Itâ€™s a familiar scene: A harried woman stands in front of her closet, surveying the clothes, wailing to herself, â€œWhat do I wear?â€ While such behavior may seem a bit extreme when youâ€™re getting dressed to run a few errands, the absence of appropriate attire is a legitimate lament when an invitation to a black-tie wedding arrives or you get a call from a headhunter. With these wardrobe essentials on hand, though, youâ€™ll always know what to reach for.
1. Black Pants
A sleek pair of black trousers with a flattering fit not only transcends trends, it is a master of multitasking. Without question, black pants are one of the few wardrobe staples that you can wear with just about anything else in your closet (including many of the other pieces shown here).
2. French-Cuff Dress Shirt
Nothing elevates a pair of trousers, a skirt, or a suit like a classic French-cuff dress shirt. The simple upgrade of the cuffs adds elegance to an otherwise ordinary shirt and helps create a look that will feel as appropriate for pitching a new client as it does for hosting a casual Sunday brunch.
3. Black Pumps
Sorry, Prince Charming, but if Cinderella were around today, her footwear of choice would undoubtedly be a black leather pump. This perennial fashion favorite has withstood the test of time because it is the go-to shoe for day or night, jeans or trousers or skirts, dressy occasions or more casual events. Whether perfectly plain or adorned with a subtle pattern, a pair of black pumps adds polish to any outfit.
4. Maxi Dress
Since pants are now an acceptable form of dress for myriad daytime celebrations, the maxi dress doesnâ€™t get as much play as it used to. But a sophisticated one is often the easiest and most appropriate choice for such semiformal festivities, and is a godsend for modest dressers. And when you discover how little effort it takes to zip into a dress, youâ€™ll find it a pleasure to give your pants a well-deserved rest.
5. Dressy Jacket
Wearing a dressy jacket is an effortless way to upgrade almost anything in your closet. The bouclÃ© fabric and open design make it not only timeless but also cross-generational, so get ready to share it with the other women in your family. You can swap it with your suit jacket for a cocktail party, your twenty-something sister might pair it with jeans, and your mother can throw it over a skirt and a shell.
6. A Neutral-Coloured Baju Kurung
A baju kurung in neutral tones such as black, navy, or cream is practical enough to be worn in the office as well as a formal event when paired with fancy heels or handbag. With many baju kurungs tailored to suit every type of body– a fuller figured woman can look slimmer with a form-fitting baju kurung modern, while athletic-type bodies can be uplifted with a pesak gantung one, which gives an illusion of curvier hips.-MYNEWSHUB.CC