wardrobe staples

What you wear can define you as a person. Our style, whether you like it or not, tells the outside world what you are all about. It can indicate what kind of person you are, what your lifestyle is like, and even what music you’re into. Fact is, it will always be very important that you’re comfortable and confident with your clothes.

Despite all that, there are still certain items of clothing that I feel every woman should have in their wardrobe. The style and cut may vary, but these essentials are timeless, and can be relied upon in almost any situation. Don’t worry…I’m not about to force harem pants into your wardrobe.

1. Little black dress (LBD)

Every woman should have one of these – the default outfit for any dressy occasion. It could be a date, a party or even an interview – with the right accessories the LBD can cover all the bases. Get one you really like and it will provide you with years of reliable service. Not bad for one little dress, is it?

2. Black blazer

Very similar to the little black dress, the black blazer is all about versatility. It can look great as a casual or smart item. Team it with some jeans for a stylish, understated look, or with a black skirt for a smart, authoritative appearance. It doesn’t need to be expensive, just the right cut and fit. By changing accessories, you can alter its appearance to suit any situation.

3. Quality blue jeans

Denim is more or less universal. Originally made as a tough material for cowboys, it’s now the world’s bottom-half material of choice. I feel as though, with jeans, you get what you pay for. Buy cheap and they’ll look just that – probably won’t last very long either. Go with a respected brand like Firetrap and your jeans will look great with everything for years to come.

4. White, button-down shirt

A great white shirt should subtly accentuate your shape and your best features. Like so many wardrobe staples, it really works with anything – the true meaning of a ‘wardrobe essential’!

Style is all about individuality and expressing yourself through your clothes, but these items are ones that we should definitely all have in our closet. Use them as a base from which to accessorise and build up your own individual je ne sais quoi!


As I’ve already mentioned, I think the tribal trend is going to reign supreme for Spring/Summer 2012. So far, apart from that, it seems like everyone is yearning for a LPD – Little Pink Dress. Last season (Fall/Winter 2011), designer’s replaced the everygirls favourite dress (The Little Black Dress) for bright, stark whites. Things are now looking a little more saturated.

The best thing? There seems to be a “Pretty in Pink” moment to suit every taste. Cushnie et Ochs presented a criss-cross halter with a second skin feel, Jenni Kayne added thigh-baring slits to a sleek – and otherwise classic – sheath, Kevork Kiledjian played with multiple pink tones on a body-conscious minidress, and Peter Som blew us all away with a multi-tiered feather dress. I can’t wait to see what other designers have done with the typically femme hue.

Met Gala 2011

Models at The Met Gala 2011


This week, everyone and anyone in the media eye seemed to have congregated to one location:, the annual Met Costume Institute Gala (or “Met Gala“). This year, the Vogue-created ball celebrated the life and work of the late, great Alexander McQueen and ended up raising $10.8 million for the Costume Institute.

While thirteen McQueen gowns were worn, the best of the red carpet best are below: View Post

Odette Yustman
Last night, Odette Yustman – or her stylist – put together a red carpet look worth gushing over. This stunning black Versus Fall/Winter 2011 dress knocked ’em out at yesterday’s “Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Party” in Los Angeles. The sexy off-the-shoulder cocktail dress boasted a sheer bodice and was decorated with silver glitter details that should be an enforced LBD requirement.

Audrey Hepburn Little Black Dress Breakfast at TiffanysThe abbreviation for “little black dress” (LBD) has been added to the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English.

Bromance, vuvuzela, turducken, and defriend were also among the more than 2,000 new entries, according to the Daily Mail. An Oxford University Press spokesman told the paper that the dictionary – which is separate from the Oxford English Dictionary – relies on a word bank that is “fully based on evidence of how language is really used.”