Overwhelmed by all the offers, Christmas ads and sequins everywhere? Then now is the time to go back to basics. Invest in only five great-fitting classic staples that can either be worn as a full look or mixed and matched with the rest of your wardrobe. These are the five key timeless pieces you should buy and enjoy for years to come…
1. The classic coat
A great statement coat may be fun, but do you find yourself struggling to find a simple coat in your wardrobe that just goes with everything? Cue the navy dusters, belted trenches and checked longline blazers. If you don’t own at least one of those yet, you know what you should be adding to your shopping list now…
2. The everyday blouse
The iconic button-down blouse gets a new-season update with shiny satins, animal prints and relaxed collars. A perfect blouse will become your ultimate go-to for days when you just can’t think of anything to wear.
3. The perfect pair of jeans
Blue or black are really the only way to go if you want to keep it simple. The key is to find a pair that is comfortable and fits you perfectly – you might need to try a few before you buy – so you can style them without even having to think about it.
4. The timeless pair of heeled boots
Heeled ankle boots really work for any occasion: add a pair of leather boots to a basic denim and tee combination for an instant fashion-editor approved look or to give an elevated outfit a sophisticated edge.
5. The ultimate layering knit
Underneath a boilersuit, over a dress, layered with a different jumper – the styling options are endless when you’ve found a great soft-touch knit. Look to invest in a neutral-coloured knit with a touch of cashmere to make it last longer than just one season.