Great style really begins with good basics. You can’t paint a picture properly without prepping the canvas, think of your wardrobe staples like a canvas for your personal style. Foundation pieces will let you play with different colours, trends and shapes without compromising your overall personal style. If you’re on the hunt for these essential core pieces, but you’re not quite sure what it is that you need, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the absolute staples you need in your wardrobe in order to have great style, everyday…
A silk slip is a wardrobe must-have! This piece is elegant, feminine and perfect for blending into anyone’s closet. Wear yours with button-up shirts, blazers, leather jackets, shawls, knits over the top, tee-shirts underneath – the options are kind of endless! Once you realise how essential this one is, you’ll probably want it in a couple of colours. Start with black, nude or white and expand from there.
A cami is the perfect layering piece. Wear yours under any jacket, a cropped cardigan or with a long or short sleeve tee underneath. You can choose whether to opt for an effeminate, lacy style or go for something a little simpler.
A leather jacket is a completely classic piece for both men and women. Choose high quality, buttery leather that’s going to last you a long time, these jackets are a bit of a hefty investment after all. Shop from bomber, blazer or biker styles to find the right one for you! Black is likely the best choice, but if you want to go a little softer you always go for a dark brown or tan.
Whether you like sharp tailoring or the oversized look, you should absolutely introduce a blazer to your wardrobe. You can throw this on over just about anything, dresses, denim, pants, skirts and shorts are all going to look all the more chic and sharp with a blazer in the mix. Go for black, grey or cream for the most wearable piece possible.
Denim will forever be the cornerstone of great style. Opt for a mid-wash blue-green pair for ultimate wearability. You can mix denim with absolutely everything, whatever the season.
A pair of formal pants is essential for a well thought out wardrobe. These aren’t only perfect for work, dress with a silky cami and heels for a gorgeous night-time look or add an oversized white tee and woven slides on the weekend.
Leather skirts are the perfect way to add a chic touch to your day to day outfit rotation. Wear with a blazer and button-up shirt for work, an oversized top for the weekend or with an alluring crop top for a night out on the town.
White and black tee-shirts are non-negotiable. Wear with your tailoring for a cute work look or throw on with denim, a leather skirt or a flowing maxi skirt for awesome casual looks. Try and find tees that aren’t too baggy but aren’t close fitting either.
A loose white button-up is vital for stylish outfits. Layer it up, wear it with denim, tuck into dress pants – a button-up goes with everything.
Women’s footwear is subject to a lot of passing trends however, you should try and stick to classics to avoid spending a lot of money on shoes you might not even wear. Essentials include slides, ankle boots, stilettos, sandals, leather sneakers, mules and espadrilles. Select your styles in black, nude, tan or white to make sure that they mix well with all your stylish outfits.