When it comes to style, some things are just essential.

The knowledge of how to clean suede, being able to spot a trend from a mile off, and the chutzpah to rock a pair of thigh-high boots or a great hat if you want to, are all great examples of things every chic woman has in her repertoire.

There are also essentials in terms of what you should have in your wardrobe. These key pieces are staples that can be worn with a whole lot of items, giving your closet more versatility and keeping your outfits fresh! Check out the full list and get shopping!

1) Little Black Dress

You probably know this one already, but it’s the number one wardrobe essential so we couldn’t not include it. A simple black dress is a definite must. For last minute events, you’ll be saved by your LBD time and time again.

2) Plain White Tee

A simple, white t-shirt in your favourite fit can be worn with so many things that there’s no doubt it deserves a place on the list. Pair with light blue denim jeans and trainers for a casual vibe or black skinny jeans and a leather jacket for something a bit more edgy.

3) Killer Sunglasses

Finding a pair of sunglasses that suit your face and are very wearable is a must. Both practical and stylish, every woman should also own a killer pair of shades!

4) Black Trousers

A smart pair of ankle-grazing black trousers is similar to the plain white tee – they can be worn in so many ways and look great dressed up or down. Whether it’s a business meeting, coffee date or evening meal, these trousers have got you covered.

5) Strappy Stiletto

Okay, so it doesn’t have to be a pair of stilettos (not all of us ladies want to walk on a 5-inch heel), but having a pair of strappy evening shoes that you can wear with numerous outfits is a lifesaver. You can look smart in no time with a pair of these in your wardrobe!

6) Suede Skirt

A suede skirt is super chic and can be styled 101 ways. Pick a neutral-toned colour in a figure-flattering style and you’re good to go. Just make sure you know how to clean suede!

7) Midi Skirt

Even if you’re a die-hard mini skirt fan, having a midi in your wardrobe is a great idea. Get the right style for you and it’ll do wonders for your silhouette. This is another piece that can be styled both casually and formally, so you can’t go wrong!

8) Denim Jacket

A timeless piece that will forever be adored by fashion-gurus everywhere, every woman deserves to own a quality denim jacket. It’s a great piece for layering if the weather outside isn’t sweltering and is super versatile, too.

9) Stylish Trainers

A pair of fashion-focused trainers, such as those from big brands like Nike and Adidas, is a must-have shoe in your wardrobe. For casual days when heels are too much, and ballet pumps aren’t quite right, your trainers will be a saviour. Sport-chic is also super popular right now, so don’t miss out on the trend!

10) An Investment Bag

Whether you’re a shoulder bag, backpack or handbag kind of woman, invest in a good quality bag and you’ll be rewarded for years to come. If there’s one piece you invest in in your wardrobe, make it this.

When it comes to wardrobe essentials, we always think buying a good-quality piece now and again rather than a bulk-load of cheap clothing is the way to go. Take time building your perfect wardrobe; the pay-off will make it worth it! Eventually, you’ll have a closet full of quality items that you can wear time and time again.