Basics Every Girl Needs in Her Wardrobe

 BASIC: (noun) something that is fundamental or a starting point ... in other words, items that should be in every woman's closet.

Classic, chic yet basic wardrobe pieces will never go out of style. The best basic clothing items can help you achieve a look of the utmost amount of style with minimal effort. Here at Velvet Heart, we have a wide selection of basic closet essentials.

Button-Up Shirt



Button-up shirts are often associated with formal or professional wear, but can also be styled casually. Tuck into pants or skirts for a more polished look, or leave untucked for a more relaxed style. Wear it unbuttoned, partially buttoned or all the way up, depending on the weather, the style or whether you might be wearing it under a crew neck sweater.  This is a versatile and timeless wardrobe staple that can be worn in a variety of settings. You can never have too many.

Jean Jacket


A jean jacket is a modern classic that can add a touch of casual cool to any outfit.  The style has been around for decades and continues to be a popular fashion item. It's a timeless piece and can be worn year after year, regardless of the season - it's always in fashion. Opt for a traditional denim blue or add one of today's trendy jackets in the color of your choice. 




Since Levi Strauss invented them over 100 years ago, jeans have been an American, and now world-wide, favorite. Select yours carefully. You'll need more than one pair, and when shopping for jeans, consider the fit, the rise, the elasticity and the wash. Skinny, straight-leg, boyfriend or bootcut, high-waisted or midrise, acid wash, clean or destroyed ... it's like being in a candy store. Whether you wear them to play, work or party, there's definitely a pair somewhere to fit your needs. You may even find them here


T-shirts don't have to be boring. While they can be basic, a blank tee can be styled in a multitude of ways. Whether you select a crew neck, V-neck, scoop neck, boat neck style or sleeveless, cap sleeve, short sleeve, three-quarter sleeve or long sleeve, you'll find that the t-shirt can be the most versatile piece of clothing in your closet. Worn alone, under a jacket or sweater, or even cropped short and word over a slinky slip dress, the t-shirt offers a myriad of styling possibilities.

Classic Blazer


One of today's hot "basics" is that tried-and-true classic, the blazer. Often thought of as work or formal clothing, today's blazers can be seen practically everywhere and for every season. Structured or unlined, in different fabric weights and weaves, single breasted, double breasted - or with no buttons at all - there are many styles to choose from. Our unlined, relaxed blazers are made of eco-friendly Tencel™ and come in a number of colors including black, sage and pink. They're versatile and can be paired with a variety of clothing items and accessories.

Need more inspiration? Check out our Basics Shop to find the most up-to-date basic fashion items for this season. 

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