The 5 Winter Staples June 27, 2017 – Posted in: Biker Jacket, Blog, Staples, Style tips – Tags: Biker jacket, Black jeans, Denim Jacket, Grey Oversized Knit, Must-haves, Staples, Styling, Wardrobe, White shirt, Winter
I often here women say even though they have tonnes of clothes bulging out of their closets, they still have nothing to wear! But a bit of careful consideration and planning of our closets each season can save you time and money in the long run. Below I have listed my 5 staple pieces everyone should have this season. These staple pieces are your building blocks to start with and can be styled multiple ways depending on your individual style.
1. Black Jeans
Skinny, cropped, distressed, boyfriend, whatever your preference, you NEED a pair of black jeans on high rotation. Wear casually with chunky knits and trainers, smart casual with a blazer and ankle boots, or dress up with a pair of stilettos and favourite blouse for the evening. Invest in a good pair that feel made for you and you will absolutely get the milage out of them.
2. The Biker Jacket
There is a reason we keep seeing this trend season after season. The biker jacket is the perfect accompaniment to any style of wardrobe. wear over bohemian style dresses and blouses for an edgy boho vibe day or night, or wear over a simple tee with jeans and trainers for a comfortable yet stylish weekend look. If you can’t afford the real thing in leather, opt for a good quality faux leather, most of the time it’s hard to tell the difference, but beware of cheap imitations that are stiff and smell like plastic.
3. The White Shirt
Ever since Peter Lindbergh’s iconic “white shirt” photograph of the 90’s supermodels (pictured above), we’ve loved the allure of a crisp white shirt. Although a fairly masculine item, there is something so feminine and sexy about a woman in a white button up shirt. Wear half tucked with denim jeans or cut offs for a casual weekend look, tucked into a pencil skirt for work, or layer under a grey knit and biker jacket with boots or trainers. Make sure to get one of decent quality a cotton blend or linen as you will want to be able to wash and wear over and over again, a cotton blend won’t need as much ironing as a 100% cotton or a nylon.
4. The Denim Jacket
Just like the biker jacket, the denim jacket has been around for seasons for the simple reason that it goes with absolutely anything and helps to stretch your wardrobe between seasons. Wear over floaty summer dresses, simple tee and jeans or pair back a dressy evening dress with a denim jacket and trainers to make it suitable for daytime. There are so many colours and styles of denim jackets, find one that’s right for you.
5. The Oversized Grey Knit
I hear my customers continually say, I can’t buy another grey sweater! The reason we keep buying them is because they just work. You don’t have to worry about the colour denim you’re wearing or what colour jacket you have to go over it, it just works. Play around with different styles and cuts, oversized and showing a bit of skin is right on trend, it’s comfortable can be worn out or as loungewear. Wear over your white shirt for a layered look, under your biker jacket or under your denim jacket for a casual look. Many oversized grey knits look great over dresses too.
If you invest in just these 5 pieces, I assure you will have endless combinations to play around with as you will be able to incorporate your existing wardrobe into the mix, and then you can buy that cute top or dress that you love, because you will be able to style it multiple ways with these 5 staple pieces.
Fashion and style is all about experimenting, having fun and working out what your individual style is. Enjoy!
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