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Wardrobe Staples: The Most Versatile Clothing Pieces Every Woman Needs

versatile wardrobe

Which wardrobe items are most versatile?

The most versatile items can be dressed up or down and worn in a variety of settings. Here are some examples:

  • Little Black Dress – A classic piece that can be dressed up with heels and jewelry for a formal occasion, or dressed down with sneakers and a denim jacket for a more bohemian look.
  • Jeans – A well-fitting pair of jeans can be dressed up with a blouse and heels for a night out, or dressed down with a t-shirt and sneakers for a casual day out.
  • Leggings – Black leggings pair well with almost every top. Need we say more!


  • Blazers – A tailored blazer can be worn to the office or a job interview, but can also be dressed down with jeans or a skirt for a more casual look.
  • White T-Shirt – A simple white t-shirt can be dressed up with a statement necklace and skirt, or dressed down with jeans and sneakers.
  • Cardigans – A cozy cardigan can be worn over a dress or blouse for a more formal look, or worn with leggings or jeans for a more casual outfit.
  • Scarves – A scarf can add a pop of color to any outfit, and can be worn in a variety of ways to suit different styles and occasions.
  • Hats – A hat is a versatile accessory that can be worn for fashion or function. It can add a pop of color or texture to an outfit while protecting you from the sun or cold weather.
  • Jewelry – Jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can be worn to dress up an outfit or add a touch of glamour. Simple pieces like stud earrings or a delicate necklace can be worn with casual outfits, while statement pieces can add a bold and sophisticated look.

little black dress by Moreno Clothing

Overall, versatile clothing pieces are those that can be easily “mixed and matched” with other items in your wardrobe to create a variety of looks for different occasions.

a scarf for every occasion

What about colors and patterns?

When it comes to color, neutral colors are often the most practical and versatile.

  • Black is a classic color that is slimming, sophisticated, and pairs well with light or bright colors.
  • White makes for a clean, fresh look. A white top goes well with almost everything.
  • Grey is an “understated” color that can be worn year-round and pairs well with the above.

My Pretty Angel beige top

  • Beige or tan is a warm, earthy color that can be paired with browns or other warm colors and patterns. But it also looks great with blue jeans!
  • Navy and white is a classic color combination that is always stylish and fresh. You can wear a white, carmel or cream blouse with a navy skirt or pants to create a timeless and elegant look.

white blouse

When it comes to pairing solid colors with floral patterns, there are a few guidelines you can follow to create a cohesive and stylish outfit:

  • Choose one color from the floral pattern – look for a solid color that is present in the floral pattern. This will unify the outfit and achieve a more cohesive appearance.
  • Pick a neutral color – If you’re unsure which color to choose, go for a neutral color such as black, white, beige, or gray. Neutral colors go well with almost any pattern and are versatile enough to be worn in many different settings.
  • Match the background color – If the floral pattern has a white or black background, you can choose a solid color that matches the background color. This will create a harmonious look that is easy on the eyes.
  • Go for a contrasting color – For a bold and eye-catching outfit, choose a solid color that contrasts with the colors in the floral pattern. For example, if your top has a floral pattern with pink and green colors, you could pair it with a solid blue. But this can be tricky to get right, so choose carefully or ask a friend!

floral blouse

There are many solid colors that go well with floral patterns, so it’s really depends on your personal preference and style. Can’t decide if your outfit works? Jump on your favorite video-calling-app and ask a friend!

In a hurry and want an easy solution?  Consider a multi-layered “all in one” outfit like this sweater-shirt-dress with attached scarf in burgundy from Pretty Angel Clothing.  We admit that it may not be the most versatile, but it gets you out the door and looks great!

sweater-dress-scarf by Pretty Angel Clothing