There are certain closet staples that just never go out of style, no matter what else might strut its way onto the catwalk. Just as black is always going to be bang on trend, there are items of clothing lurking in your closet which will be eternally stylish.
The idea, of course, is to wear these staples the right way and to update them with a few high fashion pieces. You can simply throw on a pop of color to dress up a black dress, or you can rock some skyscraper heels to make your classic blazer totally current. It's easy, and I love the fact that timeless fashion lives in all of our closets!
Let's take a look at a few pieces you most likely already have sitting in your closet - it's time to rock the hell out of them once more!
A GREAT BLAZER
When temperatures aren't quite warm enough to brave bare arms, but it's certainly not cold, a blazer is the ideal cover-up, oozing timeless style. You can dress a blazer up or down, without much trouble. This is not simply an item you should save in your wardrobe for job interviews, this is something you should wear regularly!
This Pierre Balmain blazer looks sophisticated and much more expensive than it really is, and can easily be teamed with skinny jeans for a city chic vibe, or with wide leg pants, like these white Stella McCartney picks. Go for a standard color and you can pop in a colorful hue with a scarf from time to time.
1. STELLA MCCARTNEY Wide-leg Pants 2. EQUIPMENT Camisole 3. PIERRE BALMAIN Crepe Blazer 4. KATE SPADE Cat Eye Reading Glasses 5. TED BAKER Watch 6. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 7. NASHELLE Pendant Necklace 8. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pointy Toe Pump
Think less Pretty Woman and more effortlessly stylish. We have all invested in a pair of over-the-knee boots at some point in our fashion history, but how often do you actually wear them? Well, it's time they saw the light of day because over-the-knee boots can be used to dress up a plain pair of pants, or you can up the glamour on a night out with a cheeky dress!
These camel-colored Stuart Weitzman boots make this outfit look effortlessly chic, relaxed, and totally off-duty, in the most stylish way possible! A quick tip, however - if you want to avoid those Pretty Woman comparisons, keep the heel low or flat.
1. FRAME Distressed Jeans 2. ACNE Wool Sweater 3. GORJANA Stud Earrings 4. NIRVANNA Crochet Hat 5. STUART WEITZMAN Over The Knee Boots 6. MEL BOTERI The June Moss Beige Suede Fringe Handbag 7. TORY BURCH Cat Eye Sunglasses
LITTLE BLACK JEANS
Come on, who doesn't love their old faithful pair of black jeans? Whether you go for skinny, straight leg, or boyfriend style, you have a pair in your wardrobe that fit you perfectly and look fantastic, right? I know I do!
Black jeans look fantastic with most outfits and can be dressed up or down very easily. This pair of Acne Studios black skinny jeans look amazing when paired with heels, but could easily be worn with a pair of Converse! Add a pop of color to your outfit with a funky bag.
1. ACNE STUDIOS Skinny Jeans 2. SACAI Poplin Shirt 3. MAX MARA Color-block Sweater 4. NAKAMOL DESIGN Quartz Ring 5. YVES SAINT LAURENT Lipstick 6. MEL BOTERI Red Saffiano Leather Watson Mini Clutch Cross-Body Bag 7. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pumps
YOUR FAVORITE BLUE JEANS
Just like we have a pair of black jeans, we all have a pair of old faithful blue ones too. Blue jeans are the daytime staple, a faithful warrior of fashion, no matter what the occasion. Again, find a fit that flatters your shape and stick with them for a good period of time. I always think it's a great idea to invest in staples such as these, that will not only last the test of time but will always fit you properly as well. I love this pair of Madewell slouch jeans. They look fantastic during the day with a pair of pumps!
What fashion staples do you have lurking in your closet? There's sure to be some in there that you've forgotten about, so maybe it's time to have a clear out and see what you can find. Spring-cleaning has arrived!
Be sure to tune in next week when we go all Disney princess, checking out the shoe of the moment - the satin slipper!