In fashion, we hear the term "essentials" and "must-haves" a lot, but what do we really need for a simple, stylish wardrobe?
Essentials are the building blocks of your clothing. To make the grade, they need to be in a neutral shade, made with quality fabric and, above all, be really flattering — such that you can imagine yourself still wanting to wear it in 10 years' time.
If you get this mix right, you have then laid the (terribly stylish) foundations for your wardrobe, that you can then supplement with seasonal prints, colors, shapes and accessories.
Here are our 10 favorite pieces to help you get started building your wardrobe basics now, so you'll look chic no matter what you wear.