On my travels around Texas this weekend I opted for one of my favourite classic looks – a black blazer paired with a silk shirt (from Reiss, old season) and my Levi’s jeans. I’ve been on a real mission lately to streamline my wardrobe and pull together those ‘classic’ pieces that I wear again and again. What I have ended up with is two-thirds of a closet that is made up of black, white and denim, hence taking the advice of Jo Davies, the founder and owner of one of my favourite English boutiques of the same name: “Get the three essential building blocks of black, white and denim right and everything else will fall into place.” (Jo Davies, Black White Denim.)
Quality is paramount in building a wardrobe of classic pieces and there are a handful of brands I feel are excellent for these essentials. Reiss (of course!) and Helmut Lang for jackets, shirts and tees. J brand and Levi’s for denim:
Look one (image above, left) Reiss Astra Volume Sleeve Shirt; Helmut Lang Sugar Cropped Jacket and J brand Jeans.
Look two (image above, right) Reiss Ella Jacket; Helmut Lang Threadbare Cowl Back Tee and Levi’s Low Rise Demi Curve Skinny Jeans.
An effortless way of looking good, pieces like these are a great way to begin structuring your wardrobe. I’m focussing on more of my black, white and denim classics over the next few months Blog Reader, so I’d love to hear your thoughts below on the wardrobe staples you can’t live without, too.