In the 2011 documentary Bill Cunningham New York the iconic photographer—when posed with the question of the importance of fashion—stated it was “the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”
Though we may not consider our clothing to be characteristic of defense, wearing a staple that makes you feel strong enough to withstand life's day-to-day challenges is in fact quite powerful. Sure, these wardrobe regulars may vary from woman to woman, but we’re here to share eight trusty items that have proven to be instant confidence-lifters.
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It's practically impossible to not feel put together in a pair of well-fitted pants!
The versatile style staple that gives you instant It-girl appeal.
Having a pair of go-to black pumps in your wardrobe repertoire will change your life for the better.
The ultimate layering piece to give you the extra boost of confidence in and out of the conference room.
A fresh white shirt looks fantastic with everything from a full skirt to slouchy boyfriend jeans.
This is the slimming skirt silhouette EVERY woman should own. Need more proof? Read this story.
Michael Kors Collection Peony-Print Mataleasse Pencil Skirt ($895)
There's a reason the trench coat has stuck around since the turn of the 20th century.