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5 Staple Items Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

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When it comes to closets, especially custom closets, we here at Closet and Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina, sometimes get more caught up with the closets themselves than with what goes in them. So with that in mind, for this post we explore the 5 basic staples that every woman should have in her closet in order to face the world fiercely, confidently, and comfortably.

The Little Black Dress (LBD)

In a world where fashion is always in flux, and it seems like there are new trends every month, it can be hard to stay on top of things. This is especially true of nightwear or formal wear, garments that tend to be more expensive. For most of us, buying a trendy new cocktail dress every time you need one is out of the question and out of the budget. That’s where the Little Black Dress, or LBD comes in. The concept of the LBD originated with fashion matriarch Coco Chanel in the 1920’s, and has remained a style classic ever since.  This timeless closet staple is typically simple in cut and style, and serves as a perfect basic piece that you can dress up or down, and wear for as long as it fits. The LBD is timeless, versatile, and elegant, and is a fashionable item worthy of any woman’s closet.

A Sturdy Pair of Rain Boots

Not all of the items on this list will be style oriented, or even targeted just at women. But one item that would be a perfect closet staple is a pair of sturdy, well made rain boots. If you’ve ever been caught by a rainy day unawares, you know the misery that can come when those thin skinned sneakers, which are so perfect for everyday wear, get soaked through, leaving you with the most unpleasant of all sensations: wet socks. Buying solid rain boots before you need them will ensure that you’re always prepared for inclement weather, and will be well stocked with a stormproof closet.

A Simple White Button Down

Whether you work in an office environment every day or not, chances are that at some point you’ll be required to dress up in ‘business casual’ wear. While it can be hard to know exactly what this term entails, as it can really range depending on setting and audience, having a simple white button down is a failsafe way to ensure that you look presentable, professional, and put together in any setting.

A Pair of Comfortable, Neutral Heels

You don’t have to wear heels everyday, or even most days, but having a single pair of plain pumps, which won’t murder you’re feet after a night out, is a basic item which, like the Little Black Dress, would be a fine staple for most women’s closets. Even if you just wear heels once a year, if a close family member’s wedding comes around, you don’t want to rush out at the last second to buy a pair of cheap stilettos that will leave you blistered and bruised the next day. Go-to suggestions include nude or black pumps with a sturdy heel, or kitten heels for the less daring among us. As long as you only have one pair of heels that you know are comfortable and versatile waiting in your closet, you’ll be ready for any surprise black tie event.

That Perfect Pair of Jeans

Ask any woman what her least favorite clothing item to shop for is, and chances are she’ll tell you that it’s jeans. While they are the base staple of so many daily driver outfits, finding a pair that fits properly is an arduous and often humbling process that forces a woman to confront all her body image fears and flaws head on. But, once you do find that perfect pair, that pair of jeans that turns your derriere into a million bucks, it feels like finding your soul mate. If you’re closet is lacking this star quality denim, it might be time to make the dreaded trek to the mall, as no woman’s closet is complete without the perfect pair of jeans.


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