For the record, this isn’t another list of white shirts, an assortment of jeans, and purses one should own in her 20s. Any well-maintained woman would know that without these cornerstone pieces, her wardrobe would come crashing down in a messy pile of last season’s trash.
However, there are also those non-basics that we feel every woman should have in her arsenal, as well. Think of it as a necessary add-on, the jelly to an otherwise very normal peanut butter sandwich.
Here’s a list of 5 things you ought to consider.
1.The ugly shoe
As with the circle of life, the fashion cycle is a never ending loop of things making a comeback. Sure, the walking designer Wikipedia of your group might remember those cleated space loafers from Prada’s Fall 2015 collection, but with proper styling, they won’t look as last season come September.
2. Kitschy jewelry
Whether it’s an actual heirloom or a synthetic copy of semi-precious stones you wish you had the money to purchase, nothing says “I have great taste” better than a kitschy piece of jewelry worn in the chicest, most unexpected way.
3. Sleepwear you can totally wear out
There will be days when your alarm won’t go off and you’ll have to skip a shower just so you won’t be late to work. A notice from the HR department is the last thing you need. And when that time comes, you’ll be thankful you wore your nice silk jammies. Wear it with sass and people will think you’re wearing custom Joey Samson.
4. A twilly scarf
Wear it as a chocker or a headband. Wrap it around your bag’s handles. Use it as your dog’s collar. Wipe the side of your mouth with it after finishing a whole Margherita pot pie. The possibilities are endless when you use your imagination.
5. The new bodycon
Attention, man-repellers: sexy has officially been brought back. But this doesn’t mean we’re going back to the old ways of flaunting what momma gave us for the male species’ amusement. The challenge here is to make it look less of a thirsty club-goers grab and more “I need something that sucks everything in.” Hey, you’re already wearing your jammies out so why not do the same with shapewear, yeah?
Images from @prada, @forrestlesssleepers, @manrepeller