I’ve talked so many times about “Wardrobe Staples” in the past, they have become an obsession of late, but no woman can deny that they are the building blocks of any wardrobe. A little black dress, camel coloured coat, the perfect t-shirt, jeans and a classic white shirt will mix and match their way through your closet whatever the season and with so many of you emailing me, wanting to update their look as they hit their forties and beyond, then there is no better place to start than with a decent pair of jeans, great coat, white shirt and a range of basic neutral coloured t-shirts that you can dress up or down, by wearing with either flats for day, heels for evening and accessorise with some great jewellery.
HOW TO WEAR THE BASICS
A classic little black dress will take you from the office to cocktails and dinner dates and makes the perfect “go to” dress for stay at home Mums who never have anything to wear when they get the odd night out. Dress up for evening with leopard print or red heels, chunky jewellery and a sparkly clutch.
A camel coloured coat looks just as good for the office as it does on a trip to the supermarket with jeans and converse and the classic colour and style will never go out of fashion making it a worthy investment purchase.
No wardrobe would be complete without a white t-shirt which works as a great layering piece under jumpers and cardigans in winter but stands alone in summer with skirts, shorts or jeans. Glam it up for lunch with the girls by teaming with jeans, heels and a statement necklace.
If you only invest in one pair of jeans, make them dark indigo in a skinny cut. Dark denim is so easily dressed up for evening and works with a sparkly top in a way that pale or stonewashed denim never could and the skinny cut leg means that they will tuck easily into boots come winter.
A classic white shirt works with pencil skirts for the office, with jeans for a touch of laid back weekend luxe and layers beautifully under v-neck cashmere jumpers or cardigans.
My one stop shop for wardrobe staples has to be Isabella Oliver for its attention to detail and designer quality at affordable price points. Every season their design team bring us the best in essential mix and match separates, allowing you to create a wearable and highly covetable wardrobe that will take you from season to season with ease. Shop all the items featured here.