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Trends come and go, but the secret to every stylish woman’s sartorial success is down to a careful selection of everyday wardrobe essentials, which form the basis of every outfit. 

These are the classic pieces you can’t do without – from staple skinny jeans to basic white tees. While everyone’s personal style differs, we all have these basic building blocks in common, so here is SL’s guide to the key pieces you need in your wardrobe...

Classic Blazer

Essential for pulling together even the simplest of outfits, nothing smartens up your look more easily than a tailored, throw-it-on blazer. 

Long Line Blazer, £95 (was £195) | Reiss
Satin-Trimmed Crepe Blazer, £198 | DKNY


Statement Shoe

When you want to add a pop of colour or fun to your look, nothing’s simpler than popping on a pair of statement heels.


Knotted High Heel Sandal, £29.99 | Zara
Majorelle Tasseled Suede Sandals, £475 | Pierre Hardy


Denim or Chambray Shirt

Denim separates form the cornerstone of everyone’s casual wardrobe –nothing is easier to style than a simple shirt.

Bleached Wash Denim Short, £14.99 (was £29.99) | Mango
Washed-Denim Shirt, £81 (was £135) | MICHAEL Michael Kors




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