Fashion Basics: What Every Fashionista Needs in Her Closet

No wardrobe is complete without a few basics. These things will pull your closet together and make it so that you'll never have a day when you have nothing to wear. From here, you'll be able to add a few pieces every season that'll keep your style up to date. Fashion basics are classic and can be worn for years. Here are a few essentials:

Trench Coat
A classic tan trench coat works with any outfit and instantly dresses up an ensemble. Pick one in a timeless cut and you'll be wearing it for years! Pop it over a summery frock in spring, or layer it with a swear in the fall. This is a multi-season, multi-year investment.
Burberry Short cotton trench coat Premium Hitch Hem Trench Coat LABOUR OF LOVE - Khaki wool trench coat Marc By Marc Jacobs Nylon Trench Coat  Double Breasted Cotton Trench Coat BB Dakota Trench Coat Confidential 

Ballet Flat
If you had to invest in any flat shoe, make it a ballet flat. You can wear it with any outfit for a pulled together look. It works with jeans on a grocery run, or with a skirt for a dinner party. Classic styles by Repetto, Delman or Bloch work best.
Repetto BB Patent Ballet Flat Repetto BB Patent Ballet Flat Repetto Bb Perforated Ballet Flats In Dust Repetto BB Classic Flat Repetto BB Classic Flat
Black Pump
A good black pump will take you through every event you need. From office events to cocktail parties, you'll be glad you have it. Pick one in a classic shape with a modern heel and you'll never want for anything else.
 SERGIO ROSSI - Suede platform pumps   Miu Miu Platform Pump - Black Prada black satin peep toe lucite heel pumps  Lanvin Quilted Chain-Anklet Pump
White Shirt
A well-fitting white button down shirt is a staple you can't argue with. It looks crisp and clean and always makes you look smart and stylish. Pair it with jeans during the day, a sassy skirt at night, or even shorts on the weekend. You'll look polished at all times.
Oscar de la Renta Crepe de Chine silk blouse Giambattista Valli Cotton-poplin ruffled blouse Zig Zag Ruffle Blouse Roberto Cavalli Ruffled cotton blouse D&G - Ruffle front blouse   

Dark Jeans
A good pair of dark jean is all you need. Whether you go with a skinny, boot leg or wide leg style, you'll always look polished and put together. During the day, wear your jeans with a cute top or tee then at night, top your look off with a blazer and heels and grab some cocktails with the girls.
Five Pocket Skinny Jean  Current/Elliott The Moto Skinny mid-rise jeans Flap Pocket Skinny Jean  Seven for all Mankind Jeans Roxanne NY Dark     True Religion Grey Skinny Stretch Jeans Oak Black High Skinny Jeans

Black Dress
Every woman needs a little black dress in her closet. Choose a classic cut and you're all set for any event. Change the jewelry and shoes you wear it with and you'll have dozens of combinations that'll get you compliments every time you wear it.
Corey Lynn Calter black jersey 'Madison' strapless sweetheart dress   Badgley Mischka Platinum Label silver sequin strapless dress Mark & James by Badgley Mischka black sequin strapless sweetheart dress Necessary Objects blue denim zip detail strapless dress  Tadashi Shoji black jersey asymmetric shutter pleated strapless dress
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