My Wardrobe Staples & Essentials

I mentioned before that I would share my wardrobe staples with you, so here they are. These are the things that are essential to me and items that I couldn’t really put outfits together without!


I think a blazer is one of the top pieces of clothing that everyone should own! I actually have quite a few blazers and as long as I get the fit right on them and they are flattering, then I’m all set. They can dress just about any outfit up. My two favourites are my black one from Topshop as it’s the most versatile and my burgundy one from Zara as it’s fun and adds colour to my looks.


Living in England means that a coat is pretty essential. The weather is often cold and this new one that I got from Topshop is my favourite one. It’s flattering because it’s nipped in at the waist but it’s also very girly with the skirted area. The colour is also perfect for winter. I feel the cold so easy so I honestly couldn’t be without a coat!

Leather Jacket.

I don’t like the real leather jackets so I prefer to choose the faux leather option. A black biker jacket is something that I wear often, especially in the spring and autumn. It’s one of my go to jackets and it just matches everything. It’s easy to pair with everything from jeans and shorts to dresses and skirts. It’s just a jacket that’s really easy wearing and I love it. You can just grab it as you go out and it will work.

Classic Skinny Jeans.

You all know how obsessed with jeans I am so I can’t just pick one specific pair. I find having a pair of dark jeans, a medium wash and then a light wash are definitely essentials! The dark washes make a more smarter outfit and are more versatile while the light washes are more casual, but the medium washes are somewhere in between. I always pick skinny jeans though for essentials. I live in them and it’s very rare that you find me without jeans. I think it’s safe to say I wear a pair of jeans about 350 days of the year. Ha ha.

Fun Jeans.

Fun jeans are always important to me. When I don’t feel like wearing normal blue jeans I choose to wear coloured denim or faux leather jeans. The coloured denim is just amazing to me. It brightens up any outfit and I love wearing bold colours. I like reds, purples and blues the most. Well, those are the colours I own, but I would love a yellow pair as well! Now for the faux leather jeans, I find those to be needed. They give that rocker feel but they are also what I call sexy jeans, for obvious reasons ha ha. They are easy to pair with many things and I think they just give an edge to an outfit.


A leopard print scarf to me is the must have scarf. I am pretty sure if I could only have one scarf I would pick a leopard print one. I have a lot of scarves because like I mentioned, I feel the cold easily, so having something around my neck really keeps me warm, but I also find the scarves tend to pull any outfit together. I love that they just add something different and colourful to your outfit. They help make an otherwise plain outfit, really interesting. Coloured scarves and neutral ones are equally as important.

Clutch Bags.

Clutch bags are the bags I will always pick as long as they have a long strap handle. I don’t like the heavier bigger bags like totes etc because they tend to hurt my arms and I get fed up of carrying them. One I would definitely call my essential would be my Mulberry Alexa Clutch in Powder Sparkle Tweed, but I also love my Marc by Marc Jacobs bags. The clutch bags never swamp or over power an outfit and they don’t feel too big for my frame either. They are perfect to me and I never carry a lot of items with me so they are generally the perfect size too.


This would be way too hard to pick just one pair so I think having a pair of nude and black heels are an absolute must, but I also love brightly coloured heels because they make an outfit pop. Shoes are a weakness of mine though, but as long as I have stiletto platforms then I think they make every outfit much more feminine and sexy. I love heels with mary jane straps as well because they feel more secure on my feet.


Ankle boots to me are perfect! They keep your feet warm and they look great for the autumn/winter time of year. Whether I pick heeled ankle boots or flat ones, they are definitely an essential to me. I actually live in my flat ones a lot. I don’t have any good photos of them though as they are shoes I always wear for errands and things like that, but I can’t live without flat boots. Wedges also, especially the Urban Outfitters ones above, those are like a shoe wedge and they are so classic. They go with all of my jeans which is definitely a must and the colour is very neutral .

So these are all of my wardrobe staples. What are some of yours?



  1. December 8, 2011 / 6:59 pm

    Love this post!!! It’s actually pretty helpful! Must say I also have a leopard print scarf and I wear it OUT! And I loved the burgundy heels!

    xoxo Rose

    • December 8, 2011 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks Rose! Glad you like it!

    • December 8, 2011 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you OceanWind!

  2. December 8, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    When I think of your style I think skinny jeans in great colours. But first and foremost – little statement fun bags! 🙂 X

    • December 8, 2011 / 7:11 pm

      Ha ha that’s funny you think of my style that way, I’m quite flattered 🙂 Thanks Mademoiselle Lala!

  3. December 8, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    It seems like you have shoes in every colour LOL as a woman should.. Good staple items Lorna, a blazer is a must to dress up or down xx

    • December 8, 2011 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks ali! I could do with some blue, yellow or green shoes though! I would love some yellow ones but I find them hard to match my skin tone.

    • December 8, 2011 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you eyeblinkfashion!

    • December 8, 2011 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks Heather 🙂 I do love dresses but I’m not really a dress person, I get cold way too easily in them. Unless it’s boiling hot of course!

    • December 8, 2011 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Michelle! We can follow each others!

  4. Adam
    December 8, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    Great post there! Some nice pictures too 🙂

    • December 8, 2011 / 11:04 pm

      Thanks Adam 🙂

  5. December 9, 2011 / 3:11 am

    I just started following your blog! I hope you can do the same, thank you for the comment! Also I really loved your list of wardrobe essentials. If I made a list of wardrobe essentials ours would look similar. I like to include a denim jacket as well though. Compliments all your faux leather pants, colored denim, (some) blue jeans, and also all your skirts and dresses. I think a jean jacket also looks good with a hoodie underneath in the cooler months.


    • December 9, 2011 / 3:12 am

      Thanks Nico! I do love denim jackets, I have quite a few but I never wear them enough to be an essential. Since I live in jeans I only like double denim when it’s completely different shades so it’s not often I can wear one and it looks right lol.

    • December 9, 2011 / 7:31 am

      Thank you!

    • December 9, 2011 / 11:35 am

      Thank you molly!

    • December 9, 2011 / 11:37 am

      Thanks stella!

    • December 9, 2011 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Neris 🙂

    • December 9, 2011 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you Annie 🙂

  6. December 9, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    well tailored black pants (which mine are currently dated, asking santa for some new ones), red shoes, nude heels, pearls, a pair of dark denim….. a great button-down white shirt, a perfect little black dress….

    all women should have these in their closet.

    • December 9, 2011 / 1:13 pm

      I find it really interesting how each woman’s essentials are different. I don’t wear tailored black pants at all and I rarely ever wear pearls or a button down white shirt but based on your essentials I can tell you dress elegantly and classy blue roses!

  7. December 9, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    darn im missing a leather jacket!

    • December 9, 2011 / 2:05 pm

      Topshop have some amazing faux leather ones Diasia!

    • December 9, 2011 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you!!

  8. December 9, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    Oh a good pair of fun heels, and classic investment heels (like Louboutins) are a must! A good pair of jeggings for your fat days are always good too 😉

    • December 9, 2011 / 6:04 pm

      Well most of my jeans now are jeggings lol so I count those with my jeans 🙂

    • December 9, 2011 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you!!!!

  9. December 10, 2011 / 2:39 am

    I definitely agree with the blazer..I’m always wearing one. & of course heels! I actually don’t wear any flat shoes lol

    • December 10, 2011 / 2:40 am

      Wow you don’t own any flats Tiffany? Your feet must be made for heels!

    • December 10, 2011 / 11:51 am

      Thank you The life after!!

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    • December 11, 2011 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Monse F and clara turbay!

    • December 11, 2011 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you lliyana!

    • December 11, 2011 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you sara 🙂

    • December 11, 2011 / 6:33 pm

      Glad you agree Bonnie!

    • December 11, 2011 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you!!!

  11. December 12, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    Love this post, all great staples that I pretty much agree with! Skinnies jeans/trousers, blazer, boyfriend coat, leather jacket, loafers, ankle boots, heels, satchel, big bag, clutch bag, fit and flare dress, thick knits, leopard scarf, fur stole are my staples of the moment

    • December 12, 2011 / 4:01 pm

      Wow you have loads of staples! Glad you like the post Lucille!

    • December 12, 2011 / 6:27 pm

      Thank you Kathryn 🙂

  12. December 13, 2011 / 8:07 am

    Great post! My staples are skinny jeans, heels, flats, scarves, bangles and fun necklaces, blazers, interesting tops etc.
    Would love to be able to wear trench coats, leather jackets and boots more often, but it’s way too hot where I live (well, most of the time).

    Ms Jelena xx

  13. December 28, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog, I really love yours, following 🙂

    • December 28, 2011 / 11:10 pm

      Thanks Jana 🙂 I’m glad you do!

  14. January 5, 2012 / 11:10 pm

    I think these are faux leather pants not jeans.
    We shouldn’t name all kind of pants “jeans”…

    • January 5, 2012 / 11:44 pm

      They are jeans, MET label them as their eco pelle X Angel jeans they are just made of faux leather not denim, but exactly like jeans. If they were pants they wouldn’t have the jeans appearance like they do. I guess you can call them pants too, but being English, a pant to us is a pair of underwear lol.

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