Top 10 Wardrobe Wearables

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Whether you’re fanatical about fashion or keen to build a more sustainable wardrobe, we’ve collated our top 10 classic wardrobe wearables that promise timeless style. Check our hints and tips below!

Denim for Days

What wardrobe would be complete without a pair of stylish jeans? Whether you opt for a relaxed fit or straight leg, there is a plethora of timeless designs available to flatter every figure.

Trail Blazer

For an easy layering piece, a blazer is a great option to have to hand. Team yours with jeans for a casual look or go smarter by opting for a more fitted style with tailored trousers. We’re particular fans of a classic tweed design, perfect for completing your autumn/winter collection.

Breton Tee

Of course, this post would be incomplete without reference to the versatile Breton tee. Closely associated with famous fashion designers including Coco Chanel and Jean Paul Gautier, this stripey staple has been punctuating our outfits for half a century and shows no sign of fading. This style pairs effortlessly with jeans or tucked into an eye-catching, colour-block skirt.

Wear the Trousers

The pinnacle of power dressing, smart, tailored trousers look fabulous paired with a matching blazer. Outside of the office, team yours with a chunky knit to strike the perfect balance between smart and casual-wear.

Think Tank

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Forming the foundation of many easy-to-wear outfits, a tank top or plain, white tee is one garment you can reach for season after season. This reliable garment blends seamlessly with a range of other pieces in your wardrobe making getting ready in the morning a whole lot easy!

Layer up

For colder months, look no further than a chunky knit. Jumpers and cardis are a firm favourite in the fashion repertoire and include a range of variations and cuts. If you lean towards a cosy cardi, you can choose from a range hem lengths and go bold by choosing one with chunky buttons at the front. Likewise, jumpers are perfect for throwing on with anything from casual jeans to a pleated midi skirt.


Channel your inner Hepburn with the little black dress. Typically sleeveless and finishing below the knee, its simple style makes this a season-spanning staple that will never go out of style.

Midi Mood

Floaty floral dresses are in abundance, and not just in the summer months. With its seventies vibe and easy-to-wear style these pretty frocks can be worn for a range of occasions and come in both loose and structured variations. Choose lightweight fabrics such as rayon or crepe for a fun and floaty garment.

Top Tailoring

When we think of timeless outerwear it’s likely that we’ll jump straight to the beige trench coat. Featuring a double-buttoned front and figure flattering tie-waist it’s no wonder that re-imaginings of this classic coat return year after year.

Sure Shirt

Structured shirts to floaty blouses are loved by many. If you like a more defined shape try the classic Oxford shirt. Or for an effortlessly romantic shape, the floaty blouse is a wardrobe winner.

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