Not everything in a Fashion Ed's wardrobe is one-season-only! These 15 buys are must-haves for any style lover...
15 Things Every Fashion Editor Owns
Behind every stylish woman is
a keen eye for fashion, a creative flair and, most importantly, some
wardrobe-saving basics! Even the most stylish of women have those
mornings where they spend what seems like hours rifling through the
wardrobe trying to decide what to wear. But by adding some go-to options
that you can rely on to make you feel like a million dollars, your
confidence levels will soar!
The first thing every fashion editor needs?
The Crisp White Shirt
white shirt is a classic piece that no fashion lover would be without.
Perfect for layering, it’ll work whatever the season, and instantly
smartens a look. Wear with a midi skirt and heels for the evening, add a
smart edge to jeans and trainers or wear under your favourite jumper –
we promise this buy will be worth its weight in gold.
When it comes
to a classic, remember that its quality over quantity, you want to buy a
piece that will last you for a few seasons to come. Our fave is this
Madison shirt from Hobbs. With its oh so soft white cotton and textured pique panel give that little bit of an extra sleek finish
through to discover the buys that will help you to get dressed with
style and confidence – but shhh, it’s just between us…
Stripes are the signature go to print for every Fashion Editor. It is the so chic print that you can guarantee will never go out of fashion. Dress it up with a sequin skirt or play is cool with ripped up denim jeans and those wear with anything trainers.
Sometimes a good ol' splurge on a lustful designer bag is what every woman needs to do. I know that they are expensive, but good golly gosh aren't they beautiful. The designer bag of the moment has to be without a doubt the Chloe Drew bag. Loved for its curved silhouette and jewelry-inspired hardware, it's the must have bag all the fash pack are going crazy over.
If you want comfort and style wrapped up into one, then you need to invest on an oversized cashmere. A deep v-neck with suit a fuller bust, plus it leaves space for you layer under other Fash Ed faves, like a white skirt or Breton tee. Luxe it up for an evening out by wearing over a tight dress and cinch in that waist with an eye catching belt to create that enviable hour glass figure.
Equipment, £345 at Net-A-Porter
Believe it or not, but Fashion gals are truly techy at heart. And like all things, we have to style them out to the max. From i-pad to i-phone and now to i-watch, make sure you only have the best for your gorgeous gadgets.
A comfy pair of trainers is a must for any woman - even a fashion editor! I know it may come as a shock but this season they are the go-to shoes for everyone in the industry. Forget sky-high heels - instead, choose a stylish pair of trainers and wear them with absolutely everything, even skirts and dresses for the super brave out there.
As we all know, the sleeveless jacket has made a triumphant return onto the fashion scene these past couple of year and it looks like it is here to stay. Stick to a stylish black that is guaranteed to go with anything. Best part of all is that is straightens out a curvier figure and makes your body look longer. Opt sleek black one that will go with anything.
A pleated midi skirt is ideal for any gal on the go. Not too long that you feel over dressed, however not too short or tight to make you feel uncomfortable. It's the easygoing skirt for a dressed up occasion. Add a splash of metallic to stand out this festive season.
With so much of a Fashion Editor's wardrobe being classic staple pieces, the one thing you can guarantee that they will go flashy on is a statement pair of heels. Dare devil red will certainly make you stand out.
Take the minimalistic approach to smart dressing witht his silk shirt from Elie Tahari. With it's loosely fitted body with a flattering v-neck, this blouse will go perfectly with either a midid skirt for work or skinny jeans, blazer and a bit of neck bling for a night out.
Faux fur coats are the epitome of glamour, so wrap up in style for the extremely cold days ahead. Sometimes you do need to splash the cash to look that extra bit classy, and that rule can't be truer when it comes to faux fur. Invest in a slightly more expensive one that will service you for seasons to come.
Dating back to the 50's, a leather jacket has style! It's the perfect light weight throw-over to wear with a party dress or for those inbetween season dilemmas. A good leather jacker is that great investment piece that you will reuse and rewear year after year.
Another thing that the majority of fashion editors abide by is comfy underwear that always matches. Like every woman with a busy schedule you need something that is the perfect combination of practical and sexy. Hard task you may ask? An easy thing to do is to stay away from garish colours and stick to the basics like black, white and red, that way you know they will always match. Avoid patterns and prints and opt for breathable fabrics with small pretty details, like this set from Boux Avenue, £44 for set.
Make a chic polo neck your go to winter layering piece. A timeless fashion item, layer under a tunic dress or wear with a statement skirt.
Jeans, skirt, dresses or culottes, us fash eds need versatile footwear to see us through any situation. These ankle boots from Zara are the ideal pair to pop on in a fashion emergency.