10 Classic Wardrobe Pieces Every Girl Must Have

You can't go wrong with the basics.

(SPOT.ph) Trends come and go but the basics last forever—which is why every girl needs to stock up on timeless fashion pieces. Wardrobe staples do well no matter what the season, and you’ll always be able to use them even if you decide to change up your style. While it’s fun to try out whatever’s trendy at the moment, it’s important to invest in classic but reliable clothing that will never go out of style. Remember: sometimes, simpler is better! 

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Here are 10 wardrobe staples you need in your closet:

Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket (P1,459) from Promod
PHOTO BY Promod

If we’re talking about pieces that transcend time, the denim jacket is a perfect example. It’s been around for more than a century, and you can bet it will be around for much longer because of its versatility. This classic jean jacket from Promod features a straight cut that'll complement any outfit. It’s got a no-nonsense design that’ll go with anything, be it your plain white tee or your LBD! We’re sure you’ll be able to wear for years to come.

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See a list of Promod stores.

White T-Shirt

Organic Cotton T-Shirt (P495) from Mango
PHOTO BY mango

Basic white tees are like blank canvases because they can be anything you want them to be. Going for girly? Pair this crew-neck T-shirt from Mango with a pastel skirt, a pair of heels, and you’re good to go! Feeling edgy? Just throw on a pair of ripped jeans and a leather jacket with this tee. The possibilities are endless.

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See a list of Mango stores.

Denim Jeans

710 Super Skinny Jeans (P2,499.50) from Levi's
PHOTO BY levi's

Getting yourself a good pair of jeans is an investment you need to make, because a pair that's of high-quality and comfortable can last you decades—depending on how you take care of it, of course. The perfect pair can flatter your figure and complement whatever you wear with it. This mid-rise pair from Levi’s is made with innovative stretch denim that’s designed to flatter, so you can be sure that they'll fit you as if they were tailor-made. They’re also cut slim from the hip all the way to the ankle, which will make your legs look more slender. 

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See a list of Levi’s stores.

White Sneakers

Nappaleau White Ice Sneakers (P3,250) from Superga
PHOTO BY superga

White sneakers are for those days when you don’t really want to think about what shoes to wear, but still want to look put-together. This pair of Superga is made of soft, smooth nappa leather and would go with pretty much everything in your closet. When we say everything, we mean from your dresses down to your trousers!

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Sweater

Camel Basic Sweater (P2,495) from Zara
PHOTO BY zara

Who says you can't wear sweaters in a tropical country? For times you feel like you need a bit of warmth or just want to bundle up for no reason, having a go-to sweater in your closet will come in handy. This knitted one from Zara is breathable and has a simple round neckline that'll give you enough coverage. It comes in a earthy camel color that doesn't absorb heat and that's easy to match with a pair of jeans or your favorite black skirt.

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See a list of Zara stores.

Little Black Dress

JULIA Slip Dress (P1,299) from Susto
PHOTO BY susto

Ah, the ever-reliable Little Black Dress—worn and made timeless by names like Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss, and Princess Diana, to name a few. There is no way on earth one could go wrong with slipping into an LBD, like this one from local label Susto. Whether you choose to pair this frock with stilettos or white sneakers, we guarantee you won’t have to worry about feeling under- or over-dressed no matter how last-minute your event is!

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See a list of Susto stores.

Blazer

Blazer with rolled-up 3/4 sleeves (P2,295) from Bershka
PHOTO BY bershka

All you need is at least one good blazer and you’re set for life! From job interviews to important meetings, a blazer is an essential piece that will make you look professional no matter what you're wearing underneath. This one from Bershka is nothing too complicated, making it great for all sorts of occasions. Its contrasting buttons go well against the black color of the blazer, for a subtle elegant accent.

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Button-Down Shirt

Women Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse (P990) from Uniqlo
PHOTO BY uniqlo

Whether you’re a student, an employee, or someone in between jobs, you’ll definitely find yourself in situations that require a collared button-down shirt, whether it's for an emergency ID picture or a last-minute business-formal event. Top three reasons we think this Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse from Uniqlo is a staple: it’s easy to style, it’s light and breezy, and it’s available in several colors. 

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See a list of Uniqlo stores.

Black Skirt

Midi Pleated A-Line Skirt (P1,649) from Pomelo Fashion
PHOTO BY Pomelo Fashion

A black skirt is must-have for any working girl. You can wear this versatile piece with your work blouses for your office looks, casual T-shirts for chill days, dressy tops for your fancy events, and more. For those who love all things high-waisted, this one from Pomelo Fashion is right up your alley. Not only will it give the illusion of a smaller waist, it will also help your legs look slimmer and longer. Bonus feature: it has pockets! 

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Nude Heels

Maria Nude Heels (P1,150) from Hue
PHOTO BY Hue

A nude pair deserves a spot in your shoe rack—they're perfect for any occasion and can complement any color scheme. These nude heels from local footwear brand Hue are great to wear for both work and play. At two inches high, this pair is tall enough to look good in a formal outfit, but short enough to feel comfortable in if you’re just heading to the mall. 

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See a list of Hue stores.

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