Your wardrobe needs to be stocked with quality, versatile basics to make day to day dressing far easier and more stylish. Taking the time to build the core elements of your closet curbs the morning panic when you absolutely cannot find anything to wear – we’ve all been there, we don’t want to go there again. So, in order to create the perfect, wearable wardrobe, you’re going to need a few perfect tops to style countless gorgeous outfits with! These are the essential tops that you need in your wardrobe right now…
A silky, simple cami is a total essential, it’s the perfect elevated basic to take your style game up a notch. Look for yours in a soft and classic neutral like champagne or mink to get the ultimate wear out of your purchase. You can either go super minimal with silk or search for a style with small lace or beaded embellishments for added personality. Layer your cami under tailored suits for a polished look or just chuck it on with a pair of your favourite denim for the ideal chic weekend get-up.
A boyfriend style button-up is such a handy piece to have in your wardrobe, you can wear it in so many different ways! A breezy cotton or linen fabric will work best, as it is a bit of a summer staple and you want to be able to get ultimate wear out of your button-up. Throw this on over a strappy dress, pair with denim shorts or tuck into some tailored pants – whether you’re in a high stakes business meeting or you’re sunning yourself at the beach, this piece is going to come in handy.
A crisp tee shirt will never go out of style, literally, never. Tee shirts come in a range of accommodating cuts, so be sure to choose a fit that feels best for your body shape. A few favourite cuts include crew necks, V-necks and polo styles. You should start with your basic colours, namely white, black and grey, and only opt for 100% cotton. Layer with power suits, wear with shorts, skirts, denim, tailored pants, underneath dresses – the possibilities are kind of endless for a good quality, properly fitting tee shirt!
A denim shirt is such a brilliant staple and not one that everyone thinks of when they think of a stylish wardrobe – but don’t be deterred! Find a mid or dark wash, high-quality button-up denim shirt and buy it one to two sizes too big. This looks amazing tucked into polished miniskirts, thrown on over dresses or with billowing linen shorts.
A flowing, feminine bohemian blouse always looks fabulous, whether you’re wearing it with some matching shorts, tucking it into denim or pairing with tailored pants. You can find so many gorgeous boho style women’s designer tops out there, look for an intricate pattern that reflects your personal style perfectly. This piece is also a great way to integrate a little colour or textural excitement into your wardrobe staples! Look for shining sequins, bold hues or eye-catching details such as crocheting for a beautiful, timeless wardrobe addition.
A classic fitted shirt will always be useful, no matter what your everyday life looks like. It’s best to grab yourself a business blue, white and black fitted button-up shirt to style for all occasions. Obviously, they’re a total work essential but you can also tie yours up with high waisted denim, wear open over a tee or layer underneath a chunky knit.
These staples will make getting ready every day so much easier, you’ll never suffer from the last-minute “I have nothing to wear” freak-out again!