Investing in quality, long-lasting pieces is important! Fast fashion is always tempting, however, the materials aren’t all that healthy, the pieces don’t last long at all and it’s overall not kind to our environment. Shopping for well made, statement items is better for your style, wardrobe and carbon footprint, so making the switch to slow, sustainable fashion choices will make you feel better in more ways than one! Now, when you’re dropping quite a bit of money on one or two pieces, it’s important that they integrate seamlessly with your existing wardrobe, and can be worn to a tonne of occasions. It’s no good paying hundreds of dollars for something that you only wear twice in ten years, you should be able to wear investment designer pieces pretty often. Here are a few outfits and pieces that you can wear to any occasion and feel effortlessly elegant in…
A leather skirt and a button-up shirt
Leather skirts are the epitome of French chic! This ultimate cool-girl piece can be worn anywhere, as long as you don’t pick a style that’s too short. Select a black, high-quality leather skirt that falls just above your knees, in an A-line shape to find something that lasts you a lifetime. Leather combined with breezy, oversized linen is magic, so throw on a loose button-up white linen shirt for, basically, the perfect outfit. You can layer a chunky kit and add some knee-high boots for cooler months or simply slide on some simple black sandals for summertime.
A silky slip and oversized tailoring
Silk slip designer dresses are the perfect wardrobe staple. They can be dressed up for evening events and dressed down for the office or weekend activities. When a silk slip gets paired with oversized tailoring, beautiful things happen! Wear a soft pink slip with a loose grey blazer for an outfit that’s easy and incredibly chic. Some brown lipstick, loose waves and white sneakers will complete it perfectly.
Bohemian maxi skirt and a cotton tee
A maxi skirt is a fantastic piece to invest in. The feminine, flowing look is always in style, and can be worn out at night with a cropped top or a leather jacket, or dressed casually for weekend wear. A breathable cotton tee in black or white tucked into an intricate bohemian skirt works wonders! Wear with espadrilles, sandals or sneakers for the perfect casual outfit.
A soft cami layered under a power suit
A silky-soft cami is your ideal layering piece. It’s going to work for all seasons and outfits, so you should feel confident investing in a high-quality option. Camis look amazing when layered under a sharp power suit, it adds a feminine edge to contrast with the masculine tone of a suit. Add pointed kitten heels and a satchel bag for a pretty yet polished business-ready outfit.
White, black or nude leather sneakers are an absolute staple for footwear. You can wear these to the office, at the weekend and out to casual evening events, so you should absolutely search for a pair if you don’t have one already.
Where would we be without denim? It doesn’t bear thinking about! Light wash, blue structured denim is a cornerstone of great style. Wear with blazers, knitwear, dainty tops, blouses – you name it, it goes with denim. The perfect pair doesn’t come easily, but don’t lose hope, they’re out there somewhere!
A leather jacket
Leather jackets are essential! Whether you like an oversized style, cropped, biker or suede look, you can get it in a leather jacket. Choose a tone that compliments that general tone of your wardrobe for maximum wearability.