There are a few items of clothing that are just iconic in nature. James Dean took jeans (specifically Levis) from a piece of working kit to the trend that never dies. In fact, most people have more than one pair of jeans, at least. Black is a staple that no one can be without and is easy to wear with everything. From lipsticks to pumps, there are a few essentials that just make everything a little bit more classic.
White t-shirts are a classic. The work for dressing up, dressing down, and from day to night. The ease of a white t-shirt is almost unrivaled. A crew neck, scoop neck, or basic crew are classics. Perfect with pinafores, skirts, and skinnies.
A small heel adds height to your frame, but a higher heel can add miles to your confidence. The key to getting the most out of your black pumps is finding a heel size that works for you. If you do a lot of walking, then you might opt for a lower chunky heel. But nothing can ruin a vibe quicker than blisters and tender tootsies.
The most versatile piece of clothing ever? Maybe. They aren’t a flash in the pan, they have been around for years. There are so many different variations too. From bell bottoms and wide legs to skinnies and cropped. Skinny jeans are the most popular right now because they are easy to wear and can go from day to night with ease. You can channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and wear some cropped black jeans with brogues.
The leather jacket might just be the ultimate in fashion statements. They come in so many styles now, and you can pick up vegan leather ones too. Full tulle skirts, tea dresses, or all-out biker looks. They can give a ‘clean’ outfit an edge in seconds. They last for years, are really hard-wearing, can go through every season, and are an excellent investment. If you don’t dig a leather jacket then vintage style jackets are a classic too.
A good wrap dress is flattering, floaty, feminine, and really versatile. They are also really forgiving. So if you tend to find that at certain times of the month, you feel bloaty, or you have a huge meal, your wrap dress has got your back. There are a lot of options when it comes to dressing it up or keeping casual.
When you think of sneakers that are worth the investment, you can go with almost any outfit and are super comfortable. The classic white Converse is the perfect option. They come in a few styles, but the original comes out on top.
You can mix and match everything from the list above with a great ankle boot. When you find the right mix of style and comfort, they can work with anything. If you want to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe, then pick a pair that is colored or patterned. You can also find some gorgeous options with chains and straps. There are ankle boots for every style.
A trusty rucksack is a bag that no one should be without. They might just be even easier than the classic bucket bag. The right backpack can also be a great traveling companion. So if you want you to get a jet-set with yours, make sure it has room for your camera or laptop.
Totes bags are perfect for shopping, or when you need to head out really quick. They are sturdy and light and save you having to purchase any plastic bags.
Crossbody bags are also a great option and will go with anything that is mentioned above. A super popular choice is the Gucci Marmont bag.
Three sets of jewelry.
1) Expensive, the good stuff.
2) Big and bold, costume, and adds a talking point to any outfit.
3) The delicate stuff.
If you have a set of each, you’re never going to struggle for accessories.
A silk scarf. They can be a pop of color in the winter, a wrap for your hair in the summer heat, and most people can afford to invest in a designer version.
The LBD. It doesn’t have to be little, it never did. The power of the LBD is the person wearing it. It should be something that makes you feel fantastic, no matter where and when you wear it.
Consider streamlining your wardrobe over the next couple of years and investing in pieces that are going to stand the test of time.