I Run a Fashion Company and Think These 6 Items Make a Strong Wardrobe

Everyone has their own version of "the perfect wardrobe" based on personal style. That said, it's often intriguing to learn about the items others gravitate toward for inspiration. And yes, Meg Strachan is a fantastic resource for styling references. After all, she has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry and runs a company as the founder and CEO of Dorsey, a vintage-inspired lab-grown-gemstone company based in Los Angeles and loved by celebs. 

Given her high-profile job and busy life with her family, she relies on pieces that are forward and easy to work with for a variety of occasions. On that note, Strachan shared the specific items that are front-runners in her offering. In essence, the staples in question help make a strong wardrobe because of their versatile nature. 

Keep scrolling to check out Strachan's must-haves, complete with styling and shopping inspiration. If you keep going, you'll also uncover beautiful pieces from her label, Dorsey.

Longer Black Dress

"I don't tend to wear much color, even in summer, and even though they're somewhat counterintuitive, I love to wear black sun dresses in the heat. They work well for feeling pulled-together in meetings and don't show stains, which is a real consideration when you've got a toddler."

"In Los Angeles, you rarely see high heels, especially post-pandemic, during the day. I would call these Re/Done kicks the only white sneakers you'll ever need or want to wear again. They aren't bulky, and the retro feel to them is on point. When it's 110° in July, you don't want the weight of heavy shoes."

Novelty Bag

"If there's a bag to splurge on, it's a novelty handbag. Go metallic. Go pearls. Go color. You'll probably stop wearing every other bag you own."

Versatile Necklace

"Our Kate Riviere in lab-grown white sapphires has been our leading style for two years. I almost never layer her. I like her as a single strand, and you can take her anywhere. She's Justin Bieber's favorite Dorsey piece, too."

White Summer Dress

"All long white dresses are made equal. Find one that suits your frame (and maybe snag it in two colors)."

"I never thought I'd be a bow person, but now, I'm an advocate. My entire wardrobe is jeans and T-shirts when I'm in California. Bow high heels update denim I was about to get rid of."