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Vetements Essentiels Pour Une Garde-robe Parfaite 8 essential clothes for a perfect wardrobe
Christina Aguilera sings “What a girl wants, what a girl need” and I found the answer to her question:
#1 Black Suit
Everyone needs a great black suit. It also happens to be one of the hardest items to shop for. Make sure to consider the fit and fabric when shopping. Also make sure you like the jacket and pants as separates. There are endless possibilities for wearing a suit jacket–over a cocktail dress, with jeans or with a colorful skirt. And everyone needs a great pair of black pants.
Very beautiful Leighton Meester was wearing a black suit at Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 29 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
#2 Black Pumps
If you’re going to splurge on one pair of great black pumps, make sure they’re comfortable because you’ll wear them with everything.
Keira Knightly has paired formal trousers and semi coat with high black pumps. Couldn’t be anymore perfect.
#3 Trench Coat
Soon after it was designed by Thomas Burberry for soldiers to wear during World War I, the trench coat became a fashion must-have for women as well as men. Wear it over jeans and instantly transform yourself into Audrey Hepburn. Wear it over a cocktail dress for a dressed-down but polished evening look.
Emma Watson has gone for a nude, cinched waist trench coat. The millitary look is so in fashion this season.
#4 Little Black Dress
The little black dress is an essential piece in any woman’s wardrobe. There are a lot of black dress options and you should try on at least a dozen before deciding what looks best on you. Whether it’s sleeveless, has short sleeves, is straighter or more full–your black dress should be ultra flattering.
Blake lively attended the 7th annual CFDA/Vogue fashion Fund Awards at Skylight SOHO on November, 15 2010 in New York city.
#5 White Blouse
A classic white blouse can work with any outfit, and French designer Anne Fontaine knows this well. A white blouse can be worn just as easily on casual Fridays as it can to a black-tie affair with a taffeta skirt.
Alexis Bledel came out to an ELLE Fashion Event looking pretty as always in a crisp white sleeveless blouse. If you’re wearing basic pieces make sure to add a few bold accessories to make your outfit pop.
#6 Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere sweaters last longer and look more elegant than any sweaters. Pair with black trousers for a casual day at work or wear it around your shoulders during a cocktail event to fight the chill.
Let’s end this article with this photo of Prince William and his lady-love Kate Middleton who’s seen here wearing a Ralph Lauren Black Label Cashmere Sweater. Isn’t it cute ?
#7 Pencil Skirt
The pencil skirt is back in fashion. Pair it with a white blouse for work, a cashmere sweater in the evening or a T-shirt on the weekend.
Scarlett Johansson was presented in Madrid this month as the new image of Mango clothing line. Her sleek pencil skirt with a ribbon-tied waist was flattering. It hits right at the knees. This is the perfect professional skirt for career minded women. And we can afford it!
#8 Ballet Flats
Heels are great, but let’s face it, most of us don’t have the pain tolerance to wear them at work all day, every day. A great pair of ballet flats can be worn on your way to work and then traded for heels. They also add an elegant but casual appeal to anything in your wardrobe.
Kate Moss was photographed in Primrose Hill, London, where she was having lunch at Lemonia with a friend. She really does own the skinny jeans and ballet flats look.
by Megan Kerivel