7 Basic Items Of Clothing To Upgrade Your Wardrobe With

Pearl Academy , 25 Mar 2021
Wardrobe basics. By Chiociolla | www.shutterstock.com
Wardrobe basics. By Chiociolla | www.shutterstock.com

By Janice Marium George

Fashion is an ever-growing business. Every day we see new trends come to life but there are still a couple of basic trends that stand the test of time. They never go out of style. Knowing or unknowingly we find ourselves pairing these garments with current trends along with the basics. Most of us have these basic items of clothing in our wardrobes but are not completely sure what they are.

Here’s a list of those items of clothing that are a must-have in your wardrobe:

1) Little black dress

Back in the 1920s, the little black dress came to be. It was a hit then and continues to date. The little black dress is more of an evening dress which is often short in length. It can be worn casually or for a party, a date night, or even for a formal event, with the right kind of accessories. It is definitely a wardrobe essential for all you fashionistas out there.

Little black dress. By Andrij Garry | www.shutterstock.com
Little black dress. By Andrij Garry | www.shutterstock.com

2) White shirt

White is a neutral colour and it goes with everything. So owning a white shirt would simplify your styling woes. It can be worn as casual, formal, professional and even party-wear. You can sport a semi-formal look with the best-suited accessories and footwear. You can acquire a great look and feel with the different types of materials the shirt is made of. Nowadays, shirts with prints and patterns are also very trendy making them an important wardrobe basic.

White shirt. By Look Studio | www.shutterstock.com
White shirt. By Look Studio | www.shutterstock.com

3) Basic t-shirt

This is every individual’s requirement— a basic tee. There is no harm in having these tees in all colours. But if you think that’s just unnecessary spending, go for the most basic colours like whites and blacks. You would mostly wear a t-shirt for a casual day out or when meeting up with some friends or for a nice walk down the street or park. T-shirts go way back to the 1900s when members of the U.S. navy used to wear them.

Basic T-shirt. By New Africa | www.shutterstock.com
Basic T-shirt. By New Africa | www.shutterstock.com

4) Animal prints

Animal prints have been trending for a while now. The trend was initiated in the 1930s. Since then it has been gradually changing in style. It started with the famous leopard print which is still seen now. But presently we also see many other skin prints that have been popular like the zebra, jaguar, and cheetah. Not so long ago animal prints were in trend and are occasionally seen nowadays. These printed garments can be worn for any occasion.

Animal prints. By triocean | www.shutterstock.com
Animal prints. By triocean | www.shutterstock.com

5) Jeans

Jeans have been in fashion for as long as we can remember and they never goes out of style. They’re a unisexual piece of clothing and can be worn by anyone. There have been different trends in jeans like the wide leg, boot cut, mom-style, and more but the modern trends are distressed, boyfriend, high-waisted, paper bag, and skinny jeans. Jeans are mainly casual wear but can occasionally be worn with formal garments.

Blue jeans. By Maria Markevich | www.shutterstock.com
Blue jeans. By Maria Markevich | www.shutterstock.com

6) Denim jacket

The denim jacket has also been in style for some time now. In fact, they come in different colours now. But the most commonly used is the light or dark washed denim jacket. The best thing about denim jackets is that they can be worn at any time of the year, with no restrictions. If you’re looking for a casual outfit, just pair your dress or tee and jeans with a denim jacket, and you’re good to go.

Denim jacket. By mentatdgt | www.shutterstock.com
Denim jacket. By mentatdgt | www.shutterstock.com

7) White sneakers

The white sneaker trend made a comeback almost three years ago and is still in trend. They are a classic in 2020. Most of us have made a purchase for a plain white sneaker and have had no regrets. You can wear these sneakers with basically anything.

White sneakers. By veronika.a.netreba | www.shutterstock.com
White sneakers. By veronika.a.netreba | www.shutterstock.com

What are some basic items of clothing you would like to upgrade your wardrobe with? Share it with us in the comments below!

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