Wardrobe essentials

This is a series of articles on wardrobe essentials. It is not a prescriptive list like many fashion stylists have. Instead, it is a breakdown by category of the typical Western woman’s wardrobe, with further analysis of important factors that should be considered during wardrobe planning and acquisition stages.

Fit is always paramount and plenty has been written about it in other places, so the focus here is on how well the individual garments will fit into a coordinated wardrobe. This is an on-going series. Articles without a link are not yet published.

Wardrobe essentials: what are they really? – a quick overview


First layer tops


Second layer tops

Indoor accessories



Outdoor accessories


Leisure wear