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Wardrobe Essentials
by Lakeysha-Marie

Not sure what to wear? Looking your best starts with having the right gear. These basic wardrobe essentials make it easier to coordinate a variety of looks, saving time and eliminating hassle. Weapostropheve compiled a brief list of timeless staples to help you put your best look forward.

The Suit. A tailored suit is more than style for the office. Worn separately, the jacket looks great with jeans, worn over dresses, and paired with skirts. The trousers are just as versatile and look great with an assortment of tops.

The Shirt. Whether worn under a suit, or tied over a bikini, a button down white shirt is a wardrobe staple. Select a style with seams and darts for shaping. This will give a figure-flattering silhouette.

The Skirt. A pencil skirt or an A-line skirt (flattering on fuller hips & thighs) bought in a clean simple style. This skirt also makes a great transition piece from the office to a night out.

The Little Black Dress. This is the wardrobe staple. Dress it up or down for a look thatapostrophes sexy and chic. Itapostrophes what to wear when you have nothing to wear.

The Jean. Select either a slim cut or boot cut jean and buy it in a dark wash for maximum match-ability. Ensure this pair is long enough to wear with a low heel for a polished finish.

The Basics. Tees and tanks are great for layering, as well as adding color and texture to your look. These affordable basics are great to stock up on.The key to building a great wardrobe isnapostrophet limited to selecting designer one-of-a-kind pieces. Successful style is selecting items that can be worked into a variety of looks for maximum wearability. In the long run it saves money and gives longer life to your wardrobe.

About the Author:
Lakeysha-Marie is a fashion stylist, a women’s fit technologist, author and columnist for women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine Pink Diva Café. To learn more, visit Lakeysha-Marie’s fashion blog and personal style website http://www.beautybodystyle.com/. **WomenOf readers will receive a free “Body Type Basics Guideapostrophe to identify your body type when you subscribe.