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.


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