Hey everyone, today is my 4 year bloggerversary! I really can’t believe I’ve been blogging for this long! As with every bloggerversary post, I came up with something a bit different to my usual blog posts. Since I’ve been blogging for 4 years I thought I’d share 4 of my wardrobe essentials.
These pieces build up the foundation of my wardrobe and therefore I own many of each of them. At my age, I feel as though I have gone through my experimental stage of discovering my style and reached a point where I know what suits my shape and what I feel comfortable in on a daily basis.
Whilst collating images from my previous outfit posts, where I’m wearing these items, I was surprised to find so many of each of these 4 essentials and it’s interesting to see how I style them has changed over the years. Funnily, when I showed the draft of this blog post to one of my best friends, she responded saying “You do wear a lot of these things!” which reassured me that I managed to encapsulate my style into these various garments.
I hope you enjoy this post and here’s to many more years blogging! 🙂
1. The A-line Mini
The A-line mini is part of my everyday uniform. I’m most comfortable in skirts and I believe the cut of an A-line skirt suits me best. Usually, I opt for a high-waist on this type of skirt and I tend to style with a top tucked in or crop top. I also look for design features such as patch pockets, zips at the front and I love this burgundy leather of this one I bought from Stradivarius. The style inspiration for this wardrobe essential is the 1960s; my favourite decade of fashion which I constantly make reference to through my clothing.
From Left: Lola May, Zara, Stradivarius, Asos, Stradivarius, Stradivarius
2. The Biker Jacket
I’m a big fan of the biker jacket and it’s a fab transitional piece when the weather is a little undecided. They look great when paired with my A-line skirts since the cropped fit falls at the waist and accentuates it. I don’t have a leather biker since I prefer fabric ones and I’m drawn to fabrics with texture such as my Topshop boucle jacket with leather details. In addition, I like a biker jacket to have lots of zips to add edge to an outfit.
From Left: Gap, Topshop, Banana Republic
3. The Patterned Trouser
The patterned trouser is definitely a staple for me. I love a print and they are are a great way to make a statement, generally I style them with a plain simple top. Moreover, since I don’t have the skinniest legs I feel like the patterns on the trousers detract from this slightly. During the summer, I pretty much live in my wide leg patterned trousers since they are really comfy, breathable and have a 70s boho vibe.
From Left: Topshop, La Redoute, Zara, Zara, Zara, Second hand Primark
4. The Boxy Tee
My final essential is the boxy tee which again I have many of in my wardrobe. I like the relaxed yet structured silhouette of this piece and my favourite is a pale pink one from Banana Republic since I love the cut out v at the back. Most of my boxy tees have a high neckline and look great paired with long pendant necklaces such as my &OtherStories necklace shown in two of the images below.
From top left: Topshop, Second Female, Banana Republic, Banana Republic