40 Wardrobe Essentials for Effortless Style

Written by: Sara Crampton

40 Wardrobe Essentials For Effortless Style

I’ve spent the last 10 plus years understanding the key items women need in their wardrobes to make the act of getting dressed, simple, easy and effortless. Once I learnt the foundations of a wardrobe and put this into practice in my own closet, the time it took me to get dressed became quicker, I avoided those dreaded moments where It felt like I had nothing to wear (or rather nothing that I felt good in), and I finally started to feel like me.

What had happened was that my clothes were no longer wearing me, I wasn’t falling victim to trends that weren't flattering, and as a result I became the most confident I had ever felt in my own body.

I then wanted to pass that power on to other women, and found that there is a whole community who share the same values and interest in a minimalist and classic approach to style. 

When I started to put this key wardrobe essentials list together I actually didn’t think I would get to 40 items, but without including shoes, accessories and key pieces of jewellery, which all equate to an outfit, the list felt incomplete.

My caveat on this list is that building out your wardrobe essentials takes time. Be ruthless in your search for the perfect [insert wardrobe essential here] as it’ll make you a more conscious shopper, and you’ll have, love and wear that piece for longer, knowing you took your time.

Use this list as a guide to check through your wardrobe. You probably have most of these already, but if you find yourself with a wardrobe of clothes and with nothing to wear, you might find this list helpful to form up your wardrobe essentials so you can put outfits together with ease.


1. Plain White T-shirt

The UNDONE - Plain White T-Shirt

Organic Fitted Rib Tee by Arnsdorf


2. White Shirt

White Shirt


Classic Double Pocket Shirt by Matin  


3. White Tank

White Tank

Avril Top by Anna Quan 


4. Black Tank or Camisole

Eva Tank by Arnsdorf

The Eva Tank by Arnsdorf


5. Neutral Knitwear

Neutral Knitwear - The UNDONE

Linden Organic Cotton Cashmere Knit by Joslin


6. Black Knitwear

The UNDONE - Black Knitwear

Linden Organic Cotton Cashmere Knit by Joslin


7. Black Blouse

Black Blouse - The UNDONE

The Bella Blouse by Dominique Healy


8. Striped Long Sleeve Top

Striped Long Sleeve Tee - The UNDONE

Breton Stripe Tee by Matteau


9. Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans - The UNDONE

High Rise Stove Pipe Straight Leg Jean by RE/DONE


10. White Jeans

The UNDONE - White Jeans

High Rise Stove Pipe Straight Leg Jean by RE/DONE 


11. Black Jeans

Black Jeans

High Rise Stove Pipe Straight Leg Jean by RE/DONE


12. Black Trousers

Black Trousers

Suit Trouser by Arnsdorf


13. Black Leggings

Black Leggings

Logan 6/8 Cropped Legging by Bondi Born


14. Black Skirt

The UNDONE - Black Skirt

Multi Bind Dual Linked Skirt by Christopher Esber


15. Black Tailored Shorts

The UNDONE - Black Tailored Shorts

Marion Short by Marle


16. Simple Black Dress

The UNDONE - Simple Black Dress

Rhea Dress by Marle


17. Loose Summer Dress

Loose Summer Dress

Linen Bias Dress by Matteau


18. Black Blazer

The UNDONE - Black Blazer

Herringbone Linen DB Jacket by Matin 


19. Black Coat

Black Coat

Double Breasted Wool Coat by St. Agni


20. Denim Jacket

The UNDONE - Denim Jacket

Maren Denim Jacket by Nanushka


21. Neutral Trench

The UNDONE - Neutral Trench

George Trench Coat by Camilla and Marc 


22. Black Suit

Relaxed Tailored Blazer
Relaxed Tailored Blazer by Matteau


Relaxed Tailored Trouser

Relaxed Tailored Trouser by Matteau


23. Pyjamas/Loungewear

The UNDONE - Pyjamas Loungewear

The 01 Linen Loungewear Set Long by Deiji Studios 


24. Black Ballet Flats

The UNDONE - Black Ballet Flats

The Quilted Ballerina by Toteme


25. Black Sandals

Black Sandals - The UNDONE

Rhodes Sandal by A.EMERY


26. Neutral Sandals

Neutral Sandals

Spargi Sandal by A.EMERY


27. Neutral Heels

    The UNDONE - Neutral Heels

    Juliette Midi by Nelson Made


    28. Black Heels

    The UNDONE - Black Heels

    Juliette Midi by Nelson Made


      29. White Sneakers

        The UNDONE - White Sneaker


         Esplar Leather White Sneaker by Veja


        30. Black Boots


        The UNDONE - Black Boots

        Soma Boot by A.EMERY


        31. Black Tote Bag

        Black Tote Bag

        Large Tote by Rylan 


        32. Black Evening Bag

          Classic Evening Bag

          Soft Baguette With Buckle by Rylan (coming soon)


          33. Basket Bag

          The UNDONE - Basket Bag

          Mini Basket Bag


          34. Classic Black Belt

          Classic Black Belt - The UNDONE

          Classic Leather Belt by Saint


          35. Neutral Hat

          The UNDONE - Neutral Hat

          The Inca Bucket by Lack of Color


          36. Black Sunglasses

          The UNDONE - Everyday Sunglasses


            Original Wayfarer Classic by Ray Ban 


            37. Everyday Earrings

            The UNDONE - Everyday Earrings

            Hungry Baby Snake Polished Earrings by All Blues


            38. Evening Earrings

            The UNDONE - Evening Earrings

            Baroque Bodmer Earrings by Agmes


            39. Elevated Necklace or Bracelet

            The UNDONE - Elevated Bracelet

            Link Bracelet by Rylan


            40. Black One Piece

            The UNDONE - Black One Piece

            The One Piece by Form and Fold


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