Today – Timeless Pieces That Every Woman Should Have In Her Wardrobe
Whether you’re thinking about crafting a capsule wardrobe or simply want to ensure that you’re staying on-trend, knowing which 7 key pieces should be in your wardrobe at all times is key. Read on to find out which, if any, you still need to invest in.
1. The do-everything dress
This is a dress that works perfectly for just about everything. It never leaves you feeling under or overdressed, and can be transformed simply with the right accessories and shoes. Choose a style and shape that suits your figure and makes you feel confident and, from there, think about colour and pattern.
A neutral colour – such as navy – is always a winner and a splash of contrast can work well too. Try simple geometric shapes for a noticeable but not overpowering vibe.
You’ll want to focus on established shops that are known for timeless and high-quality pieces for your do-all dress. Hobbs comes highly recommended and offers a good range of patterns too.
2. A smart coat
Even if you prefer a casual jacket most of the time, a smart or tailored coat will always come in handy. Longer length styles are excellent for tall women and midi lengths give structure to more petite frames, without drowning them in extra fabric. Of course, the classic wool pea coat is always a sound investment, but try to resist bright colours.
Black or navy work best, or sometimes even a charcoal grey, but anything else will be too trend-specific. Beige has maintained popularity since 2019, but works best as a Trench. For a pop of colour, add a vibrant jumper instead.
3. An investment pair of jeans
You could spend under £20 and find a pair of jeans that you like enough. But, for timeless style, you’ll need to aim a little higher.
Look for proper cotton denim with little-to-no elastane and spend time identifying the right fit, cut and length for your frame. When paired with the right shoes and tops, jeans are an effortlessly chic wardrobe addition that never go out of style.
4. Flat pumps
The ultimate ‘goes with anything’ shoe is a black ballet pump. Choose a pair with a sturdy sole and maybe a little detailing, such as metallic trim on the heel and enjoy the versatility of a seemingly very basic shoe. If you prefer a loafer style, these make excellent wardrobe staples as well, but remember that the less colour you have on your shoes, the more outfits they will work with.
5. A hero cashmere jumper
For those days when you’re craving a little luxury, a cashmere jumper is a must. Choose a neck style that you like on yourself, but bear in mind that a crew neck is the most classic and partners so perfectly with your ‘good jeans’.
There are no colour rules here, so go as wild as you like. Neutral tones obviously give you a little more scope for outfit creation, but bolder hues add a bit of fun, so there’s no wrong answer. A lot of people find that once they’ve bought one investment sweater, they end up with a few more anyway!
Long-term, they offer comparable value for money against those that need replacing every year.
6. Matching accessories
Once you get past 25, really, you should have a matching hat, glove and scarf set. We all remember the fun of searching for matching gloves, only to pair them with a clashing scarf and any hat we could lay our hands on, but when you’ve taken the time to put together a timeless outfit, don’t ruin it with seasonal accessories.
If you’ve invested in a smart coat, a bit of colour never hurts in your layering options and, though it might be a controversial claim, it seems reasonable to say that bobble hats never go out of fashion.
7. Good underwear
Finally, why bother trying to get your wardrobe right if you overlook the basic foundations? Even if you buy beautiful timeless pieces, they won’t sit as well if you haven’t dedicated some time to your underwear.
We’re not just talking about matching sets here — though those are the pinnacle — we’re thinking about functionality and colour. Always have at least one set that is a close match to your skin tone, in case you buy anything semi-sheer, and a multiway bra is essential.
With these pieces in the drawer, you can start looking at the colours you wear the most, adding some underwear sets to match. Remember that black undies beneath a white top won’t work, and there’s nothing worse than seeing a dingy off-white strap peeking out from beneath a stylish dress.
These 7 key pieces will have your wardrobe sorted in no time and ready to step up to whatever events you are invited to and remember that accessorising is key and a great way to inject your own personality into timeless styles.
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