10 Wardrobe Essentials for Every Women in Tanzania

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Do you have a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear?

Then maybe you are spending your money on trendy clothes that don’t last, rather than essential clothing items that never go out of style. For example, you probably won’t be wearing your multicolored leggings next year, but you still look good in those good quality jeans that you’ve had for the past 3 years.

The thing is, trends come and go but style is forever. So, if your wardrobe contains the following clothing items then you will never run out of things to wear!

1.      Blue Denim Jeans:

Whether they are skinny, straight or flared, having a pair of denim jeans that fit you well will guarantee that you always look good and fashionable.

2.     Black Pencil Skirt:

A quality pencil skirt is flattering on any body type. Moreover, it’s multiple-purpose as it can be worn with formal clothes for the office, and with a cute top and heels on a night out.

3.     White Chinos Or Trousers:

These are great for work and all business casual environments. They make you look professional without you having to try too hard.

4.     Black Leggings:

What would we do without leggings? They go with almost anything, and can be customized to be appropriate for most occasions. For instance, pair it with a tunic for work and with a cute top when you go clubbing.

While colorful leggings are very popular, make sure to have a pair of 100% cotton opaque (not see through) black leggings before you venture off to other colors.

5.     A Little Black Dress:

The little black dress deserves all the praise it gets. Not only is it slimming, but adds sophistication and class to any look.  Moreover, you can dress it up with colorful heels and accessories, but still look chic.

6.     White T-Shirt:

A quality white cotton t-shirt is a life-saver for when you want to look casual but put together.

7.     Colored or Patterned Blouse:

The best way to add color to your wardrobe without overdosing is through colored or patterned blouses that are paired with neutral toned bottoms like skirts, chinos or jeans. This will definitely add personality and flair to your style.

8.     Tunic:

A tunic is an easy way to quickly dress up. Whether paired with leggings, chinos or shorts – it adds elegance to any look.

9.     Kaftan/Dira:

This is a common dress in Tanzania, and it’s such a life saver – especially for days when you don’t feel too good about your body. It hides everything, and the flowy material lets air in – making it perfect for hot weather.

10.  Going-Out Dress:

Of course, you need that special dress that you know makes you look good and stand out.

However, the dress you choose should depend on your lifestyle. If you are more of a club-hopper than investing in a body hugging dress is fine. But if you attend a lot of cocktail socials, then investing in a sexy yet elegant cocktail dress is the way to go.

Build a wardrobe you’ll love

The stability of a house depends on a strong foundation. Similarly, the strength of your wardrobe depends on having these 10 essential clothing items. Once you have the basics covered, then you can start adding other unique and custom items like accessories, scarves, and shoes that help bring out your style even more.

So what are you waiting for?

Start shopping for your new and improved wardrobe now!

Iman Lipumba
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