There are certain occurrences in life that signal reaching adulthood: buying your first house, nights out being more about eating than drinking, having a ‘for best’ crockery set. But there’s a small selection of clothing items hung in your wardrobe that are a sure sign you’ve reached sartorial maturity, as significant a feat as filing your first tax return.
HELLO! Online bring you seven pieces you need in your style repertoire to mark fashion adulthood.
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From trench coats to statement jewellery we take a look at timeless fashion pieces
The black pumps
A most worthy addition to your footwear collection, black pumps are the jewel to your shoe racks crown. Taking you from 9 to 5 and effortlessly into cocktail hour, these must-have heels are a versatile marvel and the perfect way to add polish to your look. Choose a pair that’s well-designed, uncomplicated and leave you feeling oh-so sexy.
If there’s any look a blazer doesn’t work with, I’m yet to meet it, proving this style essential is a true wardrobe investment. Throw on over off-duty denim to sharpen weekend wear, drape over a cocktail dress to stay chic (and warm) in the evening, or play to its strength and wear with a pencil skirt or tailored trousers at the office. This is grown up glamour at its finest.
The trench coat
Wear forever, love forever, the trench coat has been a wardrobe must-have for decades having made the cross over from menswear post-war. The perfect cover up for both casual and dressier get-ups, the perennial trench is flattering on every figure thanks to its gorgeous, feminine silhouette and waist-cinching qualities.
The Duchess of Cambridge is often spotted dressing up casual outfits with her navy blue blazer
The ‘just because’ dress
It may not be the most practical purchase you’ll ever make and there’s a fair chance you’ll only ever wear it once, but every fashionista worth her salt has a dress (or four) that she’s bought ‘just because.’ It may be the head-turning print, figure-flattering fit or the memories it holds, but this wear-rarely dress deserves a special place in your heart (and wardrobe).
The leather handbag
An essential addition to any gal-about-town’s accessory rotation, the perfect leather handbag is part function, part fashion. When an incy wincy clutch just won’t do, it has to be a bag that’s big enough to fit everything from your iPad to your lunch, and chic enough to take you from work to weekend and beyond in style.
The signature jewellery
You know the one…that piece of jewellery you’d feel positively nude without, that necklace or ring or bracelet that feels as much a part of you as your left arm. So much so that people ask ‘Where’s your *insert jewellery*?’ on the rare occasion you’re not wearing it. It’s classic, simple and a subtle indication of your unique style.
The perfect-fitting bra
Ladies, we’d be doing ourselves a disservice if we said we need just one of these in our lingerie drawer. You may need to be measured or you might just strike it lucky, but make sure you have a plentiful resource of bras that lift, support and work with your wardrobe. Bonus points if it comes with matching knickers.
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