Just as everyone needs staples in their kitchen pantry, so every chic, fashion-forward woman needs staples as the backbone of her wardrobe.
And the staples that will truly keep looking fabulous are those from top designers such as Joseph, Whistles and Jaeger to higher end brands like Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Prada, all available at Vestiaire Collective.
Most of these wardrobe staples should be timeless, although a few will need replenishing every few seasons as their shape dates. And this is when buying the most elevated designer brands offered by Vestiaire becomes so essential – because they offer both timeless and dizzyingly high fashion pieces.
The huge benefit of having a basic wardrobe of staples, is that it provides the building blocks you need to put together every outfit. With the right high quality, up-scale staples, you can simply reach into your wardrobe and create a great outfit for every occasion.
If your basics are in place, you will always find good wearable pieces to pair with new high fashion pieces. Or find great pieces that you can wear in a different way, such as adding statement earrings to leather trousers and a crisp white shirt to create a “wow” outfit for going-out.
The default “basic” for many of us is black, but the best staples for you will always be in your best colours. If you look better in a shade such as navy or chocolate, consider buying your “staples” in those colours instead.
Cut and fabric are further considerations. Where possible buy “staples” in the best quality you can afford. They will stand the test of time better than “cheapies”. If you own good-quality staples, it’s then easy-peasy to add clever little on-trend pieces to bring an outfit bang up to date.
Tailored jacket/blazer – in your best dark neutral: black, navy or chocolate
Vest/cami x 3– 1 in a pale neutral (i.e cream, beige or nude); 1 in a jewel colour that looks fabulous on you (i.e. purple, green, red, fuchsia or sapphire); 1 in your best dark neutral: black, navy or chocolate
Crisp white shirt x 1
Blouses x 2 –ideally in timeless prints and colours; choose from animal print, floral, digital or stripes
Leather skirt – a brilliant staple, and can also easily be dressed up or dressed down
Smart trousers – they are the perfect staple, to be dressed up or dressed down
Pencil skirt in your best dark neutral – essential for every work-wear wardrobe
Denim x 2 – a couple of great pairs of jeans in a cut that is really flattering
Statement Coat – ideally in your best dark neutral: black, navy or chocolate
Jumpers x 3 – in a dark neutral, in your best bright and in a pale neutral
Cardigan x 1 – in a dark neutral or in your best bright
Scarves x 5 – in a dark neutral, in your best bright, in a pale neutral and in a print, in faux-fur
Dresses x 2 – a drop-dead flattering LBD or LND (Little Navy Dress) and an easy-to-wear day-dress that you can shrug on in place of jeans
Boots x 2 – ankle boots and knee-high boots in your best dark neutral
Bags x 2 – a roomy tote in your best dark neutral or in a bright colour (i.e. red, cobalt or emerald) that contrasts well with a dark neutral and a small bag for after-six (cross-body, clutch or a shoulder bag on a chain)
What is on your wardrobe staples list? Tell us below!
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