Friday, October 28, 2011

my 8 wardrobe essentials

No1 - THE LEATHER JACKET: I have never seen anyone look bad in leather. Period.


No2 - THE SCARF : During winter, I couldn't care less if I look like puff ball, but I would rather walk around feeling slightly warm around town. If you're wild about scarves and intending to buy one or two staples. I strongly, strongly suggest Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen scarves. They are the best!


NO3 - THE MAXI DRESS: I don't care whether it's going to be in and out of style because I've embedded maxi dresses as a staple into my wardrobe. I wear it when I'm simply too lazy to accessorize, mix and match and basically just a quick wardrobe fix. I pair my maxi dress with any shoe possible because I feel that it goes with anything. I recommend Issa, Zimmerman and of course our favourite high street brand, H&M.



No4 - THE FUR COAT/VEST/JACKET: I absolutely cannot live without fur. I feel that with fur you can create a lot of looks, of course depending on your own style. I love pairing a shirt, fur vest, jeans and boots for that Bohemian vibe, or a maxi dress over a fur coat.

No5 - THE WHITE SHIRT: If you wear it right, you can do the 'menswear for women' look to perfection on a very regular basis. Center yourself around the classic wardrobe staple - the white button down shirt. May it be cotton or silk - both are equally stylish and guess what, its such a closet staple, it will never run out of style.

No6 - THE CARDIGAN: Essential for a girl like me who is always feeling cold. Its simple, fits all body types, chic and a really easy layer transition from summer to winter. I personally love to pull it over a cute spring dress, or over a long top with leggings. I don't have a particular brand to recommend for cardigans as you can get many nice ones everywhere.


No7 - THE TRENCH: Whatever brand it may be, a classic trench is a must. I live by it and its almost a staple in my wardrobe. I must say, if you have the extra moolah, please invest in a Burberry - it fits like a glove and you can make necessary alterations to fit your body type. If not, Zara is always a pretty good second option.


No8 - THE JEAN: I can't think of anyone who can't live without having a pair of jeans in their closet. May it be white, blue, pink, skinny, flare, straight - everyone has a pair. Ultimately though, find a pair (or more) that you feel most comfortable with (something with stretch helps). I personally recommend J Brand, Zara and Uniqlo.

What is more important is how and what you pair it with. I personally love pairing my pair of jeans with a good basic tee and a structured blazer or tweed jacket - one can never go wrong with tweed. Definitely wear heels for that polished look or slippers which is the hot thing now.

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Hope you've enjoyed one of my longest post thus far. Have a good weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Great picks! Love them all. Alexander McQ scarves rule ;) x

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