Today I want to go back to the basics and dive into the main rules of forming essentials of your wardrobe and share with you the list of the basic pieces that works for me. Let me start by explaining what basics mean in my opinion: essentials that create the foundation of your wardrobe and help you to keep it well-maintained with little updates for the new season or the new year.


While I was forming my wardrobe basics I developed the following rules for classification pieces as basics:

1. They save your time and help you to avoid panic while creating an outfit, you can be ready for any event and get ready in five minutes.

2. Basics save money because once you’ll buy them, you’ll obtain the feeling of having enough clothes and pieces that are made of a high-quality material and don’t need to be replaced for a long time.

3. They are like connecting link: help you to combine different pieces of the rest of your wardrobe and goes with everything.


Before moving on to the list of the basics I’d like to underline that these essentials may not work for everyone. I mean some basic pieces of my wardrobe can be absolutely unnecessary or unacceptable for you. It varies on your personal style and preferences in clothes.


Here is the list of my basics, but don’t forget that I didn’t include shoes and accessories:


1. Leather jacket – for the first time give your choice to black or beige models like this or this. But if you already have it, it’s time to buy something a little unusual that fill into your basic pieces, like this one.


2. Trench – Burberry trench is the classic, but there are many cheaper versions that are made of a good material, like this one.


3. Classic camel wool coat – the only difference is the length: as for me I prefer this or this models.


4. Oversized white shirt – my secret is to buy the smallest size in the men’s department. Perfect options are one, two, three.


5. White t-shirt – ordinary t-shirt and nothing more, like this one or this.


6. Suit that can be worn as separates – it’s better to buy in black or navy colors as the first suit in your wardrobe.


7. Sweater or jumper – pay attention to the material: the best option is made of cashmere.


8. Jeans that are perfect for you - skinny or boyfriend models? As for me I prefer this model.


9. Skirt that fits your figure – my choice is A-line skirt, but I also like these models with interesting details: one, two, three.


10. Little black dress – should be black and elegant, take a look at this one and this one.


These basics are the first and most important step in building the perfect wardrobe that helps you to keep it well-organized and prepare your closet for seasonal mini updates. I recommend you to  look at the following stores for perfect basic pieces: one, two, three, four, five.


Do you have the same list of the basics? If not, share with me yours!

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  • GoFashiondeals

    Wonderful post. :)

  • PAAR

    I agree, the burberry trench is a classic http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  • Florentina Scusi

    Great post, I really enjoyed reading it!

    What i do not have in my closet and def wanna buy: Classic camel wool coat

    I like the leather Esprit jacket, number 3 oversized shirt

  • Luyza

    I definitely loved your blog, modern and basic. Congrats!

    Xoxo, Luyza.

  • Jade Lee Wright

    If I had a Burberry trench I think my life would be complete – one day :)

    Completely agree with the little black dress though.. every girl needs that in their wardrobe xx


  • Joanne Kim

    I totally agree with your basic idea!! Xoxo

  • Yulia

    Great post! I agree on every item :)


  • http://www.thekawaiiplanet.com Suzy

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    I love having just a lot of white pieces in my wardrobe! (: ♥


  • Beckerman Girls

    Just LOVVVVVE that pic so much!!!! We are all about trenches! They are so chic and cool!
    xoBeckerman Girls

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  • Aisha

    I really like this post :) thank you


  • http://www.glamdevils.com/ Mira Devils

    I’m crazy for basics right now. They really save a lot of money and you’ll always look good wearing them :D


  • Eva Eliza

    Perfect post dear!

    so interesting!



  • losaway

    Nice post, thanks for sharing!



  • http://thevoguevoyage.blogspot.de/ MISSVOGUEVOYAGE

    an absolutely fabulous post I totally love Ninas closet in her old apartment :) and u r right everyone need this basics!

  • Michèle

    absolutely agree with your choice of basics!


  • http://www.fashion-petite.blogspot.com Fashion Petite

    Nice post! Love your closet!
    Love Lynda

  • Lauren at adorn la femme

    The closet photo is super lovely, clean, and crisp. Love the Chanel No. 5 b&w photo! You nailed the most essential pieces of a wardrobe and I love the V. Westwood quote, “do it yourself” which implies be confident which is most important!!!



    adorn la femme

  • http://www.hekyma.com H E K Y M A

    Amazing wardrobes. I like it !

    Follow me on GFC, I always follow back.

  • Brianna

    I agree with you! Especially with the burberry trench coat!




  • La Travelera

    Nice post! I agree, all of that is needed in any closet


  • libys11

    except for the suit, i basically have all these staples in my closet (gotta find that perfectly fitting suit!)

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  • http://www.chelseythornton.com/ Chelsey A. Thornton

    I’m in love with that stool. Is that weird? Everything else is lovely to.


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  • Katie

    Fantastic post! Really great reading.


  • Anita Muffins Fosen

    Great post, thanks for sharing! x


  • http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com/ Prudence Yeo

    Wardrobe basics are like classics, they never go out of trend and are so easy for mix and matches to create different looks! Thanks for sharing the list of your basics as a guide!


  • N.Z.

    Your closet looks amazing, lovely post and sense of writing.


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  • http://www.aliceFashion.pl aliceFashion

    If I would have onyl basic, then I would only say: I have nothing to wear…


  • http://aladylovesherpearls.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 Vanessa Mambu

    fantastic advise Diana, I am missing a few of these peices which I’m rushing out to buy now

  • Lucia Gallego

    Thanks for this tips!! :)


  • Thecreativegirl

    Such a lovely post , I absolutely agre with your choice of basics ❤️

  • http://www.jhanzey.net JHANZEY

    Interesting and very helpful article! :) I would probably cross out most of the jackets since I live in a tropical country, but the rest is on point. :)


  • http://www.cherryblossomstreet.com Elle Cherryblossomstreet

    Great and nice post!
    xx Elle

    New outfit post up on:

    http://www.cherryblossomstreet.com – Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

  • ourdestinatioon.blogspot.com

    great post :)

  • Kate @Violetdaffodils

    Great post, such cool photos too :)


  • http://www.sayyesjoe.blogspot.com/ Joe

    Yea, currently I’m looking for a trench. I think that it’s something that everybody should have – you can dress it up or down. Works with everything!

  • http://www.trustyourstyle.com/ Mary Jo

    Lovely! I wish I were better organized!
    xo Mary Jo

  • http://www.lucyvandean.com/ Lucy Van Dean

    Great post Diana! First the basics then the trends :)

  • Deepti Kamat

    Love this post. Thanks for sharing!

    I write Mademoiselle meets Maquillage and Macaroons and would love for you to give it a read.


    Deepti xx

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  • http://behindthemirrorbeauty.com/ Behind the Mirror

    Great list of basics! I couldn’t agree more with the white tees and denim that fits great. I have got to find the perfect leather jacket. I think I’m getting closer. hehe. xo, Amanda

  • http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.com/ Charlie

    I invested in a lot of basics in the last couple of years and I’m glad I did. I used to be a fan of bold prints and I still like them on occasion but creating an outfit is a lot more easier on mornings where I don’t have a lot of time these days !

    Bisous, Charlie

  • http://astorybysydni.blogspot.com/ Sydni

    couldn’t live without my skinny jeans & white t-shirt <3

  • http://lifeofcharmings.com/ Brittany

    love this!! white t-shirt and little black dress are suuuch essentials for me!!

  • http://www.avoyagetruefashion.blogspot.com Eymi Adrianza

    loving this post!! you got it right with all this pieces you choose!

  • http://coffeecreamsugarblog.tumblr.com Alyse Schember

    Great list Diana! I’m from California – so while it rarely get’s cold enough to wear a trench coat, I always have a denim jacket as a staple in my wardrobe. It’s perfect to throw over a summer dress or maxi, or pair with black pants.