Keeping it simple in winter is my greatest pleasure. Having the same items on high rotation calms me and gives me more minutes in bed. Great staples are becoming extra important as I settle into the second half of my first year on the 5 Piece French Wardrobe. With a culled wardrobe that relies on the basics, I've been able to narrow it down to four must-have pieces (all from my friends at Izabel London) that will see you through to spring AND the entire outfit is under $150!
Start ticking these off your list:
1. A Fluffy Gilet: I've already said this is a great way to add texture to your outfit (and it's all about the texture). Vests are everywhere this season and once you put one on you'll know why. They take an outfit to the next level and show off your cute knits.
2. A Monochrome Knit: Black and white is a tried and tested combination, and while I love a quirky jumper more than most, keep a basic jumper in a large knit on hand! I love the extra detail on this jumper. The rounded hem is adds personality, looks great when you're wearing tights as pants (cough cough) and the sleeves are tight fitting which is great for shorter people like me!
3. The Everyday Black Pants: Not jeans guys, actual pants. These ones are a ponte material, so they're thicker than tights but are comfy and have stretch. Oh they have stretch. I am proud to say I am the owner of a pair of elastic waisted pants. I have seriously been missing out, everything is held in! I like to roll up the cuffs to show off my boots and add some edge (this is what the kids call edgy right?).
4. Black Boots: You will wear them everyday. Grabbing a style with a little bit of a heel is a good idea because it will keep you that extra inch out of a puddle (and make your butt look great). When choosing a pair, find some that have some extra oopmh. Whether that's a buckle, a big gold zip or a greyish ombre texture like this. It'll keep the basics fresh and separate you from the herd. In a good way. Not a lion eating a zebra way.
I'm calling the last photo 'Pretend Flasher', and yes, it will be going into my modelling portfolio.