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At war with your wardrobe? 10 essentials for every woman

Here is a list of essential items that every woman with a passion for fashion must own

Carole el-Hajjar

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Here is a list of essential items that every woman with a passion for fashion must own and work into her individual style.

Black blazer
A black tailored blazer is feminine, classic and versatile. It looks good on all body types, and adds an immediate twist to your outfit. Pair it with jeans, slacks or a skirt, or lay it over your shoulders on top of a cute little dress. Find one that embraces your shape and curves.

Little black dress
Invest in one that is unique and stands out. For a sophisticated look, look for the shape, detail and fabric. For a more classic version, opt for one that is more non-descript. Dress it up with some statement piece jewelry and cool accessories, or dress it down with cool sneakers and a denim or leather jacket. Do not be scared to invest in an expensive black dress - it will go a long way and serve you well.

Stilettos
Go for pointy-toed, suede, patent or plain leather. Wear and match it easily with everything, from your fitted cropped jeans to your little dress, skirt or slacks.

Flats
Flats are a girl’s best friend. Wear them with a sequin dress for a daring fashion statement, a pleated midi skirt, an A-line skirt, wide-leg pants, cool ripped jeans or denim shorts.

Shirt / blouse
Choose a plain one and go for neutral colors: black, white or nude. It takes you easily from working mode to party animal. If wearing a shirt, add a big cuff and statement rings or statement earrings. For your blouse, add a statement necklace. Wear both with literally anything.

Statement jewelry
Wear a statement necklace over any simple t-shirt or top and instantly elevate your look. Or add statement earrings and chunky cocktail rings to sass your outfit.

Jeans
Find one that embraces your curves and shape.

Classic trench
Light-weight, easy to pack and unbelievably versatile, the classic trench coat stands the test of time.

Scarf
Go for two different textures and fabrics. Choose a cashmere scarf for winter, and a silk chiffon one for summer.

Leather jacket
Wear it on your shoulders over a cute dress or skirt, or pair it with cool jeans and a sassy t-shirt or even denim shorts.