Tuesday, 29 August 2017

5 Style Staples You Need In Your AW17 Wardrobe

As we're nearing autumn I'm wearing darker colours, religiously reaching for embellished accessories and selecting the same basic pieces time and time again to create my outfits with. In the plus-size market I still feel like we lack strong basics at decent prices, we either have to sacrifice the quality or pay way over what our straight size pals would be charged, and it's not really fair. I've compiled a list of 5 Style Staples which are essential in my wardrobe - and where to find them - in the hope that they might help you build your core wardrobe, as much as they've helped me create mine. 

It is so difficult to find well fitting, reasonably priced plus-size t-shirts, and I honestly have no idea why that is. I found a few from ASOS Curve, but they seemed pretty expensive for what they are. Well, I can tell you that I have found the ideal white t-shirt at an absolutely ridiculous price. They might be labelled as mens, but they're excellent! Great quality, really soft and only £3.00 (on sale at the moment!) for TWO T-SHIRTS. How great is that?! I'd suggest sizing down as the shoulders are a little roomy.

2. The Wide Leg Trouser/Culottes
I'm usually a dress or skirt and shirt kinda girl, but recently I've been wearing more trousers and jeans and I'm kinda enjoying it! I found a mega comfortable pair of culottes, and plan on buying them in literally every colour they come in as not only are they really comfortable, but they look great too. Tuck in a shirt, t-shirt, jumper - anything, and you're ready to go!

3. The Leather Jacket
This is a bit of a no-brainer in terms of being a style staple, but the perfect leather jacket can be difficult to find. Whether your budget covers faux or real leather, it's all about the fit. Sadly, my trusty ASOS leather biker has sold out, but I've tagged this gorgeous light grey jacket below which I'll definitely be wearing all autumn.

4. The White Shirt
The shirt has been upgraded over the past few seasons, but - in my opinion - nothing beats a super crisp simple white shirt. I have quite a few in my wardrobe at the moment of varying lengths and cuts, so thought I'd show you a couple of variations. I love the longline shirt below paired with jeans, trainers, camera bag and some statement earrings - perfect, casual weekend outfit.

5. The Perfect Skinny Jeans
Well fitting jeans are notoriously difficult to find, BUT I think I have actually found my ideal fitting skinny jeans, at a reasonable price. The SimplyBe Chloe's (great name ;) ) and River Island Molly's are already a firm favourite with loads of my pals, and I can personally vouch for both styles. Hope you find a pair perfect for you too!

Trousers - Sold out, similar here 

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