We’ve all been there, when you’re rushing about in the morning and trying to figure what to wear, wanting to look like you’ve spent hours choosing your outfit when in reality, it’s been a ten minute job. Your wardrobe needs some timeless, classic staples to see you from season to season and that you can wear in different ways each time to make them look brand new. The secret to a capsule wardrobe is to invest in items that can be dressed up or down no matter the occasion and can be layered up in the cooler weather or worn on their own. We have put together our guide of the essentials that your wardrobe is in need of so that you don’t experience the manic morning rush ever again and always step out of the door looking like you’ve just stepped off the runway…
A crisp, smart shirt is a must in any wardrobe. It’s one of the most versatile items you can possibly own, whether your wear it for work, during downtime with your friends out shopping, as part of your evening glamour or even at the beach on vacation! Women; you can button it up for work, wear it with a neck scarf and jeans for off-duty desire, wear it cropped with a fun ruffle skirt and stiletto’s at the weekend or loosely over a bikini by the pool with a cocktail in hand. And men; you can wear yours smart and tailored for work, half buttoned up with denim shorts at the weekend or worn open with swimming trunks at the beach. Whether you choose long sleeve, short sleeve, ruffle detailing or a quirky collar, invest in a premium label and get your money’s worth out of one of the most wearable items you could ever own.
The Blazer / Tuxedo Jacket
Whether you are dressing this item up for an extra special event or styling it into your day time casual attire, a blazer or tuxedo jacket can ALWAYS come in handy. It gives your outfit an instant smart and polished kick with its tailored nature. For women there are so many options of diverse blazers both long, cropped and even tuxedo jacket dresses, style yours with some statement earrings or necktie and an eye catching handbag. And for men, you can get an array of different designs and cuts on your tuxedo blazer, whether you’re a guy whose into his tailoring, the little details or simplistic measures, style yours with a unique pocket square, a daring tie, or on it’s own for minimalistic means.
A pair of cigarette or dress trousers are always another handy essential to keep season after season, as you can dress them up for work or a special occasion with dress shoes for men / heels for women, or dress them down with a pair of fresh trainers. They can elevate a look completely and give a total different vibe to your outfit. Whether you go for a high waisted pair, ankle grazing cut or a more tapered, skinny finish, there’s a style for everyone.
If there’s one wardrobe staple that EVERYONE owns at least one pair of, it has to be jeans. Denim jeans have been in style since as long as time, and will never go out of style, that’s the beauty of this wardrobe essential. They can be styled in so many ways, with so many different items, that you can always have fun getting dressed in them. You can choose a variety of cuts, colours and shapes to suit your body type, so you’ll never miss out on this key trend.
Stripes are another trend that never go out of fashion. You can pull them off in the summer, and the winter, by layering and wearing on their own. Whether you decide to wear subtle stripes in the timeless navy and white or bright and colourful, one thing is for certain – you will always be bang on trend!
As far as footwear is concerned, a good sturdy pair of boots are always needed throughout the year. They are great in the winter time to keep your feet warm, and look even better in the summer season with denim cut off’s for an ultimate cool festival look. With so many designs of Chelsea boots and in so many different colours, you will be spoilt for choice!
Last but certainly not least, a fresh pair of white trainers should always be in your wardrobe. You can wear them to work with your smart, tailored clothing, or at the weekend for dressed down casual, or even take them on holiday as their comfort is perfect for travelling. With the minimalistic white colour, they are so versatile and can take an outfit to a whole other level, from day to night, in such an easy, effortless way.
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