It's no secret that I love clothes. Far too much. I buy way too many and my wardrobe is currently overflowing. Is that gonna stop me buying more? Probs not. But what can you do, a girl needs clothes.
I thought of this post idea while I was having a good old tidy up of everything in my room, and I'm not sure whether to make it into a mini series, we'll see how this goes down first, I think!
Basically, my idea is to share with you guys the items that I believe are essential to every wardrobe. And in doing so, I'm hoping it might show me which items I wear constantly/all the time/probably too much, and it may help in creating that capsule wardrobe I've been dreaming about. 'Cause if I don't see it as essential, what's the point in keeping it, right?
So, the first few pieces that I kept out, and laid perfectly on the bed to make it look like I totally know what I'm doing, are these few pictured above.
A cosy knit is definitely a must, and you guys have seen this mustard H&M jumper multiple times now, so soz 'bout that, but it's just so damn cosy. You can pretty much wear jumpers with anything, which I think is why I'd class this as an essential; jeans, leggings, tights (depending on the length, obvs), even pyjama's if we're going particularly loungey...
Layering up a jumper is one of my favourite things, and what else better than a classic white shirt. Working in an office, a white shirt is my go-to when I really can't decide what else to wear. It's suitable for the office on it's own, but I also love wearing it under a jumper for a bit more of a preppy look. And again, a white shirt can be so bloomin' versatile that you can create any number of looks. An oversized one never goes amiss either.
Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. I don't think you can ever have too many pairs of jeans. They're literally all I live in outside of work. I was recently introduced to Topshop jeans, courtesy of Tash, and that's it. I'm converted. They're officially my favourite.
A good pair of trainers. I think I squealed a little when trainers first came back as being 'fashionable' a few years ago. There's so many reasons to have them, they're practical, comfy, waterproof (most of the time), versatile, the list could go on. If there's one thing you should invest in, it's a good pair of trainers.
A trusty handbag. Okay but with the amount of
crap useful stuff that I carry around on a daily basis, a handbag is deffs an essential. I recently purchased this absolute beauty from Zara. I'm always so, so pleasantly surprised at the prices of Zara bags, I always expect them to be so much more than they are! This (not-so) little one was £30. I think.
What would you pick out as an essential?