Wardrobe basics checklist: Get the perfect style

January 24, 2019

We all want to have a fabulous closet filled with items that fit like a glove, but to achieve perfect looks, you need to first, begin with the basics. So, what are the basics, you may ask. Scroll down and find out in our wardrobe basics checklist!

Let’s look at the ‘queen’ of basic, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, you can bet there is a stock of basic items in her closet, that is as important as the fancier garments. 

For example, the right underwear, the pristine white t-shirt, the always on point navy blazer, the perfect jeans, the elegant pump. Those items will be worn season after season, they are not only basics, they are also classics. So better plan your budget and look for quality pieces, which means, not always affordable. 

Let’s have a look at the few basic items you need to have a clever capsule wardrobe.


There is one thing that can ruin your look; the dreadful VLP ( visible panty line). So choose a model that fits you and won’t leave any unwanted mark.


Avoid cheap tights that sag as soon as you start moving. Wolford is a reliable brand that makes good quality tights.

Breton striped top

It’s basic, classic, versatile and chic. Not only Parisian girls wear the striped shirts; Kate Middleton is also often seen in one too. This is a must on our wardrobe basics checklist!

White shirt

What’s a fabulous wardrobe without a simple white shirt? Be it tight or oversized. It’s the perfect match to that favourite pair of jeans and the spring trenchcoat.


The perfect blazer is that staple that will upgrade any look. Go for a classic tailored one that you can pair with almost anything.

Trench coat

This timeless piece is crucial to complete your capsule wardrobe. The original Burberry is the best option and you can take advantage of the winter sales now to snap yours at a fraction of the original price.

White sneakers

The classic white sneakers is all you need. Once you have them, then you can wear them with anything you want. For instance, it can be any summer dress.


We can’t finish the wardrobe basics checklist without this one essential piece – denim. In fact, jeans should be an investment piece, they have to fit perfectly and the details should show quality. In the right and cool wardrobe, you will always find a denim shirt and jacket.


Beside blazers, skirts are another sartorial basic pieces that complete a capsule wardrobe. A little bit of a sexy and masculine touch to take you from the office to the cocktail party.


When Coco Chanel brought back the trousers in the 1920’s, it was revolutionary. They became one of the chicest items of each woman’s closet. So put one of those on your wardrobe basics checklist, because they are must-haves!