There are basics that will allow you to be properly dressed in the evening. Thanks to these timeless pieces, you will never be caught off guard and will no longer have to wonder about the pieces to wear during an important meeting or a slightly formal or dressy event. We give you here a non-exhaustive list of these essentials as timeless which will always be suitable for a formal evening.
The scene is familiar: A woman is standing in front of her dressing room, examining one by one the clothes which compose it while lamenting: “What should I wear”, “I have nothing to wear”. If this type of thinking seems a little extreme and the panicked behaviour that accompanies it a bit over the top when it comes to dressing for a shopping spree with girlfriends, the lack of an appropriate outfit for a dressy event or although a meeting with a headhunter can legitimize these remarks and the panic that accompanies them.
However, with some essential elements for a wardrobe worthy of the name, you are sure to always have with you the necessary pieces to constitute an appropriate and ideal outfit to deal with the slightest event as unforeseen as it is important.
10 essentials essential to be perfectly dressed in the evening
1. Black fitted pants
Chosen with a flattering cut, the black pants are a very elegant basic that transcends trends but which, in addition, have the ability to be very versatile. Black pants are definitely one of those pieces that can be worn with just about any other piece in your wardrobe, including the ones featured below.
2. A pretty white (or blue) blouse
Nothing fits as well and showcases pants or a skirt as well as a fitted, fitted blouse. The elegance that emanates from its cut and its sleeves finished with pretty cuffs is incomparable and no shirt can compare. Correctly chosen, a blouse will always be a very good ally to constitute an elegant and appropriate outfit for an office outfit or a professional meeting with a client. Paired with pretty flattering jeans, it will highlight your relaxed femininity for Sunday brunch with friends.
3. A day dress
Since women’s pants have been accepted as an elegant base for daytime wear, the dress is no longer worn as much as it once was. Yet the dress can offer us a sophisticated look and quite appropriate for events such as a lunch in the city, attending a concert in the afternoon. The only effort a dress requires is that of closing its zipper. Invest in a pretty chic and casual dress and you will quickly see that you will have the pleasure of giving your pants a well-deserved rest.
4. A black suit set
In the corporate and business world, a black suit is truly essential. Owning at least one skirt and jacket set is even a golden rule. But the tailored suit is essential even outside the professional framework. No matter where you stand, wearing a properly fitted jacket and skirt, you will make a good impression. You will appear polite, educated, chic and trendy. This is why you absolutely must have a suit set in your feminine wardrobe and why you absolutely must invest in a set worthy of the name, even if you have to invest a little more than usual. Rest assured, the jacket + skirt sets can be worn independently and therefore constitute several outfits. Your purchase will therefore quickly pay for itself.
5. An evening dress
Whether for a night out at a nightclub, a formal dinner or a cocktail party, a pretty quality black dress will always be suitable and will offer you an elegant and sophisticated style. And the one that offers you beautiful details such as a V-neckline, a fitted waist or a flared and vaporous skirt will be brought out of your closet again and again. The ideal accessory to accompany your little black dress, whether it is a wonderful pearl necklace or patent leather sandals, will serve the dress so that it is as well suited to an evening with an impeccable wardrobe code as for a less formal evening.
6. A dress jacket
Wearing a dress jacket is a great way to make most of your dressing room chic. Most tailored jackets are timeless and therefore are a great investment. A pretty fitted and fitted jacket will be suitable for your office outfits as well as for your formal evenings. It can be worn with pants or a skirt for a chic and elegant outfit but can also be worn with jeans. Don’t be surprised if, on occasion, your sister or your mother wishes to borrow it from you.
7. A decorative handbag
If you are used to a night out and dressy evenings, you must purchase a clutch bag. Because it is lighter than an evening bag and can contain everything that can be useful to us during a party, this feminine accessory is a must-have for the evening festivities. A correctly chosen decorative handbag will allow you to accommodate your Smartphone, a little money, your car keys, and your lipstick (of course this is essential). The most decorative handbag has a small chain in order to wear over the shoulder if you want to free your hands.
8. Scarf, shawl, stole
Nothing accompanies an evening dress as well as a stole or a shawl. Whether in cashmere or silk, this feminine and sophisticated accessory does not replace a parka but has the advantage of keeping our shoulders warm during a short trip on foot or when crossing the park to reach the parked car. Moreover, this type of element can be worn with a dress as well as a more casual outfit.
9. Black pumps
Sorry, Prince Charming. If Cinderella was around today, she would put aside the vair slippers and put pretty black leather pumps on her feet. This fashion classic has stood the test of time so well that it deserves the status of a timeless basic. The black pump can be worn day or night, with jeans as well as with dress pants or a skirt and is suitable for both formal occasions and more casual events. Whether entirely black or adorned with a subtle pattern, the pump adapts to all our outfits and all our desires.
10. Heeled sandals
If possible choose them with black or silver or gold flanges. They will easily match with most of your outfits ranging from red to black. Choose them well and pay special attention to comfort so that you can dance until the end of the night if necessary.