If you are thinking about changing up your style this year or if it’s just making a little more effort in the wardrobe department there is no better place to start than with the basics
These ten wardrobe staples are basics that will last, basics that you will wear to death and mix and match with your current wardrobe from winter to summer.
1. The Perfect Pair of Jeans
Every girl needs a pair of jeans that fit just right. Invest in a comfortable pair you can sit down in after a huge buffet that hugs all your curves in the right way. Make sure to choose a neutral wash (preferably black) in a cut that flatters you.Look to Gap, Levi, MiH Jeans and J Brand for great options to invest in.
2. The Leather Jacket
Perhaps one of the biggest investment buys in this list ; the leather jacket. A leather jacket only improves with time, looking better and better as it ages. All Saints have a huge range , and have fast become a go-to for leather jackets.
3. The Crisp White Shirt
Nothing is as wearable or classic as is the white shirt. Pair it with jeans, underneath dresses or jumpers and look instantly more put together. High street retailers Mango, Zara and Whistles have the perfect mix of boxy yet flattering white shirts, or if you can stretch check out Jill Sanders.
4. The Black Ankle Boot
A sturdy ankle boot with just a little bit of heel, that you could wear all day and dance all night in. Wear with jeans and a cosy knit or with a summer dress. Topshop, Acne, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga offer sturdy yet wearable options with an edge.
5. The Warm Wooly Coat
Invest in a coat that will see you through the winter months without clashing with the rest of your wardrobe. Opt for basic colours in classic cuts to ensure you will always have a go-to. For classic coats A.P.C ,Mango, Uniqlo, Max Mara and of course Burberry have options that will keep out the winter chill.
6. The do-it-all Black Blazer
A clean cut, slightly longer line black blazer can add shape to your outfit and instantly makes you look more put together, as well as giving the illusion you have put way more effort in to your outfit than you actually did. Try Theory , H&M or Rag and Bone for structured yet feminine blazers.
7. The Little Black Dress
Obvious, but vital. The perfect LBD might cost a little more, but will cover you when you have nothing to wear, and again is a piece which can be dressed up or down. LBD are everywhere from Primark to Prada, invest in a classic design that will transcend any trend.
8. The Oversized Knit
An oversized knitted jumper is a must have staple when it comes to living in the UK! Choose a natural colour that can be worn with jeans, layered with leather jackets and skirts. For cosy knits try Chloe, Isabel Marant, Sandro and Marks & Spencer.
9. The Statement Bag
Invest in a good quality bag that wont go out of style, and will stand the test of time. Choose one in a colour/pattern you know you’ll wear, that can hold everything without bursting at the seams. Splurge on a Saint Laurent holdall or a classic Mulberry satchel. For more affordable options, try Topshop, Zara and Steve Madden.
10. The Wear-With-Anything Sandal
Choose a simple sandal that can be worn all year round, with virtually anything and you’ll never be stuck for shoes again. Go for a simple two strap, or platform, just make sure they are comfortable and black! Shop Office,Aldo for high-street or invest in Saint Laurent’s Classic Tribute sandals.