When it’s Winter, you not only want to stay warm by wearing layers, but you want to look great too! The key to wearing layers is by putting on your basic essentials first. Then, all you have to do is add a sweater, cardigan, blazer or coat, then shoes and accessories to complete your outfit. Basic essentials are the core of our wardrobe. They are the building blocks onto which we add other clothes to complete our outfits. There are 10 basic essentials that are must-haves for your Winter wardrobe.
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Striped Turtleneck – This will not only keep you warm with a high neck, but the stripes also create interest. Even thought stripes are a basic pattern, they are also considered a neutral, as the simple pattern of black and white goes with nearly everything in your closet. You can have the black with white stripes, or go with the opposite for white with black stripes pattern. If you’re not a fan of turtlenecks, then this black/white striped tee or white/black striped tee will work perfectly. (plus-size option)
Beige Cardigan – This is a good neutral color cardigan to wear. The color goes with not only other neutrals, but will also go with other colors and patterns. You can wear a solid color beige cardigan or this cable knit duster cardigan. (plus-size option)
Black Mockneck – You can wear this basic essential by itself with nearly any kind of bottom, like jeans, skirt, pants, you name it. This top can also be worn underneath a layer, like a sweater, cardigan or jacket too. (plus-size option)
Gray Sweater – This sweater is a staple and will go with many other colors, especially other neutrals. Finding the perfect shade of gray for you can be tricky, as there are several shades of gray to fit your skin tone. From light gray, to medium, to charcoal, you can pick which one is best for you. (plus-size option)
White Shirt – The essential white shirt will last you for years. It’s a classic piece that can be worn casually with jeans or dressed up with pants or a skirt and worn under layers. (plus-size option)
Camel Sweater – The color of this sweater is gorgeous and will go with so many clothes in your closet. You can invest in a cashmere crew neck version (also in v-neck), a moderately-priced version with a scalloped neck detail or opt for a budget-friendly version. (plus-size option)
Blue Jeans – Everyone needs at least one pair of jeans in their wardrobe. You can wear skinny jeans with nearly any top, but you can also choose from straight, bootcut, boyfriend, plus others. You can invest in a great-fitting pair that’s splurge-worthy, medium priced or budget-friendly. (plus-size option)
Black Skirt – A black skirt is a classic piece that will be in style for years to come. It’s about as basic as you can get, but the simple design will go with so many tops and layers. (plus-size option)
Here’s 4 outfits featuring a few clothes mentioned above. You can get all 100 outfits in the complete Winter wardrobe plan, The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Winter 2018 Collection.