While a statement-making stiletto or a lace cocktail dress will always have a place in our closets (and hearts), there are certain pieces that we reach for time and time again. They’ve outlasted the fads, continue to nail the cost-per-calculation and make day-to-day dressing infinitely easier. Yep, we’re talking about those tried-and-true wardrobe staples that’ll last beyond one season.
And as you reassess your wardrobe for the cooler months, there’s no time like the present to stock up on these essentials. From a tailored blazer to a sleek, ankle-grazing trouser, these are the styles you’ll want to buy and hold onto for years ahead.
1. A Denim Jacket
A classic blue denim jacket is a daytime staple that won’t date and can be worn year-round.
2. A White Tee
No matter which silhouette you choose, a white tee will go with everything from cropped trousers to midi skirts.
3. A Blazer
A sharp, tailored blazer that flatters your figure is a closet must-have, even if you don’t work in a formal office environment.
4. A Lightweight Knit
During autumn and spring, a lightweight knit is your BFF as it can be worn solo or layered.
5. A Cross Body Bag
Sometimes, a tote bag can be too big, and a clutch too small. That’s why we love a cross body style.
6. A Button-Down Shirt
A button-down shirt is perfect for days when you want to look put-together with minimal effort.
7. A Pair Of Jeans
You really can’t go wrong with a great pair of jeans. Just stick to a wash and style that flatters your figure.
8. A Black Skirt
A black skirt, whether long, midi or short, will stand the test of time.
9. A Pair Of Smart Sneakers
When it comes to shoes, sneakers are a no brainer. They’re comfortable, stylish and versatile.
10. An Ankle-Grazing Trouser
Cropped trousers are a chic alternative to jeans and they’ll easily transition from the office to your favourite bar.