Building a New Wardrobe: The Basics

There are a number of clothing pieces that are considered to be basics, meaning they should be apart of anyone’s wardrobe as they are extremely versatile and are the base for any outfit. These are pieces that look good in every single body shape, as opposed to trendy pieces (we all have that trend we love on other but hate seeing on ourselves right?). Well, today marks the beginning of a new series here on The European Closet that I’m calling ”Building a New Wardrobe”: for the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you the key pieces you need to build a new wardrobe that is both functional, timeless and modern. Today, it’s all about the basics

Below are my basic pieces I think everyone should have in their wardrobe. These are pieces that can be paired with trendy pieces (more on that next week) to create a more modern look but they can also be paired with each other to create a timeless and simple outfit.


White Blouse
White T-shirt
Blue Jeans 
Black Jeans 
Denim Jacket
Leather Jacket 
Cropped Trousers 
White Trainers 
Ankle Boots
Black Dress 
Crossbody Bag 

As I said above, these pieces are the base for any outfit but they can also be paired to create outfits on their own. Here are some examples.

What are your wardrobe basics? 

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