We’re all seeking that elusive buy to tie our wardrobe together. For you it may be a silk shirt that’s key to making those skinny jeans say: relaxed glam, or those ankle-cut black pants ooze effortless chic. But here’s the catch – it’s not just one piece you need. There are seven smart wardrobe staples that will make it easier than ever to achieve flawless fashion.
1. The Classic Blazer
Look sharp instantly with a classic-cut blazer that won’t date. Opt for black for a fuss-free accomplice to loud summer skirts and relaxed denim jeans. Styling tip: Keep arms a little short at the wrist to show off jewellery and brightly-coloured tops.
2. Nude Heels
There’s a reason you see these on every red carpet – they go with EVERYTHING! Whether you’re keeping it chic with black and white, or playing with colour-blocking madness, this is the essential shoe to tie up a look without the jarring finish. Don’t be afraid to make a fashion splurge. These will be on high rotation so opt for good quality comfort and a classic style.
3. The Fun & Flexible Dress
In addition to the LBD (which you already have, right?), keep a dress in your collection that gets noticed. This is the one with a mesmerising pattern or bold colour palette that boosts your mood. Dress it up with a pair of heels for a night out on the town, or play it down in the office with your blazer.
4. A Great Pair of Jeans
Flared, boot-leg, skinny or boyfriend – whatever your fashion choices, ensure you find the right fit to make the most of your shape. Never go up a size. Jeans will always stretch, so it’s best to get them a little tighter than preferred to hit the perfect feel a few wears in.
5. The Investment Bag
It’s the piece you’ll be coming back to time and time again, but the insanely stylish know it’s not about snap decisions. They’ve assessed their wardrobes and found one that truly reflects their personal style. So when you’re ready to invest, steer clear of “on-trend” and buy a designer bag with a classic shape and structured design.
6. Statement Bling
Often it’s the finer details that make you stand out from the rest, and a statement piece of jewellery is essential style arsenal. It has the power to transform an entire look, instantly. Use an oversized bangle to break up an all black ensemble, or take a high-neck tee to the next level with a bib necklace that pops.
7. A White Tee
This essential is your budget buy! The plain white tee is an easy way to achieve that never-fail “relaxed cool”. It pairs perfectly with boyfriend jeans for a lazy Sunday brunch, or makes a perfect blank canvas for a statement necklace or skirt to shine. Shopping tip: A slub fit with an open neckline suits all body types.