Dressing is a simple. Dressing well is a complex skill, a skill I’ve yet to master. Recently with us entering a new season, my wardrobe has received its annual purging process. Each time I come to filter out my wardrobe to make way for new, I find myself surprised at the lack of good quality basics.
As each year passes, I find myself craving the luxury of rich cotton tees and well fitting basics. Whilst trend-led tops and tees are all well and good, it is these core pieces that last season after season that are the building blocks of any wardrobe.
So, I’m on a mission to start building my wardrobe from scratch, sifting out the cheap tat, selling what isn’t worn but still in good nick.With this in mind, I thought I’d share three of my favourite places for long-lasting classics.
COS is a brand I came across after hearing Estee wax lyrical about it. Since then I’ve bought a few t-shirts from there but am keen to add more to my collection. Super soft cotton, pieces that don’t lose their shape after being washed, and material that just seems to ‘sit’ differently on the body. Plus, they also do some great statement necklaces.
I remember when & Other Stories was fairly new on the scene, but only recently have I discovered how great their offerings are. I have my eye on pretty much everything in their t-shirt and tanks department, some of their other offerings are definitely statement pieces, but when it comes to stripped back basics – they come into their own.
Anthropologie do have some of the more expensive basic tees and tops available, but their Essential Scoopneck and Elementary V-Neck t-shirts are welcome additions to my wardrobe. Their palette of rich greys, khakis and crisp whites and pinks make them desirable in pretty much every shade.