1. Printed A-line skirt
This skirt style flares from the waist creating a shape that is similar to the letter ‘A.’ This silhouette is great for all body types: it creates curve for those with a more rectangular shape, it can camouflage the width of the hips for those who are more pear-shaped, and it helps to accentuate hourglass-shaped bodies. The flared cut is also quite playful and young, and this can be pushed even further with a colourful print that will bring excitement to any outfit it’s in. The Ladelle Skirt is a great example—adding this modern floral skirt ensures your look will be nothing short of chic!
2. Stylish shorts
When people hear the word “shorts” the first image is typically of denim short-shorts. This look is fine, but it’s not the fashionable essential we think every woman should have! A pair of fashion shorts should have something about them that reaches beyond the basic, whether that means they have a bubble hem or a great print or some embroidered details; they should really be something unique that catches the eye. Since these can be a bit of a specialty item, online designer boutiques can be the best option when searching them out. Start in Lilika’s online shop and check out our Daisy Flowers and Petals Shorts. These adorable shorts are a flirty shape with pleat details and a darling floral print to brighten your look.
There’s something charming about cropped pants. They’re more laid-back than full-length pants and less casual than shorts. When cut with a close-fitting silhouette, this item can looking quite slimming and make your tush look amazing! A cropped pant can look great in basic black or denim, but a colourful pair in a pastel shade or jewel tone can make an even bigger impact in your look. You could even try a printed pant, like the Delight ¾ Icecream Pants, for an even more exciting outfit.
4. Sexy Sheath Dress
One thing often overlooked on “essential item” lists is a dress with some sex appeal. Every woman should have something in their closet that makes them feel absolutely gorgeous, and for many a sheath dress is the perfect item to get that feeling. This style of dress hugs the body closely and shows off your curves for an ultra-feminine look. Make this piece separate from your little black dress by picking one out that has some colour or a print. The Besotted Blue Lace Sheath Dress’ rich royal blue is an awesome colour for creating a fun vixen-worthy look.
5. Full-skirted Frock
While the sheath dress is ideal for bombshell looks, a dress with a fitted upper and full skirt is a better option for everyday outfits. Like the A-line skirt, this style is flattering on every body type as it can create or camouflage curves depending on the wearer’s body type. Not only that, the shape of this dress is stylish as well as comfortable so it’s long days and relaxed outings alike. Pick out a dress with special details, like the peek-a-boo cut-out on the Betty Frock, for extra interest and add on a belt to accentuate your waist.
This item can be quite simple or remarkably detailed depending on your personal style, but whichever style you choose, a little tank dress is a great piece to have when you need to throw something on and go! With a simple shape, tank dresses can be worn for day or night and dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Their sleeveless design is also great for comfortable layering. For the more stylish option, choose a tank dress with some flashy details. An embellished neckline, like on the Sashay Ruched Dress in Steel, makes a tank dress extra polished and gives the appearance of being accessorized before you even add on any jewelry!
7. Crop Top
Crop tops have been popular for decades now and are a must-have for anyone into fashion trends. , mall shops, and high-end boutiques all carry crop tops these days so they’re easy to get your hands on! Some women shy away from them, worried that they’re not “thin enough” to pull them off, but one of the most popular ways to wear crop tops these days is to pair a longer crop, like the Flourish Sassed Crop Top them with a high-waisted skirt so only a sliver of the midsection is seen—anyone can wear this look and look fantastic!
8. Flowy Sheer Blouse
A soft, flowy top is a must-have for days when you want a romantic look and adding sheerness into the equation makes this piece absolutely ethereal. Sheer fabric has become quite significant in fashion over the last few years and for this reason we believe an airy chiffon top is essential! Some women like a loose-fitting button-down, but a top like Lilika’s Luxe Top in Baby Pink with a simple design and wide sleeves is so much more glamourous! A clean cut with minimal details allows the beauty of the sheer fabric to really shine and a loose, flowy silhouette gives a highly feminine effect.
9. Peplum Top
Peplums saw remarkable popularity in the 80s and then faded from view until the 2010s when they came back full-force and have managed to stay in vogue for years. This super-girly style fits close to the upper body and then flares out at the waist to create the impression of a smaller midsection and curvier hips. Wear your peplum top with a belt to enhance your silhouette even further and pick a style with a bold print to really stand out in your outfit. The Smitten Peplum Top is a fantastic piece in a modern print that gives the top a remarkably fun vibe.
10. Colourful Blazer
A black blazer is certainly essential for a standard wardrobe, but having a colourful blazer in your repertoire can bring some flair to your professional apparel. Adding the powder blue Katie Blazer over a basic work outfit will automatically make your look more stylish and the lightness it gives the outfit can also make you seem more approachable, a valuable trait to have in many jobs. Having a blazer in a fun colour also makes it great for day-to-day wear outside of professional settings as well as it makes it seem less staunch. Layering a blazer over a dress or even shorts and a tank top gives you a simultaneously sophisticated and laidback outfit.