5 Wardrobe Staples You Can Always Rely On
Forget changing trends and seasons, these wardrobe staples are among the styles you can always rely on!
We recently wrote about the slow fashion movement and building a capsule wardrobe, both of which encourage a more minimal approach to fashion. This not only helps to minimise the negative impact that the fast fashion industry has on the planet, but it also makes the task of everyday styling much easier. Investing in timeless wardrobe staples is a great way to adopt this approach and invest in pieces that you’ll be able to wear time and time again, particularly during the transitional periods between seasons - such as now!
Here are some wardrobe staples you can always rely on:
1. Knitted Cardigan
Versatile layers are a must-have in any wardrobe, and a knitted cashmere cardigan is one you can reach for throughout the year. A relaxed-fit knitted cardigan can be easily paired with most outfits, from a simple t-shirt and jeans to a more formal midi dress. We recommend opting for a more relaxed fit to maximise its versatility!
2. Midi Dress
Speaking of dresses, a midi dress is a wardrobe staple that will always look chic in your collection! The beauty of this staple item is that it can be early dressed down to look casual with your favourite white trainers, or dressed up with heeled boots for a more sophisticated look.
It's the length a midi dress that makes it so versatile. The added length is suitable for days that are a little chillier - made even warmer if you wear tights - but it also makes it suitable for most occasions without feeling too short!
3. Cashmere Sweater
A lightweight knitted sweater is a wardrobe essential and again something that can be worn throughout the year: with a floaty midi skirt during spring, shorts during summer and jeans during winter! Adding a cashmere sweater offers even more versatility, with this natural fibre offering both insulation and breathability, making your cashmere knit wearable during summer and winter!
Opt for a colour that you know will fit in with other items in your wardrobe. Neutrals are incredibly versatile, but a striking red can uplift any outfit with ease!
4. Trench Coat
The trench coat is an iconic wardrobe item that remains on-trend throughout the decades - yes, decades! It’s a classic layer to easily style with most outfits. Invest in a trench coat and you have a layer you can rely on for immediate style and sophistication.
Choose a slightly oversized fit for a flattering shape that also allows you to wear thicker layers underneath to ensure it remains wearable in winter too!
5. Relaxed White Shirt
There’s room for a relaxed white shirt in any wardrobe! We love styling a white shirt underneath an oversized sweater or cardigan, but it also looks great slightly tucked into jeans. It’s a great layering piece and a classic style you can always rely on!
Build a strong collection of core styles that you can always rely on, and you'll never run out of things to wear. What are the staple styles you can't leave without?