Eight classics hiding in your wardrobe which will see you through winter, spring and beyond.
If the budget has left you reeling and wondering how you’re going to afford everyday necessities, let alone any of life’s luxuries, never fear. As the old saying goes; money can’t buy style, and therefore there is no reason why you still can’t look your best on a tight budget.
Here are eight items of which you should have a few hiding somewhere in your wardrobe. A ghost of seasons past, perhaps you thought they were no longer relevant, but the good news is these pieces are complete classics and will see you through winter, spring and beyond. So what are you waiting for? Happy hunting.
The white shirt
A timeless classic, pull out your white shirt and wear it throughout winter and spring. A white shirt instantly makes you look sophisticated and smart. Wear with black pants and heels for a corporate or evening look. Pair with jeans and ballet flats or boots for a more casual weekend outfit. You can also layer a cashmere or wool jumper over the top of your shirt and leave the collar out for a more interesting and on-trend ensemble.
The black blazer
Nothing is more versatile than a tailored black blazer. Layer over a dress for a smart way to stay warm at evening events. Wear over a simple striped tee or white t-shirt with jeans for a casual weekend or office look. Match with a black skirt or pants for the affect of a suit and add a silk top to create the perfect outfit for work or dinner and drinks.
Red is one of those rare colours which never really goes out of fashion. Even if it is not a huge hit that season it is always a stylish option. Red shoes are the perfect way to break up an all-black ensemble, or add interest to a neutral-toned outfit. Choose between ballet flats or a closed-toe high heel for a classic style which won’t date. The red shoe also looks perfect paired with a white shirt and dark jeans or casual pants.
The bucket bag
A deceptively roomy bag which can hold your entire life in a shape which will never go out of style. Best carried in a neutral such as tan or black as a colour will date far more quickly, the bucket bag is more suited to casual dressing. However, it can make a great option to accompany you on a night out as it will hold extra wraps, jumpers and an emergency umbrella.
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