Wardrobe staples with AND/OR at John Lewis*
Looking at my wardrobes, full to bursting point, it’s definitely time for a clear out. I’m more than guilty of buying fast fashion pieces that get worn once before making their way to the back of the wardrobe, never to be seen again. And how many times have we all had the ‘I have nothing to wear’ moment, despite clearly having enough clothes to dress an army (a stylish one, but still)? So I’m going back to basics and starting from scratch with my essential wardrobe staples so you ALWAYS have something to wear…
CREAM STATEMENT BELLA JACKET | EMBROIDERED DENIM JACKET | ACID WASH JEANS | BLACK ABBOT KINNEY SKINNY JEANS | GUIDO LEOPARD PRINT LOAFERS | LONG LINE STRIPE SHIRT | SIMPLE STRIPE TSHIRT | LACE BRALET | BLACK CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES
I’m ready to admit, I don’t think I’ll ever be the type of person that can just have a capsule wardrobe. The thought of only having like 30 pieces to choose from gives me nightmares. But that doesn’t change the fact that everyone’s wardrobe can benefit from smarter choices. The new AND/OR collection at John Lewis is full of versatile pieces, just waiting to be mixed and matched, so I’ve picked some of my faves to share.
The statement jacket
Sequins/anything that sparkles? You are my jam. There’s a lot to be said for a statement jacket. You can go from simple jeans and a tee to seriously chic with that one little addition. The ruffled texture of the Bella Jacket makes it trendy, without being too ‘this season’. It’s a piece you can come back to and wear for years. If you’re more of a denim kinda gal, there’s a dreamy embroidered denim jacket that you need. Denim is so easy to wear – I’m feeling it with high waisted black skinnies, a lace bralet and some barely there heels.
A good pair of jeans
I feel like a good pair of jeans is something everyone needs. My go-to style is ripped, black, high-waisted denim but I’m a huge fan of jeans with a little something something. Whether that’s a frill hem, glitter, floral applique or a trusty acid wash.
Layers on layers on layers
British weather is the bane of my existence. I can’t help purchasing every Summer piece going, and to actually be able to wear them without turning into an icicle, layering is a must. Bralets and oversized shirts, roll necks under everything… you get the vibe! That oversized stripe shirt would look good over/under anything.
Is there anything quite as satisfying as rolling out of bed, throwing on some sunglasses and feeling beyond fabulous? There isn’t, and from experience, a pair of black cat-eye sunglasses certainly does the trick.
*This post was sponsored by John Lewis but it’s allllll my own vibes, picks and opinion!