Whether you’re heading for a casual walk in the town or a boardroom meeting, the first thing you want to think about is getting dressed in the morning. With such an on-the-go lifestyle, looking stylish, modern, and functional may be a challenge. So, to tackle your never-ending must-have staples, keep on reading for our 7 wardrobe essentials for modern women.

Animal Print or Metallic Pumps

Modern and sophisticated, animal prints from leopard to snake are versatile enough to match with any of your outfit. Like fashion blogger Veronica Popoiacu, you may take advantage of your printed pumps to add some life to your plain outfit. Or, be inspired by Micah Gianneli’s style of wearing a pair of metallic pumps with a chic dress for adding some glam and sparkle to your looks without going overboard.

Brightly Colored Piece

Looking for ways to update your work wardrobe or just your casual-chic street style? Resort to a brightly colored piece that will be the focal point of your outfit. However, bright colors typically highlight so be mindful on wearing them on your problem areas. If you wish to add some volume on your bottom-half, opt for a pair of brightly colored pants and keep your top piece muted. On the other hand, if you have a pear-shaped body and wish to make it look balanced, go darker on your bottom piece and lighter on your top piece like fashion blogger Mary Orton did.

Dressy Jumpsuit

Trade your denim overalls and jumpsuit with dressy chic ones that can be perfect from casual walks to office looks. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, go for a color and neckline that flatter you and make your skin glow. If you have a darker complexion and wish for a nude shade of jumpsuit, opt for a one-tone darker or lighter shade but not too close to your skin tone to make you glow. Also, avoid bodycon silhouettes when wearing nude colored clothing to avoid unwanted impressions.

Matching Set

If you’re sick and tired of creating stylish outfit combinations, resort to matching sets in modern styles. For a minimalist look, go for a plain yet classy shade on your bandeau tops and matching skirts that can be complemented by a pair of classic pumps. On the other hand, if you’re seeking for a trendy and playful vibe, copy Nicole Warne’s style of wearing novelty print matching set that can take you from day to night.

Pastel Coats

Camel trench coats and gray wool coats may be timeless, but they can easily look boring and dull. To refresh you look for a modern style trade your neutral coats to pastel coats that can be romantic enough without looking flashy. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may actually wear them on your office looks, especially if you’re working in a creative or casual workplace.

Boxy Pieces

Boxy, structured, and architectural pieces are great for adding some elegance to your modern style. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, spice up your all-black outfit of a tee and skinny jeans with a structured blazer or coat that will pull your outfit together into a modern yet minimalist look.

Structured Bags

Whether you’re an office gal or a fashion-forward woman, structured bag is a stylish and functional accessory to make you look powerful, sophisticated, and smart. Just go for a size that fits your body frame to make your accessory flatter you. This way, you’ll be a sophisticated, professional, and fashion-forward woman that rocks the modern look effortlessly.