If you believed the message fashion magazines, blogs, designers and high street stores sold you that you are missing out unless you buy the latest xxxx then you’d be broke, in need of a bigger wardrobe or perhaps a bigger house to put all your clothes in! After all it is their job to tempt us with new and beautiful clothes, and advertising tells us that to be young, hip and beautiful we just “have to have” the latest items!
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s ok and good to look hip and beautiful (young? I was young once!) but we don’t have to spend the earth to do that, and believe it or not we don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes every season. There are some items that frankly never go out of fashion. Items which we wear everyday to do everyday tasks, I like to call it “everyday fashion”. It actually makes sense to spend money on good quality wardrobe staples which will stay in your closet season after season.
Top 5 Wardrobe Staples for Everyday Fashion
1. The Leather Biker Jacket
I bought this leather biker three years ago from Topshop Boutique (yes that’s a huge six fashion seasons ago!) and I still love wearing it. The most important thing when choosing a biker jacket, is that you opt for a leather one. Ok so it will set you back over £150, but it will last so much better than the equivalent PU version. Topshop Boutique are still selling a version of this jacket today.
2. The White Shirt
Classic. Enough said.
3. A Pair of Trainers
Whether you’re a preppy Converse girl, street savy in Vans or sports lux in Nike Air Maxs, a pair of trainers are your best friend – comfy, fashionable and made to last. I confess to owning far too many pairs of trainers.
4. A Grey Sweatshirt
Whether your relaxing at home, off to yoga, or doing an off-duty look at the airport a grey sweatshirt is an easy throw on for everyday.
5. Skinny Jeans
The 90’s may be back in fashion in some areas, but bootcut jeans are still definitely a no. As for Flares? Top designers such as Chole & Sonia Rykiel may have included them in their Autumn Winter 2015 collections, but I doubt they’ll be here to stay. Skinny jeans are our fashion staple, they hold every part of you in and getting a pair that fits “just so” is of vital importance. Like a haircut you’ll wear these on a daily basis so invest in a pair to last.
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