That post-holiday season spending depression has come around rather quickly again this year, meaning that getting ready for a new year sans new wardrobe is something of a reality for many a fashionista. Credit card bills, school fees, and kids stationery requirements all seem to land in a heap all at once, making us all wonder how it is that we are going to have anything left over for ourselves this year at all.
But luckily, when it comes to fashion and the most discerning wardrobe, it is actually less about new, less about quantity, less about quality and more about savvy wardrobe planning. With the following 10 must-have clothing items in your wardrobe, nobody need be any the wiser that you picked up a few necessities in the post-holiday sales bin.
1. A Black Pencil Skirt
This sleek, chic and flattering little number is the ultimate wardrobe must-have – any season. You can dress it up, dress it down, take it to work, take it to the opera, take it to the mall, take it to dinner and take it to cocktails or dinner with the in-laws. Flattering with ballet pumps, knee-high boots, wedges and flats, this is one of those wardrobe items that is sadly totally underrated, but that you should not go without. A versatile and go-to fashion item that can whip up a polished look in a jiffy.