Fashion : Building a wardrobe of Staples.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Wardrobe Staples


I've made no secret about the fact I would love a wardrobe full of staple, versatile pieces rather than a miss mash of items that I wear a couple of times because they are 'on trend' and then get forgotten about months down the line. Seeing Vivianna's video on wardrobe basics, spurred me on to get going and make a start on the building up my own. 

The Black Shift Dress - River Island
Everyone needs a LBD in their wardrobe. I have opted for a sleeveless shift dress from the Chelsea Girl range at River Island. It's perfect to wear with long sleeve tops underneath for work or dressed up with a blazer and heels for an evening out. I wish I had bought more than one actually -or is that a bit excessive? I just know I will be getting so much wear out of this item! I would like to get another one at some point with 3/4 length sleeves, if anyone has seen one in that style anywhere do let me know. 

The Smart Sweater - French Connection
I want to have a few smart sweaters in my wardrobe for times when I want to go out for a nice meal or something but don't want to go too over the top. I just want to look like I have made an effort! They work well with jeans or a pencil skirt with heels. Ideally I would like to get a couple more in Black and grey. To start me off I have this sheer panel sweater from French connection. I like how the Deep V Panel is on both the front & the back and extends slightly across the shoulders. It's so lightweight too so perfect for spring. 

The Fitted blazer - Primark
I think this particular staple is a given. Most people have some form of fitted blazer in their wardrobe. I have this black one that I bought from Primark earlier on in the year. I do like the boyfriend fit blazers that you can get from H&M too, so if I were to get another I'd probably get a looser style one. These are perfect to dress up a fairly casual oufit, wear for a job interview or on a night out. I think blazers are probably one of the most versatile pieces you can own! 

What do you think? Will you be favouring staple pieces over keeping up with the trends?

Much love,