Editing your closet to make sure your wardrobe has a good selection of pieces you will actually wear on the regular is key to getting your style game together, and saving lots of time when it comes to getting dressed. That means keeping trend-driven items in check and choosing the right classics.
Whether it’s a trench coat to layer over trendier pieces, a blazer that sharpens your office look or essential wool knitwear, there are some wardrobe staples that you should always hold onto. Here we’re breaking down five basic pieces every woman should own and how to style them.
How to wear the Grey Knit Jumper
You can wear anything with a grey knit; it’s a perfect way to introduce played down dapperness into your casual wardrobe, especially when it comes to workwear.
One failsafe look
Try a grey jumper with subtle ruching on the shoulders for a more feminine feel.
Match it up any way you want it with your other timeless basics like chinos and a baby blue button-down shirt for a clean, minimal and modern look.
This grey essential knitwear piece looks elegant and chic with navy chinos and trainers. Let the shirt collar and cuffs show to ace that cool preppy vibe.
How To Wear The Tailored Blazer
Whether you opt for the double or single breasted, a blazer is always going to be a versatile piece in your wardrobe, whether you pair it up with dresses, skirts, trousers and a t-shirts.
Denim + Blazer Look
Try it with your favourite white shirt and straight high-waisted jeans to make the formal look more relaxed and modern.
Re-invent this basic by contrasting formal and casual to make it more urban and modern. Pair it up with jeans or chinos and swap your standard button-down blouse for a tee.
How To Style the Classic Trench Coat
An essential and timeless outerwear piece that always adds elegance to a look. It can be worn with pretty much anything, dresses or trousers or skirts,.
Add a print!
Try it with perfect-fitting trousers and a cheerful animal print to lighten up the mood and to have some fun with textures.
Go bold and trendy with the oversized version, if you dare! Today the idea is to take a risk and exaggerate with voluminous garments and give your look a trendy feel. If this oversized trend too much stick to the classic cut, but do try to spice it up with colourful pieces underneath.
How to Style Chinos
A lot of people associate them with business casual or formal office outfits, but they work in a myriad of settings and can be styled in any way. Chinos will keep you comfortable while looking sharp; it’s borrowing from the boys while still being feminine.
Jumper and Chino combo
This is an easy one. Go for a classic V-neck jumper but get the chinos in a fine check for added flair. Casual and comfy for the office and beyond.
Here we’ve kept the colour palette coordinated with a bit of a monochromatic game. See how the hue of the trousers aligns with the white and tan shades of the jumper. An easy trick you can apply to any look.
How to Style a Black Wool Coat
Sober, elegant and infinitely versatile, how could you get a black coat wrong? Right? The thing here is making it a little bit more fun as its classic nature can have us easily sticking to choices which are “too safe.”
Wear it with colour
It’s simple to spice this piece up. Wear it with colours to brighten up your winter. Here we went for mauve and camel to keep it classy and office friendly.
Keep it clean and ditch any decorated versions of this coat to ensure you own a garment that never goes out of style and that you can wear for seasons to come. The wide lapels give it character and will always look good.