May 3, 2021News
Unless you have the bank balance of the Hadid sisters or a Kardashian-Jenner, it’s likely that you’re not splurging on a new closet every season. Instead of buying dozens of pieces, you can focus your shopping list on a few versatile pieces that will elevate any outfit. These pieces can help you build a capsule wardrobe and turn even a casual work from home look into an elevated outfit. Open the note section of your phone and start jotting down these must-have pieces for your 2021 closet.
When it comes to your footwear, it’s rare to find a style that gives you both comfort and an elevated look all in one. While most of us think of loafers as the shoes we wore in school, they’re a timeless silhouette that will never go out of style. You can wear them with anything from jeans to an a-line dress. Loafers are a type of shoe you can find from luxury brands like Gucci or more affordable stores like Zara and H&M.
It’s official – Gen Z have cancelled skinny jeans. This news isn’t as bad as you might think. Their wide leg alternative is more wearable and a perfect way to elevate a basic white t-shirt. Instead of reaching for your activewear leggings or loungewear bottoms in 2021, you can throw on a pair of wide leg jeans instead. It might help you feel a little human again!
Pastel shades add a feminine twist to any outfit. Pink has gone from being a ‘girly’ colour forever associated with the Legally Blonde films to once again becoming an elevated colour. Adding a splash of pink can make any outfit feel more ladylike and elegant. You don’t need to wear the colour from head to toe, it’s all about knowing how to style it. If you’re trying to add a hint of colour to your neutral-toned closet, start small with accessories and work your way up to tonal pink dressing.
After a year of wearing oversized clothes and loungewear, its about time we reminded ourselves what it was like to wear ‘normal’ clothing. Tops and t-shirts that fit like a second skin give you an instantly elevated look. Not only does it show off your figure and curves, but it also creates a more streamline silhouette. You can use a tighter top as a backdrop to a statement skirt or to show off some layered jewellery.
Instead of reaching for your hoodie or your boyfriend’s oversized jumper, invest in some knitwear for your 2021 closet. The beauty of knitwear is that you can wear them anywhere. A light cashmere blend can take you from winter to spring, while heavier wool fabrics are perfect for layering up during the colder months. You can throw a knitwear piece on over a dress for a more comfortable yet elevated look or wear one in place of a t-shirt when you a classic twist to your outfit.
Which of these five items would you add to your closet? What is your favourite way of elevating any outfit?
Refreshing your wardrobe every season can be expensive. More of us than ever are choosing to build capsule wardrobes and take a vow of minimalism. Unless you’ve got the budget of a Hadid or a Kardashian, it’s unlikely you can buy into every fashion trend. Thankfully, trends are like boomerangs that eventually come back around.
Spring is blooming and it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a new handbag. After a harsh winter spent in lockdown, enduring socially distanced walks and being without our friends and family, it’s the least you deserve. Spring brings with it a myriad of bright shades that jump to the front of our closets. While we usually associate spring with pastels, this year’s spring handbag colours are focused on richer hues that make a bold statement where you go. These are the six handbag colours you should consider investing in for spring 2021.
Did the word ‘Zoom’ exist in our vocabulary before the pandemic? After COVID-19 made us all quarantine inside and switch the office for working from home, Zoom became our principal method of communication with the world outside our front door. You might feel like you’re living in Groundhog Day, with one Zoom call after another.
Tonal styling has been one of the biggest trends in recent seasons, with no sign of slowing down. While colour blocking was the ‘it’ trend of the 2010s, the tonal dress is the breakout style for this decade. Dressing from head-to-toe in one tonal shade is an art form. It’s a way of making any outfit look instantly chic and it’s a styling tip that you can use any time of the year. It’s a bold statement, especially if you decide to go with a vibrant colour like red or fuchsia pink. The tonal dress is effortless glamour and sophistication, making even your gym gear look more elevated. We’ve rounded up our tips for dressing in one colour in this handy guide to help you master the trend.