With all of the outfits in a girl’s closet, there are eight items that are absolutely essential to include. Most of these are useful in creating a day-to-night look. For example the high-waisted pencil skirt, the ankle-strap heels and basic black flats, the black denim jeans, and, especially, the classic black dress, or what it’s most famously called, the “little black dress,” can all transform a business-chic lady into a fun party girl.
The blazer is the classic sign of sophistication and elegance in pretty much any appropriate environment. It forms a very mature and business-like demeanor on a woman, but at the same time makes her look very graceful. Actress Cate Blanchett has been known to wear very basic blazers, and let’s face it, she is the definition of Hollywood sophistication and elegance, after Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, of course.
The bralette, or non-padded bra, is especially useful in creating a sexy yet chic and youthful manner on a woman. This would go well under a loose chiffon blouse or dress.
The classic monogram leather bag may look simple, but it make a woman look sophisticated yet playful and sexy addition to any outfit.
Take note: You probably have noticed that everyone of the items is black. This is because black is the most simple and elegant color in fashion and practically goes with anything. They don’t have to be black; they can also be another dark color, just as long is doesn’t pop out too much. You want it to be the simplest possible (it’s not the thing that should stand out in the outfit). Of course, no one ignores that final reason for wearing black: black is slimming.
1. SAINT LAURENT ICONIC LE SMOKING SPENCER JACKET IN BLACK LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL GABARDINE $2,950 (ysl.com)
2. Herve Leger Strapless Bandage Dress $1,250 (shop.nordstrom.com)
3. T BY ALEXANDER WANG Knit Pencil Skirt $185 (barneys.com)
4. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT SHOPPING BAG IN BLACK LEATHER $2,650 (ysl.com)
5. SKIVVIES Bat Your Lashes Lace Bralette $125.00 (nastygal.com)
6. Reva BALLET FLAT $225.00 (toryburch.com)
7. J Brand 485 Super Skinny Luxe Sateen Jeans $185 (shopbop.com)
8. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC JANE ANKLE STRAP 110 SANDAL IN BLACK LEATHER $795.00 (ysl.com)