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8 essential wardrobe pieces every girl should own

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We are smack bang in the middle of a glorious Spring Summer season in Australia and that means it’s the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe.

As you get older you realise that trends in fashion can fade very quickly, and therefore it pays to invest in timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content, knowing they’ll never let you down in the style stakes.

Think classic cuts, colours and designs. The idea is to give yourself a solid foundation from which you can build your style around each season. Your wardrobe essentials will be there as a starting point, and then you can style them up or down depending on the occasion and how daring you’re feeling. The great thing about building your wardrobe around a few key items is that it means you can still follow the trends, but not be a slave to them.

And of course there are always different styles to suit different budgets and body shapes, even when it comes to wardrobe staples, so don’t think that you need to have the same kind of skinny jeans as the next girl. You can still embrace your own individuality and sense of style, even when it comes to streamlining your wardrobe.

One of our most affordable Top 100 Online Clothes StoresBOOHOO have recently come up with their own list of 8 essential items that every girl should own, it’s called The Edit:

  1. A classic white shirt
  2. A pair of boyfriend jeans
  3. A Breton (striped) top
  4. A pair of denim cut off shorts
  5. A classic white blazer
  6. A pair of skinny, ripped jeans
  7. A white lace dress
  8. A denim shirt

The only things I would add to their list are a few pairs of shoes, just because I’m a footwear fiend. Although I don’t know how I’d get my ‘essential’ list down to just 8… Tan flat sandals; black flat sandals; white trainers; hi-top trainers; black ankle boots; black knee high boots; tan knee high boots; black strappy heels; nude heels; ballet flats; thongs… ok, maybe I’ll stick to streamlining my clothes for now.

What would your 8 wardrobe essentials be???

Classic white shirt

Images from BOOHOO

A CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT, from left:

 

Boyfriend jeans

Images from BOOHOO

A PAIR OF BOYFRIEND JEANS, from left:

 

Striped tee

Images from BOOHOO

A BRETON (STRIPED) TOP, from left:

 

Denim cut off shorts

Images from BOOHOO

A PAIR OF DENIM CUT OFF SHORTS, from left:

 

White blazer

Images from BOOHOO

A CLASSIC WHITE BLAZER, from left:

 

Skinny jeans

Images from BOOHOO

A PAIR OF SKINNY, RIPPED JEANS, from left:

 

White lace dress

Images from BOOHOO

A WHITE LACE DRESS, from left:

 

Denim shirt

Images from BOOHOO

A DENIM SHIRT, from left:

 

Need more ideas for sprucing up your spring / summer wardrobe, take a look at our post – Where to find the best maxi dresses for spring.

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