Wardrobe Essentials

Wardrobe Essentials: 10 Items Everyone Needs This Summer Season

 Building a wardrobe can be overwhelming and it can be hard to know how to find pieces that will compliment each other. To help, the Madd Style Team has put together a list of our favorite staples that everyone should have in their wardrobe this summer. They're versatile, classic, essential pieces that can be paired with bold, trendy items to create endless outfit possibilities. But just because these pieces are essential, doesn't mean they have to be boring. With the right styling, these classics can be the perfect canvas for adding your own unique twist. Whether you prefer to play with color, texture, or accessories, you can always make these essentials work for you and show off your personal style.

Let's get into the basics....

1. Go-To Denim
A pair of well-fitted jeans is a must-have in any wardrobe - jeans that you can always rely on to make you feel confident!! Choose a classic style that compliments your body and can be dressed up or down. Pair with a simple tee and sneakers for a casual look or dress them up with heels and a blouse. 
2. Elevated Basic Tee 
A high-quality, versatile tee is key to endless outfit possibilities. Choose a soft fabric and a flattering cut that can be easily layered with other pieces in your closet. Try throwing a black or white tee under your favorite sleeveless dress for a trendy and cute and casual look! 
3. Classic Blazer 
A classic blazer is an investment piece that can be worn for years to come and elevates any look. Choose a neutral color like black, navy, or beige that can be paired with a variety of other pieces. 
4. Denim Jacket 
No wardrobe is complete without a denim jacket. This is a staple piece that never goes out of style and is the perfect layering item to throw on during cooler summer weather. You can go for an oversized or more fitted style, but either way a denim jacket is sure be the perfect addition to your outfit!
5. White Button-Down
A crisp, white button-down shirt is another classic piece needed in your wardrobe that can be worn a variety of ways to create multiple stylish outfits. This top can be fully buttoned and tucked in for a professional look, partially untucked for a trendy and casual feel or even fully unbuttoned and worn as a layering piece over a tank or summer dress!! Click image below for more inspo on how to style this piece!
6. Chic Sneakers
Gone are the days when sneakers were only meant for the gym. Today, chic sneakers are a fashion statement and an essential item in every woman's wardrobe. They're comfortable, versatile, and add a stylish touch to any outfit. Opt for a neutral color like white or beige so they will match every outfit!
7. Carry-Everything Tote
Summer time is filled with travel and so many fun activities, so you want to be sure to have a high quality bag that you can rely on to carry all your essentials for every adventure! We love these tote's from Latico because they are great quality and thoughtfully designed to organize everything you could need!! 
8. Easy Throw-On Dress
These dresses are effortless to wear and perfect for those hot summer days when you want to look chic without sacrificing comfort. The beauty of an easy throw-on dress is that it can be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Pair it with sandals for a casual daytime look at the pool, or dress it up with heels and statement jewelry for an evening out.
 9. Neutral Layering Tank
This simple, yet versatile piece can be worn on its own or layered under blouses, jackets, and sweaters. The beauty of a neutral layering tank is that it acts as a blank canvas, allowing you to create endless outfit possibilities.
10. Everyday Accessories
Accessories are the finishing touch to any outfit, and simple everyday accessories can make a huge impact. These are the small details that tie an outfit together and add a touch of personality. Whether it's a delicate necklace, a simple watch, or a pair of stud earrings, simple everyday accessories can elevate your look and make you feel put-together. Summertime accessories like sunglasses and hats can also provide you with protection from the sun, so you can stay stylish AND safe. (shop accessories here)

-The key to making these essential pieces work for you is to use them as a starting point and add your own personal flair with other items. Have fun with color, texture, and patterns, and experiment with different styles to find what works for you. Whether you prefer bold prints or neutral tones, you can always incorporate your personal style into your outfit, while still keeping it timeless and chic.

We hope this helps you get an idea of how to build the foundation for your wardrobe and what basic pieces can help you create the perfect summer outfit. If you have any questions or are looking to invest in some of these essential pieces, you know where to find us!!