Wardrobe staples: Pieces everyone should own

We’ve all heard of capsule wardrobes, but there’s more to the concept than jeans and t-shirts and a pair of shoes that can be worn for any occasion. If you’re not ready to completely revamp your clothes rail, simply add these staple pieces to ensure you’re covered:

A good all-round jacket

A statement piece of outerwear can make all the difference to your wardrobe and we all need a go-to jacket hanging on the coat rack. You’re going to need something warm, that looks good with everything you own and also protects you from the elements. A parka coat is a popular winter staple jacket, that can be easily worn right up to summer and picked up again when autumn arrives.

A fur lined hood is always on trend, while khaki or black never go out of style and, if you don’t fancy a longer length, bomber style parka jackets are gaining popularity now. Click here for some jacket inspiration.

Jeans that fit

Forget the baggy boyfriend jeans and the ripped knees, it’s time to add a staple pair of blue or black jeans to your wardrobe that fit well, hold you in all the right places and look good. For many, however, designer jeans just aren’t a viable option because they simply cost too much however there are plenty of high street brands out there offering high quality denim at reasonable prices. The likes of Superdry and Topshop are popular choices when it comes to finding jeans that fit well.

Black heels

These go with everything, from that pencil skirt and blouse for important meetings in the office to those well fitting jeans and a nice top at the weekend in the bar. You can be creative with the style – whether you prefer an on trend mule or a strappy heel – just be sure you opt for something that reflects your tastes and that you know you’ll wear regularly.

A tailored blazer

Blazers are great for work and also at the weekend for more formal occasion, and there are plenty of high street retailers providing their own take on this classic inside jacket. If you’re feeling adventurous and feel it better reflects your style, then ditch the traditional black blazer and opt for a velvet material instead or a bold printed style that works with plain colours in your wardrobe – smart staples don’t need to be stuffy.

Turtleneck jumper

This jumper style is no longer reserved for the creepy uncle in your favourite American sitcom, now we understand why turtlenecks are such a versatile knitwear piece to have in the wardrobe. Not only do they look great with jeans and trainers for a low key casual outfit at the weekend, but they’re also great for wearing underneath dungaree dresses or strappy camisole styles.

A striped tee

Breton t-shirts are the ultimate chic wardrobe staple, perfect for mixing with jeans and those black heels. This t-shirt style is great for casual weekends, spent exploring local coffee shops and clothing stores with friends, as well as pairing with fitted trousers for weekday work wear.

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