Sunday, 17 June 2012

my ten wardrobe essentials

Primark shirt, Topshop vest, New Look striped top
ASOS cropped top, New Look jumper, New Look shorts
H&M skirt, vintage/DIY denim jacket, Topshop dress
Topshop 'Leigh' jeans
These are what I view as my 'wardrobe essentials' - ten basic items that form the core of my wardrobe and are easy to mix and match, comfortable, simple, and therefore extremely essential!

The blouse: Everybody needs a basic blouse in their wardrobe, be it sheer, white, black, cotton, whatever! They are extremely versatile, and can be worn buttoned up to the neck, undone with a t-shirt underneath, with a skirt for a more formal look or with jeans if you want to look more casual.
The baggy t-shirt: I love big plain t-shirts as they're easy to throw on if you're in a rush, yet always look good. I love this lilac one from Topshop as it also ticks the pastels box, but I recently  bought this white number which is fast becoming a favourite.
The breton tee: Navy and white stripes are timeless and look brilliant with denim. I bought this top from New Look about two years ago and always go back to it. I think that striped three quartered length sleeves are especially flattering. 
The cropped top: Cropped tops are everywhere at the moment, and I absolutely adore them so had to include them in my 'essentials'! This white one goes with absolutely everything, however I also have this peachy Topshop number which I love. They're perfect for summer and look fantastic with high-waisted anything. 
The cable-knit jumper: I lived in this burgundy beauty all through the winter, and know that I will continue to wear it until it literally starts to unravel around me! A chunky jumper is an absolute must (all year round really, if you live in the UK), and I tend to love Topshop's offerings the most however I struck gold with the one shown above - I wouldn't normally go for New Look knitwear as the quality can be questionable!
Denim shorts: These high-waisted 'vintage style' shorts were another rare lucky find from New Look, and they are another versatile and easy to wear item that I live in all year round. I prefer light denim to dark, but any kind of denim short is an absolute must have in my opinion. I have about six pairs and could not live without any of them! 
The black skirt: This black pleated skirt was an absolute steal from H&M last year, and I know that they sold out ridiculously quickly online! Black skirts go with everything and can be dressed down or up with tights or bare legs. This has had it's fair share of outings and has been borrowed by many of my friends - you wouldn't believe it only cost £7.99!
The denim jacket: I'm not a fan of double denim, however love the way this jacket looks with disco/riding pants, patterned shorts or a dress. At the moment I love over-sized denim jackets, although I wouldn't recommend buying them from a high street shop as they can be so overpriced - charity shops are your best bet! I just jazzed it up with a few studs on the colour - DIY post here
The basic dress: I bought this Topshop dress years ago yet it is still a firm favourite of mine. I love the colour, the fit and the length, and it's so easy to throw on with creepers and a jacket and still look 'stylish' (cringe) with minimal effort. 
The jeans: Well everybody needs jeans because they just do, and if you don't own a pair then seriously why the hell not? I don't really have anything else to add.

So that is that! I've also written posts on my makeup and skincare essentials, so if you're interested then please have a read! 
In other news, I have tons of products lined up to review and lots of other ideas for blog posts which I'm very excited about, so you should be seeing a lot more from me in the next few weeks whether you like it or not! 
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.



Jacky said...

love all the pieces! your style is perfect <3

Hannah Rose said...

10/10 for your top 10!!
Check out my new updated blog! (If you wanna!)

Carmen said...

Nice post I like the Primark blouse!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is such a good post! It is always nice to take pictures of your outfits and so when you really think you have nothing to wear you can always just come back to it! Like an ideal wardrobe would have 16 ever changing and versatile pieces in it or something! Gorgeous array of clothes you have. Really want the red jumper.

Gemma x

lolakate said...

cant live without my leigh jeans :) x