My wardrobe is generally a mixture of animal prints, brights (pink), white, denim and metallics. So it’s safe to say I’m definitely not a minimalist. That said, this January, I’ve really enjoyed adding fashion’s new elevated classics to my wardrobe. It may be the comedown from a sequin overload at Christmas or simply how easy it is to build several outfits once you add these staples into your repertoire.
So what makes these not-quite-basic basics different from before? Well, not only have simple items such as a tracksuit or a simple wool coat been tweaked with a new-season update like a more tailored silhouette or shoulder pads, but it's also in the styling. By layering tonal neutrals in different textures, you can instantly create a "look" with pieces you may already have in your wardrobe. Comfort doesn’t have to equal boring, either. There's a whole host of puffers in luxe shades of caramel, grey or even cream that will instantly lift your mood on your early morning walk to work or nursery.
Here are nine of my favourite wardrobe classics to buy now and wear forevermore.
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