• Melissa Kartini

10 Classics Your Wardrobe Cannot Do Without

Updated: Jun 12, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a huge wardrobe to be stylish. Nor do you need to grab every on-trend piece in sight. Admit it. You know they’ll only go out of style once the hype blows over!

So what exactly makes a good wardrobe?

While it definitely helps to have a few statement pieces, it is essential to build your collection with a couple of good, solid classics first. It might sound drab, but it’s true!

Let’s take a quick look at the ten pieces your closet cannot do without.

Solid T-Shirt

It’s always a good idea to stock up on a couple of solid t-shirts. White, grey and black ones in particular. These are the ones that you can immediately pull on whenever you’re in a rush, and know that you look good- especially when you dress them up with some bling bling.

Solid Cami

A fun alternative to the casual t-shirt, a solid-coloured cami is the way to go if you want to opt for the playful route. It’s just as easy to accessorise with, and just as easy –if not easier- to pair with other clothes! Talk about a bang for your buck.

Plain Shirt

Sometimes we want to look a bit more sharp, polished. What better option is there than a nice, crisp shirt? Depending on how you style it, you can go from Casual Chic to Sophisticated Corporate Lady to Downright Laidback Casual.

Who says shirts are boring?


The thing that we love about turtlenecks is that they do so much without asking much. It’s amazing how a simple outfit can be transformed into one that effortlessly breathes casual sophistication. Pair this with a statement necklace and you’ve got some glamorous vibes going on.


How many times have we thanked our lucky stars that we have a trusty pair of jeans in our closet? Way too many. Which is exactly why this all-time favourite has made it to our list. With its versatility, you can dress it up or dress it down, and best of all, you can create dozens of outfits with it. It is just that versatile.

Denim Shorts

The more fun-loving cousin to the trusty pair of jeans, denim shorts are especially appreciated in our hot and humid country. What is there not to love? They’re cute, they’re comfy, and they possess just about the same level of versatility that a pair of jeans do, albeit more so in the casual sense.

Little Black Dress

Who could ever forget the Little Black Dress? A forever classic, there is a reason why this piece has earned an eternal place in every woman’s wardrobe. It is not only elegant and chic, it is perfect for just about any occasion! Be it a casual day out with your friends, a job interview, a formal dinner or (God forbid) a funeral, the LBD has got your back.

Denim Jacket

The best way to lend an air of casual cool to your OOTD is by pulling on a denim jacket. Simple and fuss-free, this item will keep you warm while ensuring you peace of mind. This is yet another item that possesses high mixing and matching power, after all.

Leather Jacket

For instant badass, might we suggest a sexy leather jacket? Bold and daring, this statement-making number is a purchase that you will not regret. It looks good with just about everything and it enhances your OOTD without a hitch. Talk about a winner.

Nude Strappy Heels

We’ve all heard praises for black heels, and that’s wonderful. But why not turn our attention to the more demure nude strappy heels? Not only can you pair them with just about anything from everyday casual wear to red carpet stardom (why do you think celebrities wear these so often?) they can grant the illusion of longer legs too. That’s win-win in our book.

Now, before you run out to buy any of these awesome classics, remember that these are things that you shouldn’t cheap out on. Given how frequently you’ll be wearing them, it only makes sense, no? Quality is your friend here, dear readers.

That aside, happy shopping!

Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini

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