The 7 staple items you need in your wardrobe

A great wardrobe is built around key pieces so that it makes it super easy to construct killer outfits. Once you have a strong base of staple items that will always be chic and on trend you can then build all the other elements dependent on the season and specific trends. Its nearly time to update most of the staple items in my wardrobe so I have rounded up the 7 key pieces that I think every closet should have, including the beautiful pieces I want to purchase.


1. Black dress

Everyone needs that perfect LBD, one you can dress up for a night out or dial down and team with a blazer for a work meeting. I really like this one from River Island especially the bardot neckline, it would look fantastic on a night out with some striking shoes and perfect for work with a colour pop blazer, shame its sold out.


2. Comfy heels

You know those shoes that you can always rely on, the ones where you could dance all night and surprisingly your feet won’t feel as though they are just about to fall off. These Office Parisian Lace Up Ghillie Sandals look like they should be quite comfortable and are really pretty so even if they are not the most comfy I could forgive them. They come in a wide range of colours and I just love them in the black as they would go with lots of different outfits, can I have them in every colour please?IMG_7014-0

3. Blazer

A white structured blazer as well as a black structured blazer are two items that most certainly should be present in your wardrobe. They are perfect for dressing up any look, even jeans and a t-shirt can look really put together once you team it with a blazer. This BCBGeneration Blazer in Lightweight Drape is the perfect white one.IMG_7010

4. Black Leather Jacket

Everyone should have a black leather jacket in their wardrobe because they literally go with everything, they can give an edge to a girly dress or make a basic outfit look a little chicer. This gorgeous leather and suede number from Mango is high up on my must have list.


5. Skinny Jeans

Jeans are a tricky one and if you find the perfect pair I recommend you stock up! I think every wardrobe should include a dark denim pair, a white pair and a black pair They should be super comfy and plain so that you can team them with anything. I really like these whites ones from River Island.

6. Black Handbag

That trusty black bag that lasts you a lifetime and always look chic. I am dreaming of adding this gorgeous Givenchy Black Leather Antigona Medium Tote Bag to my collection.IMG_7011

7. Cocktail dress

Ever look in your closet just before you are about to hit the town and think I might just cry because I have nothing to wear? Yes well then you need a go-to dress or outfit that is proven to always work even if you’re having a not-so-thin day. It needs to be one that you love, you feel confident in and that is versatile so you can change it up so everyone doesn’t start to think you only own one dress… imagine!! I’m in love with this Asos number.



What is the one item you have to have in your closet?

CC x


2 Comments Add yours

  1. totally agree with your list! my one item would probably be a pair of dark skinny jeans 🙂

    1. carolineann says:

      Agreed, once you have the prefect pair you can team them with so much x

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