Not-So-Basic Wardrobe Essentials – These Forever Items Are The Foundation Of All Your Outfits

So many fashion trends come and go, but there are some wardrobe essentials that never go out of style. These not-so-basic key pieces are the backbone of every fashionista's closet. They are versatile, timeless, and can be styled in many different ways. So here are our top must-have items, that will have you reaching in your wardrobe for them time and time again.

The Classic White T-Shirt 


 B Young Classic T-Shirt - 7 Colours

No wardrobe is complete without a white t-shirt! It’s a classic that is versatile, comfortable, and easy to style. It can be dressed up or down and can be paired with almost anything. It is perfect for layering and looks both casual and chic worn with a blazer and jeans. A well-fitted white t-shirt is a timeless piece that every woman should have in her closet, and the B Young Classic T-Shirt is a personal team favourite.

The Classic Leather Jacket With A Twist

B Young Biker Jacket

A well-fitted leather jacket (real or faux as in this case) is a versatile piece that every woman should have in her closet. Our B Young Biker Jacket adds a modern twist to the ever-loved classic and we love it. Throw it on over a pretty dress for a more casual look, wear it with a t-shirt and jeans for classic boyish vibes, or pair it with a shirt and wide-leg pants for edgy elegance.

The Oversized Blazer

Soaked in Luxury Shirley Blazer - 4 Colours 

Where would we be without a blazer?! When you are wondering how to finish your outfit the Soaked in Luxury Shirley Blazer is your friend! It will transform jeans and a T-shirt into a stylish, going out-out outfit. It drapes beautifully, has 3/4 length ruched sleeves, a buttonless open front and pocket detail. It can also be worn belted over a dress or with smart trousers for when you mean business!

The Not So Basic Blue Jean

B Young Lola Luni Flare Jean - Dark Blue Fade 

Denim is a staple in any wardrobe, but not all denim is created equally. Investing in high-quality denim that fits you well is a game-changer. Look for jeans that are made from sturdy denim with a small amount of stretch, that can withstand daily wear and hold their shape. Opt for whatever style suits you (there are no rules here!) but a dark wash is the easiest to dress up or down. If you want to add some personality to your denim game, try a pair of distressed jeans or flared jeans that can add some edge to your outfit, we recommend our B Young Lola Luni Flare Jeans for leg-lengthening sass!

The Ultimate White Shirt

Eleven Loves Perfect White Shirt

A classic white shirt is essential in every wardrobe. This one has been designed by Eleven Loves in collaboration with stylist and fashion blogger Shelley Jackson. Key features include 

long sleeves with deep cuffs for wearing turned back or rolling.  Its softly rounded hem with side slits, is perfect for wearing buttoned, tied or wrapped. Wear it with our B Young Lola Luni Flare Jeans and Biker Jacket, or under the Shirley Blazer.

The Versatile Vest

B Young Classic Vest - 5 colours available

The perfect little wardrobe staple, a classic vest is a versatile and timeless piece that can easily transition from season to season. The possibilities are endless, pair it with jeans for a casual vibe, layer under shirts and dresses for a pop of colour or wear it with a classic blazer for a minimalist look. From beach to boardroom to bar, our B Young Classic Vest is a fashion staple that every fashion-conscious individual should invest in.

These not-so-basic wardrobe essentials are timeless pieces that every woman should have in her closet. They are versatile, comfortable, and can be styled in many different ways, making your wardrobe really work for you.

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With love, Team CJL xx