As a teenager I used to love nothing more than planning and putting together outfits, I would spend hours pouring through my wardrobe to see what could work together. Maybe it's just because I've grown up and got lazy but I don't get the same satisfaction from doing that. The meaning of fashion has changed dramatically for me and even though clothes are an amazing way of expressing yourself I find the pieces I buy now are mostly just for practical reasons. But I do still crave the feeling of wearing an outfit that makes you feel awesome. So here are some of my favourite lazy girl essential wardrobe pieces that make you look put together without that much effort.
THE STRIPED BRETON
A wardrobe staple that never goes out of style and can be worn throughout all seasons is the Breton. It's something that can be paired with multiple items and can be dressed up or dressed down with ease. And what is probably the greatest thing about the Breton is that it can be found in so many different colour ways and at any price point to suit your budget and needs. Personally, I like to invest in my Bretons as they're something that I wear so often that if I buy cheap I'll only be buying again and again. So in the long run, I'm only going to be spending more than I would have if I just spent a little more in the first place.
THE LEATHER LOOK TROUSERS
I'm not much of a jeans wearer but when I do slide myself into a pair I'm a big lover of coated denim or leather looking leggings. They make enough of a statement to add interest to an outfit but they're not so bold that you can't wear them on a day to day basis. They're a little bit of a scary clothing choice if you're used to just regular denim but I think they're such a great one.
THE TEXTURED KNIT
If you live in a country where the climate is anything like that in Britain you will know the importance of a good jumper. Not only are they incredibly practical as they keep you warm throughout the day but I think the jumper is an underrated wardrobe staple as they're mostly just seen for comfort. I'm a big fan of textured knits like waffle and cable knit as I think when paired with something simple on the bottom they look absolutely beautiful. A good knit is also a great transitional piece throughout all the seasons as they can be layered and worn in so many ways with so many other pieces.
I have a love-hate relationship with ankle boots. On other people, I absolutely love them and think that they look incredible but on me, I never seem to be able to style them just right. Which is why I'm such a big lover of the loafer and the brogue, especially when it comes to the A/W seasons as they can be worn with tights to make sure that your feet are still kept toasty and warm. Of course in the A/W months they're not the best for snow but in the rain as long as you polish them afterwards they should be able to stand the test of time and be a long-standing wardrobe staple.
THE TRENCH COAT
A trench coat is one of the easiest wardrobe pieces to throw on and go and instantly look chic. It's rare that I think a wardrobe piece is something can work for everyone, no matter what their style is. But I truly believe the classic trench coat is one of those rare pieces. They're something that can wrack up in price easily as of course Burberry is the most well known but I found mine on Amazon [not available anymore] and you wouldn't know that it cost less than a meal out.
What are your favourite wardrobe essentials?