For many of us, underwear mainly serves as an afterthought when it comes to compiling an outfit. However, as any woman who takes fashion as seriously as we do will likely tell you, every great ensemble should start with equally impressive lingerie.
Now, that's not to say that every bra and briefs you wear should be of the fancy variety. Of course, lacy styles have a time and a place (as do practical pieces), but the key is having items at your disposal that you can employ at a moment's notice to enhance your outfit.
However, with so many options out there, it's difficult to know the underwear you'll get the most use out of as opposed to the styles that can sit for years on end without an outing.
To help, we've rounded up the items every woman needs in her lingerie capsule wardrobe that not only look good but will also make you feel even more confident in your clothes. And who doesn't deserve a little ego boost once in a while?
Much like silk lingerie, lace underwear is soft on the skin and will make you feel sexy regardless of what you're wearing on top. Our favorite lace bra accompaniment? A cashmere cardigan.
After a working week of wearing structured undergarments, there's nothing we love more than slipping on a soft-cup, unwired bra on the weekends. Wear under a loosely buttoned shirt tucked into cigarette trousers for a gorgeous after-dark look.
If your thong-wearing days are behind you, we suggest reinstating at least one into your lingerie drawer. In our experience, they're the only pair of underwear that actually offers the no-seam look, making them the perfect underpants to wear under slip skirts or dresses that are cut close to the body.
No stylish woman's lingerie drawer is complete without a silk camisole. Olivia Palermo has said time and time again that she wears one underneath every outfit for extra warmth. It's also ideal for layering underneath wool sweaters, which are notorious for being itchy on bare skin.
Slip skirts might be one this winter 2018's biggest trends, but we're also fans of the lingerie number. We always have one on standby for dresses that come up slightly sheer upon wear whilst lace-trimmed styles look chic peeking out from underneath short hemlines.
Okay, so we know it's not technically lingerie, but we believe every woman needs a luxe robe in her life. Sling it on over your underwear to enjoy your morning coffee, and then wear it once again in the evening as you start your nighttime skincare regimen.