I recently wrote in a previous blog post that basics are a major part of my style at the moment, and I mentioned a few key pieces everyone should have in their wardrobe. So on that note, I thought I would write a blog post for you all on basics and style staples that I love and how I style my basics (part 2) and how I put them together on a daily basis. I will link all the pieces for you at the bottom of the post, and I hope that this helps you or gives you some inspiration. This is going to be a pretty hefty post, so grab a cuppa and enjoy!
So, lets start from the top (hehe get it?!) down….
T-Shirts. I find myself reaching for these daily. I really like the H&M plain ones. I advise having a few V-neck or round neck plain tee’s (dependant on which you like better) and maybe one or two slogan tees. I also really like wearing more slouchy jersey tops, which have a bit of a longer arm length, and of course a stripy tee or top.
Bodysuits. Personally, I don’t like wearing body’s as I don’t feel that confident in them, but these are always a good staple piece to have, especially as we come into the summer months. Missguided have a great range to choose from, and you can get them in so many styles now!
Black Body – Missguided
Jumpers. You cant go wrong with a good jumper. I love jumpers with a shirt underneath with some jeans or a slouchy knit with a pair of cigarette trousers. You also cant go wrong with a turtle neck jumper, and Urban Outfitters have some really nice ones in at the moment in a great range of colours.
Cami’s. Last summer, I lived in these. They are great for layering, and also for just throwing on with some jeans or a skirt. I really like the double strap ones, as they are a little different. You can find these in pretty much any colour, and they go with everything.
Shirts. Whether it be checked, denim or just a plain white shirt, you can go wrong! I really like checked shirts tied round the waist as just a something extra, or a nice clean white shirt with some black skinny jeans. Denim shirts are timeless, and also look good with the right pair of jeans, or a plan black skirt in the summer.
Jackets. Where would I be without my leather jacket? I swear it goes with everything. I actually have 3, each in a different colour (yes I know, I have a problem). I also adore my suede jacket which is a khaki colour, which is perfect for summer evenings when it gets a bit cooler. Saying that, I think I even have a leather and suede jacket somewhere…..
Jeans. I believe that jeans are a girls best friend. I love my skinny jeans, I am wearing some right now, and they are kind of my comfort blanket. I always like to have a pair of black skinny jeans, one pair with rips and one without, a pair of mom jeans and a pair of blue ripped skinnies. I do have a pair of white jeans but they don’t get that much love at this time of the year, but they are good for the warmer months, but you have to be so careful when wearing them, which is never good for me as I am such a messy eater. I love the Topshop Joni jeans, as well as my ASOS mom jeans.
Trousers. My spring/early summer staple is cigarette trousers, I love patterned ones with a plain tee or a jumper and a fedora. For the winter months I really love my leather trousers, the ones I own are high waisted in a cigarette trouser style, and look really cool paired with a camel jumper and some trainers. I also am loving ”formal joggers” at the moment. For the summer you can also pair some wide leg trousers with a cami, or even a shirt for a more tailored look. I like these style of trousers cause you can go really plain and classic or make a statement with a bold pattern and adding a bit of colour.
Leather Trousers – ASOS // Grey Wide Leg Trousers – Boohoo // Rose Joggers – Missguided // Black Floral Cigarette Trousers – Topshop // White Floral Trousers – River Island // Yellow Patterned Trousers – River Island
Skirts. I’m not a massive skirt wearer, but I do have a few in my wardrobe. My favourite style is A-line skirts, and I have a denim one which I love. The only other style I tend to wear is midi skirts, but I only wear these either on holiday or when its warm (which is never in the UK).
Playsuits, Jumpsuits and Dresses. Jumpsuits and playsuits are so easy to wear and can be dressed up or down in a matter of seconds! I only tend to wear these in the summer, but are a great piece to have in your wardrobe.I also love t-shirt dresses for the summer and shirt dresses.
Shoes. Shoes are totally subjective, and everyone has styles they love and hate. I love shoes, and find that I always need that extra pair (sorry bank balance). However, I do find there are certain styles that are essential to have, in my wardrobe anyway, and you cant go wrong with. The first being a pair of trainers. These can be paired with skirts, jeans, trousers, you name it. A pair of good flats is also a must and I also like to have a pair of black boots, and a pair of not so high open toe ones. Over the knee boots are always a win, and throw in a pair of nude and black heels and you are about there!
Tassle Flats – River Island // White Trainers – Adidas // Black and Snake Flats – Topshop // Open Toe Black Shoes – Topshop // Over The Knee Boots – Public Desire // Black Boots – Public Desire // Nude Heels – River Island // Cage Black Heels – River Island
Accessories. I’m not a massive jewellery person, but I do have a few pairs of earrings I really like and I LOVE fedora hats, as they can make any outfit look better. As for bags, for me all you really need is one large bag, a backpack, one small cross-body bag and a clutch.
I was going to show you how I would pair these items with each other but I am going to do a part 2 showing you how otherwise we will be here all day!
What are your favourite style staples and basics?