Women love shopping and there’s no denying that picking the right pieces takes more time than passing a bill. Amidst the numerous options, endless trials and budget constraints we tend to get lost somewhere in between. This leads to either over shopping or coming home to stare at an empty wardrobe full of nothing. The simplest way out is to invest in essentials. However, creating a wardrobe full of essentials isn’t as easy as buying a top or kimono dress online with a simple click. The good news is that we’ve compiled a list of essentials every Indian girl must own. Read on to find out what they are:

5 Wardrobe Essentials For The Indian Female

A versatile Handbag

Add a structured bag in a neutral shade to your list next time you go shopping, in case you don’t already have one. Pick popping bright colours if you go with the flow, but since we’re talking essentials, choosing a tan brown, chocolate brown or black would make more sense. These colours complement almost everything you wear.


A lot of companies are doing away with the formal dress code nowadays. Yet, it doesn’t hurt for a professional woman to own a formal outfit. With evergreen formal shirts for women and trousers, you can achieve multiple looks. For that matter, a simple top with a blazer is a classic outfit. Pencil skirts, in addition, are a great option to add the ‘chic’ factor. Nonetheless, ensure that the colours you choose revolve around charcoal, grey, black or the same spectrum.

Little Black Dress (LBD)

Any wardrobe is incomplete without the classic little black dress. The various types of LBD includes skater, bandage, wrap, shift, or baby-doll style of dresses and is one of the most versatile outfits a woman can own. The best part is that you can style it according to the occasion. Moreover, you can easily find belts, solid blouses, etc. to go with it and either dress it up or dress it down.

Black Heels

Whether it’s a brunch party, an office party or an outing with friends for a round of drinks at the club, you can never go wrong with a pair of black heels. They glam up your outfit and give you the confidence to dance the night away. Go for gladiator heels, pumps, or even wedges in black.

If you already have a pair in black, then your next pair should be nude heels. The monochromatic effect makes your legs look longer and complement just about anything you wear with them.


The perfect garb for weddings or other family functions, nothing looks more elegant than an Anarkali dress. They look great on every body type as well. The Kalis and flairs, which are available in various choices, add a touch of flamboyance to your attire. Do not miss out on this classic Indian outfit!