Wardrobe Staples are simply good basics that every woman needs to provide you with endless style options. Being on trend and having those seasonal statement pieces is certainly a fashion bonus. But more importantly, every lady needs those wardrobe staple pieces that will carry her and her style through EVERY season and ever-changing trends.
These style staples are, if you like, the stencilled outline to an artist’s work. Without these outlines, there would be no defined starting point to creating an elegant timeless wardrobe. Additionally, you can use the 8 staple selects listed below, to help you get started on or get editing your wardrobe and remember to factor in quality, it matters.
1. THE T-SHIRT STAPLE
Far from being just a boring piece, the t-shirt works with just about everything. You can smarten up a white t-shirt with a blazer & tailored trousers or dress up a black t-shirt by styling a red blazer and embellished skirt and heels with it. Alternatively, there’s sports-luxe styling with fitted leggings or casual with a denim skirt and sneakers, the style possibilities are endless.
Whatever t-shirt cut style you go for depends on your personal preference, whether it’s boat, crew or v neck, make sure it’s flattering. For this staple piece, it’s ok to pick subtle details like peplum. But you’ll go far to avoid any obvious logos or slogans, as this makes the top more statement than staple and therefore limits its overall styling possibilities.
2. THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT STAPLE
To this day, the classic white button-up shirt is not played out or simply reserved for formal work attire or interviews. It actually makes a phenomenal wardrobe staple as its versatility is unmatched.
Certainly, a wardrobe staple every woman needs, the white shirt can also be worn in a smart casual look with jeans and statement accessories. For a more contemporary finish, you can wear it underneath a dress, as seen in understanding your personal style, or even a jumpsuit for some edge.
If you’re still not convinced, you don’t even have to get a shirt in the classic style, you can wear a classic white shirt with a twist or opt for a version that speaks more to your personal style. Like a shirt with an oversized fit or an alternate hem pick but be sure to not go for a cut that’s definitive of a particular trend or an embellished collar as that defeats the purpose of a staple.
3. THE DENIM WARDROBE STAPLE
Whether you’re a grey, black, blue or even a white type of jeans lady, the main aim of this item is to have a casual go to bottom that is versatile and flattering no matter the cut, fit, shade or time of the month.
4. THE BLACK BOTTOM STAPLE
Surprisingly, not everyone loves black clothing. But, don’t overlook this option due to your own colour preferences. This is because you can still apply this wardrobe staple to a more classic colour of your choice, like navy blue, white or grey.
Having a flattering staple trouser or skirt means you’re ready for that formal meeting or smart-casual event at a moment’s notice.
5. THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
By now, even men must understand the importance of the little black dress. The “little” part usually does refer to the length, but it can also be a reference to simplicity.
Any little black dress in your wardrobe should be a simple versatile piece, whether sleeveless or maxi. Additionally, it should fit and flatter you and make you feel fabulous every time you wear it.
Your LBD should be simple enough that it can be made to look distinctive each time, with accessories & complementary pieces. But it must be elegant enough to make an impact at any impromptu dinner, event or function any time.
6. THE BLAZER/JACKET
The blazer is a magic style staple that gets you together, formally or casually in a flash, even with jeans. The blazer even works fabulously with a date night bustier outfit. Even if you just want that everyday power-woman look, a stunningly cut blazer will give you effortless edge.
If you’re just not a blazer kind of girl, why not invest in a fabulous leather jacket. Leather jackets are a classic staple, style veteran and season transition-er.
7. THE STAPLE BAG
Now if you’re a simply backpack kind of gal, sadly there are many occasions where this look won’t work. That is, unless of course you’re styling the convertible backpack. A tote on the other hand, regardless of your personal style (not necessarily taste) will be extremely versatile.
A simple small/medium tote, in a classic block colour, in your wardrobe is the best option for transitional qualities. You’ll also have the option to rock it day and night.
8. THE CLASSIC SHOE STAPLE
Every woman’s wardrobe needs a staple classic shoe that offers versatility and elegance. The classic shoe is any footwear minus a sneaker/trainer that makes you look polished, chic and put-together in an instant. Now your personal style and lifestyle will determine whatever choice you make under this category but there are many great options to consider.
A loafer is a classic and timeless shoe and they’re comfortable & give an overall polished look. Other wardrobe staple options include the ballet flat, pointed kitten heels and court heels. Of course, you don’t have to be as classic with the colour as you are about the style. But classic block colours ensure better cost per wear as opposed to loud and bright prints.
If you’d like a more personalised wardrobe staple edit or if you’d like to find the perfect pieces for your body shape and best suited style staples wear, get in CONTACT for a free style consultation.
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