Women's Wardrobe Essentials: 10+ Things You Must Own

Women's Wardrobe Essentials: 10+ Things You Must Own

Who does not like to keep up with the latest fashion trends to look stylish yet own something that will last long? However, every few weeks a new fashion trend pops up, making it impossible for us to keep up with these changing trends.

But don’t worry. Your wardrobe is filled with evergreen clothing items that will never go out of style. Read this blog to learn some of the must-haves wardrobe classics every woman should own, irrespective of season or occasion.

Wardrobe essentials for women:

1. Denim:

Classic denim is like a woman’s best friend, sticking with her through thick and thin, helping her look fantastic for all occasions. You can style the same denim with different styles to look fashionable. You can pair your blue denim with a white shirt and a blazer for a semi-formal look or any bold printed shirt or t-shirt for a casual look. For a semi-traditional look, you can pair your denim with a kurti and complete the look with stylish chappals or juttis.

2. T-shirts and tops:

T-shirts and tops are the most comfortable clothing items in a woman's wardrobe. What better than a white casual t-shirt for women? Just pull over a white t-shirt on any of your coloured or printed bottoms, pants, skirts or shorts, and you are ready for the casual visit. A plain subtle top matches the dark-coloured bottoms, or the printed top goes well with the earthy-coloured bottoms.  There are more than one type of t-shirts and you can spruce up your wardrobe by filling it with a few of them.

3. Dresses:

Dresses are universally loved attire and have the power to completely transform a woman's look, giving her a confidence boost. This is why you need to have a couple of dresses in your wardrobe. You can start filling your wardrobe with dresses that flatter your body type. There are a variety of dresses for women that you can choose from, but there are two dresses that you cannot do without, a little black dress (LBD) and a summer dress. They are essential to every woman’s wardrobe. A modest LBD is perfect for most occasions. You can wear it for both formal or casual events, even if it's a day or night. And a feathery light summer dress is perfect for casual daytime outings.

4. Tank top:

Women’s wardrobe is incomplete without a tank top or a camisole. Originally it was worn under shirts, but it is trending as outerwear recently. Tank tops can also be worn as an added layer under the dresses. You can pair it with joggers, shorts, skirts or cotton pants.

5. Track pants:

Track pants are comfortable bottoms you can wear for walks, gym or workouts. Pair your track pants with a comfortable oversized t-shirt or sweatshirt to create a relaxed yet fashionable look.

6. Sweatshirts and Hoodies: 

Sweatshirts and hoodies give a very cosy feeling and are therefore considered perfect for light winter days. You can pair your stylish sweatshirts or hoodies with tracks or cotton shorts. Sweatshirts can be used to layer over your light t-shirts or tank tops. Complete the look with sneakers or sports shoes. To make a style statement, you can pair a sweatshirt with denim.

7. Knee-length skirts:

A flowy high waist knee-length skirt looks elegant and flattering. You can choose the skirt pattern according to the body type. The best part about skirts is that they are suitable for most occasions, including formal events and casual outings. When you are planning a formal outfit, you can pair it with a top or a fancy blouse. To enhance the look, try on pumps or pencil heels. For a casual look, pair your skirt with a t-shirt and sneakers.

8. Black formal pants:

You should also make some space in your wardrobe for a couple of formal pants, especially black formal pants.  They come in handy for a formal meeting, presentation or office wear. Black formal pants never get old. You have a variety of jeans like a broad bottom, pencil pants, elastic waist, jegging, tie waist, or button-down pants. Pair your pants with a plain formal shirt or a dressy top. One can never go wrong with black pants and a white shirt.

9. Heels:

Heels, a type of footwear known to transform a woman's appearance, are often associated with a confident posture and feminine gait.  You can wear one to two-inch heels with a formal outfit, and pumps or stilettos work best with party outfits. Open-toe heels compliment the bootcut pants. If you have to wear heels for long hours, you can select wedges or platforms. You should look for a breathable, skin-friendly and soft material. Heels should not be too tight or too loose; it needs to be the right size for your foot. There should not be empty spaces between the feet and shoes, or the skin should not bulge out of the shoes.

10. White sneakers:

White sneakers are universal footwear that matches any outfit, be it a dress, shorts, skirt, jumpsuit or tracks. The classic white sneakers never go out of fashion. They just get upgraded. Adding vibrant or bright colours to your white sneakers will give a whole new look to your shoes. There is no need to match the colour of your outfit or socks with your white sneakers.

11. Flat shoes:

Flat shoes can be ballerinas, boat shoes, slip-on or loafers. Consider wearing flat shoes when you have too much running around or the ground is flat. Always select flat shoes with a good quality base which is soft and capable of handling rough terrains . Pair your loafers with dresses or skirts. Ballerinas match well with formal outfits. You can wear flat sandals with long dresses.

12. Fancy belt:

Belts are not just to tighten loose pants or secure your pants. Fancy belts add a zing to a plain and boring dress. You can add value to your dress with a belt or a sash having a big fancy buckle. For a festive look, choose a glittery belt or a golden belt.

13. Statement jewellery:

Jewellery has always been women’s best friend. Be it gold or diamond jewellery accentuates a women’s look. Statement jewellery helps you express yourself and your personality. It is bold, easily spotted and helps you stand out. While selecting statement jewellery, consider the part of your outfit that you want to bring attention to. With statement jewellery, you have to rely on the mantra “less is always more”. Statement jewellery can be an earring, bracelet, bangle, neckpiece, nose pin, or ring.


Picking a clothing item is far more than simply purchasing the ones featured in the latest trends. It is finding the balance between fashion and comfort. The clothing items and accessories mentioned in this list will always be in style. Create magic by mixing and matching with the newest trends. Dress to boost your confidence and not just to push yourself to keep up with the latest trends. Harbour9 offers a wide range of women’s clothes collections. You can explore it and find the dresses to revamp your wardrobe.

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