Everyone should have a core of clothes they can wear any time with anything. Even Kate Moss does if you believe this book! I tried to compile a list of key pieces we should all have. Of course, it is biased by my own taste, but I tried to remain objective.
Pick a plain coloured one. I like the American Apparel deep v-neck as round neck tees just don’t suit me. I generally try to choose mine in gray, black, white or a primary colour. Boys tee-shirts are great to toughen up a girly dress or create a colour block look when paired with a high waisted skirt or trousers.
The black blazer bring instant cool to any outfit. Wear it with jeans and you feel like Jane Birkin or Lou Doillon (to keep it in the family). Wear it with a vintage dress and suddenly, the dress gets an edge.
Good shoes last forever, so it is always worth investing in a great pair of flats & a great pair of heels. Throughout the years, I collected a gazillion pairs of shoes that I still wear. If you wear a pretty casual outfit composed of say, jeans & tee-shirt, the right pair of shoes can still turn you into a bombshell.
If you own only one of each items on this list, you shouldn’t even need to own anything else. This is the magic of wardrobe staples. They work all by themselves, no need for extras…
As for me, I am off standing in front of my closet crying because I am being interviewed and photographed and I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!!!!!!!!