Style means something different to every woman (and man). However, there are a few standby pieces we should all have in our wardrobes. Here are a few examples of the essentials.
The Perfect-Fitting Bra
What we wear under our clothes is just as important. However, according to a study conducted by a Swiss lingerie company, more than 64 percent of us are wearing the wrong bra size. This can lead to discomfort, and badly-fitting undergarments can ruin our days, as reported by the fashion experts at WWD, leaving us tugging and pulling at our bra straps and bands. Every woman should have at least two great-fitting bras, one for everyday, such as a smooth T-shirt bra, and something a little sexy, like a lace or push-up bra. Remember, the lifetime of a bra is only six months if you’re wearing it regularly, so you’ll need to replace your undergarments accordingly. Plus, many bras come with special care instructions, so be sure to follow them precisely to keep your bras in good shape.
A Timepiece to Last the Ages
Many pieces of jewelry and watches are lifetime investments. Rather than buying trendy costume jewelry, consider investing in gold or sterling pieces, as these items will stand the test of time and one day become heirlooms that you will be able to pass down to your daughters. Watchmakers like Michele offer quality Swiss-made timepieces with handset diamonds for extra sparkle. These beautiful watches are made from stainless steel and have a sapphire crystal face, meaning they are incredibly scratch resistant. Michele also specializes in leather and special fabric watch bands that can easily be swapped with the stainless steel bracelet band, allowing you to switch up the look of your watch from season to season without investing in an entirely new piece.
Practical, Everyday Flats
While most women swoon over the highest heels, it’s wise to invest in a few pairs of dependable flats. Flat-soled shoes can be worn to work or on the weekend, and if you buy the right pair, they’ll last you for years without going out of style like some of the heels you see coming and going out of fashion. From day to night, and whatever the occasion, Tieks has got you covered. Made from 100 percent Italian leather, or vegan textiles, non-skid rubber soles and comfortable cushioning, Tieks are a must-have for your wardrobe. With a wide selection of ballet flats, from bold colors to sparkling styles, Tieks by Gavrieli pair perfectly with any outfit.
A Carryall for Everything
The French luxury handbag company Longchamp offers exactly what practical fashionistas need: style and functionality at an affordable price. Whether you’re in school and you need a tote to carry your books, you’re traveling and need a durable carry on for your flight, or you’re toting around your work essentials to and from the office, the Longchamp Le Pliage tote can carry everything you need and more. The lightweight handbag is made from durable nylon and is available in a range of sizes and colors to meet your needs. Plus, when it’s not in use, you can fold it up like origami to save on space or pack it inside of a suitcase with ease.