The Ultimate Wardrobe Check List

Building a wardrobe is like building a house – getting the foundation right is the most important part of the built.

A wardrobe that will last through time and seasons is the one that includes, good quality basic pieces and perfect fitting items. These pieces will be the foundation on which you will develop your style.

Tops Bottoms Denim

White button-up shirt

Suiting trousers Dark-wash, straight/ flared or boot-cut jeans (high waist, small back pockets)
Blouse Suiting skirt Skinny jeans
Chambray top Black Skirt (pencil, a-line or full) Boyfriend jeans
T-shirts/ camisoles in neutral colours Black trousers (straight or bootcut)
Leather/pleather pants
Knits Dresses Jackets
Classic cardigan Little black dress Black blazer
Crew neck sweater Versatile dress (sheath or wrap preferred) knee length (sleeves or not) Moto jacket
V-neck sweater Cocktail dress Suiting jacket
Organic cashmere/ Polartec / Thinsulate   sweater Evening dress or gown (can be hired)
Outerwear Jewellery Shoes
Trench coat Diamond studs (real or faux) Black pumps
Puffer jacket Statement / mixed metal necklace Nude pumps
Black or camel belted Winter wool coat Cuff / Bangle in gold or silver Pointed toe flats
Faux fur coat/gilet Gold or silver earrings (depending on your skin tone) Boots (ankle/knee high)
Cocktail ring Stylish trainers
Watch Sandals (day and evening)
Layering dainty necklaces Wellington/ weatherproof boots
Bags Accessories Other
Evening bag (black envelope clutch or silver) Black belt Great fitting bra
Work Tote bag (medium size) in black or honey brown colour Brown or tan belt Shapewear for tummy/thighs control
Weekender bag Waist-cinching belt 1-piece swimsuit
Backpack (for days with the kids/walk the dog) Stylish hat 2-piece swimsuit
Chic sunglasses (over-sized, wayfarers, aviators etc) Matching lingerie
Good quality scarves Comfortable robe
Fashion tights Pyjama set

“I hope this guide will help you to create a good wardrobe foundation to streamline your
clothes collection. Your personal style, favourite colours and fabrics will determine which of these items will have a place in your wardrobe.” Elena 

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Elena Daniilidou

Elena is an ethical vegan and minimalist advocating for sustainable and slow living.

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