Give Your Wardrobe A Boost
Let’s face it, we’ve all seen the magazine articles, dedicated TV fashion shows, blog posts and style guides all telling us which items we all must have in our wardrobe. The staples that every woman needs? White shirt, black blazer, LBD (little black dress)? All sound familiar? I do agree with all of these BUT maybe we should look at updating all of that and get some staples in our wardrobe that are more 2017? More sassy? I think at this stage we probably all have THE items that the fashion-elite has been telling us for so long that we should have, so it’s about time we looked this whole wardrobe situation in the eye and add some fresh essentials.
I’ve compiled an updated list of 5 items which I think are more ‘current’ and edgier to fit in with life as we know it right now. These are all very easy to wear, readily available in shops and online almost all year round, and just go with everything. I would consider these the New Wardrobe Classics.
Okay, this sounds very basic but trust me on this one. Grey is a neutral colour (colour of choice these days when it comes to home decor doncha’ know). It’s subtle enough to be paired with almost any colour and it just gives off an air of ‘coolness’. It looks amazing worn under a denim jacket or fitted blazer with a nice pair of jeans, looks super funky teamed with a full skirt or even a black leather skirt and looks equally as good thrown on over a pair of shorts and casual jeans on the school run. The possibilities are endless. Slogan tee or non-slogan tee, as long as it’s grey, you need it.
For some, the thought of having your jeans look like they have been through the shredding machine may send shivers down your spine. But fear not, denim, and in particular jeans, can look super cool without the ‘rips’ that everyone is wearing these days. You can purchase jeans with just a slight distress and colour-fading, making them look über stylish, on-trend (can I add this trend is not going anywhere anytime soon – it’s here to stay), and have that ability to look ‘dressed-up’ for a night out or ‘casual’ for running around during the day. What would we do without a good pair of jeans? Denim jeans will forever be on a list of wardrobe essentials.
In terms of occasion-wear, jumpsuits have really come into their own and have claimed their status as a style item that can look so elegant yet look equally stylish for a casual outing. If you don’t have a jumpsuit in your wardrobe yet, make it your next investment. I would go as far as to say: update that iconic LBD with a LBJ. If you want a ‘go-to’ item in your wardrobe for emergencies, a classic black jumpsuit will save the day.
We all need that one item in our wardrobe that is guaranteed to take us from day to night with the simple change of accessories. Enter the shirtdress. Worn by many, and styled differently, I believe a simple shirtdress with or without a belt will be one item that will never let you down. In addition, a shirtdress is amazing if you are a nursing mum and out and about a lot, perfect for the hot weather in Dubai (just pair it with some flip-flops or wedges) or styled beautifully over smart leather leggings. I particularly love a white shirtdress, an update from the classic white shirt we all have in our wardrobes. It looks impeccable teamed with any colour and texture, and stylish all year round.
Bare with me on this one: there is just something effortlessly cool about khaki. I find throwing a khaki shirt over a white vest or t-shirt, a pair of skinny jeans or leather leggings instantly transforms an outfit and makes it look so stylish. Khaki never dates; just like a denim shirt, it goes with everything. It goes with any style of trousers, skirts, textures and colours. You can also throw it over your swimsuit on holidays as a stylish cover-up, and looks super cute underneath a cosy knit. This is probably my favourite wardrobe essential.
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