Friday, 16 October 2015

FASHION FUNDAMENTALS: How strong is your Foundation?

By foundation, I do not mean your house or family background. I mean your wardrobe foundation, wardrobe basics, foundation pieces, wardrobe essentials!!
Wardrobe basics are the building blocks to creating a solid wardrobe that keep you covered all season round.
Before you begin to stock up your closet with trendy pieces which you only get to wear for a limited period or have to hide somewhere in your closet till they become in vogue again, it is important that your wardrobe basics are in place.
Wardrobe basics never go out of style. They are faithful friends, ever ready to be restyled, revibed and revamped without giving you away. They always got your back.

Here is a list of items I believe should be present in a well structured female closet:      

Black everything- top, skirt, shoes, jeans, pant trousers, blazer... etc.
Someone said: Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
Black works everytime.


     White shirt and top


     Tops in basic solid colors


     The little Black Dress (LBD)

     The Little White Dress (LWD)*


     Prints (florals, stripes…)



     Iron free top

   Pant trousers

        A flattering skirt (Pencil, A-line….)

Black pumps

Stylish flats

Nude heels


Fancy slippers

Statement heels

Strappy heels


Jewelry, Scarves, hats, Sunglasses, Watch

Black bag


Swing bag

Note: your basics should always be of good quality as you are likely to use them more often. You don’t wanna have to replace them within a short period. Also this write-up is somewhat restricted to the Nigerian environment. Other pieces such as coats and boots might be regarded as a wardrobe staple in other countries.

Once your basics are in place, you can go on to add other items that reflect your personal style. I am of the opinion that your wardrobe shouldn't skew to certain pieces…like only black and white or I love pink, so I’m gonna buy everything in pink…

Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles.

Thanks for stopping by.

YS: Ogunrinde Olayemi

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