Over the years I’ve often attempted to build a great selection of must-have wardrobe pieces. As expected, sometimes I succeeded other times I failed. Oh well, that’s life! What I have learnt though is that a basic not always have to be that basic… Plus, let’s be honest, seasons in fashion change so swiftly that sometimes you barely have a fling with that hot and oh-so-pricey bag or jacket and it’s already time to kiss them goodbye. It wasn’t you, it was fashion!
What makes a great must-have piece and a basic wardrobe staple is the design, the lines and curves, the soul of the item if you wish. It has to speak to you personally.
No, forget speaking! It should scream and shout in a grab-you-by-the-hand-and-never-let-you-go kinda way. That represents as close as possible my feelings when I saw this embellished to perfection jacket by Needle&Thread.
This is a true must-have trophy jacket- a style that you can throw on and instantly feel more glamorous. Need I say more?! The pastel-pink bomber jacket is embellished and embroidered with hundreds of shimmering beads and sequins that make my heart sing. The floral details clearly evoke memories of freshly scented days in Spring, although I’d easily wear it all year round.
Another item a woman always needs is a stylish pair of classic flats. The lime green colour and sculptural silhouette of these Nicholas Kirkwood loafers make them an eye-catching addition to any outfit this season. You can seamlessly transition from day to night in these beauties from the award-winning footwear designer. I love the pointed toe and angled heel of the shoe, an instant pick-me-up!
Now, we can’t talk about must-have wardrobe basics without mentioning a street-savvy shoulder bag. This compact Michael Kors backpack with gleaming exposed zippers is the perfect alternative this season. Imagine how much all your pretty essentials would love and thank you for carrying them around in style all day long!
There you have it- your shopping list sorted!