This year I made a resolution to get back to basics with my wardrobe. To invest in quality, classic pieces that can be dressed up or down etc. However, putting this into action has been a whole different story. Mostly because I’m so easily distracted every time I go clothes shopping. Shiny silver jumper? Leopard print pants? I’m there! So today I compiled this shopping list of sorts. It’s all the stuff I should consider buying before I purchase another Gorman printed top or eye-poppingly bright knitwear.
MOTO Fitted Denim Jacket – There was a time where I wouldn’t go near denim jackets. But now I can’t get enough of them. A fitted, light denim style would slot nicely into my wardrobe. It breaks up the monotony of black but can still be counted as a neutral. Plus it’d also look good with bright or pastel colours which, let’s face it, makes up the majority of my wardrobe.
Hope ‘Has’ Tee at La GarÃ§onne – My trusty striped t-shirt is on death’s door so I’m looking for a replacement. Just like finding the perfect white t-shirt, the perfect striped t-shirt is proving to be elusive. Most of the ones I come across are either the wrong cut, colour, or fabric. Yes, I’m a pedant. I’d ultimately like to find one under the $100 mark but I feel as if my hand is going to be forced on this one.
Ray-Ban Clubmasters at Vision Direct – I left my old clubmasters on the Eurostar in Paris two years ago. I’ve been mourning their loss ever since. It’s probably about time I bought a replacement pair.
Topshop Cigarette Trousers – I hate pants shopping. But I need to bite the bullet and find a pair of (flattering) cigarette-style trousers so I can pretend I’m all gamine and Audrey Hepburn-like.
ASOS ‘Abacus’ Leather Ankle Boots – Short, flat ankle boots for winter. To wear with everything. They’re a no brainer, really.
ASOS Rib Boyfriend Beanie – In case it ever actually gets cold in Brisbane this winter.
What do your wardrobe essentials look like?