Building a versatile wardrobe is easy if you start with the classics. The goal is to create a foundation where everything works together, making it easy to mix and match. So stick with basics in a neutral colour palette. Once you’ve nailed your go-to outfits, add some stylish touches with seasonal pieces.
The classic: A crisp white shirt is one of the most important items to own. It will literally go with everything!
Stylish touches: Silky blouses, statement sleeves, flowy fabrics, puff shoulders, ruffles and lace.
The classic: A well-tailored jacket in a neutral fabric is the perfect finish to any outfit. Wear it with everything from matching trousers to vintage denim.
Stylish touches: Oversize shapes with strong structured shoulders.
Stylish touches: White jeans, wide legs, cropped flares.
Wear the pants
The classic: You can’t go wrong with a pair of sleek trousers in shades of black, navy or grey.
Stylish touches: Look for stripes, wide-legs and athletic looks (leggings and track pants).
The classic: The iconic trench coat tops the list and is an investment worth making. The belted waist is flattering, the weather-proof fabric is practical and the styling has an appeal that has stood the test of time.
Stylish touches: The re-worked trench (asymmetrical hems, oversize epaulets and big buckles), lighter-than-air parkas and robe inspired shapes.
Love to layer
The classic: Knits, tops, tanks, shirts and blouses are key elements to every wardrobe. Keep it simple (a white button-up or cashmere tee) or add bold colour, prints and texture to your beautiful basics. A statement knit can update a basic black skirt in an instant.
Stylish touches: Message tees, bold stripes, wallpaper florals, sheer fabrics.