Being in the public eye means that we often see celebrities dressed to impress. Ask any fashion stylist and they’ll tell you that the key to looking and feeling fabulous every day is to begin with the right foundations and that means having a number of quality staples in your wardrobe. A staple item does not need to be plain or basic, but instead an item you feel suits your individual style and can be used to define your outfits on a day to day basis. If you feel like you have not yet found this all important signature piece then fear not, below is a list of 8 celebrity-approved staples that should give you some much needed inspiration.
Scarves are so easy to incorporate into your wardrobe and can instantly make any outfit look more put-together or stylish. They are also super practical and can be used to add an extra layer during colder days. Jessica Alba is often seen donning a scarf which adds a pop of colour, texture and comfort to a simple ensemble. (Image Source: http://www.stylebistro.com/lookbook/Jessica+Alba/hOiEwBw2k6Q/Scarves)
The beautiful Miranda Kerr knows just how important it is to accessorize and often does so with a statement pair of cat-eye sunnies. The perfect frames can really frame your face and define the feel of an outfit. (Image Source: http://www.theurbansilhouette.com/2014/06/dress-like-miranda-kerr/)
Olivia Palermo loves the understated style of a pair of ballet pumps. Not only are they timeless and feminine but they are also super comfortable. Ballet pumps are a great all-rounder and can be paired with almost any outfit, making them an excellent staple to have in your wardrobe. (Image Source: http://shoeaholicsanonymous.com/butterfly-twists-leopard-cleo-flats-as-seen-on-olivia-palermo/)
It’s not often that we see Emma Stone without her favourite long-strap leather satchel and we don’t blame her. Satchels are a great wardrobe staple for those of us who are looking for a fashionable bag that is still practical and large enough for all of our essentials. (Image Source: http://www.stylebistro.com/lookbook/Oversized+Satchel/q1DbFJcU1Mi)
Who better to get some style inspiration from than the British fashion icon Alexa Chung. Alexa is often seen sporting a smart but stylish button up dress with a high collar. This style of dress is a good transitional piece as when styled correctly it can be worn all year round. (Image Source: http://wheretoget.it/look/1419636)
Nothing says chic quite like a clean cut blazer. Take a leaf out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s book and add some sophistication to your wardrobe. Blazers are a simple yet effective way of giving a casual outfit that polished look and are another transitional piece that can be worn for the majority of the year. (Image Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2813612/Gwyneth-Paltrow-shows-daring-d-colletage-low-cut-black-pantsuit-amfAR-Inpiration-Gala.html)
If you are a fan of a more androgynous look, then why not consider adding a pair of masculine loafers to your shoe collection. These shoes are a favorite of Ashley Olsen and she is often seen looking effortlessly cool in a pair of simple leather loafers. (Image Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2309705/Ashley-Olsen-s-tiny-frame-swamped-masculine-coat-steps-unflattering-ensemble.html)
We have Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to thank for our last wardrobe must have and that is the striped tee. This versatile piece will go with just about anything and should be a key component in every girl’s wardrobe. (Image Source: http://shesaid.com/celebrity-style-for-less/ )
Incorporating any of the above items into your current wardrobe should make it even easier to express your personal style and give your everyday outfits an edge. When choosing staple pieces, remember to spend your money wisely and only invest in timeless pieces that will never go out of style. After all, having these staples in your collection will not only offer variety, but greater outfit flexibility when deciding what to wear!