“I’ve got nothing to wear!”, is a phrase we’re all guilty of saying every now and then when we look into our beloved closet, but with some savvy styling there’s no need to say this ever again. You may not have the budget to hit the shops and splurge on the latest trends, few wardrobe classics, like the staple LBD or slouchy white tee, which will take you through this season and many more to come.
1. A Classic Trenchcoat
Perhaps one of the most iconic of coats, a classic trench coat, is a timeless staple in any girl’s wardrobe and can be worn in a variety of ways to give you a selection of the season’s trendiest looks. Dress it down with a pair of ripped skinny jeans, a slouchy tee and some slip on sneakers or dress it up with an elegant mini dress and a classic pair of court heels.
2. A Pair Of Skinny Jeans
Every girl needs a pair. Classic skinny jeans are a must-have staple in your wardrobe. Wear it with a denim jacket and a slouchy tee for an off-duty vibe or smarten them up with a sheer blouse and a pair of black courts.
3. The Boho Dress
If you need an injection of print into your wardrobe, then look no further than a dainty boho dress. Pair this dress with gladiator sandals, and a fringed handbag for the ultimate off-duty festival look, or dress it up with a tailored blazer and a pair of court heels.
4. The Nautical Jumper
There’s a reason every time you step foot in Paris, one of the fashion capitals of the world, a super stylish Parisian in a striped T-shirt is not far from your eyesight. Stripes simply go with everything, making it a great piece to have in your wardrobe. This T-shirt looks as good dressed up with a leather pencil skirt or capri pants, as it does dressed down with slouchy denim and classic sneakers.
5. The Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is one piece that will see you through all four seasons, whether it’s layered over a soft cashmere jumper in the colder months or draped over a casual tee and denim shorts during the summer time. For a failsafe going out look, wear your leather jacket slung over a party mini dress. It is a jacket that has become renowned for its ability to toughen up girly summer dresses, and dress down smarter outfits whilst giving any outfit an added injection of style. It’s worth opting for a classic biker style.
6. The White Tee
Nothing screams versatility as much as a white tee, so make sure you have this staple in your wardrobe and you’ll never be short of outfit ideas. Whether you layer this perfect T-shirt under a jumper, tucked into a skirt or hanging loose with a pair of denim shorts, nothing says effortless style like a white tee.
7. The Sharp Blazer
Ever looked in the mirror before heading to work, and thought you needed an extra something to make that office look truly work? Look no further than a sharp, well tailored blazer. It’s a great alternative to a coat in the warmer months, whilst looking incredibly chic and sophisticated at the same time. Wear this blazer with a pair of tailored cigarette pants and a smart oxford shirt for work, to tone down a bright cocktail dress at night or finally, slung over an oversized tee and a pair of boyfriend jeans for a casual daytime look. The clash between the tailored piece and relaxed denim, make this outfit even more stylish.
8. The Oversized Sunnies
A pair of oversized sunglasses are the perfect accessory for finishing off your outfit with an added injection of edge. Worn by the likes of Olivia Palermo, Cara Delevingne and Kim Kardashian, they are essential on minimal makeup days to pull your look together.
9. The Ballet Flats
There’s a reason ballet flats have been in season for decades, with celebrity fans including, Audrey Hepburn and Alexa Chung, whilst Brit actress Keira Knightley, even opted to wear a pair on her low-key Parisian wedding day to rocker beau, James Righton. They’re as stylish as they are comfortable, making them an ideal choice for a long day in the office, or casual drinks at your local bar. You can wear them with a classic pair of black skinny jeans and a smart shirt, and transition into night by switching the shirt for a more glamorous sequined skirt. Chose a timeless pair that will work with the majority of your wardrobe.
10. The Little Black Dress
Nothing is more open to accessorising and styling quite like a LBD, meaning you can create so many different looks, just by adding accessories to this blank canvas. Worn by itself the look says simple elegance and style, and accessorised with an oversized denim shirt unbuttoned and a pair of slip on sneakers or ballet flats, the look says off-duty chic. Transform the dress from day to night by ditching the layering; pair the dress with sky high heels, a studded clutch bag and a bold red lip for instant nighttime glamour.