Fact: Wardrobe staples never change. I mean, the clue is in the name, but the basic items that everyone looks good in stay consistent year after year. While I always love to buy a couple of trend-led pieces every season (croc-effect bags and leopard coats, thanks for asking), it’s the classic pieces I’ll never tire of.
Not only do these items work well with any new bits I’ve bought, but they also mean I never worry about what to wear in the morning. Simply put, they’re the building blocks of a perfect wardrobe. You know the ones: the jeans you wear on repeat, the leather jacket you layer over every wedding-guest dress and the black heels you wear to any important meetings (to name a few). So whether you’re looking to start over or simply wish to update an old favourite, shop our picks now. Keep scrolling to see 15 of the chicest wardrobe staples.
Style Notes: Okay, so cashmere sweaters aren’t always the easiest to look after (tip: Always wash by hand and squeeze excess water with a towel), but they look the smartest even when worn with jeans. It’s the knitwear that works for a summer night but under coats for winter.
Style Notes: When it comes to shoes, black pumps are perhaps the most reliable and versatile option—the most of-the-moment detailing includes kitten heels and slingbacks but you can still opt for the classic too.
Style Notes: It's easy these days to find a pair of ankle boots that suit your personal style: whether you want a more statement pair in black like these or something chunky to stomp around in, cowboy-inspired or super minimalist.