Meg Gallagher’s Winter Essentials Checklist, 2023-2024
These are the all-encompassing pieces that will serve as a strong foundation to your wardrobe, and serve as a jumpstart to every outfit. You might already have many of these essentials in your closet from last year’s winter season! Use this list as your compass for shopping sale, building your wardrobe and editing your closet!
If you’re looking to hire a stylist and you’re looking to build or rebuild you wardrobe, find or change your style – check out my services or begin here with my compiled checklist that will elevate your wardrobe to feel on-point and modern for Fall 23.
Wide Leg Jean
This jean silhouette is both definitive of 2023 as well as flattering and easy to wear!
This flattering trouser silhouette is easy to wear and compliments the relaxed atmosphere of post-pandemic office culture.
Pencil skirts from midi to maxi declared their place first on the runway, and now to the modern woman’s wardrobe. The trick to making this piece work is within the styling. Officecore and Modern Luxury drive the mood of this essential skirt silhouette.
This quiet luxury favorite adds texture and layering depth to your outfit.
Fitted Tank or Bodysuit
Loose, fit, loose! A Fitted tank top or bodysuit adds flattering contrast to oversized pieces.
This trendless trend gives the opportunity for pattern within your wardrobe that won’t lose it’s relevance or become dated over the years.
This is a cool, “wow factor” piece suitable for the office, work-dinners, dates, parties and more. This catch-all super-dress is your wardrobe lifesaver that can depended on to be worn in different ways for different events. Ideally, this dress is simple enough to be transformed by your accessories, but flattering and unique enough to stand on it’s own!
This shine piece gives your outfit just the right amount of edge, but truly stars in it’s ability to add texture mixing into your outfit.
Great for work and going out, leather blazers are an ideal layer for adding sleek texture to your outfit.
Relaxed Button Down, Solid and Striped
Easy, classic and in tune with the silhouettes of 2023, you’ll find yourself reaching for this wardrobe staple as a top and as a layering piece with tank tops/body suits.
This comfortable shoe is great for work and street style. Flexible in styling from casual to professional clothing. It hybrids from a thin sole, to more trend-forward platform chunky sole.
Great for street style, athliesure and in casual office spaces, we love a reliable leather sneaker!
Ballet flats and Mary Jane ballet flats have overtaken the streets as both a casual and upscale shoe.
Boots are an essential for work and going out. Invest in a quality boot to pair with your dresses, over jeans and with tights.
Trenchcoats both oversized and belted are all the rage sparked by fashion shows, the officecore movement and more.
Oversized Top Coat
This layering superstar emphasizes the oversized silhouette and remains a reliable piece to upgrade any outfit.
A great leather carryall is a definitive accessory for 2023, adding texture to your outfit and acting as elevation to your overall ensemble.
This transformative piece adds shape to your oversized pieces or as an accessory to dresses and trousers.
This wardrobe essential adds a textural layer and depth to mini and midi skirts! We love hosiery for it’s ability to fill the space on mini skirts and bermuda trouser shorts, keeping your ensemble seasonally appropriate and flattering!
Gold OR Silver Jewelry
Previously gold-centric jewelry trends have shifted into incorporating silver as well! Stock up on layerable pieces to mix and match within your wardrobe.
Here’s a few more pieces to consider for your jewelry wardrobe…