11 Essentials Every Woman Needs in Her Closet

Model wearing classic contour plunge bra in ballet and a striped button up t-shirt

The start of each new season brings about a lot of fashion decisions, like “What should I invest in?”, “What new trends are worth following?”, and “How much should I spend?” But instead of picking up random pieces that will probably go out of style by next year, consider building a timeless capsule wardrobe and streamlining your closet.

Your closet should be a curated collection of your absolute favorite items that bring you joy. That way, you’ll actually wear what you own and your wardrobe won’t be a source of stress each morning as you get dressed. Here are 11 items we think every woman needs in her closet all year round.


1. Quality Denim.

First on our list has to be jeans, obviously. We’re Californians, after all! Jeans are an everyday staple that can be worn to virtually every occasion. We recommend having a variety of washes, including a light wash, medium wash, dark wash, and black jean. And of course, a set of core styles that you know will continue to be in style: slim fit/straight leg, skinny, and cropped. Investing in a few quality pairs that will last is definitely a splurge we can justify.


2. Basic Tees — And Lots Of Them.

When can’t you wear a white t-shirt? It’s should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Pair a white tee with your favorite pair of denim, underneath a party skirt with a great jacket, or on the weekends with leggings. Any way you style it, a basic tee is a must.



3. A T-Shirt Bra That Lies Flat Underneath It All.

Committing to all of these wardrobe staples is great, but don’t forget about your most important base layer — your bra! While we recommend having at least five bras in your rotation, the first should be a basic, like our 24/7® Classic T-Shirt Bra or 24/7® Classic Perfect Coverage Bra. Both styles have a smoothing effect, which means you officially never have to deal with your bra cups showing through your top again.


4. A Classic Blazer.

Structured outerwear is one thing you can always count on. The key is to look for a blazer that you can layer with any top, whether a concert tee or a blouse. Remember: it’s all about versatility, and investing in pieces that do it all.


5. Seamless Underwear!

Underwear can either be your best friend or a finicky foe. If you’re looking for the one pair you need that will stay hidden underneath it all, opt for seamless. If you’re a thong girl, we would recommend our ComfortStretch Thong so that you can say goodbye to underwear lines for good. (Not into thongs? Our ComfortStretch Bikinis and ComfortStretch Briefs are great, too!)


6. A Trusty Work Tote.

Invest in a solid tote that you can carry from work to drinks, or take on your weekend getaway. A couple features we look for in a tote bag: enough room for a laptop and an interior pocket to store your smaller essentials.


7. Classic Sunglasses.

Odds are, you have a pile of sunglasses you’ve collected over the years, yet reach for the same, simple pair every time you leave the house. Sound familiar? Consider donating all of them and just holding onto one or two classic styles such as an aviator or retro square pair. If you want to experiment with more trendy pieces, like the tiny sunglasses all the models can pull off, opt for a cheap pair from fast fashion brands so you don’t feel guilty when it inevitably goes out of style.


8. Ballet Flats And Heels.

We all have that one pair of flats that work with everything (from jeans and a tee to a simple black dress) and can be worn from work to drinks to weekend playdates. A pair of simple black ballet flats will carry you through the seasons — and years. The same applies to a killer pair of heels. Invest in a quality pair that you feel comfortable and confident in, and can work across your wardrobe.


9. A Black Leather Jacket.

A quality leather jacket is one of the smartest investment pieces for your wardrobe. Throw it over a white tee and jeans for an instant style boost or pair it your workwear look for an edgy finish. A black leather jacket, whether vegan or real, is an absolute must-have. Take proper care of it and it can last you for decades.


10. A Trusty Blouse.

You can never go wrong with a silk blouse, in a staple hue like white, light grey, or camel. Though silk may not seem like the most affordable option, it is worth every penny once you factor in just how often you’ll end up wearing it. Plus, it can be effortlessly styled for both work and happy hour.


11. A Little Black Dress.

Last but certainly (never!) least, the iconic LBD. Date-night essential and the ultimate “I have nothing to wear” throw-on-and-go piece, a little black dress is a true must-have in every fashion girl’s wardrobe. Pair it with a leather jacket and you’re good to go.


Other Must-Haves For Women

Sure, you've probably already read about the 11 essentials every woman needs in her closet, and they are a great starting point. But let's talk about a few more wardrobe must-haves that can take your fashion style and comfort to the next level. Let's face it: Every great outfit starts with the perfect foundation, so in this section, we'll dive into the world of undergarments. From everyday comfort to a touch of lacey allure, we'll look at the basic wardrobe essentials every woman needs to have, especially when it comes to these unsung heroes that hold us together, literally and metaphorically.


Organic Cotton Undies 

If you are a woman who values soft, breathable, and comfortable undies, which I believe you do, then organic cotton undies are a must-have. Organic cotton undergarments are made from 100% organic cotton, which is soft, breathable, and gentle on your skin. They are your go-to pieces on those hot days when you need something breathable and light. If you have sensitive skin, organic cotton undies are your best solution; their fabric feels great against any skin.

ThirdLove has a range of Organic Cloud Cotton undergarments that promise comfort and breathability. Here's a sneak peek at our organic cotton collection. The undies come in various styles for different coverage levels. Our Organic Cloud Cotton Thongs are a great option to wear under leggings or tight-fitting clothing. They are comfortable and breathable; you can be assured they won't show through your clothes. Our Organic Cloud Cotton Hipsters are there if you fancy more coverage while keeping the comfort. For full coverage, opt for the Organic Cloud Cotton Briefs; they are great for everyday wear and provide full coverage and support. 

With the organic cotton undies, you need a bra to go with it; complete your ensemble with the Organic Cloud Cotton Perfect Coverage Bra crafted from the same heavenly soft fabric as our undies. The name says it all –perfect.


Sexy Lace Undergarments

For those moments when you crave a touch of elegance and allure, you need something that adds a touch of luxury and femininity to your wardrobe. And what whispers secrets and flirts boldly like lace fabric. Sexy lace undergarments are what every woman needs to make them feel effortlessly feminine and utterly irresistible. We recommend having at least one lace bra and undie when you feel flirty or want to enjoy the airy lace. Who says practical can't be a little bit sexy? 

If you are looking for a lace undergarment with the perfect blend of comfort and allure, say hello to ThirdLove's lace undergarments. They are made from soft, breathable, comfortable, and flattering fabrics. Plus, they come in various styles, including bralettes, plunge bras, and panty sets, so that you can find your perfect look.

Among ThirdLove's sexy lace undergarments that I recommend is the All Day Lace T-shirt Bra. It is a wardrobe staple that seamlessly blends your favorite tops with a touch of feminine lace. Nothing goes well with a lace bra like a plunging neckline, showing off some cleavage. That's why we have the All Day Lace Uplift Plunge Bra. This bra is perfect for showing off your décolletage, allowing you to customize it with the removable pads and show as much or as little as you would like. It provides the perfect support and shaping, and the plunge style is ideal for wearing under low-cut tops. 

And let's not forget about lace underwear; complete your lingerie drawer with our lace undies. From the classic All Day Lace Bikini to the flirty and barely-there All Day Lace Thong. Our lace undies will make you feel great under your skin.