Women's Wardrobe: 13 Timeless Basics

Having style is both simple and complicated. Simple when you master the codes of fashion and complicated because no one teaches them to you. A woman's wardrobe should contain 24 timeless fashion pieces , easy to twist according to the fashions and the seasons. Between the timeless basics and the essential clothes , you will hold the secret of the ideal feminine wardrobe by the end of this article. Let's go !

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1. The white shirt

The shirt is a timeless and graphic piece that structures the silhouette and gives a lot of allure. Associated with beautiful jewelry such as a beautiful necklace, the set produces a super effective result. You can oversize the shirt to maximize style in the oversized trend.

The essential white shirt

Oversized white linen shirt Nessa - Les Petits Printed - timeless basic eshop for women

Oversized white linen shirt Nessa - Les Petits Imprimers

The white shirt is an essential basic of the ideal feminine wardrobe. Favor opaque, structured or downright loose white shirts, in noble materials such as 100% cotton poplin or pure linen to let the skin breathe. Create a V-neck by opening two or three buttons to feminize the shirt by releasing the neck and the top of the bust.

Variation: the white lace shirt

In the same style as the essential plain white shirt, the embroidered shirt brings its little sophisticated effect all in transparency and lightness. Lace, Swiss dots, English embroidery… have fun with patterns and transparency.

Rinoa English embroidery shirt - Les Petits Printed - eshop original chic white shirt for women

Rinoa English embroidery shirt - Small Prints

Mélissa white lace blouse - Les Petits Printed - women's white blouse eshop

Mélissa white lace blouse - Les Petits Imprimers

2. The jacket

The jacket is an essential piece to structure the silhouette, balance the volumes, accentuate or soften a strong color but also... to keep warm!

The perfecto for a contrasting rock style

Black imitation leather perfecto biker style Candice - Les Petits Printed - eshop black perfecto for women

The black biker-style biker jacket Candice from Les Petits Imprimers energizes the white shirt

Mythical piece of women's dressing, the perfecto is worn short, black, in imitation leather or leather to better acquire a patina over time and bring a vintage touch. This iconic jacket embodies the rock'n'roll attitude, a welcome change to a slightly sober, classic look or to give a twist to a long bohemian dress.

Long black blazer jacket

Elliot black straight blazer jacket - Les Petits Printed - eshop trendy chic women's jacket

Elliot black straight blazer jacket - Les Petits Imprimers

Longer than the blazer, the double-breasted jacket is worn at the hips or mid-thigh. An essential part of BCBG looks and office outfits, this jacket shifts over shorts or a short skirt combined with pretty fancy tights . Or for a more street look, with light denim jeans and black rock boots.

3. The sweater or vest: an essential basic

A vast subject than that of the sweater: fine, loose, close-fitting or totally oversized, the sweater is reinvented with the seasons. However, some trends remain timeless.

You are sure to never go wrong with a very soft sweater or vest in noble and breathable materials. We prefer it in warm and very cute material, such as mohair or cashmere.

Jacquard women's turtleneck sweater - Les Petits Printed - women's sweaters eshop

Jacquard women's turtleneck sweater - Les Petits Imprimers

gray cashmere cardigan - small prints - eshop thick knit women's cardigan

Aihnoa cashmere gray cardigan : a timeless essential - Les Petits Imprimers

Thin sweater or oversized sweater, it all depends on your body type and the style you want to evoke. On a skirt, pants, jeans and even shorts, the gray sweater is a timeless piece that suits all skin tones. Bet on the right accessories to avoid falling into the sad look.

Sailor sweater

Cock-a-doodle Doo ! The sailor sweater is an essential French must have. Synonymous with the seaside, a change of scenery and iodized air with the hair in the wind, the sailor top is a timeless piece that is easy to accessorize. Especially when navy blue and white are combined with golden details like pretty buttons worn on the shoulder, reminiscent of a ship's captain's stripes.

Navy blue fine-knit sailor sweater with white stripes and gold buttons - Les Petits Imprimers - chic women's sailor sweater eshop

Navy blue fine knit sailor sweater with white stripes and gold buttons - Les Petits Imprimers

Worn fluid and slightly loose on white skinny jeans, blue denim jeans or carrot or cigarette pants, the striped sailor sweater has no equal to convey a chic and relaxed state of mind at the same time. Accessorize it with gold, white or navy jewelry to stay in tone.

4. The skirt: absolute femininity

Well cut, in a beautiful material, the skirt is one of the best assets of your modern woman's wardrobe. Here are three models to adopt urgently.

The high-waisted denim skirt

Amaya high-waisted denim skirt - Les Petits Printed - women's denim skirt eshop

High- waisted denim skirt Amaya - Les Petits Imprimers

The high-waisted pencil-type skirt is very pretty on morphologies 8, X, V and A because it marks your slim waist and lengthens your legs for an effect so sexy to die for… Who could resist it?!

The black skirt

The black imitation leather (or leather) skirt brings a breath of modernity and a very nice little rock side to all types of tops (t-shirt, sweater, shirt). The reflections of this amazing material, combined with the patina of real leather, brings light to your legs and allows you to vary the materials in your outfit and your wardrobe.

Black faux leather skirt - Les Petits Printed - eshop short black leather skirt for women chic

Black faux leather skirt - Les Petits Printed

5. Denim shorts

Shorts are a relatively new staple in women's fashion. However, it has been able to impose itself in summer and winter to display our beautiful legs in all seasons.

Light blue high-waisted denim shorts (available in white, dark blue and dark gray) - Les Petits Imprimers - chic woman fashion eshop

Light blue high waisted denim shorts (available in white, dark blue and dark grey) - Les Petits Imprimers

In faux, leather, suede, high waist, etc. The shorts vary cuts and materials for our greatest pleasure. So have fun with this adorable little basic, emblematic of liberated femininity.

6. The little black dress: timeless glamor

Admit it: you've been waiting for it since the beginning of this article. The dress is the key piece of any self-respecting feminine wardrobe. Why ? Because she dresses you in one piece. Tight, short, long, bohemian, airy... the dress is the style champion for an ultra feminine look in all circumstances.

The sexy black long dress

Every woman should have at least one long dress in her wardrobe. Light and fluid, it's the queen of summer and end-of-year celebrations. Printed with a beautiful floral or geometric pattern, each personality and each morphology finds its account with the long dress.

Célénia long black ribbed knit turtleneck sweater dress - Les Petits Imprimers - women's sweater dresses eshop

Long black sweater dress with turtleneck in ribbed knit Célénia - Les Petits Imprimers

But the long dress dresses you just as well when the temperatures drop. Maxi sweater dress, oversized or close to the body, it highlights your femininity while keeping you warm. A word of advice: mark your size if you are a morphology 8 or X. If you have another morphology (especially H), take advantage of straight or trapeze dresses.

The little black dress, an essential classic

Iconic of the Coco Chanel brand, symbol of the free and modern woman, the little black dress can be worn in all circumstances: at work, in the evening, on a trip, in a romantic dinner and even every day for pleasure.

Isa Slit Bodycon Dress - Les Petits Imprimers

Its success in a stylish look depends on the accessories that surround it, if possible colorful and shiny to energize this strong piece that may sadden your face. However, avoid the total black look which often weighs down the silhouette and risks making you look depressed.

7. Pants: free to move!

Practical, warm and sexy, the pants are a timeless must-have. Fluid or in jeans, it is chosen according to the morphology to enhance your assets and camouflage small flaws.

Black trousers

What would we do without black pants? Inseparable from the classic trouser suit for the woman who works in the office, the flowing black trousers are a must for the job interview.

Aryane black jacket and pants suit set - Les Petits Imprimers - eshop black pants suit for women

Aryane black jacket and trouser suit set - Les Petits Imprimers

The most beautiful cut is trousers with darts (fold on the front) which break over a slightly pointed pump. With this duo, you are sure to avoid fashion faux pas. However, reserve it for “official” and “professional” occasions. Fashion is also made to relax, isn't it?

Jeans: timeless, modern and casual

Slim, straight, fuzzy, push up, flare, boyfriend, bootcut in pure denim jeans or in stretch for elasticity, jeans have fun with cuts, materials and dyes. However, the absolute feminine timeless remains the slim jeans, in other words, the jeans fitted to your legs for maximum sensuality. It highlights all body types, especially with a high waist (except for H morphos who will prefer the normal size).

8. The coat: a key piece

The coat is THE star piece of your winter look. Be sure to choose a timeless piece from the women's wardrobe to mark your style from the first glance. At the office, in the street, arriving at your friends' house or for a shopping trip with the girls, the coat is your asset for the cold season to keep you warm but also to punctuate your general look.

Long beige trench coat

Invented by the famous English tailoring specialist Thomas Burberry at the beginning of the 20th century, the gabardine trench coat was a revolutionary garment for the time.

Indeed, gabardine is the first waterproof and resistant textile that breathes. So much so that the inventor became official dresser of King Edward VII of England in 1919.

For the record, the trench coat first dressed the soldiers in the trenches of the First World War before climbing the catwalks where it is unanimous (and the signature of the Burberry house even today).

Ena beige trench coat - Les Petits Imprimers - women's trench coat eshop

Ena beige trench coat - Les Petits Imprimers

The classic beige trench coat is worn at midi length for an ultra feminine look, very structured and chic as possible. For a harsh winter, opt for its warm woolen version. It will wrap you in great softness, give you a “crazy class” while being very comfortable and warm.

Discover our collection of colorful trench coats and fall/winter coats here

Essential accessories: twist the classics

Going out without accessories to energize your basics, certainly timeless but a little too calm, is out of the question.

9. The leather handbag

The shoulder bag model wins the palm of the handbag at the moment. Indispensable for carrying everything a woman needs in a busy day, the handbag is chosen according to her size, her corpulence and her morphology. Pay attention to the width and length of the shoulder strap. You wouldn't want to draw the eye where it shouldn't...

Cognac leather handbag and matching pouch Milan - Les Petits Printed - eshop chic leather handbag for women

Cognac leather handbag and matching pouch Milan - Les Petits Imprimers

Little fashion tip: the color association between the handbag and the shoes is undeniable: guaranteed success!

10. Chic and fine jewelry

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Diamond daisy earrings - Les Petits Imprimers

Earrings, necklace, bracelet, rings, hair jewellery... There's no shortage of ideas for twisting a magnificent and timeless look. Jewelry brings color and light around your face and on your hands. Of course, they are chosen according to the morphology of your hands, your face and your bust.

11. Scarf and gloves

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The woolen scarf , your best ally in winter - Les Petits Imprimers

These winter fashion accessories allow you to surf on fashion trends without breaking the bank. For example, by adopting the fashion for Prince of Wales checks, or bohemian, graphic patterns and even lively colors that you wouldn't dare wear over an entire room.

Beige wool mittens - Les Petits Imprimers

Matched or mismatched, their effect will be all the more wow as the material is noble. So opt for leather gloves and a wool or cashmere scarf.

Discover all our winter accessories here

Shoes: stylish all the way to the toes

The shoe is the final highlight of your stylish look, the ultimate detail that signs your look as a fashionable woman. So, in order not to negate the effort of each of the carefully chosen strong pieces, bring these timeless pieces.

12. A pair of beautiful black high heel boots

For an evening, a romantic date or a professional interview, a pair of pretty black high-heeled boots will complete your look perfectly. Choose a beautiful material such as leather with half-round, half-pointed ends. Properly cared for, they will only skate better over time. Their lustrous appearance completes your well-worked look for a successful effect from head to toe. Don't worry: there's no need to be perched on a 15 cm heel. Small heels of 3-4 cm are enough if you are not comfortable. You will see, it relieves a lot of back pain ;)

13. A pair of beautiful black flat heel boots

For everyday life where you have to walk fast, run between different places, catch public transport and climb flights of stairs, nothing beats a pair of beautiful black flat-heeled boots. Comfort should be your number 1 criterion of choice. Leather will be your best ally to perfectly match the morphology of your foot over time. Above all, your shoes will age much better than faux leather or canvas shoes.

The 13 pieces of the ideal feminine wardrobe

As promised, you now hold the secret to a stylish, feminine look. With these 13 essential and timeless pieces, basics or flagship pieces, it is impossible to commit a fashion faux pas.

You may not have all of these pieces in your wardrobe yet. No problem: everything in its time, a wardrobe of this quality is built little by little over time. Learn to recognize beautiful materials and efficient cuts. Discover what suits you best, according to your morphology, your colorimetry and your personality.

To be right on trend, pimp your look with jewelry and accessories but also pieces combining a timeless cut with a pinch of originality, the signature of the Petits Imprimers women's fashion collection .

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