Creating a stylish and practical wardrobe that will last you through every stage of your life is a great way of making sure that you look and feel ready for anything that may come your way. There are a few style essentials that are always worth keeping – read on to find out more about what they are.
A smart white shirt
Having a smart white shirt is one of those pieces that is always worth paying a little extra or spending more time sourcing. You should look for one that fits perfectly and is made of good quality fabrics that will not easily crease, wrinkle, or become faded with repeated washing.
You’ll find yourself reaching for this shirt on numerous occasions – when you need something clean and neutral to complete a suit for an important job interview if you’re trying to find a last-minute outfit for a smart wedding invite, or when you just want to add an extra touch of grown-up edge to a casual weekend outfit.
A neutral crew neck jumper
A classic crew neck jumper can often be the perfect comfort piece in your wardrobe, and it can often be worn in countless ways. Worn with a smart shirt over chinos or dark jeans, it can help to bring together a casual outfit with a hint of polish, or it can easily be thrown over a t-shirt on a relaxed day, for an added touch of warmth and practical ease.
You can find crew neck jumpers in many common stores online, but you might want to look out for an old navy coupon to save on a high-quality staple from a trusted brand. Opt for neutral shades such as gray, black or navy, for a piece that can be worn with different outfits easily.
A well made suit
Even if you’re not a suit wearer frequently, having one at hand is often useful in a pinch. While many work environments have opted to adopt a more casual dress code, it is still common practice to wear a suit for smarter occasions, such as formal job interviews or important presentations. Suits also come in handy at formal personal events, such as an important anniversary party, wedding reception, or funeral.
A suit should fit you well, without looking too tight or baggy. It can often be a good idea to buy a ready-to-wear suit and then get it altered to fit your personal sizing.
A pair of Chelsea boots
It’s hard to beat the look of a classic Chelsea boot, with a no-nonsense shape and style, sturdy construction, and great comfort of wear. Chelsea boots work perfectly with a variety of outfits, from your most well-loved and well-worn jeans at the weekend when you need to pop out for errands to a smart pair of slim-fit trousers, when you want to impress someone, with practical shades of black, tan or dark brown working best.