Whether you love to indulge in micro trends or prefer to stick to timeless classics with universal appeal, few women can live without a curated cache of key style staples.
From basic building blocks to must-have women’s accessories in Australia, we’ve wrapped up all of the essentials you need to own to be able to pull together a chic look at the drop of a hat.
The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced fashion in a myriad of ways, including a huge popularity rise in casual and comfortable dressing. This shift has made it all the more important for modern wardrobes to contain a number of basic items that look just as good as they feel on the body, such as a slim fitting plain white t-shirt, that can be styled up or down depending on what it’s paired with.
Perfect to throw on over bike shorts and a sports bra for a coffee and a coastal stroll after school drop off, or with tailored pants and a blazer for a video conference while working from home, white t-shirts are 2022’s answer to the iconic button up that dominated workwear fashion in pre-Covid times.
A must-have for anyone who lives an active lifestyle and is determined to maintain a high daily step count, black leggings have become a firm style staple in Australian women’s wardrobes. Designed to provide high performance and flexibility during physical activity, the comfort factor of leggings has seen this item become a universally-loved outfit building block that can be worn to the gym and beyond.
Such is their popularity of black leggings that countless brands now offer their own take on this style. Some of our favourite legging designs come from labels including P.E Nation, Nude Lucy and The Upside, who seamlessly blend fashion with functionality.
When shopping for leggings don’t forget to do the squat test in the changing room to ensure the material doesn’t show more than you bargained for!
There’s no surpassing a cross body bag when searching for a versatile accessory that can keep up with our busy lifestyles. Far more comfortable to wear than a traditional handbag or tote (your back and shoulders will thank you!), no contemporary clothes collection is complete without a cross body bag or two.
Versatile enough to be worn to work, on weekend adventures or out for dinner and drinks with friends, there’s a cross body bag to suit every taste and occasion. We love a simple black cross body bag with a statement logo for everyday wear and something a bit more eye-catching, like a patterned or embellished design, for evening expeditions.
The humble bomber jacket has come a long way since it was first designed to be worn by pilots during WWI. From military uniform to coveted civilian outerwear, the bomber jacket is loved by women (and men) the world over due to its ability to be paired with almost any ensemble. Great for layering with chunky knits during the depths of winter, or over a t-shirt and leggings on a windy morning walk around the Swan River, this wardrobe perennial offers longevity and versatility that many other jacket styles lack.
To get the best value for money and maximise cost per wear, we recommend seeking out a plain bomber in a solid colour that can be paired with trendier garments with a shorter sartorial lifespan.
Millennials the world over were shocked and appalled to learn that skinny jeans had fallen out of favour in early 2020 after being eclipsed in popularity by looser fitting boyfriend jeans. But now that we’ve had time to process and come to terms with this shift in silhouette, we’ve grown to love the androgynous denim fit favoured by Gen Z because let’s face it, boyfriend jeans are far more comfortable than the skinny jeans we all coveted in the 2010s.
What’s not to love about a relaxed fit that looks effortlessly cool?
Long gone are the days when women felt compelled to slip on a pair of high heels for a night out, much to the delight of aching arches everywhere! While we still enjoy a heel on special occasions, we love that the style status of sneakers has elevated beyond fitness apparel to become an acceptable shoe selection for just about any outfit.
From chunky statement sneakers with splashes of colour to an effortlessly elegant white sneaker, or a sleek all black design, this relaxed lace up style is now an appropriate selection in most contexts.
While many of us love shopping for women’s accessories online, when it comes to footwear it’s wise to try before you buy, as it can be very hard to anticipate how comfortable a particular sneaker style will be without trying it on IRL.