As I've already covered previously in this post, a wardrobe full of basics is the key to a multifunctional wardrobe. Last week I covered the basis of basics, and today I wanted to cover essentials. Fashion essentials with New Look to be exact-these are slightly more fashion forward than our basics!
The Bomber Jacket has been an essential in my wardrobe since I got my mitts on a black bomber jacket last year, it's the perfect day-to-day cover up as its super casual. Think of it as the perfect solution for those days where a coat just isn't a necessary piece of your outfit. I've teamed this long line khaki bomber with a black ribbed polo neck, a pair of blue girlfriend jeans which I've given a large turn up at the bottom showing little ankle to show off the white slip on trainer. (Equally to take this look from day to night I'd suggest swapping the girlfriend jeans for a pair of black skinnies and the slip on's for a pair of black heeled sandals!)
I really do believe that the polo neck goes without saying, especially during Winter. The roll neck is ideal for layering with the most basic of outfits making our last seasons purchases still wearable now. It's those interchangeable pieces that make the best essentials. I've worn this ribbed black polo neck underneath the checked sleeveless coat making the pattern stand out against the block of colour and also keeping me warm in the process-score! A pair of cropped straight leg trousers and pointed suede chelsea boots keep the look.
The Slip On.
I've got a thing for a pair of trainers at the moment, so any excuse for a new pair is fine by me! I have absolutely hailed the slip on ever since I set my eyes on a pair of plaid feline's. Alas, they'll be mine one day! The slip on is the alternative to a trainer or a flat pump, they're super comfy and there's no need to worry about tripping over your laces! To nail this look I'd go down the same route as myself and keep it pretty casual, especially if your new to the look. A statement logo sweatshirt and a pair of blue wash skinny jeans will do the trick.
The Breton Stripe Tee.
Much like the basic white t-shirt, the breton is every bit as crucial in your essentials wardrobe. The breton stripe instantly adds a small amount of dimension to an outfit especially if we're talking the bare basics of jeans and a tee. I've spiced things but with my horizontal stripes and worn the tee over the top of the black ribbed polo neck layering a button front chord pinafore dress over the top.
Ph by Atosa using the Olympus Pen E-pl7 with the 75mm lens