There are items we lust over in our wardrobes, and there are also the essentials we need. They are the base of a working wardrobe, items that you wear often and with many different outfits.
When you have the correct basics, it makes adding the ‘wows’ to complete your outfit effortless. Basics are the foundation to all styles, and the ones below are easy to layer. Layering is essential, especially in the transitional seasons when you need to be able to quickly add warmth or take off when hot.
The best part of the basics suggested below is you can wear them nearly all year round, and if you purchase only quality fabrics, you will own and wear them for years to come.
Here are my top basic wardrobe essentials:
1. Long sleeve top.
A long sleeve fitted top is comfortable to wear and is one essential basic that will carry you through this season.
T-shirts are the building block for any autumn outfit and in winter, when you want extra warmth, wear over or under your long sleeve top. Printed tees can add a funky style.
Blazers are one of the most versatile items you can own. They add instant glam to any outfit — style over any jeans or pants. Blazers are also slimming as they divide the waistline and nip you in at the waist — and are another item that can be worn nearly all year round and to all occasions.
4. Denim Jeans
Denim jeans are one of the ultimate in basics for any woman’s wardrobe. Denim jeans go with almost anything and will be another item you will own for years. Look for the right cuts to suit your body shape and ensure they are comfortable. High waisted boyfriend jeans are one of our favourites and we will have four styes of fabulous and slimming jeans arriving soon.
5. Crossover or Cigarette pants
I had to put these in because they are two of the most popular basics Cazinc The Label have in their AW19 collection. They are an excellent alternative for those who love to live in comfortable active wear. These pants are both slimming, warm and comfortable. Once you own a pair of these, you will only wear your leggings to the gym, not as every day wear.
6. A Warm Trench Coat
Trench coats are the quickest and easiest way to dress up most basics and a fantastic way to add a boost to your outfit. They are timeless and will not only keep you warm and protect you from the sun and wind.