6 Fashion Basics Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

Woman’s fashion can seem daunting sometimes. What you need to do is start with a few basics and start adding pieces that highlight your figure or your personality. That in mind, here are a few Yvonne Marie basics you should always have in your closet.


Perhaps the most important—or, at least the most fundamental—item you need to have in your wardrobe, the crisp white tee shirt is as simple as it is versatile.  You can wear this any time of year and any day of the week. It can be a basic undershirt hidden by a sweater or you can dress up a casual pair of jeans and a white tee with a blazer. The clean, white tee shirt can anchor more bold pieces like printed shorts or colored denim, as well.


This really needs no introduction or explanation, but the little black dress is obviously a must have for every woman’s wardrobe.  It is important, of course, to pick the best type of dress silhouette for your body type, but other than that, you really can’t go wrong.  


It is definitely true that jeans never go out of style but dark wash skinny jeans up the ante.  You can dress them up with heels and a blazer or go super casual with sneakers and a hoodie.  As you change out your seasonal items, an ultra dark rinse skinny jean will be a mainstay.

Basic #4:  PUMPS

As classic as they are comfortable, simple black pumps will be your go-to in every season and for every occasion.  They work for your standard 9-to-5 and can easily transition to happy hour or a dinner date or late nights dancing at the club with the girls. Pointed-toe styles are hot this year and they help to make your legs appear longer.

Basic #5:  The BUTTON-UP

Borrowed from the masculine wardrobe, a feminine cut button-up in prints and colors elevate a casual look to something more elegant and polished.  Plus, you can pair this with jeans (above) or a pencil skirt—and different types of shoes, too, of course—depending upon the outing.


Versatile and comfortable, the knee-length skirt can be casual and work-friendly.  It can also, thankfully, fit into a more formal setting.