The Essential Pieces of Clothing Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe
Build your dream wardrobe with these basic essentials. Our top picks are classic pieces that are always in fashion. Perfect for mixing and matching, these staple items will lay the foundation for a stylish and versatile wardrobe, serving you endless looks that will last a lifetime.
A Bright White T-Shirt
The first piece of clothing that is essential for any wardrobe is a cool, crisp white tee. The perfect white t-shirt is a timeless and versatile item that can be paired with just about anything. Pair your tee with blue jeans, black trousers, flowy skirts or under a strappy dress. We recommend selecting a cotton tee, because the natural fibers are soft and breathable, making it the best choice for comfort. Cotton may be slightly pricier than other materials, but it will last forever if proper care is taken, giving you the perfect white t-shirt for years to come.
Invest in Denim
Blue jeans are another timeless, versatile piece, that you can suit your own personal style. The options are endless: high waisted or midrise, light to dark wash, distressed or plain, and skinny or boyfriend style jeans. Finding the perfect jeans will make a huge impact on your wardrobe, offering a staple piece that can be worn year-round with a number of different looks. We love a high-rise boyfriend jean in a medium blue shade, paired with a classic white tee or a chunky knit sweater in the colder months. Comfort is key, as this is a piece that is likely to be worn multiple times a week, as it will be the perfect base for your casual, everyday looks.
The little black dress is a piece that has been in fashion for decades and is likely to remain a classic outfit for decades to come. Black flatters every skin tone and shape, making it the essential dress for every wardrobe. More casual styles are appropriate for the office, while an elegant black dress is perfect for parties and other evening occasions. We recommend selecting a black dress that works for both day and night. Swap out your flats for heels, add a gold necklace and add some drama to your hair and makeup to transform your LBD into a stunning evening look.
No wardrobe is complete without a cool pair of sneakers. Supremely comfortable, trainers are our go-to kicks for an effortlessly cool look when we can’t face the idea of heels. Chunky Dad trainers are the thing for this season, but you can’t go wrong with a simple skater shoe, or canvas slip-on too. These shoes look perfect teamed with jeans, leggings or casual dresses. Pair your favourite sneakers with a wrap dress and leather jacket, or a more casual blue jeans and white t-shirt look. We love a pair of fresh white trainers, adding a bright pop to any outfit!
Winter wear is all about comfort and warmth, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. The perfect cosy knit ticks all these boxes. An autumn and winter staple, an oversized knit jumper is casual, cool and versatile. For ultimate comfort, pair a longer knit with a pair of plain black leggings and tall boots, or pair a cropped knit with your favourite high-rise blue jeans. Dress it up by throwing a soft knit over a long, flowy skirt for a look that is snug and stylish. We recommend black and creamy colours for maximum versatility.
A Biker Jacket
The most essential jacket for any wardrobe is a leather one. Whether you invest in real leather or go for a faux piece, a black leather jacket is a perfect way to add a bold, stylish flare to your look. Toughen up a feminine dress with a cropped biker style, or pair a classic leather jacket with your white t-shirt and blue jeans for a classic look that will suit everyone. Go one size up so you can layer over your chunky winter knits for the colder months. This is a statement piece that is worth the splurge because you’ll wear it forever and look effortlessly cool.
On Trend Prints
The LBD is a wardrobe essential, but it shouldn’t be the only dress at your disposal! A printed wrap dress is a perfect piece for expressing your personal style. Stripes, chevron, polka dots and animal print are classic prints, but the options are endless, with printed pieces that are totally unique. The wrap silhouette is universally flattering, suiting every style and shape, making it a staple dress for any wardrobe.
Leggings With Everything
A good pair of black leggings aren’t just for the gym! Flattering, stretchy and supportive, a good black legging is an essential piece that will profoundly enhance your wardrobe. Pair with a long tunic top and boots for a stylish yet comfortable look, or keep it casual with a cosy knit and white fashion trainers.
Cute & Cosy Boots
For those casual days with cooler temperatures, opt for a pair of cosy boots that are both functional, fashionable and fabulous. Koalabi Australia offers a variety of styles and colours to meet your needs. Our favourite is the classic tall boot in chestnut, a design that is loved worldwide. They’re perfect for wearing over your black leggings when you’re on the go or roll them down to reveal the fluffy sheepskin for an extra touch of detail. Looking for a stylish alternative? The double button boot in black is similar in design but with added sparkle!