Wednesday, 29 January 2014

And The Leopard Looked At Wardrobe Staples

1/Leopard Fur Coat/£25/New Look
2/Checkerboard Handbag/£80/Aldo
3/Swimming Medal/Family Heirloom
4/Nude Lipstick in "Rouge Shine"/£10/Sephora
Nike Blazers/£80/Office
6/Tortoiseshell Watch/£259/Michael Kors
7/Stiletto Nails/£20-£60/Nail Salons
   For those of you who aren't as down with the fashion lingo as your average fashion student, a wardrobe staple is something that defines your style. It is the items you wear and replace religiously. It is the key pieces that you work the rest of your wardrobe choices around. And for me, it is the things that will always be timeless classics.

   My first wardrobe staple of course had to be leopard print! I have had the same leopard fur coat from New Look for 4 years and it is still going strong! It is the perfect length, colour, fit...everything! It has proved well against the Canadian climate so far so it is definitely earning its moneys worth! It looks great over a dress for a classy night out with the girls but also looks equally good walking to class! It is a perfect example of a wardrobe staple as you won't often see me without it on!

   This handbag was definitely love at first sight! I was in New York with my Mum and as per usual I had ran waaaaay over budget already, but after some convincing my Mum was kind enough to lend me some money towards it! This is one of those handbags that will last me a good few years. It has a cool contemporary look that will never completely fade as a trend and it makes any outfit look ten times more stylish. This is definitely one of the pieces that I had a very emotional goodbye with when I left for Canada!

   Every day I get asked what this medal is! My Grandad gave it to me a long time ago and I've been wearing it everyday for about 4 years now. I absolutely love it because it is so different and has such a strong sentimental value for me. It is a beautiful piece that attracts a lot of attention and people are always interested to know what it is and its story. This is a wardrobe staple I can't ever see myself not wearing, I hate not having it on even if it's just for one night so I can wear a statement necklace!

   Nude lipstick is my favourite make up staple! I have tried a vast array of lipstick colours over the years but I always end up back at nude eventually! This Sephora lipstick is one of my absolute favourites as it has a glossy sheen without being sticky like a lip gloss! Wearing a nude lipstick allows me to wear much heavier make up on my eyes so I usually wear it day or night!

   Before last Summer I rarely wore trainers. I had one pair of VERY worn out converse and I only really wore them in the Summer anyway. But when I got a job with GAP I realized I need some shoes that would go well with jeans as that was a key part of the uniform. At the time everyone had blazers and I don't like to follow the crowd too closely when it comes to fashion so when I found these I fell in love! They were totally different to the basic blazer colours and they are so comfy! They literally go with anything and I often wear them on nights out and still look dressy enough!

   This watch is probably the most expensive thing I own. It took a lot of time to decide which watch I wanted when I went to Ernest Jones and classic me, I picked the most expensive one in the shop! But it is definitely an investment piece, even though I've already cracked it once it has been repaired and now looks as good as new! I would say it is definitely more of a fashion accessory than a time piece for me!

   My final wardrobe staple is stiletto nails. I actually feel happier when my nails are done! I've found a place in Toronto that does acrylic stiletto nails for $20! So I will be posting plenty of nail designs on Instagram over the coming months! You can have so much fun with fake nails and follow the trends by wearing the latest seasons colour! I've opted for neon pink and glitter on my accent nail for just now, totally Barbie but I love them!

   Wardrobe staples are an important part of anyone's wardrobe and it's such a good way to define your own personal style. I don't think I'll be changing mine anytime soon!


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