8 Wardrobe Essentials for Urban-Chic Women

If you’re living in the big city, you may be armed in timeless neutrals for a demanding 9-to-5. You don’t need trendy, over-the-top clothing to get noticed as your confidence is your best accessory. However, if you’re looking for a timeless investment to keep your style functional at the same time edgy, keep on reading for our 8 wardrobe essentials for an urban-chic woman like you.

  1. Urban-Chic Footwear

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For a classic and sexy look, resort to a pair of black classic pumps that you can wear to the office and casual settings. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, add some classy vibe to your camouflage blazer and full skirt with a pair of black pumps. A more sophisticated rendition of your go-to alternative to heels, ankle boots with chunky heels can make any feminine dresses edgy while a pair of slip-on sneakers will add some effortlessly cool vibe to your urban looks.

  1. Plain-Colored Dress

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A little black dress really no explanation necessary. Just opt for one with a high neckline for ultimate versatility. A gray wrap dress with asymmetric hemline or a plain white dress can be perfect from daytime walks to casual night outs with friends.

  1. Color Blocked Piece

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Office appropriate and date-night approved, a color block piece will add some trendy and creative vibe to your urban looks. However, keep your color palette in the neutral shades for a more sophisticated look. Like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim, opt for a color blocked top with a boxy silhouette that will look perfectly with a flouncy skirt.

  1. Structured Blazer

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A structured blazer is a statement piece that’s ok to splurge on as you can wear it everywhere. For a borrowed-from-boys look, opt for a tuxedo blazer worn with straight leg pants and heels. A burgundy blazer can dress up your casual jeans and striped tee, while an oversized blazer will add some effortless vibe to your crop top and skirt matching set.

  1. Leather Jacket

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Basic and edgy, a leather jacket can spice up your neutral and boring outfits to make it fit in the big city. Like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim, add some edge to your white top and maxi skirt, or make your layered outfit edgier with a black motorcycle jacket.

  1. Pencil or Wrap Skirt

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A knee-length version can make your looks classy at the office while a mini one will make your street style sexy. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may opt for a wrap skirt with a sexy slit to show off your legs and team it with a black top that will keep your looks grounded. Or, resort to a leather mini skirt that can make your basic top a bit modern, edgy, and sexy.

  1. Skinny Jeans

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Basic and cool, skinny jeans in a darker wash and plain style can take you from casual to office looks. Like fashion blogger Sydne Summer, simply top it off with a chic blazer and shawl that will bring some polish to your Casual Friday looks. Or, make your urban chic look sleeker with a pair of skinny jeans, leather jacket, and sporty-chic sneakers like Danielle Bernstein did.

  1. Statement Tee

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A great piece to dress down your chic pieces, statement tee will look great with your matching blazer and shorts, as well as printed pants. Like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, team your statement tee with a tweed blazer and silk pants that will make your urban looks modern and chic. Indeed, an urban-chic woman is capable of creating edgy and classy looks effortlessly.

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