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9 Wardrobe Essentials
No matter what the trends say, your wardrobe should necessarily have those statement essentials that have versatility and longevity written all over. It is time to invest in the basics and build a timeless wardrobe. By Iona Chatterjee

What do I wear? How often have you asked yourself this question? When it comes to chic dressing, the entire look falls into place once you get the basics right. Call it aesthetics or attitude, fashion is all about experimenting. Style pundits have always appreciated the art of creating new looks from what you already have. Get the basics right. Explore your sartorial senses and be a seasoned shopper. Check out these 9 timeless classics to update your look.

1. LBD (Little Black Dress): As clichéd as it may sound, an LBD is completely indispensable. The little black dress has a timeless appeal. It is classic, elegant and extremely versatile. The LBD is the most important member of your closet and can be worn on different occasions. The trick is to give it a different look every time by co-ordinating it with varied accessories. Colourful belts, boots, heels and neckpieces will give your dress a new avatar each time.

2. White Jeans: A pair of well-fitted jeans is a girl’s best friend. Denims speak of comfort and style. You can never go wrong with great denims. The classic denim gets reincarnated in white to smarten up your style quotient. White jeans are a glamorous adaptation of the basic ones. White is effortless and always in sync with the trends. For a graceful chic look, swap your regular denims with a white one. A pair of white cotton pants will also do a great job. Team it up with V-neck tees or regular shirts along with stylish pumps.

3. White Shirt: A crisp white shirt is the best way to dress for success. With a white shirt, you can create any look that you wish to. It goes well with formal pants, khaki trousers and denims. White provides you with ample scope for layering.

4. Evening Clutch: For special evenings, clutches are essential. They not only look gorgeous but also easily lift up regular outfits. Utility meets fashion and the result is surprisingly feminine. Clutches are sleek and absolutely essential for a wardrobe update. Though the metallic ones look classic and timeless, little bags in bright seasonal colours are also popular show stealers.

5. Elegant Watch: An elegant timepiece is a smart investment. Pick up a piece that is classic and a reflection of your personal taste. Watches never go out of style. From big chunky dials to sleek studded ones, watches are the best adornment for your wrists.

6. Lightweight Scarf: A long beautiful scarf is the best way to add oomph and panache to your styling. You can wrap it around your neck or just keep it casual. There are several ways to carry a scarf. Get creative and use your imagination to try different styles.

7. Statement Neckpiece: Express your free-spiritedness with vibrant neckpieces which have style written all over them. Opt for the ones in toxic colours and unexpected combinations. Neckpieces jazz up outfits quiet easily. They will surely turn out to be your best buys for a long time to come.

8. Black Pumps: For the days when you need some confidence top up, heels come to your rescue. Sex up any apparel with cutting-edge heels. Black pumps are sexy and at the same time work-appropriate.

9. Big Handbag: A good tote is an important element of a good ensemble. Thanks to rich textures and colours, the classic handbag is luxe and elegant. Every stylish woman deserves a good bag. Invest in a good piece that can also be carried to work.

According to fashion designer Priya Kataria Puri, every wardrobe can be jazzed up instantly with these 9 chic and sexy additions.

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