I had a million of the same thing, and if I had a £1 for every top I'd bought on a whim that still had the tag on, I'd be on a beach right now. So, here is a home for the wardrobe pieces that I think help frame the perfect wardrobe. I am all for British style, so where I can I'll be using British designers. HERE IS THE LIST OF DREAMS!
A coat collection is an absolute essential, particularly if you are from England as our weather is
Blazers/Jackets - You will need:
an LBB (little black blazer). navy blazer. a leather biker jacket. a tweed/twill box jacket . a boucle jacket
a black pair of denims . 1 dark blue pair of denims . 1 white pair of denims. 1 pair of boyfriend fit denims
You'll also need:
. a pair of leather trousers. a pair of chino/khaki coloured trousers
Make sure they fit you. By this I mean get the size you can bend in, but sticks to your leg (only buy skinny styles so your heels look solid with them). Baggy jeans aren't cool, but neither are muffin tops.
a black maxi skirt . a sequinned skirt . a pair of denim shorts
Tops - You will need:
Now obviously you'll need quite a few of these, but here are a few that you really do need to own to replicate British style - and more to the point, pieces that you can safely rest in investing in as they'll never go out of trend. (ps: I am aware that a breton tee is a French look, but hey so are macaroons and ours taste the best).
Dresses - You will need: