It’s that time of year when we are all feeling a bit sluggish after the festive season – we’ve eaten way too many mince pies, drank more mulled wine than we can remember, wrapped (and unwrapped) endless gifts, and worn countless party outfits (that no longer fit!). Now it’s time to detox our bodies, de-clutter our homes, and clear out our wardrobes ready for 2017!
With this in mind, I have decided to bring you a must-have guide for this year’s wardrobe staple items; from investment pieces to great value basics – it’s time to hit refresh!
Leggings. I’m sure it’s no surprise that leggings are top of the clothing essentials list. They are by far the most comfortable and versatile piece of clothing – who doesn’t love a good pair of leggings? The Yours Clothing basic range starts at just £8.00 and are ideal for every day wear. If you fancy something a bit bolder then shop the more fashion-forward styles to make more of a statement. There’s also a selection of tummy control leggings which are great for creating a smoother silhouette.
Style Tip: Wear a pair of cropped or short leggings under your dress to stop chaffing.
Basic t-shirts. Stocking up on basic t-shirts should happen all year round, they’re great for layering in the winter and stripping back in the summer. With various necklines (scoop, v-neck and turtle) and various sleeve lengths (short, ¾ and long), it’s all about picking the style that is most suited to you – I would recommend a v-neck or scoop for a bigger bust. When it comes to colour, a black t-shirt and a white t-shirt is a must-have, and then the rest is up to you!
Style Tip: If you like to have your arms covered pick a long sleeve and then just push or roll the cuffs up in the warmer weather.
Jeans. Everyone knows how difficult it is to find that perfect pair of jeans but trust us when we say that our styles will leave you feeling fabulous. Designed to flatter and fit your curves, our selection of shaper denim and jeggings are an absolute MUST for your wardrobe. We have high-waisted styles that are perfect for sucking in your tummy, jeggings with extra stretch across the thighs, and a shaper range with innovative seam details that enhance your booty!
Style Tip: Turn-up the cuffs of your jeggings for an on-trend ankle-grazer look
Parka Jacket. A lightweight parka jacket is the ideal layering piece to take you through all seasons. This shower resistant pocket parka is great value and so practical. Wear it now with denim and chunky knitwear, then team with a t-shirt and wellies for those spring time showers, and come the summer festival season it will work perfectly over a cute cotton dress.
Style Tip: Parkas look great with pumps, trainers, and even boots – so the rules are…..there are no rules!
Trainers. I have only recently re-discovered the joy of wearing trainers and these days there are so many designs and fits available that there’s definitely something to suit everyone’s style. However, I would highly recommend these lightweight black mesh trainers – they look super sleek but come with a thick phylon sole which provides extra comfort making them ideal for anyone with a busy lifestyle.
Style Tip: Wear with leggings and an oversized tee for an on-trend Athleisure look.
I hope these suggested essentials will help to kick-start you in the right direction for your new 2017 wardrobe. I can promise that they will all be handy staple items throughout the year, keeping you comfortable and stylish!