• Alexis Negrín

10 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR WARDROBE THIS YEAR


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Trends come and go, but there are some staples that are good to have in your wardrobe, no matter what time of the year you’re in. No one wants to waste their time by standing in front of a wardrobe that’s cluttered or has very little to work with. Building a style that’s right for you takes time, and it takes a lot of learning. However, there are some must-haves for your wardrobe that are certain to go with any fashion-conscious individual. Let’s look at the ten must-haves for your wardrobe this year.

Statement Shades

Accessories are an important part of your wardrobe and one that you don’t want to forget when it comes to styling your outfits. There are lots of different accessories that are worth getting, but one that’s certainly going to elevate your outfits are some statement shades. Sunglasses are no longer deemed appropriate just during sunny weather. They can be great in the wintertime where the sun might be out, but the temperature is bitterly cold. Shades can end up looking effortlessly cool and can be just the accessory need to finish off an outfit. When picking shades, make sure you’re looking at the one that best suits your face shape. Not all of them are going to be suitable, and you want ones that frame your face, rather than being too big or too small. Experiment with different ones until you find the ones that suit you the best. Have a couple of pairs and variations if possible.

Chelsea Boots

With footwear, it’s important to invest in shoes that are going to be durable and last a long time. If you’re getting shoes that have a thin sole, then you’re likely going to be wasting your money. A Chelsea Boot is a popular form of footwear and is a stylish one that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Usually made out of leather or suede, these boots are a great option for all seasons. They can keep your feet warm during the winter and if needed, can be worn in the warmer periods with perhaps some smart trousers or light jeans.

It’s a suitable footwear option for most, and you’ll definitely want to have it to accompany the pieces in your wardrobe.

Crew Neck Jumpers

Stylish but simple, crew neck jumpers are certainly a great choice and can be worn in various seasons depending on the type of fabric. They can easily go over shirts and are a good option when it comes to layering. They can dress up a basic t-shirt and can be a great option if you’re attending a formal affair but don’t want to wear a suit. Jumpers are a great choice for the colder seasons, and a crew neck is a stylish fit that suits most people.

These can also brighten up anything basic and are something that can be useful to have plenty of in your wardrobe.

Tie-Dye

Tie-dye is a very popular but retro print that has become back into fashion recently. It’s something that has become elevated, like most recycled fashion and stretches beyond just tie-dyed tees. It’s good to play around with color in your wardrobe and tie-dye is the very best when it comes to experimenting with different shades of color that you wouldn’t usually go for. When picking tie-dye options, you might want to think about what it would go with and how you could incorporate it into different types of clothing. The basic tee is one suggestion, but it could be something that goes well with joggers or perhaps sneakers?

Tie-Dye is something you can also do yourself, and it’s wonderful in that you are sure to get something different each time.

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Minimalist Sneakers

Sneakers are the under-stated footwear because they can do so much to an outfit. Whether it’s formal wear or casual, minimalist sneakers are something you need available to you. And when we say minimalist, we mean plain white. A clean, crisp white pair of sneakers can give yourself a fresh look when it comes to the majority of your wardrobe. It’s also a great piece of footwear that’s versatile when it comes to matching it up with different items of clothing.

Athleisure

Athleisure is still a style of clothing that is going strong in the fashion industry and is likely due to the appearance it gives to others when you’re wearing it. It’s a hybrid style of clothing that mixes casualwear with sportswear. That function with fashion type of clothing is essential for many of us who have busy lifestyles and need outfits that are multi-functional. It can be something that you can easily accessorize with when it comes to things like baseball caps or aviators, for example.

It can be great to mix in your athleisure with your general wardrobe to help mix up your wardrobe a little and give you some more variety. Mix it up when it comes to fabrics and follow the seasons when it comes to activewear itself.

Outer Jackets

Jackets can come in different styles and materials, as well as being a suitable option for outerwear. Throughout the year, you’re likely going to need different types of outerwear to suit the season. Denim and thinner materials tend to be a popular choice when it comes to the summer, trenchcoats being one that can be a light balance for all seasons. For the colder months, you’re likely going to want something that’s lined and is going to be something that is possibly longer in length. When it comes to picking styles and colors of jackets, sticking to the neutrals again is going to be useful. However, think about the type of clothing you already own and what colors you would typically wear in your closet. You are likely going to find that with some outerwear, you can cover up what’s underneath, so it doesn’t necessarily need to match.

Fitted Jeans

Having something that fits your shape is important, and it can be easy to pick out a style of jeans that fit you but don’t show off your body proportions properly. Jeans are a staple in the wardrobe because they’re easy to wear and don’t have much fuss to them. They’re easy for casual days, and if you get the right colours and textures, they could be easily worn out for smart-casual affairs. When shopping for jeans, think about the length and cut of the jean. It’s important to figure out when it comes to the footwear as you don’t want anything that’s going to cover your feet in the wrong way. A lot of brands will differ in their styling when it comes to jeans too, so it’s important to have an awareness of this when it comes to shopping. Fitted jeans can be great to show off your body and are a durable piece of clothing that is going to last you for a while as long as you take good care of them.

Basic Shirts

Whether you’re going to a dressed down event or want something to throw on that looks stylish but takes minimal effort, then a basic shirt or two is needed. A plain white buttoned-down shirt can be useful for teaming up with trousers of any colour or material and can look great under a relaxed suit jacket. It’s important to have a few versatile pieces that are pretty neutral in their design and color. The problem with picking something that is heavily printed with a design or bold in color, will mean you’re restricted on how many outfits you can make out of it. With some basic shirts, you don’t have that worry of needing to find something quickly.

You should have several basic shirts that range from t-shirts to tees. It will help you have a bit more versatility in your wardrobe, and you’ll spend less time having to pick things out.

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A Tailored Suit

Suits are a must in anyone’s wardrobe, and when it comes to buying a suit, you should always get it tailored or get one made to your body shape. A tailored suit looks a lot better than one that’s not been fitted. It looks more stylish and doesn’t swallow the individual up in fabric. It’s worth treating yourself to one or two, especially if your job or lifestyle expects you to wear a lot of formal attire. When getting a suit tailored, always be vocal about your fitting and pay attention to all aspects of how it fits and feels on you.

You want to make sure that the suit fits comfortably for you and if you’re only getting the one suit, go for grey or black as these are usually the most versatile.

Styling your wardrobe this year is about having versatile pieces and having the staples we all need. Whether it’s a tailored suit or a basic shirt, find the pieces of clothing that you’ll be pulling out again and again.