Wardrobe Staples and How To Style Them

Putting together your outfit of the day can be that much easier with the help of wardrobe staples. These staples will play a supporting role in those stellar pieces.


Putting together your outfit of the day can be that much easier with the help of wardrobe staples. While trends come and go, these basic pieces have stayed on many lists of wardrobe essentials throughout the years because of two key factors: versatility and style. If you’re looking to change up your daily style or purchase new staples, here are some essentials you should get.

Ballerina flats

Ballerina flats originated from ballet shoes worn by ballerinas all over the world. A pair of comfortable and stylish ballerina flats are great for giving your outfit a less casual look for work or even brunch with the girls. Black, white or nude ballerina flats are classic staple pieces that can go with any outfit you could think of. Whether it’s casual jeans and a white tee or a flowy floral dress, your favorite pair of ballerina flats has got you covered. Another tip for all the ladies, pack a pair of ballet flats in your bag or your car. Why? If your heels ever get too uncomfortable, all you have to do is throw on a pair of ballerina flats to survive the rest of the night.

Here are a few more ways to rock them:

  • Your favourite pair of jeans and a blouse with a sweetheart neckline. Keep the accessories to a minimum for a more casual look.
  • A plain halter neck top and a mini tweed skirt for a date night look.
  • Checkered office pants and a plain white collared shirt for comfy office attire.

Oversized statement blazer

Looking to elevate your look? A statement blazer can do wonders once you add it to a plain outfit. Leggings and a t-shirt, midi dresses or a pair of denim shorts and a tank top, you name it. These outfits can go from yawn-inducing to runway chic with the right blazer. A solid coloured blazer is great but go ahead and buy that checkered blazer or the blazer with the colourful designs. There are many types of blazers that you can work into your outfits such as a fitted blazer, a peplum blazer, the boyfriend blazer, a leather blazer and many more. Not only does it elevate your outfit, it gives you a lady boss edge as well!

Here are a few more ways to rock them:

  • A black blazer and a grey t-shirt paired with jeans and platform boots.
  • Matching pants suit with your favourite pumps.
  • A white oversized shirt dress, a checkered blazer and a belt over the blazer to accentuate your waist.

LBD (little black dress)

It is classic and versatile, it can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the type of footwear and accessories you go for. When looking for your version of the LBD, go for one that fits your shape and style. If you want an LBD that can be worn from day to night, a midi length can appear casual and formal. Don’t forget to utilize the material and design of the dress. You could go for a punk rock leather dress, a maxi chiffon dress or even an off-shoulder velvet mini dress. The LBD you choose as a staple could save you from hours of searching for the perfect date night outfit.

When accessorizing, sure, you could opt for metallic jewelry but it could be fun to try out multicolored necklaces to give your outfit a pop of colour.

Here are a few more ways to rock them:

  • Throw on a trench coat and a pair of ankle boots.
  • With a cardigan and white sneakers.
  • A white tee under an LBD with spaghetti straps.

A white shirt

Be it networking soirees, dinner with the in-laws or fancy cocktail parties, a white dress shirt will keep you looking sophisticated and fresh. The white shirt has been constantly evolving on the runway, from bustier-styles to cut-out sleeves that can be styled with countless different bottoms. You could pair it with skinny leather pants like Kylie Jenner, or a mini skirt and a belt a la Rihanna. Women’s Wear Daily couldn’t have said it any better, “The solid white shirt is particularly of the moment, iconic, functional and symbolically associated with purity and power.

Here are a few more ways to rock them:

  • With a leather corset and leather pants to match.
  • A pair of skinny jeans and a nude v-neck sweater vest over the shirt.
  • Tucked into a silk midi skirt and accessorize with a statement piece necklace.


When traditional fashion integrates with contemporary style, you can create many exceptional looks. Kimonos are adaptable and beautiful pieces, especially those with intricate designs. They are made to be light and airy, therefore, ideal for warm weather months or to elevate a simple outfit.

Here are a few ways to rock them:

  • Throw a plain kimono over a pair of shorts and slip on some flats for a simple, casual look.
  • Wear your statement piece kimono like a lightweight jacket over a simple LBD.
  • A fitted black outfit under your kimono and platform boots for a rock-chic look.
  • Use your kimono as a beach cover-up for a full beach OOTD.


From undergarments to a staple wardrobe piece, bodysuits have gone through a massive shift over the past few years. What makes the bodysuit such an important addition in every wardrobe, is that it will maintain the silhouette of your body through thick and thin. Clean, seamless and sexy, the bodysuit is truly a power play in the fashion world. Not to mention, it solves the common problem that many of us have to go through when keeping our tops neatly tucked into our bottoms.

Here are a few ways to rock them:

  • A long sleeve v-neck bodysuit with a pair of mom jeans and boots.
  • Base tank bodysuit with flared pants and a denim jacket.
  • Open back bodysuit with a mini leather skirt and a pair of white sneakers.

Summing up

As you add on different trending pieces of the season to your closet over the years, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Life is too short to not be changing up your style once in a while. These staples will play the supporting role to those stellar pieces that you’ll sprinkle in every season.

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