Wardrobe Items I Can't Live Without
I am a very simple person when it comes to my daily wardrobe. I don’t stray far from the same colour palette and you will almost always catch me in a pair of leggings or comfortable pants because I just hate sitting to work with jeans on. However, with time I’ve started noticing that there are a few clothing items that I just can’t live without and will continue to repurchase in the future, whether that be from retailers or from thrift shops. Here is a quick round up of a few of my favourite style items.
Ankle boots are a style item that I will continue to repurchase until I am old and no longer able to get away with it. In all seriousness, I’ve been buying ankle boots since high school because they go perfectly with any outfit. Whether you want to dress up or down, there is an ankle boot out there for you. Currently, I am in rotation between 3 pairs—my Blundstones for the rainy weather, the Topshop healed boots for nights out, and a leopard print pair from Office because I felt like my wardrobe needed a bit of excitement.
Honestly, you can never go wrong with a good quality denim jacket. I have two that I switch between, both from the Gap from when I worked there. There’s a lot you can say about the gap with regards to their sustainability and ethical practices, but they really do have some great denim pieces. One is a women’s jacket and other other is a men’s because I like the oversized look during the fall months and layering thicker sweaters underneath it.
Leather jackets are another style piece that you really can’t go wrong with. I find that they just add a bit of that edge to a dress or more feminine outfit while still remaining on trend and sophisticated. I’ll throw on my leather jacket over anything when I’m going out for the night or when I want to look just a little bit dressier. I currently only have one basic leather jacket in my wardrobe, but I added the sherpa lined one in this round up because I think it adds the same effect, but is more practical for the winter months. Not sure if I will invest in one, but I do really like the style and shape of it.
Everyone needs a good wool coat in their wardrobe for fancier occasions or work attire. I bought mine from the gap about 4 years ago and it’s still going strong. It’s seen me through weddings, job interviews, and cold Toronto nights out. I only just recently added a new wool coat to my wardrobe, one that I found at a thrift store so I couldn’t find a link for this post, but I have added a few more classic coats that you can get away with all season long.
A Structured Purse And Tote Bag
I love purses because they always add that extra bit of flare to a simple outfit. For dressier occasions I'll opt for a structured purse and for regular day or when I need to carry my laptop around I go for a tote bag. Both are practical in their own way and can be as exciting or simple as you like, depending on your taste.
Now that I live in the UK I basically only wear oversized sweaters. That’s not to say that I didn’t back in Toronto, but the weather here just calls for feeling cozy all day long, whether it’s raining or sunny. Unfortunately, I only had room in my suitcases to bring a few of my favourite sweaters with me, so they’re currently in rotation as part of my daily work clothes. My autumn/winter wardrobe is fairly simple when it comes to the style of clothes I wear, so I tend to have more fun with colours, such as the mustard yellow sweater linked below. In my opinion it’s the only way, other than makeup, to add a bit of colour to everyday life.
I practically live in leggings—seriously. Not a day goes by that I’m not wearing them for a certain time before changing into jeans for a night out. Hell, sometimes I won’t even change into jeans and just wear my leggings to events. That’s how obsessed I am with the comfort of a good pair of leggings. Since I work from home, the last thing I want to do is wear jeans throughout the day, leggings are the best option so that I don’t end up wearing my pyjamas all day long. I’m currently obsessed with my Lululemon ones, but they are fairly pricey so I’ve linked a few more affordable options that I also own and love.