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Top 5 Items Of Clothing Everyone’s Wardrobe Should Contain

While every season in fashion will have its own set of new things – some classics will come back time and again. We’ve seen that some trends are here to stay, something like skinny jeans or Chelsea boots. But no matter who you are or what you do, some items are a must.

Almost every capsule wardrobe and fashion-savvy buyer will have, at minimum, these five items. The best thing about them is that they can go with nearly anything and will work in the middle of the seasons and for the in-between moments like spring and autumn.

So, what are the must-haves for any wardrobe?

White T-shirt

White T-shirt

Have a smart-casual event coming up? Pair a white T-shirt with chinos and good shoes, top with a blazer, and you’re set. Need something more casual but still presentable? A white T-shirt and some jeans.

The white T-shirt is one of the most versatile things that you can have in your wardrobe. But the trick to the white t-shirt is ensuring you get one that is of high-quality cotton and has a neckline that suits your style and body shape. Sometimes a V-neck white t-shirt can look a little loose, while a round next might look too stuffy.

A Classic Jean

Jeans have been a staple of people’s wardrobes since the late 1950s. While initially worn by workers, the hard-wearing material and number of styles became a favourite for a lot of people.

Jeans are one of the most versatile items in most people’s wardrobes – and we are spoiled for choice regarding cut and fit. Regarding the style, it is essential to take your measurements and then go from there. Not everyone suits the high-waisted cut or the super-skinny look. Ultimately, you should wear what you want, but you can go wrong with a stone-wash pair and a pair of black jeans.

White Sneaker

White Sneaker

A classic white sneaker will never do you wrong. Both black and white sneakers are versatile enough, but white edges out slightly because it quickly lifts a look. The trick to making sure your sneakers are giving ‘fashionable’ and not ‘overworn’ is keeping them clean looking.

White trainers work with navy chinos, jeans, skirts, and shorts.


You can buy some things off the rack and enjoy them straight away, but for most people, a tailor is their best friend. A tailor will ensure that the blazer you choose looks more expensive and fits you perfectly.

In general, a blazer works for many different types of events and purposes – and depending on the style and colour, they can go from dressed up to ultra-funky.

Don’t shy away from using your blazer to bring colour to an outfit; while black, navy, and grey are the most popular (and the Burberry-style checks are high up, too), pinks, blues, greens, and even patterned work fantastically.



Finding the perfect sweater is a must. Your sweater will depend a lot on your personal style, but one of the best things about a good sweater is that it is excellent for layering and can help you transition outfits through the seasons.

A V-neck sweater in baby blue paired with a collared shirt, jeans and white sneakers is relaxed, comfortable, and slightly smarter than a plain white tee.

While a roll neck can be worn alone and often gives a sleeker look to an outfit, roll necks work well when teamed up with a blazer or leather jacket and trousers or jeans.

What To Keep In mind

When you are downsizing your wardrobe or starting your capsule wardrobe, there are a couple of things to remember. Ideally, you want to only invest money in high-quality pieces because the less clothing you own, the more you will wash and wear. So, keeping it looking great comes down to having a good fabric base.

The next thing is that classic colour palettes like navy, tan, black, and white are seen in every season and through every trend – but a few colours can be vital for giving some spice to the outfit.

And always remember that things like a classic timepiece and other jewellery will change the whole look.

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