Last weekend I decided to have a bit of a wardrobe cull, the bin bags were whipped out and any salvageable's donated to charity. In total three bin bags worth of old, unwanted, and those items that you always say you will wear but never do, were filled to brim and cleared out. Now, the hunt for some new autumnal staples could begin...
I noticed whilst sorting through my wardrobe that I had a distinct lack of 'basics' - y'know those pieces that can be easily layered up or just go with everything - and so yesterday I scouted out many a rail to pick up the bare necessities. I love a winter jumper more than most but wanted some looser cosy knits that could be layered up with jackets and coats. H&M, Zara, COS, and Topshop are great for picking these up. I opted for neutral colours such as creams, charcoals, and a pastel lilac which is set to be on trend this season. Button up shirts, silk cami tee's and a leather jacket will never fail you. Burgundy, khaki green, and black and white shades are perfect.
Next up, ask yourself have you got a pair of trusty leather heeled boots? These for me are a must have for autumn in both flats and heels. You won't find me out of these bad boys till February people so they are well worth the investment. Topshop and Zara again are great for this. For those on a tighter budget I couldn't recommend New Look, H&M, and Boohoo enough. I picked up the pair above for a measly £25 from New Look and I loooove them. Pair these with Topshop Leigh Jeans in black and you've got a match made in heaven, suitable for work as well as looking chic. Win, win.
Okay, so strictly speaking MAC lipsticks aren't wardrobe essentials but I think every girl should have a true red lipstick and a nude on hand. Ruby Woo and Hue are personal favourites and jazz up any autumnal outfit. A simple statement necklace can also glam up a simple knit and jean combo, think Zara, Topshop and ASOS.
What are your staple items for your basics wardrobe?