As seasons and trends come and go, one can get carried away when out shopping and end up with too many clothes and bursting wardrobes. Time to assess your wardrobe and invest in building blocks; Clothing that will stand the test of time and trends, that you can combine easily with other pieces in your cupboard.
Create your own style basics with your unique sense of style. Items of clothing that you find yourself each and every morningl
Here’s my countdown of the Top 10 Essential wardrobe items:
The Little Black Dress. LBD, is one of the most versatile wardrobe items. You can style it up or down with flats or heels, accessorize with a belt, combine with a cardi for work, wear in winter with tights and bare legs in summer. Chose the style that reflects your style. Mine is playful and ruffled.
The Chanel-like Boucle Tweed Box jacket is a modern classic. Wear it with a white shirt like Penelope Cruz for a classic style. Or casually with jeans or shorts. Wear a flowery silk blouse under the jacket to add some femininity. Creations are endless and up to you.
A pair of flattering sunglasses that suits your face shape is an absolute must have. I have a pair of classic dark sunglasses and a pair of “fun” sunglasses. These sorbet coloured large cat eye sunglasses are from Miu Miu.
The day dress is not to be mixed up with the evening or cocktail dress. It’s a dress for the day that you can wear at work or out at play. I love classic shapes like the above shift dress in trendy pattern and colours.
With a white shirt, you will always look pulled together. It polishes every outfit: Wear it with skirts, trousers, shorts or Jeans. Find your personal style: My above Stefanel shirt has a Peter Pan collar with green piping and ruffle detail.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of my 10 essential wardrobe items next week! And tell us which items you can’t live without.