No matter what your age, there are certain wardrobe essentials every girl needs in her closet.
Celebrity stylist Lloyd Boston breaks down the must-have items every girl should have to look fierce and fabulous.
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
Nude Shoes: Many women overlook nude shoes because they’re plain or understated, but stylish women keep them in their wardrobe every season. Nude shoes should match your skin tone, just like foundation should match the face. They elongate your legs and make you look taller. They’re also great for travel because you can pack for a week without having to worry if they will match your outfits.
Nude criss cross by Ron Donovan, rondonfoot.com
Comfortable Flats: The key here is to find a festive flat. You should feel comfortable but you shouldn’t look like you’ve borrowed them from your grandma. If you’re going to sacrifice height, you want to make sure they are stylish.
Flat Bec 2 Differ ballet flat in red by Aerosoles, $69.99, Aerosoles.com
Strappy Evening Sandals: Strappy means barely there! It should just be a suggestion of the shoe on the foot. You can wear it with anything. It should be like wearing jewelry on the foot.
Silver strappy high heel shoe by Ron Donovan, rondonfoot.com
Trench Coat: sometimes a heavy coat can ruin what you’re wearing because it’s too bulky. You can customize a great trench coat to your outfit. You can add a belt, synch the sleeves, etc. It’s a great lightweight piece that’s also very versatile.
Double breasted trench coat from JCPenny, $150, JCPenney.com
Black and gold evening coat from Byron Lars Beauty Mark, $470, byronlarsbeautymark.com
Leather Jacket: This jacket is the perfect choice for a woman who wants the celebrity look when they walk into the room. A leather jacket is a great way to accomplish a “cool girl” look without having to spend too much money. It’s a great investment because you can make it casual, edgy or sophisticated.
Leather moto jacket from Guess, guess.com
Sequin Tank: Whether you are 30, 50 or beyond, the party begins with you. You can wear a sequin tank day or night. When it’s time to go from desk to dinner, this is a great way to add a festive piece that you can wear under a structured blazer during the day and wear it alone at night.
Silver sequin tank by Kay Celine, $120, Tootsies.com
Wrap Dress: This is especially necessary for the curvy women because It lifts and hides.
Stripe wrap dress from Macy’s, $119, macys.com
White Shirt: This is the most versatile item you can have in your wardrobe. If you chose a quality shirt then you can take it to a formal event or pair it with jeans and flats on the weekends.
White shawl collar blouse from Lafayette 148, $278, lafayette148.com
Evening Clutch: A clutch is like having a beautiful manicure when you’re seated at a dinner table. It should be sexy and should look beautiful like fine china or crystals.
Charmeuse rosette clutch from Lafayette 148, $248, lafayette148.com
Lady-Like Pearls: We can thank Michelle Obama for keeping pearls in vogue. To keep pearls looking young and fresh you want to layer them on in excess.
Grey triple strand pearls from JC Penny, $20, JCPenney.com
Gold Cuff: One big cuff is all you need sometimes. If you think of fashion on the runways, you always see one bold piece. This is the perfect way to make a statement with your jewelry.
Gold Braided cuff from JCPenny, $15, JCPenney.com
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