Tired of making impulse purchases you almost always regret after you cut the tag and throw away the receipt?
Perhaps the New Year is a sartorial clean slate to invest in wardrobe staples that won’t have you second-guessing your buys. There are certain pieces that will never lead you to doubt your decision, rather will instantly catapult into your "when-in-doubt" saviours. We round up 10 such closet essentials you’ll never regret buying.
1. White Blouse
Don’t confuse this with a classic button down white shirt. We are talking about a more luxe update of the white shirt, a sophisticated version if you will. It could be in a luxurious fabric, boast of a smart Chinese collar or have ruffle detailing on the yoke. Buy one now and thank us later.
POPxo recommends: River Island White Top on Jabong
, Rs. 1,445
2. Tailored Pants
A well-cut pair of tailored trousers is one of the most versatile AM to PM pieces one can own. Whether you opt for one in basic black or decide to invest in a bright colour or fun print, that’s entirely up to your style sensibility. You can team it with a smart shirt for a meeting and a crop top for a night out. No going wrong with this one, that’s for sure.
POPxo recommends: Baggy Tencel Trousers, Mango
, Rs. 3,290
3. Tan-Coloured Bag
A tan-coloured bag is ideal for those busy bees who don’t have the luxury or time to change their handbags everyday. Here’s a colour that will complement almost every outfit you don. Be sure to buy a medium size number than will effortlessly see you from day to night.
POPxo recommends: Coach Colette Leather Swingpack on Elitify
, Rs. 11,964
4. Chikankari Salwar
As far as timeless Indian wear goes, a chikankari
suit in white or beige will never ever
go out of style but don’t rule out colour either. Your grandmother wore it and so will your grandchildren. From a wedding reception to a formal sit-down dinner, there are few occasions where you won't be able to use this cult classic.
POPxo recommends: Orange Lucknowi Georgette Anarkali Suit on Indian Roots
, Rs. 25,600
5. Bright Lipstick
A bright lipstick is a quick fix for days you need an instant pick-me-up. We aren’t going to dictate one shade, instead we advise buying a colour that unfailingly uplifts your mood and boosts your confidence every single time. Siren red, coral, pop pink and deep burgundy are some of our top picks.
POPxo recommends: Loreal Paris Collection Star by Blake Lively on Flipkart
, Rs. 995
6. Black Heels
Black heels never disappoint, so quickly get yourself one - if you don’t already have plenty.There are so many styles to choose from - basic pumps, peep-toes or the currently raging dainty ankle straps. To be honest, we aren’t opposed to the idea of getting one of each!
POPxo recommends: Posh Platform Pumps, Forever 21
, Rs. 1,299
7. Sequined Sari
Considering the number of desi
functions we’re forever attending, it’s always a good idea to have a few basic saris that you can count on. A sequined sari is one such wonder that never disappoints. Depending on your tastes, choose one with either sequined highlights, or an all-over sequined pallu.
We bet you’ll be turning to it for years to come.
POPxo recommends: Silkbazar Self Design Bollywood Net Sari on Flipkart
, Rs. 644
8. Crisp Blazer
Never underestimate the power of a sharp blazer to polish an otherwise “meh” outfit. Don’t believe us? Give the silhouette a go and see for yourself! It can be worn with a simple tee and jeans, over a printed dress or with your formal work shirt. Black or navy blue are shades that will serve you for a long time to come. If you are one who doesn’t prefer basic colours, then invest in a red blazer for a touch of pop.
POPxo recommends: Solid Full Sleeves Blazer on Fashionara
, Rs. 1,199
9. Little Black Dress
Don’t write this one off as a cliché. The LBD enjoys the title of sartorial royalty for a reason and a really good one at that. Sonam Kapoor is a sworn patron and it has been Jennifer Aniston’s favourite go-to over the years. You’ll never need another when-in-doubt ensemble once you have an LBD secured in your closet. Whether you choose a leather skater one or a simple sheath version, pick a style that resonates with your personality.
POPxo recommends: Belle Fille Black Fit & Flare Dress on Myntra
, Rs. 1,595
10. Metallic Thong Slippers
Let’s face it - flats are
the new heels. So if a round-the-clock high-heeled life is leaving you with a major foot ache, then smart thong slippers are the saviours you were looking for. A stone-studded metallic one is the perfect blend of dressy and comfortable. From brunch to a nightclub, you can wear it pretty much everywhere.
POPxo recommends: Zebba Sea Horse Flats on Koovs
, Rs. 1,595
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