off

These are what I would call the no-brainers essentials your wardrobe needs. If you haven’t ticked them off your must-have list, now is the time.

White Shirt. Duh. Should I ever explain how this is your definitive wardrobe essential? I don’t think so. There are so many options now on since brands understood the concept of minimalism, but Anna Quan is sort of a queen in the field. She’s starting to take the stage off and even as an investment, it’s a good one.

Large fedora. Alright, I don’t have any other argumentative points than I do collect them, and want to make out a wall out of all the Fedoras I own. Everyone should have at least one hat suiting them. Find the classic one. It always upgrading your OOTD.

Black belt with gold buckle. You never know when you’ll need a belt. Here’s the idea – go for a black with a gold buckle – which is going to match your jewelry/ hardware – and style it whenever you’re tipping into the jeans/ t-shirt ensemble. Style it also around the waist by putting an extra hole onto the leather. It has its advantages.

Dioresque earrings. We have seen those everywhere, but your jewelry/ hardware accessorize are – no matter what- essentials to your outfit. You always need a statement earring, yet stylish and classic, minimal but that will elevate your look to the next level. Don’t bother and go for one with good craftsmanship, so it will last on season after season.

Lace Bra. Confessing my obsession over lingerie is no news around here, but somehow I do consider everyone should own at least a perfectly craftsman shaped lace bra. Ganni, Calvin Klein, EastNWest, Etam.. they all do it well, but Etam delivers every time, especially when you’re collecting them each season.

Wrap ankles flat shoes. You need a flat ankle wrapped shoe that will fit your wardrobe as a dressy yet classic version of your black heels. Easy wear for a weekend drinks with your friends or even on a workday laid back meeting.

Cross body black bag. When you just need a classic, yet affordable and dressy cross body bag where you can throw your essentials, phone, credit card, disposable battery, keys, you don’t even need more. Topshop has made it so easy to find the perfect one, and the quality is well-known to be reward full.

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  • I’ve had some of the items there but, I had to let them go eventually. It was more of practicality issues in away because I felt sad also not being able to use them. I’ve had a fedora, wrap ankle footwear. The other items you mentioned look pretty and chic. Although, I may have not gotten the confidence to wear it yet but I wish someday it will happen.

  • Karmela Mirriam Ebreo

    Ahhh yes! This ensemble looks fantastic and comfy. I must know because I’ve tried it. I used black dangling earrings though instead of dioresque and my lace bra was maroon to show more femininity.

  • I really like those shoes! I also love the Dioresque earrings, but then I am an earring junky. And I cannot live without my Kate Spade cross body bag. The one thing here I don’t have is a hat because I think they are not comfortable, but then I have quite a large head.

  • Claire Santiago

    The flat shoes is so chic and looks comfortable to wear. I love flats especially when I am going to meet with clients or attend events, I want to be as comfortable as possible with everything I wear. The earrings are lovely too.

  • cieri

    I pariticularly like the shoes. It looks fab.White long sleeve top is definitely a staple. I love the lacey lingerie too!

  • Mommy QueenElizabeth

    I think i have all those you mentioned. Though i i needed a new lace bra which is more like the one you shared. That’s pretty sexy! And oh the blackbodybag I guess i needed to upgrade mine! 🙂

  • I don’t have all of these items you have mentioned in your post but I do own a few white shirts and I know how useful they are. You can use them in a lot of combinations and different outfits, from casual all the way to elegant. I didn’t think of investing in a fedora hat before but I can see now it’s use.

  • Klaudias Corner

    Hat, blouse , and bag please ! LOL A white blouse is always a very safe bet, as it goes with anything. That handbag is so sweet, and not crazily expensive. I love women wearing hats, that’s classy 😉 I would just go for some higher shoes, flat shoes aren’t my cup of tea.

  • That flay lay is TDF! Every piece compliments the other. If I need to pick at least 2, I would pick the shoes and the hat! Checking my closet, I guess what I really don’t have yet is the large fedora hat. I hope someone could do a giveaway, and I’ll be one happy camper. 🙂

  • Maaya Legaspi

    I totally agree with the shirt! I always make sure i have a clean and crisp one because it goes out to everything! Casual or formal, it can totally up your look. One thing I can add to the list is probably a black dress. Every girl needs one. 😉

  • AngeliePangilinan

    I love the Kendall & Kylie Bag! It would be perfect as an everyday bag as I can see it going well with any outfit! Sadly, I don’t have the budget for it yet. Haha!

  • Berlin Domingo

    The white blouse is a safe choice and could always be easily paired to jeans, slacks, or even a skirt. I agree on the shoes and bag as well. These are definitely everyday essentials you could use

  • I totally agree with white shirt and crossbody bag! 🙂 For me black boots are also a must. Next things on my shopping list are a new bag for spring and spring coat. Then I’ll be happy with my wardrobe for a while.

    Nora / http://dreamerachiever.com

    • Yes Nora, I totally agree with the black boots idea! Yes I’ll have to say those are amazing ideas! x

  • Serena Reidy

    I totally agree with these, a white shirt is essential, especially for formal events. I like the bag too, it’s so versatile.

    • Yes Serena! The bag is clearly essential when you think about it! x

  • Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado

    Looking at this list I realize my wardrobe is severely lacking. Everything. I like the white shirt staple and the cross body bag. I’d like to get those for me. The lace bra… I’ll give a think. lol

    • Both are really good, and they’re saving you from a disaster when you’re facing the “I don’t have anything to wear” syndrome day. The lace bra is for me one of the core essential. I only wear those kind ! x

  • Yan

    White shirt, black belt, black body bag = check! The rest are more of accessories than essentials to me. Instead of black earrings though I have fake pearl ones hehe! Great collection by the way!

    • YES Yan! The pearls one are so good! Good choice you’ve made! x

  • Pia Dysangco Villamor

    Omg! I don’t have a lot of the things in your list. Infact, I only have the white shirt! Hahaha. I have plenty of black purses – but I’ve actually been looking for a good-sized cross body bag. The one from Rebecca Minkoff looks super adorable. As for Fedoras, I’m from a tropical country, so I’ll probably cross this one off my list. Will definitely purchase the rest though.

    • Black purses are the main think you should own also! The one from Rebecca Minkoff is really good IRL! Where do you live? I totally get it for the Fedora, but living in Europe, it’s kind of a must have! x

  • Kareen Liez

    I think whatever you wear looks lovely as long as you have any of the items above. I have a black shoes like that it it looks really nice! Great collection you have here!

    • It’s so true Kareen! As long as you feel confident, well there’s no place for doubt! For me they are the essentials indeed! x