Ever stood in front of your wardrobe, desperately frustrated because even though you’re looking at shelves stuffed with clothes, you somehow have absolutely nothing to wear? You are not alone. Somehow we end up pouring away money on clothing that yes, seemed like a great idea when you were actually buying it, but no, doesn’t actually serve you on a daily basis and really just ends up eating away at space in your closet. How do you fix this annoying and expensive hole that you’ve dug yourself into? Clear it out and start building your basics. Basics are classic pieces and they act as the building blocks of your outfits, they can then be enhanced with statement pieces and accessories to switch them up. No stylish wardrobe happens without high quality basics, it’s just a fact! Here’s what you should be investing in today…
Organic Cotton Tee
A breathable, light cotton tee shirt is an absolute essential and if you don’t have at least one already then what are you doing? Go buy one immediately! Look for organic cotton tee shirts in V-neck, crew neck and long sleeved cuts to pair with skirts, pants and denim, you can even layer them underneath dresses and jumpsuits for a cool off duty vibe.
Straight Leg Denim
Straight leg jeans are fuss free, comfortable and a total classic. Look for a high waisted straight leg fit in a mid blue-green wash for everyday wear or opt for dark indigo denim if you plan on dressing them up more often than not.
Cotton chinos in either a flare or straight leg fit will be your best friend when you’re styling workwear outfits. Look for a classic beige style or go for a more modern cream for a fresh take on this classic.
An oversized button-up boyfriend shirt will never go out of style. Opt for a business blue stripe style or clean white to wear with shorts, denim, slip dresses and even to the beach! Organic cotton or luxe linen will be perfectly lightweight.
A cosy cashmere sweater feels amazingly luxe and looks super stylish, whilst also keeping you warm like nothing else – seriously, what more could you ask for? Go for a turtleneck or crew neck cut in a close fit cut for the ultimate closet essential.
An oversized power blazer is perfect for wearing with chinos and button-ups to work, over tee shirts and jeans for a French chic weekend outfit or layered over a slip dress or silky cami for sophisticated evening wear looks. Opt for a herringbone print or classic navy.
Leather jackets are a staple for everyone, perfect for bringing some style to fall and winter dressing. Look for a classic biker cut in black with silver hardware.
A silk, satin or cotton cami top is perfect for evening looks and for warm weather dressing. This works with all pants, skirts and shorts and can be dressed up or dressed down as you need.
Little Black Dress
The little black dress has been a style staple for about a hundred odd years, so it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly a fleeting trend! Choose a style that you feel your very best in, made from a breathable fibre that you can wear alone for summer seasons and layered with blazers, trenches and leather jackets for winter time.
With these basics in your wardrobe, you’ll never be stuck for what to wear again!