Classic Wardrobe Staples You Need To Invest In
9 Classic items to buyin 2020
Classic items are considered timeless for a reason. Take time to consider if you want to invest in these pieces and purchase them at high end stores or start off buying them from the sales rack – or in multiples. More likely than not they will end up forming the basis of your current wardrobe and you’ll likely want to keep wearing them throughout the next decade.
While ripped, torn, and distressed jeans have their place in your wardrobe, a high waisted pair of jeansthat have straight legs will always be timeless and chic – especially if purchased in a medium blue wash. Flared and crop length jeans will come and go throughout the seasons, but a pair of jeans with a straight leg will take you from casual office attire to the pub, and let you breeze into the weekend with ease.
- White tank top or t-shirt
A white shirt in either a tank top or t-shirt cut lends versatility to your closet – and if you’ve found one in a flattering style, buy it in multiples so you can rotate between them and extend their wear usage. It’s very easy to mix and match with what you already own and will pair with any bottoms– from a leopard print midi skirt or a suede pencil skirt, to a neon pair shorts. It’s likely be a workhorse staple for you as it doesn’t only work alone but can also change up outfitswhen layered under items like strapless dresses or sheer tops.
- A midi skirt
A midi skirt is a comfy must – and while several different styles will serve you depending on the season, a plain black one with no slits is ideal to tone down any wild printed tops. Black is a great choice as it will go with almost any colour under the sun, and it can be dressed up easily with a matching crop top and heels for date night, or dressed down with a band or logo tee and apeak cap for a trip to the market.
We may be in a time when the blazer takes a backseat to matching jogger sets, but a classic cut blazer is an easy item to throw on over your jeans and t-shirtto help you looked pulled together for thatearly afternoon conference call. It works for chilly mornings when you’re just grabbing a coffee out, or when heading to a breakfast with friends.
- Tea dress
Ideally your tea dress is a floral number that you can wear to brunch with friends,or when you pop overto your mums. The tea dress is a forever stylish addition, and is perfect if you feel like dressing up a bit before popping to the store. Find one in a semi-fitted shape, in a colour that makes your skin glow, and wear it with heels, wear it with flats or wear it blackberry picking.
- Combat boots
If you’re looking for ways to up the interest factor of outfits then combat boots fit the bill perfectly – and the warmth factor they add is another reason to adore them. Off duty models love the chunky look and it’s easy to understand why since they’re so versatile. Pair them with your most delicate looking slip dresses and midi skirts in spring and summer, before swapping them over toleggings or crop pants as the weather cools down.
- Pleather / Leather jacket
You don’t need to like the rocker chic look to see the benefits of owning a leather jacket, as it instantly adds an edge to any outfit you pair it with – be it jogger and a crop top, your prettiest midi dress, or your comfy yoga leggings and a tee.
Whether it’s a single colour, thin or thick, cropped or in a duster length, a cardigan is a completer piece for those between season chilly days. While open cardigans can take the place of your coat or jacket and look chic over most items, cropped and buttoned varieties can be worn on their own as a top, which lend achicer look to an old classic.
Nowadays no wardrobe is considered complete without including a pair (or 5) of leggings. The ultimate lounge at home item for when you play online Blackjack serves double duty when heading out for a run, popping to the gym, or keeping your legs warm under a midi skirt. High waisted ones are flattering on all shapes and sizes, and the elasticity can help hide any lumps and bumps you’re not thrilled about.
If you’re struggling to streamline your current wardrobe, then start with the above items as a base, and add in only the pieces you love from what you already own to create a capsule wardrobes based on the season you’re in