The 10 Wardrobe Icons Every Girl Should Own

29 May 2014 by

Click Through For The Top 10 Wardrobe Icons

1. True Blue Jeans

Whether skinny, high-waisted, boyfriend or cropped, blue jeans are a key wardrobe buy.

The Best Blue Jeans

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/408206/Acne_Studios/pop-vintage-boyfriend-jeans">Boyfriend Style £190 by Acne[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/190650">Skinny 811s £230 by JBrand[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/jeans-446/petite-moto-vintage-wash-mom-jeans-2870036?bi=1&ps=200">Vintage Wash Mom Jeans £40 from Topshop[/a]

2. Breton Top

Nothing adds a hint of Gallic charm more than a Breton tee.

The Best Bretons

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/400066/Oscar_de_la_Renta/sequined-knitted-sweater">Luxe Breton £1,565 by Oscar de la Renta[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.petit-bateau.co.uk/e-shop/product/37097/3Q6/women-s-striped-breton-top-in-structured-jersey.html">Blue Breton £58.50 from Petit Bateau[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/jaeger-breton-top-white-navy/p1097239">Classic Breton £60 from Jaeger[/a]

3. The Little Black Dress

The LBD solves every evening dresscode issue and can be sexed up or pared down depending on your vibe.

The Best LBDs

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/403334/Roland_Mouret/sirus-stretch-crepe-dress">Investment chic £1,450 by Roland Mouret[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/dresses-442/feather-off-shoulder-cocktail-dress-by-kate-moss-for-topshop-2914137?refinements=Colour{1}~[black]&bi=1&ps=20">Feathered frock £130 by Kate Moss at Topshop[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/175854">Black Lace £1,210 by Dolce & Gabbana[/a]

4. The Cashmere Sweater

Nothing says luxury more than cashmere - its all about building a wardrobe of colours and cuts.

The Best Cashmere Sweaters

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.marksandspencer.com/pure-cashmere-side-zip-jumper/p/p22243396">Beige Cashmere Jumper £129 from Marks & Spencer[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sweaters/Pullover/PRDOVR~A0772/A0772.jsp">Deep V-neck £228 from JCrew[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/415723/Miu_Miu/cashmere-and-silk-blend-sweater">Nude Cashmere Sweater £365 by Miu Miu[/a]

5. The Tailored Blazer

Worn as part of a tux or mixed with denim, a black blazer will add a smart twist to any look.

The Best Black Blazers on the Block

Left to Right

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/401641/Stella_McCartney/iris-wool-twill-blazer">Waist-cinched £735 by Stella McCartney[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/outerwear/blazers/basic-single-button-blazer-c400013p1695563.html">Simple Chic £49.99 from Zara[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.thekooples.co.uk/woman/jacket/stretch-jacket-with-leather-trim-1.html">Leather Edged £355 from The Kooples[/a]

6. The Classic White Shirt

A crisp, clean white shirt will add a fresh flavour to any outfit come rain or shine.

The Best White Shirts

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/401107/Marni/cotton-shirt">Cotton White Shirt £330 by Marni[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/086563">Simple White Shirt £19.90[/a]

7. The Leather Biker

A classic Perfecto will add a rock and roll edge to your wardrobe and will prove and invaluable investment - buy cheap, buy twice.

The Best Bikers

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=BIKER&storeId=12556&productId=12864665&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057">Black Collarless biker £165 from Topshop[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/422571/R13/classic-moto-leather-biker-jacket">Black Classic Moto Jakcet £1,550 by R13[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.schottnyc.com/products/womens-lambskin-perfecto.htm?catID=16&color=1">Black Perfecto £388 by Schott NYC[/a]

8. The Cigarette Pant

A true classic, the cigarette pant will keep you chic whether you're popping out for some retail indulgence or going to a fancy 'do.

The Best Cigarette Pants

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/trousers/leopard-print-trousers-c358005p1794581.html">Leopard Print Cigerette Pants £35.99 from Zara[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=cigerette&storeId=12556&productId=14560190&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057">Gingham Cigeratte pants £42 from Topshop[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/475257/Theory/louise-stretch-crepe-skinny-pants">Dark Cigerette Pants £250 by Theory [/a]

9. The Silk Shirt

A slinky shirt adds a louche, sensual sensibility to any outfit - go for quality to ensure excessive creasing doesn't ruin the look.

The Best Silk Blouses

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynichols.com/91524-signature-blue-washed-silk-shirt/?istCompanyId=c721e458-728e-4a28-bc83-6a1d2abf7708&istItemId=wxaqamirl&istBid=t&_$ja=cgid:8779062954|tsid:54357|cid:155258394|lid:75992921994|nw:search|crid:43997805714|dvc:c|adp:1o35|bku:1&gclid=CjgKEAjwtZucBRD77aiiq_v4xnASJABkAg8JJd-P-xvj8Gx0Aig9jDMAIU1ZXme5yY6rs6Ce2TxHE_D_BwE">Blue Washed Silk £230 by Equipment[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/188310">White Silk Shirt £465 by Haider Ackermann[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/shirts/oversized-studio-blouse-c358004p1838519.html">Black silk blouse £59.99 from Zara[/a]

10. The Full Skirt

A full skirt might seem old fashioned but nothing beats the shape for bringing femininity into your wardrobe. Flattering to all figures and easy to wear (with a vest, shirt, tee - whatever you fancy), pleated and A-line cut skirts are a great investment.

The Best Full Skirts

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/408698/Rochas/crinkled-silk-taffeta-midi-skirt">Luxe Crinkle skirt £2,440 by Rochas[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynichols.com/90375-fuchsia-a-line-crepe-skirt/">Pink A-line Skirt £355 by Carven[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/200679">Plaid Skirt £288 by Thierry Coulson[/a]

The capsule wardrobe has a long and storied history with Donna Karan’s 1985 capsule collection of 7 interchangeable pieces popularising the concept. Ever since women have been seeking out the holy grail of those minimal garments which offer maximum outfit options.

The Modern Capsule includes an LBD, True Blue Jeans & a Classic Breton

As ever Grazia has its own opinion on the items which every girl worth her style salt should have in her wardrobe. These are the pieces which are worth their price tag ten times over in terms of cost per wear, and will never ever date. From old school stalwarts like the Breton top to modern classics like the Perfecto biker jacket, this selection of staples will provide the building blocks for you to create a fully functioning wardrobe (that means no frocks still with their price tags on...).

Click through the gallery above to see our definitive edit of the top 10 essentials every woman no matter what her style needs in their closet!


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