The Six Wardrobe Staples Everyone Should Own In 2021

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While we might have traded our jeans and blazers for sweatpants and slippers as of late, there’s no denying that certain wardrobe staples are timeless. In fact, there’s no better time to prioritise turning our wardrobes into more well-oiled machines while we’re busy working from home and socialising online.

The concept of a wardrobe staple has never been so enduring, so much so that MatchesFashion has even recently taken one for the team and curated a wardrobe foundations edit hat ticks off every basic item needed to build a foolproof everyday uniform. A closet built on a streamlined selection of items makes day-to-day dressing infinitely easier – what more could you want?

Not sure where to begin when building up the essentials section of your closet? Well MOJEH has outlined the top six pieces that will help remove all sartorial decision fatigue, and have you power dressing again in no time.

A Crisp White Shirt

When it comes to wardrobe staples, few are more quintessential than a crisp white shirt. Perfect for everything from the office to dinner and drinks, this stalwart is guaranteed to be one of the most reliable and cherished pieces in your closet.

Jil Sander

The Trench Coat

A classic trench will never date, so it’s worth spending a little more on an investment piece. Versatile, practical and lightweight to layer, they’ll see you through any situation, whatever the season.

Connolly at MatchesFashion

The Perfect Pair of Jeans

While the ideal cut of jeans is a personal choice for most, there’s no denying the joy that comes with finding the perfect fitting pair of blues. Teamed with trainers for the mall or heels for the restaurant, this is one wardrobe staple you don’t want to bypass.

Re Done at MatchesFashion

A Statement Blazer

With the ability to add add elegance, style, trend and practicality to anything layered beneath it, a tailored, sharp-cut, single-breasted blazer should take pride of place all season round. We recommend keeping one in black and one in white for a life less-complicated.

Saint Laurent

A Striped Tee

Earning your fashion stripes has never been easier than with a simple nautical tee, thanks to a print that is an everlasting fashion favourite.

Loro Piana at Mytheresa

A Little Black Dress

The little black dress – or LBD if you know your fashion – is an ultimate wardrobe staple and go-to for any occasion. Big work presentation? Tick. Date night? Tick. Red carpet gala? Tick. Simply add a beautiful bag or a pair of eye-catching earrings and you’re good to go.

Bottega Veneta

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  • Words by Naomi Chadderton