It sure is cool to follow trends and shop till you drop, but are you sure you have all the basic items you need?

This is important for many reasons; firstly, the following garments are completely timeless, and secondly, they play along fabulously with everything – whether you are aiming towards a vintage or a modern look.

So without further ado, here is the ultimate list of must-have basic pieces every woman should own in her closet. Take note.


We all love Drake, right? So why wouldn’t we start from the bottom? (wink)

Ballet flats

There are simply days when we are not as Carrie Bradshaw as we usually are, and we just cannot strut around the streets in heels or strappy sandals. This is when ballet flats jump in. Not only are they super comfortable and light but they are also quite chic.

Black heels

You simply cannot call yourself a fashionista if you don’t own at least one pair of black heels. They are something that will literally never go out of fashion. Invest in a high-quality leather pair that will last you a lifetime.

Nude heels

Nude is basically the new white, and where is black, there is white as well. Timeless, versatile and pretty, nude pumps are something you simply need to have.

Strappy sandals

If you want to embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw during summer, you have to own at least one pair of strappy sandals. Get ones in a neutral color so you can pair them with as many outfits as possible.

Running shoes

We cannot always rely on heels and sandals, right? Sometimes, a gal has to go hiking, go running or visit the gym, and for all those adventures, you will need quality footwear to make the experience more comfortable for you.

Over-the-knee boots

Strappy sandals to summer are what over-the-knee boots are to winter. Even though they appeared quite recently, they have already become a footwear staple. Get yourself a pair of black, gray or nude ones depending on your personal style, and rock the streets this winter.


Make yourself a cup of coffee and some popcorn, because going through this list and memorizing it will definitely take some time.

Multiple white and black tees

There is no discussion here. You simply have to have at least five of each, period.

A classic button-down

Just like the white tee is an everyday staple, a classic button-down shirt can be a night out staple, work staple as well as a casual walk staple. It is versatile and always fashionable.


It doesn’t matter whether you want to stay warm or just need a cool layering piece, a cardigan is something you must have. It can be paired with literally every garment so it’s quite a worthy investment.

Skinny jeans

Firstly, they go with everything, secondly, they are trendy, and finally, they make your bum look fabulous. But finding ones that fulfill all these facts can sometimes be tricky, so if you cannot find what you need at your local malls, have in mind that there is a huge choice of quality women’s jeans at Mavi you should definitely check out.

Tailored blazer, pants and skirt

Every closet should have this trio in black and white. It can come in handy for work and job interviews, but it can also be used for other purposes such as dates or nights out – combined with other garments, of course.

Leather jacket

Bold and cool, a quality black leather jacket is something we all should own. It makes you warm and it adds that special “don’t mess with me” vibe to any outfit.

Denim jacket

Since the latest return of the ‘80s and ‘90s fashion, we just can’t get enough of denim jackets. Depending on your style, get yourself either a fitted one or an oversized one.


Do I even need to say anything about little black dresses? I didn’t think so.

Trench coat

A classic trench is a worthy investment. Not only are they coming back but they are perfect for the pre-fall time of the year.

Cold weather coat

No matter whether you live in a cold or warm climate, you will need a cold weather coat at least once in your life. Be prepared for possible trips to colder climates.


Have you fulfilled this checklist? If not, what are you waiting for?


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