As a blogger, I often get asked what my favourite fashion pieces are. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard of the job, but the question of what I consider to be absolute must haves often arises. Yet whenever I find myself in that situation my answer is always the same, and delivered as quickly as a shot!
For years, I’ve been obsessively wearing my all-time favourites – renewed, varied and updated over time. They may not represent what is typically considered to be the basic essentials of every budding fashionista but they are definitely the staples of my personal wardrobe.
So, whenever I’m stood in front of a wardrobe bursting to the brim and find myself asking that reoccurring question that we all know so well. What on earth am I going to wear today? I mostly opt for at least one of my trusty closet friends listed below:
- The Pretty Pump
First things first! SHOES, of course! Because that is where I like to start when putting my outfits together. I am a professed shoe hoarder with a clear obsession for pretty pumps. Aside from that, I think that it’s our shoes that can refine and define a look. A sleek and chic heel is generally considered to be the epitome of femininity with the power to instantly upgrade an entire look. I totally agree! A classic pump is great to have. But you know what’s even better? A classic pump in a vibrant color! Red hues such as chilly-red, magenta, berry or candy-pink – you name it – those fun colors can do magic. My current favourite is my raspberry-pink pumps by Högl – such a wonderful way to go shoe-loopy! Classic yet adorable with the addition of a cute bow that playfully highlights the heel. Now tell me, how could I not have fallen in love with this shoe when it makes such a sophisticated style statement!
Rasperry Suede Pump adorned with a bow by Högl
- The Breton-Top
It’s a never-ending love story! Whilst a white Poplin Shirt is generally considered to be the staple piece par excellence – and don’t get me wrong, I do love a crisp and clean white shirt – I personally favor the classic Breton as my go to top. Despite its pattern, it’s nautically neutral which perfectly works as an anchoring piece that is oh so comfortable to wear. It gives off “un peu” of French girl kinda vibe that can look even more charming with red lips and/or red accessories. You agree? Trés bien! Then you might want to have a look at my selection of affordable quality Bretons that will take you a long way and never go out of style. Labels I totally trust are Petit Bateau and Seafarer Jeans.
- The Perfect Jeans
The struggle was real finding denim-trousers that suit me best. But once I discovered the right cut for my body-type choosing and styling my denims has become so much easier. As I’m not the tallest girl and my hips are, well let’s just say, shaped rather womanly, the perfect jeans for me are slightly high-waisted with a straight leg. My current favs are these AG-Jeans in a flattering blue hue with a thigh skimming fit and cut-off hems. I love the fact that the wash around the hips has slightly bleached streaks adding to the cool nonchalant look. Tight Mom-Jeans also work great for my body-shape as they emphasize my waist but(t) conceal little imperfections! I linked all my favorites Jeans in the gallery below.
- The Trench-Topper
The truest and trustiest trans-seasonal classic of all. I’m absolutely sure it will never cease to make me feel happily coated with whatever outfit I throw it over – it simply always looks smart and sophisticated. I own a few trench coats in different colors and lengths. Sometimes I even treat the longer styles like a dress: button it up, belt it tightly at the waist, pull up the sleeves and add a pair of high-heeled over-the-knee boots – that can look incredibly chic. A Burberry Trench is a forever investment that will never date but there are plenty of other fish in the sea. Besides my favorite British heritage piece, I also linked beautiful budget styles in my shopping suggestions.
- Golden Hoops
If you follow me on Insta you might have noticed that I have this thing for huge earrings. I almost feel naked if I don’t wear any. And I couldn’t be happier that statement earrings are trending big time now. Tassels, pompoms, geometrical shapes – I love them all…forever? I wouldn’t put my shirt on that. But what I do know is that I’d choose my golden hoops over any earring any time if I had to, and I will probably still wear them when I’m old and grey. The thing about classic hoops is that other than delivering an easy Latina spirit they elegantly frame the facial contours. Without a doubt, they are my favourite day-to-day jewellery piece.