Wardrobe staples for style success can upgrade your style from average to bang on trend. By selecting statement pieces and style basics you can keep your wardrobe fresh and up to date for less. You don’t need to buy a new outfit for every occasion and you don’t need to spend tonnes on expensive dresses, jackets and tops. Simply pick a few effective style staples and you can update any outfit.
Choosing effective style staples is all about versatility, comfort and timeless style. Leather and denim jackets are constantly going in and out of style, and skinny jeans are a must have piece so you can’t go wrong with a good fitting pair.
I have chosen a few of my wardrobe staples for style success, but this can vary depending on your own personal taste and choices. The pieces I have selected are easy to style and I always keep them in my wardrobe for when I’m struggling to find something to wear or need a bit of inspiration.
Skinny jeans are my ultimate wardrobe staple. Versatile, comfortable and always in style you can wear them almost anywhere with almost anything. Style them up with a blazer, cami and heels for instant chic or team them with a slouchy tee and trainers for urban edge. Skinny jeans work with jumpers, tees, shirts, camisoles and blouses so be brave and style them up your own way. They are the ultimate multi –season piece and can be worked from summer through to winter with the right accessories.
Try: Moto Mid Stone Leigh Jeans from Topshop.com
Pencil skirts are another must have wardrobe staple. I always like to keep one basic pencil skirt in my wardrobe for nights out, work and dinner dates. They can be worn with a crop top and pumps for daytime chic or stilettos and a blouse for girly date night glamour. Personally, I prefer to stick with a simple black pencil skirt as they will go with anything but you can be brave and mix it up with different materials and prints for a killer look. Think PU, mesh, florals and more.
Try: Black Jersey Ribbed Pencil Skirt from RiverIsland.com
Leather jackets are an essential wardrobe staple. They are always making their way in and out of style, and you don’t want to be seen without one. Wear yours over a dress, jeans or shorts for edgy style. They can be teamed with casual or glam accessories and are the ultimate day to night garment. I love wearing mine with skinny jeans, a simple blouse and stilettos for a fresh night out look.
Try: River Island Biker Leather Look Jacket from ASOS.com
Denim jackets are a summer wardrobe staple. Lighter and fresher than the denim jacket they can be worn over almost anything for casual chic. Team them with a flirty sundress for instant girly glamour or work double denim style by teaming yours with a darker pair of skinny jeans, I choose black, and a basic tee. I love to mix up my style by wearing my denim jacket when I would have worn my leather one during the warmer months and by picking out one with distressed styling you can still keep your look fierce.
Try: Warehouse Western Style Denim Jacket from ASOS.com
I always maintain that every girl simply must have a blazer in her wardrobe. They are perfect for day, night, dates, work and nights out and can be worn with almost anything. They can transform a simple pair of skinny jeans from casual cool to girly glamour and look great with a pencil skirt for a work look that means business. I like to stick to block colours so I know my blazer will go with anything, but mixing it up with gorgeous prints and designs can make for an amazing bold look.
Try: Cindie Cropped Ponte Blazer White from Missguided.co.uk
The slouchy tee is a versatile wardrobe staple whether you’re heading out shopping or hitting the town for the night. By teaming it with the right accessories you can create an amazing night or daytime look. Wearing a slouchy tee with skinny jeans, trainers and a denim jacket creates urban chic style, but switch your jacket for a blazer and trainers for heels and you have a gorgeous glam look. For easy casual style I love to team my slouchy tee with distressed denim shorts, aviators and my favourite sandals to create a killer cool summer look.
Try: Jersey Pocket Tee from Topshop.com
Camisoles are a gorgeously girly wardrobe staple. Wear them with shorts, jeans, skirts and skorts for instant style. Teaming them with the right accessories can take you from day to night and you can easily give them some edgy style with a leather jacket and distressed denim jeans. I love to wear my camisoles with a skort and heels for gorgeously girly evening style. You can never have to many of this wardrobe staple, so stock up on all your favourite colours and prints.
Try: Annabel 2 Pack Cami from Boohoo.com
Nude heels are a must have weapon in your fashion armoury. The colour is great for lengthening the legs when worn with a skirt and is neutral enough to go with any outfit. Wear them with jeans for edgy style or team with a skirt or dress for killer pins. I love nude stilettos but you can choose any that you are comfortable in from strappy heels to wedges. When I’ve been out all day in my skinny jeans and slouchy tee I love to throw on a blazer and my nude heels for a quick change from day to night.
Try: Gallop Patent Court Shoes from Topshop.com
Fashion trainers are super comfortable and great for adding casual edge to any outfit. Personally I love Vans but you could choose some edgy Converse or retro Nikes and Adidas Originals. Wear them with a sundress, skinny jeans, shorts or anything you like for instant casual cool vibes. I love to switch it up and wear mine with a day dress to give a girly look some fierce style.
Try: Vans Authentic Shoes from Blackleaf.com
Now you know my wardrobe staples for style success, what are yours? Do we agree on these key style staples or would you style things differently? Everyone has their own favourite wardrobe staples that they go to again and again for styling success.