Building a timeless wardrobe on a budget

10/04/2023 Clothing Latest News
Building a timeless wardrobe on a budget

The key to a timeless wardrobe is to focus on fit over fleeting trends. It can be tempting to get swept away with the latest fad, but be honest, as gorgeous as that bamboo bag is how often will you wear it? A timeless wardrobe is one that makes pulling together a stylish outfit a breeze saving you time and helping you to look effortlessly chic for every occasion.

Denim Jacket

Every wardrobe needs a good quality denim jacket. The key to this piece is finding a jacket that has structure without feeling rigid allowing you to dress it up or down and go about your day without feeling restricted. This gorgeous denim jacket from Crew Clothing is the denim jacket you have been looking for. It comes in a flattering midwash finish and has logo detailing on the buttons for a high-end look.

Crew Clothing denim jacket

Beautiful basics

A simple tee or roll-neck top is a must for your timeless wardrobe, but basic doesn't need to be boring! Some of our favourites like Nomad have taken the basic white tee and elevated it with simple details that will stand the test of time. Their comfy 100% organic cotton jersey t-shirt is a great example with its boat neck cut and turned-back cuffs. 

If you prefer a v-neck they also have a collared version with eco-friendly coconut buttons! Sustainable and stylish, a perfect combination.

If you like to dress in darker tones, the Culture Biana t-shirt in black might just be your new best buy. It is made from 100% cotton so is lightweight and perfect for layering on chillier days or on its own on those much-missed sunny Yorkshire days!

The Joules Clarissa stripe roll kneck jersey top is another timeless piece we can’t get enough of. The slimline horizontal stripes are figure-flattering and it looks particularly stylish when paired with a gilet or worn under a pinafore-style dress. 

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Chic shirts

A form-flattering shirt you can dress up or down is the epitome of timeless dressing and we have so many to choose from! Ditsy prints like the Leila blouse from Crew Clothing or the Larissa shirt from Sea Salt are perfect for injecting some flirty femininity into your capsule wardrobe. 

For those that like a splash of colour, the Vilda shirt from Culture adds a playful touch of colour pairing a soft periwinkle blue with a vibrant green. The classic fit helps the bold colour palette to remain tasteful and very wearable. Continuing the spotted theme, the Emilia shirt from White Stuff in ivory is a subtler approach to the style with a soft polka dot embroidery. 

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Cord skirts

Cord skirts are a perfect seasonable item. Pair with a lightweight tucked t-shirt in summer, or a chunky knit in winter for one of the most versatile additions to your wardrobe. Choosing your length is up to you but we are big fans of the gentle A-line shape of the Melody above-the-knee skirt from White Stuff. We also love the Nomads cord mini in Spruce. The emerald green shade looks beautiful with dark tights and best of all, it has pockets!

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Your new favourite jeans

Is any timeless wardrobe complete without a great pair of jeans? We carry a range of denim-fits so there is sure to be a style that suits your shape. A few of our favourites include the straight cut from White Stuff. The dark denim is super flattering and this particular style is made in one of the cleanest sustainable factories so is a conscientious consumer choice. We also love the relaxed slim jeans, think of a hybrid of a skinny jean and a classic straight cut, they are form-fitting without being restrictive. 

For us, Robell has the last word on denim. Their range of jeans is comfortable and stylish and available in mid and dark washes.

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There you have it, a selection of gorgeous pieces that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe! Buying from designers like White Stuff, Crew Clothing and Nomads might be slightly pricier than online alternatives, but the quality means they will last wash after wash saving you money and helping do your bit for sustainable fashion.


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