Essential Wardrobe Items: How To Rebuild Your Wardrobe Part 2 of 5 – Bottoms

Building a basic wardrobe and having something to wear for every occasion is much easier than you think and no, your closet doesn’t need to be lavish in size or cost. 
The benefits of having staple pieces of clothing, will automatically have you dressing better and enjoying the process. Shopping will also be easier and you will find that once the essentials are ticked off, you can now indulge in those edgier or pricier outfits and have fun with fashion without wasting money on clothing you think you need but you really don’t. 

This at a glance blog post is part two of a five-part blog series of basic clothes every woman should have, which I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks.
Part 1: Tops – CLICK HERE TO READ: Esssential Wardrobe Items – How To Rebuild Your Wardrobe Part 1 of 5
Part 2: Bottoms
Part 3: Shoes
Part 4: Outerwear
Part 5: Accessories 

After writing my blog post, I inspired myself to sift through my tops, organize, throw out and resell options I grew bored of. 
Since this clean out, shopping has been even more enjoyable than it already was, who knew!
And slowly, my style is improving and I am enjoying the capsule closet essentials I currently have additionally I don’t spend time procrastinating about fashion choices. 

Part 2 of 5: Building Your Basic Wardrobe – Bottoms

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 12: A model wears a beige ribbed turtleneck cropped t-shirt, an orange ribbed velvet oversized shirt, high waist blue faded denim jeans flared pants, a black shiny leather belt, white socks, black matte leather belted sandals, outside Jason Wu , during New York Fashion Week, on February 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Jeans: The ultimate basics to have in your closet are jeans. I’m currently loving straight leg and slouch jeans.
Add texture with distressed jeans (but keep it to a minimum) for everyday use or even evening use. 
Recommended colours: blue denim (light and dark), black and white.
In 2022 corduroy jeans are in. Experiment with this trend in olive and brown.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 15: Chriselle Lim wears black sunglasses, gold earrings, a silver shiny pearls necklace, a white lace pattern V-neck cropped top, a beige long oversized shirt kimono, silver 1969 Nano metal-disc shoulder bag from Paco Rabanne, gold rings, high waist white latte large pants, black shiny leather toe print pattern shoes, outside Peter Do , during New York Fashion Week, on February 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Trousers: Another basic you need in your closet are trousers for office wear and evening wear. My ultimate fit is paper-bag trousers.
Recommended colours: Black, cream, beige, blush, grey and mod or plaid style prints. 
Joggers: The Covid pandemic saw joggers become the wardrobe foundation for us all, which has now become a trendy must have streetwear staple.
Recommended colours: grey, black, beige and olive. 

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 07: Emilie Joseph wears sunglasses, a green wool khaki cropped bare-belly pullover from Mango, green khaki cargo leather pants with side-pockets from Mango, a burgundy leather Saint Laurent YSL bag, Louboutin nude-colored pointy heels shoes, a bejeweled bracelet from Bulgari, on February 07, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Cargo pants: This pant style isn’t essential, should you be into streetwear or are feeling experimental opt in. 
Recommended colours: cargo, olive and army print. 

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 30: Vanessa Hong wears white sunglasses, a white necklace / cut-out chest oversized shirt, black cyclist shorts, a black shiny leather biker jacket, black shiny leather with asymmetric toe-cap pumps heels sandals, outside Coperni, during Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Spring Summer 2022, on September 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Cycle tights: Cycle shorts have become staple closet pieces and pairs perfectly with longer, baggy tops. 
Recommended colours: Black, grey, beige.

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 04: Diane Batoukina wears black sunglasses from Prada, a white tank-top from Anine Bing, a black shiny leather biker jacket from IKKS, a black shiny leather braided handbag from Bottega Veneta, high waist legging pants from Prada, black Converse All Star sneakers, during a street style fashion photo session, on February 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Leggings: Leggings are a must have fashion item paired with a t- shirt with layered necklaces for a current appeal. 
Recommended colours: Black, grey and print. 

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 07: Emilie Joseph @in_fashionwetrust wears a black felt hat from Fedora, a black turtleneck pullover, a black striped cashmere blend jumper with sequined details from Sonia Rykiel, a black oversized boyfriend Blazer coat from Frankieshop, black satin high waisted shorts, silver python effect leather slouchy pointed / hight heels boots from Paris Texas, during a street style fashion photo session, on November 07, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Shorts: Shorts are a great option to pair T-shirts with during summer.
Recommended colours: Black denim, white denim, light and dark denim. Other materials opt for beige, brown, blush, olive, grey and black.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 12: A guest wears silver earrings, a white fishnet / mesh cropped t-shirt, a black shiny leather cropped V-neck tank-top, a matching black shiny leather slit /split tube skirt, a black / red / white leather and embroidered patch biker jacket from Ralph Lauren, gold rings, black shiny leather pointed block heels knees boots / high boots with fluffy borders, outside Song Jun Wan, during New York Fashion Week, on February 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Midi skirts: Midi skirts are statement – making wardrobe essentials. whenever I wear a midi – skirt I receive compliments. It’s lady like and stylish and suits a multitude of occasions. 
Recommended colours: black, white, olive, blush, beige and print options. Explore various materials, slit and roached types. 

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: A guest wears gold earrings, a brown braided wool turtleneck / buttoned pullover, a brown shiny leather Chiquito crossbody bag from Jacquemus, a brown quilted belted high waist short skirt, white latte leather pointed heels knees boots, outside Loewe, during Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Spring Summer 2022, on October 01, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Miniskirts: Fashion weeks worldwide saw the comeback of the miniskirt for 2022. A few miniskirt options.
Recommended colours: black, beige and blush. Experiment with leather and pleather options, suede and skater girl types for 2022. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: A guest wears sunglasses, a pink t-shirt with printed hands, a clutch, a black shiny vinyl skirt, pointy shoes with white tips, during London Fashion Week September 2019 on September 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Pencil Skirts: Pair with button downed silk blouses for a lady – like look or t-shirt for a casual outfit. 
Recommended colours: Black, blush and beige. 

I hope you are enjoying this series of essential wardrobe items, check back in next week for must have shoes. 

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