Crafting a well put together wardrobe will help you to create stylish outfits that make you feel good for all occasions. A good wardrobe needs good basics to support the rest of your clothes. Invest in these essential basics to create the ultimate wardrobe to make sure you always look your best.
1. A white t-shirt
A good quality, well fitting white t-shirt is a great basic. Wear it with jeans at the weekend or with your suit at work. Wear it layered under a strappy dress, or under a warm sweater. A basic white tee has endless options! My tip: invest in a quality white tee with a flattering fit and soft material.
2. A little black dress
This wardrobe classic can be a lifesaver when you have nothing to wear. Buy a classic cut that flatters you and this dress could be worn for almost any occasion. Wear your black dress for work, play or literally whenever! My tip: try wearing your favourite LBD (little black dress) with a pair of cool white kicks for a trendy look.
A slim fit in a dark wash can be great for nights out when worn with heels and a chic top. For casual days, pair them with a t-shirt and kicks. Try a few different cuts and washes of denim to find what works best for you, your body and your wardrobe. When buying jeans, they should feel slightly too tight when you first put them on, and then the denim will relax to fit perfectly.
4. Classic pumps
A pair of classic pumps in black or nude will go with everything. Wear them with your suit for work, with a dress for a night out or dress up your jeans for a stunning look. And classic pumps don’t have to be boring! Don’t be afraid to try more trendy pumps (think chunky heels or strappy) instead of the classic stiletto.
5. A shirt
A good button up, whether plain or in a pattern is really versatile. It’s perfect worn with a pencil skirt for a work occasion, or worn with the sleeves rolled up with jeans. Wear it open like a jacket or throw it on as a beach cover up. My tip: try wearing an oversized button up over your bikini for the perfect beach look for the ‘gram.
6. A pencil skirt
Whether you pick a pencil skirt or an A-line style, a knee length skirt can be a good basic for your wardrobe, whether worn for work or play! Even if you don’t work in an office, invest in a pencil skirt. You honestly never know when you’ll need to pull it out for a more conservative occasion.
A cute, comfortable flat is a great basic. Choose a neutral color, like black and nude to maximize wear. Invest in a comfortable pair. Cheaply made flats offer no support. Find a pair that has arch support so you can stay comfortable all day long!
8. A wrap dress
One of my faves! Wrap dresses are a very flattering shape on almost all body types. You can literally wear a wrap dress anywhere and for any occasion. Choose a fun print and your wrap dress will take you from date night, to the office, to (maybe) even a wedding.
9. Ankle boots
An ankle boot is my staple for the Fall. A flat boot or a low, chunky heel goes with everything in your wardrobe and is comfortable for everyday wear during the cooler months. My tip: either then buying a black or brown boot, try buying a trendy print for a pop of trend!
What is your style staple in your closet?