Basic Clothing Items Every Wardrobe Should Have
Imagine this: You walked by your favourite boutique and saw a beautiful dress on sale. You pay for it and bring it home, only to realise that you have no occasion to wear it! It's not that you don't want to. It's just that you can't find that "perfect" time or the courage for it. So there it is, hanging in your , collecting dust, and taking up valuable space. Sounds familiar? If yes, then building a wardrobe with basic clothing items is one thing you should consider!
You see, it's easy to think that every fashion trend is tailored to fit us. It's just that the moment we see our favourite actresses and TikTok influencers rock a stylish piece, we are naturally drawn to try out the trend, even if it doesn't fit our style. The result? We end up with piles of clothes in the bottom drawer that won't be seeing the light of day.
This is where building a wardrobe filled with only the basics comes in handy. The idea behind it is simple: by carefully curating your wardrobe and being intentional with the pieces you pick, you can free up space, save money, and create all-season looks! Not only will this make mixing and matching easier, but it also promotes sustainable fashion practices.
Ready to say hello to an elevated wardrobe? Let's dive deeper into this in the sections below!
What Are Fashion Basics?
Fashion basics refer to the pieces you can always count on to make many outfits come together. They are such excellent investments because you can wear them year-round and in any context, from the office to a night out with friends. Depending on your style, they can be in the form of plain shirts, simple jackets, neutral-coloured trousers, or versatile dresses. It all centers on the styles and clothing you always gravitate towards.
Need help identifying your fashion basics? Here are some factors to consider.
- Colours and shades: You need to work with hues like white, black, grey, navy, and beige because they are much easier to match with other pieces.
- Prints and patterns: While plains are great, don’t shy away from prints and patterns to add a unique twist to your regular looks.
- Cut and fit: You don’t want to constrict your movement for the sake of looking great. Try to look for pieces that are comfortable and not tight-fitting.
- Fabrics and textures: Fabric and texture depend on style and occasion. For example, you can opt for cotton, linen, and wool for an effortlessly chic everyday look. For formal events, you can consider silk, velvet, and even lace!
Now that you know the basic factors for identifying fashion basics, let’s go over Freez’s top recommendations for building a wardrobe that will take you from season to season and year to year.
5 Must-Have Basic Clothing Items For Your Wardrobe
When it comes to having a well-rounded wardrobe, there are certain items that every woman should have. No, we're not talking about expensive designer brands or outrageous statement pieces! In this section, we'll go over the five staple clothing items that are super easy to find, affordable, and guaranteed to set you up for fashion success for days to come.
An Iconic Little Black Dress
Keeping you looking sharp for parties with friends and events with colleagues, owning a black dress is like having superpowers! You can wear it anywhere on its own or style it with your favourite shrug or jacket for a cosier look. To finish the look off, pair it with strappy stilettos or classic pumps and add some statement jewellery for a more dressed-up ensemble.
And if you're looking for the best option, the Pocket Dress in Black is the way to go. It's made from 100% moisture-absorbent rayon, so it's super soft and comfortable to wear, no matter the temperature. It also features a v-neckline, making it flattering on all body types. The best part? It comes with deep pockets on the sides, so you can store your phone, wallet, and keys without worrying about them slipping out!
A Versatile White Tee
Investing in a high-quality white t-shirt is a great way to ensure that you're always prepared for any occasion. It's a staple item that can be worn with anything from jeans and sneakers to a suit and dress shoes, so it's perfect for those who like to have many options when getting dressed in the morning. You can also layer it with a blazer or a cardigan to create an upscale look that's perfect for work.
But before you rush to the store and check out the first white shirt you see, it's important to remember that not all of them are created equally! If you want a stylish cut with a relaxed fit, then the Spring Tee in White will get you hooked! It features a dropped shoulder design and a flowy hemline for a more casual vibe. It's made from 95% rayon and 5% spandex which means it feels stretchy and soft against your skin while also being lightweight.
A Stylish Shrug
Looking for a quick transformation? From casual to formal, you can rely on a stylish shrug to make your 'fit stand out! It's also a fan-favourite item since it adds an extra layer of warmth and comfort, so you can stay cosy and stylish no matter the weather. Another advantage to investing in one is that it looks great for dresses, jumpsuits, and even tube tops, making it a versatile piece.
Here at Freez, we understand that we all have preferences regarding the type of Shrugs we wear. That's why we created three versions to suit your needs: Mini (short-sleeved and short), Cape (mini but long-sleeved), and Festival (short-sleeved and long). Now you can select the one that best suits your body shape!
A Breezy Wide Leg Pants
Wide-leg pants provide a comfortable and versatile addition to any wardrobe. They offer a relaxed fit, allowing for ease of movement and comfort throughout the day. Additionally, their flattering cut and wide-leg silhouette add an oomph to ladies with straight, slim legs. Wide-leg pants can also be worn with a crop top for a playful look, a smart blouse for an office-ready vibe, or a tucked-in shirt for a sophisticated look.
There are many types of wide-leg pants available today that are perfect for whatever look you want to pull off. If you're unsure of what to choose, here are some recommendations:
- Palazzo pants: Loose and flowy, with a wide, flared leg
- Culottes: Shorter and wider than traditional pants, often ending just above the ankle
- Bell bottom pants: Wide at the bottom with a flare that starts at the knee
- Paperbag pants: High-waisted with a wide leg and cinched waist
Wild Safari Print Scarf
Want to add a touch of fun and excitement to your look? Have fun dressing up with an Animal Print Scarf for a cute look. Perfect to wear with solid-coloured pieces, wrapping this around your neck can instantly add a pop of colour to your outfit. It’s also a great way to keep warm when the weather gets cold!
Ready To Get Started With The Basics?
As we learned above, you do not need to break the bank to look sophisticated. That's why here at Freez HQ, we strive to deliver functional and affordable products. We do not just introduce you to a variety of stylish pieces, but also create clothes tailored to fit every woman's body type, style, and budget. We want you to get a lot of mileage out of your every purchase so that you can build a wardrobe that you love, one piece at a time.
Ready to shop our collection? Check out Freez and let your inner trendsetter come out to play!