Eight Essential Pieces Every Wardrobe Needs
While we all have our own tastes and styling personalities, there are just some things we can’t live without when looking to build a well-edited wardrobe. So, after much debate around the EziBuy office; we’ve come up with the Ezi-Eight. Eight integral pieces that you need to get your hands on immediately!
Plain White Tee
The thing that makes a white t-shirt so iconic is that it suits almost any look you want to go for. Whether it’s paired with a floral skirt and cardi for a girl-next-door vibe, tucked into wide-leg trousers with a blazer or thrown over black skinny jeans with a leather jacket. The key to finding the perfect one is the cut and quality. A simple crew or round neck will work with any accessory, from a chunky costume necklace to a delicate pendant. Cotton is a year-round fabric favourite and a hint of modal will make it soft and sumptuous.
A Cute Hat
A cute hat is not only practical and an effortless way to finish an outfit for days on the go (or when we snooze the alarm too much and skip our allotted hair and make-up time), but gives us the opportunity to bring out even more of our personality. Prepare to defrost in the winter with a beanie or an elegant wide-brimmed felt piece, or safely soak up the sun in summer with a protective yet timeless straw fedora.
When a tote is too big and a clutch is too small, the over-the-shoulder bag is the perfect fit. Plus, who doesn’t love a bag that allows us to be hands-free! This style is a favourite with off-duty models, and gives off that “I lead such a busy and interesting life” vibe everyone seems to be craving right now. There are endless options for chic outfit combinations with this bag, from the style of the strap to the fabric and hardware.
A Black Wrap Dress
Every girl knows we all need a Little Black Dress, but there’s no reason for your LBD to be strictly black-tie worthy. A wrap dress (hello comfort!) will see you looking the part at all events. And there’s a reason the wrap dress has been a wardrobe staple for women for over four decades.. it’s flattering, forgiving and effortless. Wear it to brunch with slides and a wide-brimmed hat, swapping in costume jewellery and strappy heels for when the sun goes down.
Flat shoes need not be boring! Flats comes in all forms of fashionable glory and have the power to add refinement to a casual outfit or a nonchalant edge to dressier ones. If you’re a heels girl and need time to convert, a pointed toe is the perfect option, or a pop of colour from a bright-hued pair will give you all the confidence a 5-inch heel can bring – in comfort as well.
A good blazer is like chocolate – covering things in it makes everything so much better. Unbuttoned, a blazer falls delightfully over your body and simultaneously creates shape as well as giving coverage. Like the wrap dress, it’s perfect for almost any occasion. We love an oversized version worn over a shift dress with the sleeves rolled, or a more tailored piece with high-waisted trousers and a satin cami.
Denim will never die thanks to its infinite variations. There’s nothing more classic than a well-made pair of jeans that combine fit, fashion and function. Make denim your favourite companion by investing in a versatile cut and colour. Mid-wash skinnies can be worn with anything from sneakers to heels. If you’re looking to step outside the box, a flared or wide-leg cut is exceptionally stylish as well as slimming.
Whether they’re heeled, flat, sock-style or biker, the ankle boot is a firm fixture in any wardrobe and will see you through all kinds of trends, year after year. The versatile length can be worked in so many ways to create differing levels of balance – be unexpected by pairing them with a midi skirt. A floaty floral dress and bare legs brings a youthful romance.. or make like a French fashion editor by wearing them with skinny jeans, a striped t-shirt and blazer.