There are certain pieces that you just have to have on your wardrobe. These are what the fashion set call ‘staples’. They’re the must-have items that will make up a great look. These are key pieces that you can mix and match to create a range of looks that will always look stylish.

The staple items are ones that don’t go out of fashion. They’re the ones you should buy in bulk and make sure you always have at hand when your outfit for the day just isn’t going to plan.

1. The Little Black Dress

The little black dress

The little black dress should be your go to number for any occasion. Wear it with a jumper, a pair of tights and some boots to work, or style it up with a clutch, jewellery and stilettos for a night on the town. This is the dress that will never let you down.  

2. The Plain White Tee

Plain White T-Shirt

The plain white t-shirt is a casual that can be paired with pretty much anything and gives you an effortless look. Wear it with skinny jeans, tuck it into a leather skirt or throw a jumper over it. It’s a staple that you’ll go back to again and again.  

3. The Button Up Shirt


A button up shirt will add instant sophistication to your outfit. Be it a sporty look that you’re going for with a relaxed silk jogging bottom, or a smarter feel with a cigarette pant or a pencil skirt, the button up shirt gives an instant injection of class to any combination.

4. The Skinny Jean


The skinny jean has revolutionised fashion since its emergence around ten years ago. It’s a flattering fit that is easily paired with other staple items so it can be dresses or down.

Add a blazer and heel to elevate the jean to a smart casual look or really pair it down with a slip on trainer or ballet pump and your plain white t-shirt.

5. The Slouch Jumper


A slouch jumper is a great trans-seasonal separate that you can wear over a camisole in winter for an off-duty model look. Lounge around the house in this or take your comfy knit out with you. It’s a cool separate that gives your look an effortless feel.

6. The Comfy Cardi


Add a cardigan to your wardrobe in an adaptable colour like grey, navy or black and pair it with pretty much any outfit that you have The cardigan is the go-to cover up for pretty much any outfit.

You can wear it over a dress, on its own with a pair of jeans or layered over a shirt for office chic. It’s versatile.

7. The Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts

The maxi skirt can be worn with tights in winter or bare legs and a sandal in summer. It’s a classy option that can be style din any number of ways from boho with a light fitting blouse to rock chick with a leather jacket.

8. The Statement Print Dress


This is the go-to dress if you want to turn heads. Go for a bold pattern or an animal print to really make people stop in their tracks and a bodycon fit will always wow.

9. The A-Line Skirt

A-Line Skirt for pear shaped girls

The A-Line skirt is a flattering option for most body shapes because it pulls in your waist. Again, this staple piece can be mixed and matched with any number of separates so invest in one in a simple shade that can be paired up with the palette of your wardrobe.

10. The Blazer

boyfriend blazer for spring

A blazer instantly elevates your look. Wear it over a dress, a jean and t-shirt combination or even your pencil skirt and skirt ensemble for work. It’s a versatile piece that certainly should be on your list of key wardrobe essentials.

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