Updated: Nov 10, 2021
Hi there, now that the shops are jam packed full of A/W collections it’s hard to identify what you need verses what you want. Identifying the key pieces you need to pull your outfits together is the trick to always having something to wear. Obviously as the seasons roll by and our wordrobe needs change the basics need to be swapped out, updated or just replaced altogether.we can get caught up in the glamour of all the desirable fashion on offer spending our time amd money on stand out pieces but if you don’t have the basics then you will struggle with putting your looks togethe. It’s like going to the grocery store and you buy the filling for your sandwich but you neglect to buy the Bread & butter.
- Always choose your basics around the colours you wear & look best on you. i.e Warm or cool colours - Your Basics will be the items in your wardrobe that you will wear the most so buy well. Send what you can afford on the best quality available.
- Don’t get too caught up on Trends. You need your basic items to work for you so while trends are constantly changing your basics are quality items that stand the test of time.
1 A/W 21 - The Coat
Lifestyle dictates Your needs.
Casual, Work , Formal.
I find that the Oversized Puffa style is the most versatile for the colder month.
Tip- Formal style coats last the test of time in Wool/ Cashmere Mix.
2 Basic Knits
Knit wear is seasonal but when it comes to layering they are an essential. From fine knit polo jumpers to chunky cable oversized sweaters & Cardigans your A/W wardrobe is not complete without them. Tip - choose your knit basics depending on your own style & needs. Tip - check out High Street Brands Premium Collections for best value quality knits.
3 Basic - White Button Down Shirt.
A button Down shirt is an essential item for a summer or winter wardrobe. the only difference is during winter steer away from Lenin and choose good quality Cotton. It can be worn as a layer under your knit or with a fine knit jumper underneath. Tip - Look for a button down with a little interest on the Cuff Or Collar.
4- Dark coloured Denim or Black Jeans
Your basic wardrobe is not complete without either a hood fitting pair of jeans. it’s your preference if you prefer to go with A winter Dark navy or Black but both are considered a neutral so works with everything in the wardrobe. Fit is key so spend time tryong on different cuts and styles to find the most comfortable and flattering style for your shape.
Tip- When fitting jeans don’t purchase them too loose as they will give a little with wear so alway purchase a little snug but not tight.
If they are creating a muffin top then they are too tight.
Tip 2 higher waisted styles are great for a little extra support but for an all round versatile style try straight cut medium rise
( cut to fit just to or 1” below the belly button).
5 - Boots Time
Swapping from summer open toed to closed toe foot wear is a given for the Autumn/ Winter. Start with Ankle boots and in the very cold Weather go for the knee high styles.
Tip - Wear Flat & Chunky dole Ankle boots with all your outfits for a modern update.
Tip - Be careful not to purchase boots the finish at the chunkiest part of your ankle or calf.
I Hope this has given you some ideas when choosing your A/W basics. if you would like personalised help with your style My Styling packages are available now at
www.stylenmind.com. or contact me directly.
Looking forward to hearing from you.😀
Till next time