Save that brainpower for the boardroom by arming your style in timeless neutrals for a demanding 9-to-5. The concrete jungle doesn’t stand a chance against your street-savvy know-how. You don’t need trendy, over-the-top clothing to get noticed as your confidence is your best accessory. If you’re a city dwelling lady, keep on reading for the 6 wardrobe essentials urban woman needs.
- Classic Pumps
Classic and subtly sexy, classic pumps are your best choice. Nothing says “business” like classic black pumps. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, wear it with your dressy trousers and lightweight coat for the office to give you some polished look. On the other hand, fashion blogger Blair Eadie makes chic outfit dressy with a pair of black pumps.
- Blazer or Tweed Jacket
A structured statement piece that’s ok to splurge on, blazers are great for dressing up any outfit and you can wear it everywhere. If you think it sounds too corporate, think of the blazer’s more serious sister, tweed jacket that doubles as a formal night-out layer. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, think of dressing up our leather joggers with a chic tweed blazer that looks chic.
- Little Black Dress
Depending on your face shape, opt for one with a high neckline for ultimate versatility. Think of wearing it with your favorite pair of over-the-knee boots on your casual weekend. Or, opt for a fit-and-flare style of black dress that will look chic with an office bag and classic pumps.
- Trench Coat
The most universal outer layer, a trench coat is perfect for nearly any occasion. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, make your breezy dress more streamlined with a camel trench coat styled with a leather bag and chic ankle boots, making it perfect for a boardroom meeting to late night dinners with your friends.
- Dressy Trousers
A work ensemble go-to, dressy trousers in heather grey or textured wool will update your traditional basic black pants that sound too corporate. Think of going high-rise to elongate your leg line or dress up your basic top with silky trousers.
- Feminine Blouse
Small details on a classic silhouette like satin buttons or shoulder ruching make all the difference. Like fashion blogger Julia Engel, you may go for a chic blouse with collars that will look preppy with your full skirt. Or, opt for a striped blouse that can go double duty for work and casual weekends. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, think of a striped blouse that will look modern with a pair of orange colored pants, making your street style a bit unexpected. By heeding our guidelines, you’ll be able to create a functional wardrobe for an urban woman like you.