Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Closet Essentials for Women

When you get dressed in the morning, remember the sky is the limit to your wardrobe choices, but the key to a great outfit is fit. Make sure that whatever you choose to wear, for whatever occasion, fits you well and is tailored to your body — not a trend.

Things to remember:
Don’t be afraid to mix and match.
Rotate through your closet to get the most out of it.
Be bold.

Black Blazer: A black blazer is a timeless piece that lends an air of sophistication to any outfit.

White Tee: Casual or dressed-up, a tee is a comfortable option for a quick outfit.

Camisoles: A camisole, or “cami,” is one of the most basic items of clothing. They come in a multitude of colors and look great under sheer blouses. Camis are sure to give an outfit an extra pop of color.

Black Pencil Skirt: The black pencil skirt is a classic wardrobe icon that can be mixed with button-ups, cardigans, patterned blouses and jackets to create several different looks.

Flats: A nice pair of flats gives you comfort and style rolled into one package. Flats are not only comfortable, but also come in many different styles and colors.

“LBD”: The “LBD” (little black dress) comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. An “LBD” is something that can be thrown on to look instantly effortless and chic.

Cardigan: A cardigan over almost anything can create a whole new look.

Pashmina or Scarf: A scarf is a great accent to any outfit. It can add that extra touch that pulls the whole thing together.

Black Pumps: They come in an endless array of materials, patterns and heel heights. The key is to find a pair that is comfortable and brings out your inner diva.

Day Dress or Sundress: Wearing a day dress is a simple way to look sophisticated without the fuss of a complicated outfit.

Trench Coat: Audrey Hepburn made the khaki trench coat famous when she kissed George Peppard in the last scene of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and fashionistas around the world have never looked back.

Dark Wash Denim: Dark wash denim is slimming on everyone and pairs well with almost anything in your closet.

Evening Dress: Having a simple evening or cocktail dress may prevent you from experiencing the sheer panic of “not having a thing to wear in a closet full of clothes” syndrome. When picking out an evening dress, look for classic elegance that can be worn on a variety of occasions.

Black Dress Pants: Black slacks are a go-to style when you want to look effortlessly refined.

Boots: A good pair of boots can make or break an outfit and should fit not only your shoe size, but also around your calf. A fabulous solution for women with above or below average size calves is to wear booties.

White Button-Up Shirt: White works well with so many other colors, so it stands to reason that a white button-up will be among the champions of mixing and matching in a wardrobe. Pair it with a black blazer, some jeans and a pear necklace for an outfit of casual sophistication.

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