J. crew black velvet blazer (similar here), Club Monaco white silk blouse, H&M frill skirt (similar here and here), Chloé Perry pumps, Dior mitzah (similar here), Coach Borough bag (similar here), Diorstellaire 1 sunglasses
Today I wanted to talk about staple pieces and how to wear them. So, what is a staple piece? Or more specifically, what is my definition of a staple piece? It’s a piece that is central to your style and your wardrobe and can be paired with virtually anything else in your closet. It’s your go-to hero that you love to wear. There are a million articles out there about what your staple pieces should be, but I think they vary depending on your aesthetic.
This look is made up of a few of my staple pieces. I picked up this black velvet blazer at J. crew during their Black Friday sale for 40% off. Although it’s a newer addition to my wardrobe, it’s a piece I will never get rid of. It’s classic, it’s simple, it can be dressed up or down. I specifically bought this in black so that I could mix and match with literally any blouse/ skirt combination from my closet. If you’re looking for a new staple, piece a velvet blazer in a basic colour is sure to impress fellow party-goers, this holiday season and for years to come.
Another one of my hero pieces is the white silk blouse I bought during one of Club Monaco’s Friends and Family sales. I have worn this shirt about a thousand times. As someone who loves to wear long-sleeved blouses, this is the holy grail. Again, buying something simple in a basic colour, like white, allows you to layer and accessorize to your heart’s content.
Not surprisingly then, the third staple piece I wanted to talk about is my skirt. Shockingly, before I bought this I did not have a black midi skirt. I got so caught up in buying colourful, patterned pieces that I didn’t really have a go-to that could transition seamlessly from look to look. Unlike the other staple pieces, this skirt is anything but simple. The frills and the lace add dimension and excitement. Again, it can be dressed up if I wear a pair of heels and a pretty blouse, or down if I put on a pair of combat boots and an over-sized sweater. The possibilities are endless, and that’s what a staple piece is all about.
What are your staple pieces?
Photo Credit: Katherine Baxter