In a world where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, you can rely on the classics to reign through. Every woman needs a few essentials in her wardrobe that will transcend seasons, and act as the core of her wardrobe. As the years fly by, here are the old faithfuls that you can always rely on…
Karl Lagerfeld hit the nail on the head when he said, “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” Besides the obvious (and fantastic) fact that black is slimming, the LBD is a key piece in every girl’s wardrobe because it can be dressed up or down. Not sure how dressy your party is? Find the cut that works best for you and style according to occasion - you can never go wrong.
The Crisp White Shirt
The white shirt has been having an undeniable moment in fashion. Reworked with statement sleeves and architectural silhouettes, the ongoing revival of this classic reiterates why it is an absolute must-have staple. Invest in your standard, crisp white shirt or go for a modern update… whatever you do though, watch out for red wine!
The Tailored Blazer
This perennial piece is not just for the corporate women among us. Its versatility ensures that you can wear it in a two piece to work, on the weekends over a t-shirt and jeans, or dressed up for a special occasion. Often pricier than other items, a blazer is well worth the investment, especially when you’re counting cost per wear.
The Perfect Pair of Jeans
There are very few feelings that compare to the triumph of finding a perfect pair of jeans. If you’re like me, once you find the right pair you’ll become a serial repurchaser and pray to the heavens that they are never discontinued. While different styles and washes go in and out of fashion, focus on the cut and colours that suit you best.
The Pointy Pumps
Perfect for work or play, a pointy-toed pump goes with just about everything – except maybe your gym clothes… and even then, we've seen it pulled off flawlessly. Opt for neutral colour(s) like black or nude and a height that you will feel comfortable to walk in. Remember, no matter how stunning the heels are, it's never cute to hobble.
A Classic White Trainer
Long gone are the days where trainers were just for training – more fashion than exercise these days, they offer a stylish yet practical footwear option. Just like the white shirt, the trainer has been reworked and updated with each season and offers a variation of styles, so you’ll have plenty to choose from.
The Beauty Essentials...
The scent that can be worn for any occasion, a hand balm that works magic on uncomfortably dry skin, and a red lip that suits any skin tone - consider these products to be eternal staples.
Story by Paige Murphy