The foundations of a good wardrobe rely on essentials and basics to team together for multiple outfits. Sure, it’s nice to have some real ‘wow’ statement items but you need to have the essentials in place too. That statement jacket won’t work on its own! Want to ensure your wardrobe has everything covered? Read on for our top 10 wardrobe essentials you should be owning!
A good pair of jeans – these are an absolute essential! A well fitted, comfy pair of denim should be top of your list! Skinny jeans are a great buy as they always tend to stay in fashion as opposed to other styles such as flares which can be more seasonal.
A pair of black boots – preferably in real leather or suede as these will have a much longer life! A cute pair of boots will look great with any outfit from a skater dress to a pair of jeans.
A trench coat – this is a great item to really finish an outfit, it’s easy to throw on and can transform a basic outfit into a more formal look. Go for a stone colour for a really classic feel.
A Breton tee – these are a wardrobe must have, they look fab with a pair of jeans and can be teamed with a pair of loafers or trainers for a casual daytime look.
A pair of trainers – such as New Balance or classic Adidas Superstars are a must-have for casual outfits. Whether you’re running errands or doing a bit of shopping they’re a great option. Trainers are super stylish these days too, so you won’t lose any fashion points!
A crisp white shirt – whether it’s fitted or boyfriend style, a shirt is a timeless classic and staple piece. Wear with jeans, smart trousers or even tucked into a skirt. It’s the perfect piece for a day-to-evening look.
A pair of thick glasses – I love a pair of designer geek style glasses, they’re a real fashion statement even if you don’t need a prescription pair! You can buy a clear lens almost anywhere, geek is chic!
A cashmere knit – is a simple luxury that every wardrobe needs! Throw on with a pair of black skinnies and you’re good to go.
A leather jacket – every wardrobe should have at least one black leather biker-style jacket, it’s a necessity! A leather jacket can be thrown over any outfit, if you want to invest in a quality jacket then head to All Saints or Diesel, they do great options that will last a lifetime.
An oversized scarf – that can double up as a blanket in the colder months! A gigantic scarf to snuggle yourself into is a necessity if you live somewhere like London or New York in the cold winter months. It also means that you can’t see what you’re wearing underneath, so any old sweater will do!
If your wardrobe is stocked up with all of these essentials then you’re doing well! I always like to go with the approach of quality over quantity. Invest in quality staple items to build your basis and then go from there!