We all have items that we consider wardrobe staples. That is, clothes that we ‘can’t live without’.
No, I don’t mean those lists you see in magazines. You know, of items every woman is supposed to have. They’re just stupid. And useless. But more importantly just stupid.
My life is not similar to yours. So, why should my wardrobe staples be the same as yours? More importantly, why should I, or you for that matter, emulate some imaginary woman existing only in the mind of a fashion journalist or a blogger obsessed with lists?
Besides, have you noticed that this imaginary woman always ’needs’ a crisp white cotton shirt and a beige trench? Now, I have exactly one long-sleeved cotton shirt, and it’s neither crisp nor white. And trench coats… OK, I have quite a few, but none of them is beige.
Getting a bit digressed here…
Whatever you consider your wardrobe staples depends on your personal style and lifestyle. And therefore your wardrobe staples may be very different from mine. But one thing is for sure: whatever you call your wardrobe staples is bound to be something you wear often, year after year, with minor variations.
Take this outfit, for instance: a striped top and a red poncho. If these aren’t wardrobe staples, I don’t know what is. Of course, I’m talking about my wardrobe staples here.
I have featured this particular combo on the blog so many times that I’ve lost count long ago. And because I’m lazy, I tracked down only four of those posts:
So, about the red poncho… As you can see, I have it in no less than 4 (!!!) different shades of red (I also have it in blue, off-white and in purple plaid. Hey, it’s a wardrobe staple!)…
As for tops with blue and white stripes… No, I haven’t counted how many I have. Because I know the answer: too many.
Although… you can’t really have too many striped tops, can you?
poncho: Marja Kurki / top: Gap / trousers: Noom /
shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Prada / bag: Furla
What are your wardrobe staples?
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