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22 Basic Items Every Nigerian Lady Should Have In Her Wardrobe
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22 Basic Items Every Nigerian Lady Should Have In Her Wardrobe

Get to know the basics to have in your wardrobe as a Nigerian woman.

Onyii Amarachi

Onyii Amarachi

Nigerian ladies are fashion conscious and love looking their best no matter what they are going through. They are always out to slay and show off the latest trend. I can also proudly state that Nigerian women are some of the most fashionable and stylish women in the world.

Do you want to stay stylish and trendy notwithstanding the level of your income or budget? Then ensure that these basic fashion items are not missing from your wardrobe.

1. An LBD (Little Black Dress)

This is essential for every stylish lady's wardrobe because it is a multipurpose outfit. You can wear a colourful blazer on it and high-heeled shoes to work. You can also take off the blazer, put on a statement neck piece, dressy sandals and a clutch purse for a night out with your girls or a date.

A classic LBD
A classic LBD
An LBD
An LBD

2. A Black Blazer

This is another essential item for every lady's wardrobe. If you work in a corporate organisation, you will need this for work and board meetings. You can also wear it on a pair of jeans for a more casual look that is not work related.

A coporate look with a blazer
A coporate look with a blazer
A blazer look
A blazer look

3. A Classic White T-shirt and a Striped T-shirt

These two fashion items are also multipurpose items and can be worn with almost anything, especially the plain white T-shirt. When properly put together, it can be appropriate for all occasions. You can pair it with a pair of jeans for a more casual look and wear it under a blazer for a corporate look.

A classic white T-shirt look
A classic white T-shirt look
A classic striped T-shirt look
A classic striped T-shirt look

4. White Sneakers

White sneakers are versatile fashion items and essential for every stylish lady's wardrobe. You can get really creative by pairing it with almost anything, including a short sexy dress, jeans trousers or shorts with a stylish top or T-shirt or even with a short gown or playsuit made with ankara fabric. It always looks good on anything.

White sneakers looks
White sneakers looks
A white sneakers look
A white sneakers look

5. A Pencil Skirt

This fashion item cannot be missing in any lady's wardrobe, as it is basic. It can be paired with a blazer for a more corporate look for work or with a stylish top on corporate heels.

Pencil skirt looks
Pencil skirt looks
A pencil skirt look
A pencil skirt look

6. A Jumpsuit or Playsuit

These fashion items are essential and never go out of season. They come in different styles and colours and they are an interesting piece to dress up with. You can pair your jumpsuit or playsuit with heels or dressy flat sandals and matching accessories for a date or any other outing and feel beautiful and confident all through.

A red jumpsuit look
A red jumpsuit look
A black jumpsuit look
A black jumpsuit look
A playsuit look
A playsuit look

7. Classic Pumps

They are simple and stylish at the same time. They also come in different colours and can be paired with any outfit. A cocktail dress, an LBD (Little Black Dress), an LWD (Little White Dress), a pair of jeans and practically anything.

Classic Pumps 
Classic Pumps 

8. A nice pair of jeans

They come in different styles and cuts. You should have at least one blue jeans and one black jeans. Black pencil jeans especially are an essential in every stylish lady's wardrobe as it gives an appealing and slimming effect when paired with a nice top or a T-shirt.

Jeans looks
Jeans looks
Jeans look
Jeans look

9. Ballet Flats

They are simple, comfy but still stylish. They come in different colours and styles, either plain or embellished. They can be rocked with a short lovely dress, a pencil skirt, shorts, a pair of jeans and practically anything.

Ballet flats
Ballet flats

10. A Chiffon Blouse

This can be paired with a pencil skirt or corporate pants and worn to work on a pair of jeans for an outing or a date. It is a wardrobe essential.

Chiffon blouses
Chiffon blouses
Chiffon blouse looks
Chiffon blouse looks

11. A Hand Bag

Every lady should have at least one stylish handbag in her wardrobe that gives her some class and sophistication when she dresses up with it. It can come in any style or colour.

Stylish handbag look
Stylish handbag look
Stylish handbag look
Stylish handbag look

12. Leggings/Jeggings

This is an essential in every stylish lady's wardrobe. They come in different colours but black is the basic. They can be paired with a long stylish top and sneakers, flats sandals, ballet flats or heels.

Leggings
Leggings
A leggings look
A leggings look

13. A Clutch Bag

They come in different styles and colours and can be paired with an LBD or any other outfit for a date, a night out or an event.

A lovely clutch bag
A lovely clutch bag
A stylish clutch purse 
A stylish clutch purse 

14. A Tote Bag

Every lady needs a big bag that can contain practically anything when going out. You can pair it with formal, dressy and casual outfits.

A lovely Tote bag
A lovely Tote bag

15. A white button-down corporate shirt

It is an essential item in every lady's wardrobe. It can be paired with a pencil skirt or corporate pants for work. It can also be paired with jeans trousers for a more casual look with ballet flats, sandals or heels.

A white button down shirt look
A white button down shirt look
A white button down shirt look
A white button down shirt look

16. The perfect set of lingerie

Your outfits will not stand out and make you look your best if you don't have the appropriate, well-fitted underwear to package properly. You need to invest in good bras that fit properly and are your exact size, panties, tights, girdles etc because they are the foundation of your outfit.

A lingerie look
A lingerie look
A lingerie look
A lingerie look

17. At least one mini, midi and maxi dress

They are great fashion pieces that can be used to dress up for outings and dates.

A mini gown look
A mini gown look
A mini gown look
A mini gown look
A midi gown look
A midi gown look
A midi gown look
A midi gown look
A maxi gown look
A maxi gown look
A maxi gown look
A maxi gown look

18. One hot outfit made with Ankara fabric

It can be a short gown, a long gown, a jumpsuit, skirt and blouse, trousers etc.

Ankara outfit
Ankara outfit

19. At least a pair of hot party heels

You need a pair of hot shoes or sandals that can jazz up an outfit for a date, that can be worn to an event, a party or a night out with your girls when you want to let your hair down.

A pair of hot party heels
A pair of hot party heels

20. Accessories and statement pieces

Have some classy and unique accessory and statement pieces in your wardrobe that can be used to complement and dress up your outfits, like a nice wristwatch, a neck piece, a cocktail ring, earrings, a belt, sunglasses, a bracelet etc. They are a necessity for the fashion conscious lady.

A wristwatch
A wristwatch
Fasshionable Sunglasses
Fasshionable Sunglasses
A stylish belt
A stylish belt
A statement neckpiece
A statement neckpiece
A fancy wristwatch look
A fancy wristwatch look

21. A nice wig

This comes in handy when you have to dress up and go somewhere important especially when your hair is a mess. It is a basic necessity.

A nice wig
A nice wig
Lovely human hair wig
Lovely human hair wig

22. Makeup

A red lipstick is a classic. It is essential and always fashionable. Nude colours are a trend right now. A pink or purple lipstick shade will give you a more girly look. A lip gloss is a must. Mascara is also essential and try to get the right colour of foundation for your skin.

Make-up products
Make-up products
A makeup box containing cosmetics 
A makeup box containing cosmetics