True Wardrobe Essentials

Wardrobe Essentials are the staple pieces that you need in your wardrobe. I often find if clients complain about having a wardrobe full of clothes, yet have nothing to wear, it may be because they are missing the key pieces that are required to ‘build’ outfits. Everybody’s wardrobe essentials vary somewhat depending on their personal style and lifestyle. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my True Wardrobe Essentials which will include all my favourite basics and, most importantly, pieces that have passed the ‘30 Wears Challenge’. I will include at least three different price options and, where possible, at least one of the brands will be a sustainable label. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Orla x

Military Jackets

5 rules for buying a military jacket

  • Choose the correct shade that complements your skin tone

  • Ensure that there is enough room so that you can layer it in the winter with fine knits and long sleeve tops

  • Check the style: the more traditional style tends to be a boxier fit, so this may not suit suit all body types. if you are a larger size I would choose a more fluid fabric or even a style that has a belt to accentuate the waist. if you are small in height you may want to go for a shorter style

  • Avoid styles that are over embellished (e.g. embroidery) these styles will date quicker

  • Check the pocket placements - sometimes pockets located when the breasts can draw attention to the bust

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The White Tee

6 tips for buying a white tee

  • Avoid buying a size too small, leave room for movement and length should be long enough for tucking in option

  • Avoid a tight neck line (it should fall just under the bones at the bottom of the neck)

  • Check the fabric composition! Avoid polyester ,a cotton mix is best.

  • Examine the weight of the tee, you want to ensure that it durable and long lasting (30 wears!)

  • Personally I like when the sleeves are long so I can have the option to roll them up twice

  • Try it on with your nude (not white) bra to see the fit

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