Trends may keep changing but the classic combinations like a white shirt and blue jeans will never get old. It’s good to keep up with the trends but a closet full of clothes that were once in fashion will do nobody any good! Investing in classic pieces, that’ll forever be stylish, will always keep your ‘I have nothing to wear’ days at bay. So here are 25 must have wardrobe essentials you should have by the time you’re 25!
1. Basic White Tee
To go with all your jeans, leggings and skirts. Yes you need a couple of these to wear with anything!
POPxo Recommends: Round Neck Cotton White T Shirt (Rs 250)
2. Denim Jacket
Every girl should own a denim jacket! It’s super stylish and can make you look effortlessly cool in no time. Throw it on top of a dress or any ensemble without a second thought.
POPxo Recommends: Long Sleeve Denim Jacket (Rs 3,295)
3. An Elegant Kurta
Don’t we all own thousands of kurtis and kurtas already? But there must be that one kurta in your closet that you can wear to work, parties and almost all family functions too. A silk one in a rich colour is worth the investment.
POPxo Recommends: Magenta Silk Kurta (Rs 720)
4. Delicate Jewellery
Loud junk jewellery isn’t exactly wearable with anything you wear! Dainty jewellery that screams chic is pretty much all you need for some daily accessorizing.
POPxo Recommends: Marble Trail Necklace (Rs 489)
5. A Formal Blazer
Just out of college? Get interview ready by pairing a formal blazer with a formal top and pants! You’ll need this to wear on top of anything to instantly add a polished touch to your style.
POPxo Recommends: Black Solid Blazer (Rs 2,447)
6. Go To Jeans
By the time you’re 25, you should have at least one pair of denim jeans that fit you like a second skin! Not only do they need to be super comfortable, but also fit for every occasion - casual as well as dressy.
POPxo Recommends: Zara Body Curve Jeans (Rs 2,490)
7. A Wrist Watch
If not two, at least one wrist watch is a must have in your wardrobe! Being on time is an act of being responsible. Invest in one that is a classic so it never goes out of vogue and can easily be worn with whatever you choose to wear.
POPxo Recommends: Michael Kors Rosegold Watch (Rs 13,995)
8. A Carry-It-All Tote Bag
Not the kind of funky tote bags you carried to college. A plain leather tote bag, preferably tan coloured that goes with everything! Trust us, you’ll need it more than you think.
POPxo Recommends: Brown Tote Bag (Rs 4,545)
9. Traditional Saree
Every desi girl needs a traditional saree in her closet. Who knows what occasion you might have to attend at the drop of a hat, right? We think a saree in a pretty colour that can easily be accessorized for day and night is an absolute must have.
POPxo Recommends: Printed Chanderi Saree (Rs 2,599)
10. Sassy Sunglasses
If you don’t have one pair of statement sunnies already, please go ahead and invest in one! They’re the easiest way to glam up anything you wear.
POPxo Recommends: Cateye Sunglasses (Rs 1,200)
11. The LBD
Every girl loves her LBD for it rescues her from the ‘what to wear’ blues right before every party! You should totally have one in your closet too. A dress you can fall back on when you aren’t sure about the other alternatives.
POPxo Recommends: Mango Wrap Dress (Rs 1,990)
12. White Sneakers
White sneakers are something we don’t see going out of style very soon. They’re super comfortable and go with everything you wear. One pair of white sneakers will solve SO many of your footwear problems. Go get one now!
POPxo Recommends: Adidas Neo Women White Sneakers (Rs 2,999)
13. Leather Jacket
Investing in a leather jacket will surely change your life! Be it a biker leather jacket or a classic one, it’ll add tons of style to your look nevertheless! It’s a classic winter wear essential that can bring on an edge to your regular style.
POPxo Recommends: Brown Leather Jacket (Rs 6,399)
14. Oversized Flannel Shirt
Casual layering isn’t complete without an oversized flannel shirt! Throw on a flannel shirt over your white vest and ripped jeans and don casual layering like never before!
POPxo Recommends: Checked Flannel Shirt (Rs 1,539)
15. Denim Shorts
Denim cut offs are a summer essential and of course, if you’re planning to hit the beach for a vacation, you need them! You can wear them with any kind of top and that’s what makes them such a versatile piece of clothing.
POPxo Recommends: Denim Shorts (Rs 629)
16. Nude Strappy Heels
Nude is neutral colour and hence goes with everything you wear. You need a pair of nude strappy sandals so you can put on any dress without worrying what you’ll pair with it!
POPxo Recommends: Nude Stilettos (Rs 1,999)
17. Comfy Sweatshirt
You need a comfortable sweatshirt to make your winters more cozy! Pair them with leggings and boots and you’ll want to invest in more of these!
POPxo Recommends: Pullover Sweatshirt (Rs 559)
18. Black Leggings
If you don’t already own a pair of black leggings, please go and invest in one now! Be it kurtas, formal tops or sweatshirts, you can wear them with anything. Not just that, a pair of black leggings can be a lifesaver in the long summer days when you just can’t wear jeans. A pair with zip detailing is great for oodles of style.
POPxo Recommends: Black Leggings (Rs 1,995)
19. A Sundress
We all need one for those perfect sunny days no? A floral printed summer dress or a plain one to wear for a day out with friends is perfect for some easy chic, girly style.
POPxo Recommends: Sleeveless Floral Shift Dress (Rs 1,649)
20. Skater Skirt
An easy skater skirt is great for pairing with crop tops and simple tanks. A simple skirt can make you look cute and classy both at the same time.
POPxo Recommends: Embroidered Skater Skirt (Rs 1,399)
21. That One Backpack
Don’t we all love backpacks? They’re not just meant for the college girl. From a fun day out to a picnic to running errands, a cute backpack can help you more than you think.
POPxo Recommends: Black Studded Backpack (Rs 1,799)
22. Basic Black Heels
Or two, maybe! We can surely never get enough of black heels, right?
POPxo Recommends: Black Stilettos With Detachable Strap (Rs 950)
23. Formal Blouse
A formal silk blouse is a classic formal essential you need to own. Pair it with skirts, jeans or wide legged pants for the office or just about any dressy occasion.
POPxo Recommends: Kazo Brown Shirt (Rs 676)
24. A Pencil Skirt
A pencil skirt accentuates your curvy body like no other skirt. If you need more reason than that to invest in them then the fact that you can wear them for work, dinners and parties should convince you. So go ahead and get one!
POPxo Recommends: Mango Pencil Skirt (Rs 1,790)
25. Ballet Flats
A neat pair of flats that look better than your heels are a footwear necessity you definitely need! For occasions where heels may not be the best possible option, these flats will come to rescue you and help you look well put together.
POPxo Recommends: Cream Coloured Flats (Rs 499)
How many essentials do you own? Do let us know!
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Published on Nov 16, 2016