Black to Basics: 5 Wardrobe Essentials in the Color That Matches Everything

Black is the most versatile color you can add to your wardrobe. It can be worn for any occasion, be it casual, formal or anywhere in between. The best thing about black is that it's easy. You can wear it with everything! Check out these 5 equally essential items every woman needs as a part her wardrobe.

1. Black Dress

If you wear dresses, at least one black dress is a wardrobe must have! In the words of the late great fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress." Of course, it doesn't have to be little. Let your comfort level, and the event dictate how long or short your dress is.

2. Black Pants

You can't go wrong with a pair of black pants! In fact, it's probably best to have different pairs for different occasions. At the very least, you'll want a pair of slacks that can function in both professional and casual settings.

3. Black Blazer

Like black pants, this is an item you will want to have on hand for occasions that call for a more professional look. You might even want to take a styling tip from VP Kamala Harris and throw one on with a pair of jeans and chucks!

4. Black Shirts

I highly recommend owning several black tops. You'll want various black tops for all the seasons and different reasons. There will likely be a moment in your life where you'll be looking for the perfect top to complete your outfit. Having an occasion appropriate black top may just be your saving grace. Remember, black matches everything.

5. Black Shoes

Flats, sandals, sneakers and heels, if you wear them, you should have a pair in black. This will save you from wondering if you have shoes to wear with every new item you buy. If you have a pair of black shoes that fit for the occasion, the answer will always be yes.

Black is the color your wardrobe needs. It's the one color can be worn anytime, anywhere and with anything. Owning these 5 basic items in black ensures that you always have an easy option when you're deciding what to wear. Add as many of these pieces as you think you may need to your wardrobe. You can never own too much black! Take a look at these black essentials from my boutique.