There’s so much fashion choice out there these days, isn’t there? Whether designer or High Street, trendy seasonal pieces are so easy to find, the clothing equivalent of a one night stand. Here at Rosie On Fire, we use them to supplement a timeless capsule wardrobe, key pieces that carry us through the year regardless of season – our long-term loving relationships.
We really believe in investing as much as you’re able for quality, they’ll give you the best cost-per-wear of any item in your wardrobe as well as giving the finishing touch to any outfit. That doesn’t mean you have to play safe; the real classics are the ones that make you fall a little more in love every time you open the wardrobe.
Here’s a shortlist of the items we think it’s worth splashing the cash for.
As a starter, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Levi 501s and a plain white shirt – cotton is best to give a really crisp look and can be paired with an easy-fit pair of plain black trousers and finished with a black Gucci belt and a neck scarf (check out our shop for styling ideas). Top them with a classic overcoat – think Burberry trench or a flattering Max Mara camel cover-up – or one of our kimonos to give a more bohemian edge.
If you’re feeling in a more feminine mood, try an LBD. A wrap dress suits all shapes: the go-to is Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic design which channels elegance and style as well as being supremely flattering and zip-free!
Now on to accessories. First, a classic handbag– if your budget doesn’t stretch to a dreamy Birkin or Chanel don’t fear, the High Street does some great catwalk inspired versions to get the same vibe. Pair it with a pair of go-with-anything nude heels as regularly worn by the Duchess of Cambridge or a pair of comfortable flats such as a Gucci loafer or a pair of ballet slippers (ASOS do a great pair that look just like Chanel’s two-tone toe-cap version).
For the final touch, a statement watch will do the trick, with a pair of cool sunglasses and a stunning necklace and earrings duo – we’re obviously bias to our own creations but there are a lot of beautiful choices out there!
And that’s it! Combos to take you from the office to a party, or from a shopping trip to a dinner à deux. They don’t have to cost an arm and a leg but get them right and you’ll feel a million dollars every time you step out of the door.