Do you want an efficient and durable wardrobe? Need to find or refocus your style from scratch? Does your wardrobe seem incoherent and lack timeless pieces to tie your strongest pieces together? We have concocted the ultimate guide to the essential basics of the women’s wardrobe, with our advice for choosing and wearing them, and where to buy them.
TIMELESS TOPS FROM THE WOMEN’S LOCKER
Lingerie and underwear
TIMELESS STOCKINGS FROM THE WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOM
THE FINAL WORD
Knowing how to dress well is ultimately a bit like knowing how to cook well. Beyond the technical side and the taste, the same key element is found both in a good recipe and in a good outfit: good basics .
Think of your wardrobe as a well-stocked fridge or pantry, armed with essential ingredients (salt, pepper, butter, eggs, milk, flour, etc.) for anyone who wants to concoct a delicious little dish. Your basic and timeless pieces are the heart of your style. Once they are mastered, all you have to do is add, here and there, the trimmings that will make your look something unique that suits you.
wearing basic clothes
A clothes rack with good basics
What basics to bet on? What are the essentials of a woman’s wardrobe, these reliable, easy and durable pieces , on which to count when you don’t know where to start? How to choose them and which brands to turn to?
We have concocted the ultimate guide for you – like a big recipe book, but without the cooking time because between us, it is rather inadvisable to put a trench coat in the fan oven. A complete list of basics to have in your dressing room, which however is not to be followed to the letter: pick from it according to your desires, take the advice you need, and above all, have fun.
TIMELESS TOPS FROM THE WOMEN’S LOCKER
1. A WHITE T-SHIRT
It is the most famous and the most popular of the basics. Mixed, versatile , it can be worn in all seasons and can boast of being THE piece to turn to on mornings when you have no inspiration for dressing. A casual outfit par excellence, it can become an ally of elegance when paired with beautiful jewelry that it enhances thanks to its minimalism.
Sustainable ethical women’s basic white t-shirt
A BonneGueule white t-shirt for women.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WHITE T-SHIRT?
The simpler a garment, the more the devil is in the details. To start, turn to a model in natural material (cotton, linen, hemp), thermoregulating and more durable, as opposed to synthetic (polyester at the top of the list), much less recommendable. For the cut, opt for a model fitted at the shoulders, but with ease at the level of the chest. If you want to tuck it into a skirt or pants, make sure it’s long enough (but not too long, so as not to create creases).
SOME ADDITIONAL POINTS TO CHECK:
the overcasting of the t-shirt must be regular (this is the seam located at the ends of the piece, and which prevents it from fraying where the fabric has been cut)
the structure of the collar must be solid – otherwise it may deform over time
was the cut well thought out? To make sure, lay the t-shirt flat. If it is positioned askew, it is because its seams are “twisting”, and that its manufacture is not of very good quality.
To find out more, find our t-shirt guide right here:
Shopping guide: how to choose the right t-shirt?
HOW TO WEAR YOUR WHITE T-SHIRT?
You might say it goes “with everything”, but even if that’s true, here are some combinations that guarantee you a flawless look:
with a fluid patterned skirt, a pair of heeled sandals and a basket bag
with blue straight jeans, a blazer and heeled ankle boots
under a colorful costume
tucked into leather pants and paired with an open denim shirt
with high waisted shorts, low top white sneakers and a cardigan
under a blazer in a natural hue, with black jeans and black trainers