With trends changing rapidly, it can become a never-ending quest to remain at the height of fashion. As well as impacting your bank balance, this fast fashion culture is being increasingly shown to be negatively affecting the environment. One option to counteract this is to build up a timeless wardrobe consisting of well-made, classic pieces that will remain in your wardrobe for years, enabling you to look chic and well-dressed on any occasion whilst not bound to seasonal fashion trends. Here are four classic essentials for a timeless wardrobe.

  1. A great pair of jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple that can easily be dressed up or dressed down, taking you from your morning supermarket shop to evening drinks with friends via lunch with your parents. As with most fashion items, the trend for jeans style regularly changes, but for a classic look, you should find a shape and wash that suits your own personal style and body shape. For instance, boot cut and flared jeans help to lengthen the leg and balance out a pear shape, whereas high-waisted jeans provide extra waist definition for hourglasses and apples. Jeans in a darker wash can provide a slimming effect, whereas stonewashed jeans are perfect for a vintage look.

  1. White round neck t shirt

As with jeans, the perfect white round neck t shirt can be worn dressed up or dressed down, and the round neck style suits every body shape. White is a great neutral color which can be used as a base for the rest of your outfit – how about pairing your t shirt with a brightly patterned maxi skirt or statement necklace? Make sure that your t shirt is made from high quality cotton to ensure that your underwear doesn’t show through the white, and buy it in a figure skimming, rather than clinging style for a super flattering look.

  1. LBD

A little black dress – also known most commonly as an LBD – is one item that every woman should have in her wardrobe. It is a perennially chic garment that can be worn for a wide variety of occasions, from a fancy cocktail party to a business meeting. By switching up your accessories and makeup, you can easily get an entirely new look with every wear. Find an LBD in a shape that suits your style and body shape. A classic wiggle dress will provide hourglass shapes with pin-up chic, old Hollywood glam, whereas strapless and Bardot neckline styles are great for showing off toned arms and shoulders. 

  1. White button-up shirt

A white button-up shirt is another wardrobe item that can be adapted to be worn for a variety of occasions. Originally a work wear item, it is a great understated neutral that can be worn with pants and skirt separates or as part of a suit. For playtime, dress your white shirt up with jeans, heels, and jewelry, and you’ve got a classic look for cocktails with your friends.