The Slay Babe Guide To Wardrobe Essentials

Updated: May 7

Fashion is cool but developing your personal style is where the fun happens. We've all read an abundance of fashion guides that tell you what you need to own and why but they all seem so dated and work on a 'one size fits all'. To us; especially over the last few years your wardrobe needs to be a reflection of you and represent your personality. As a massive fashion lover myself, I know for a fact that there are so many items that I have found have helped me to slay any event, no matter if it was an event, a concert, a job interview, lunch with my girls or a date night. I had managed to create a signature style and wardrobe filled with items that could be matched and restyled no matter the occasion.

Here are some of the key fashion items we feel every slaybabe needs to have in her closet.


A Slogan Tee or Graphic Tee

The beauty of a slogan and graphic tee is just how versatile they are. You can dress them up and down depending on the occasion. If you are going to the cinema you can team your slogan tee with a pair of jeans and a denim jacket and some converse. Then if you want to sass it up for an evening out with your boo, you could pair with with a faux leather skirt and sexy leather jacket and some heels. They are wardrobe essentials that allow you to switch up your look, all by changing a few items.


1. Terra White Pink Floyd Graphic T-Shirt -£12.80

2.Pink Floyd Slogan Black T-Shirt- £15.50

3. Baby Pink Higher Vibes Printed T-Shirt £10.00

4. Clarina Black Wifey Slogan Hoodie £18.40

5. Mindy Black Another Day Another Slay Slogan Oversized Hoodie £18.40

6.Rita White Los Angeles Slogan Graphic Oversized Sweatshirt £19.20

7. Black Lover Oversized T-Shirt £7.50

8. Black Dreamer Oversized T-Shirt £7.50

9.Equality Tee-Feminist T-Shirt £19.00

10.Sofia Black Succeed Slogan Cropped Sweatshirt £19.20


Active Wear

Yes hunny, activewear isn't only for women who are working out or going to the gym. More and more we are seeing woman wearing activewear to meet friends for a quick bite to eat, to run errands in or to wear when lounging in the house. There are so many high street brands creating their own variations all at varied prices, there are so many ways that you can add active-wear into your day to day style.

1. Mesh Splicing Yoga Fitness Activewear £15.61

2. Colourblock Quick Dying Yoga Fitness Running Workout Active Wear Set £37.74

3. Leopard Sports Activewear Set £19.66

4. Souluxe Glitch Print Seamless Leggings £14.00

5.Souluxe White Slogan Gym Vest £9.00

6. Souluxe Grey Ombre Seamless Gym Leggings £14.00


The Little Black Dress

No wardrobe is complete without a LBD. The selling features about the little black dresses are black is slimming and it honestly doesn't matter what you pair it with, you will look good. Period!.


It's always good to try and purchase more than one variant. Nothing beats pleats and tassels. They are timeless styles and can be worn with many other clashing materials like leather and demin to add a little oomph to your look. A plain black cotton dress always works well when paired with footwear like converse or regular sneakers.


1.Bardot Dress -£172.00

2. Black Peplum Knot Front Puff Sleeve Mini Dress- £20.00

3. Chicsoso-Solid Long Sleeves Bodycon Knee Length Black Dress - £17.03

4. Black Organza Skater Shirt Dress £30.00

5. Ceelo Mini Dress -£132.00

6. Goddiva Black Organza Bardot Dress- £50.00


Blazers

Blazers have really transcended over time and continue to be a key style item. It's the way you can switch them up and create a new edgy look that makes them a must buy purchase. Without a doubt, you need to own a black one as it can be worn with jeans one day and then with a structured pair of trousers and heels the next, like for an interview. When it comes to blazers, it is always good to invest in different lengths, styles and colours and see how you can instantaneously switch up your style. If you are starting off and haven't built up a collection it is recommended that you go for a double breasted one and a long length blazer as well as going for a pinstriped version and one in a bold colours like mustard, fuchsia or mint and ones made in different styles like Dogstooth and Tartan.

1. V by Very Relaxed Jacket in Rust -£18.00

2.Pink Grandad Single Breasted Blazer - £89.00

3.Baby Blue Double Button Blazer £25.00

4. Mustarf Double Breasted Tailored Blazer in Dark Mustard £24.50

5.Black Co-Military Blazer - £30.40

6. Double Breasted Boxy Military Blazer -£24.00


Leather Jacket

Your wardrobe just isn't worth mentioning if it hasn't got a classy leather jacket hanging inside of it. They have honestly never been out of fashion and are versatile, stylish and always look good. There really isn't many occasions that it cannot be worn to and they come in so many diverse styles too. I currently own a leather jacket made of tassels, one with studs and numerous different colours too!


1. Onenationclothing.com Leather Look Belted Biker Jacket with Asymmetric Zip In Mustard - £15.00

2. Red Leather Look Jacket - only.com £45.00

3. Black Faux Leather Jacket -£35.00 - Isawitfirst

4. Missguided Cream Faux Leather Oversized Biker Jacket £40.00

5. Shein Drop Shoulder Fringe Detail PO Jacket & Cuffed Shorts Set -£37.63

6.Boohoo Puff Sleeve Leather Jacket £39.00

White Shirt

I absolutely can't get enough of a plain white shirt. It screams class, sexiness and sophistication all in one. Tell me one look that beats a crisp white and starched shirt paired with a pair of denim jeans. It's a look that anyone can rock and look and feel their best. Whether teamed with heels, boots or trainers. The white shirt and denim combo is always a certified hit. The great thing about it is that as much at it looks great with a pair of jeans, it also looks great with a skirt and trousers too so you really cannot lose.


Black Trousers



This honestly goes without saying. Your style cannot be defined without owning a nice tailored pair of black trousers. It's their versatility that make them so vital to your day to day style. Black trousers are perfect for work, a must have piece for a job interview and can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what jacket you wear or what accessory you team it with; being a glam clutch and heels or a rucksack and some converse. You can not go wrong.


1. Faux Leather Button Front Trousers- £16.00

2. People Tree Rochelle Wide Leg Trousers in Black -£95.00

3. Reiss Hartley Slim Leg Trousers- £115

4. Black Skinny Fit Cigarette Trousers - £12.00

5. Paper bag Trousers £19.99

6. Black Vinyl Belted Straight Leg Trousers - £40.00


Denim Jeans

Denim jeans are our favourite things as they make getting dressed for any occasion easy! what doesn't a pair of denim jeans go with? With so many styles and shades, they are versatile and fun. We own about 50 pairs of jeans between us with distressed ankle grazers or boyfriend jeans coming in at the top of our list. What denim style is your favourite?



1. White Vice High Waisted Skinny Jeans Missguided -£20.00

2.Houston White Cropped Jeans £69.99

3. Femmeluxe Blue High Waisted Paperbag Skinny Jeans -£21.99

4. Missguided Blue Sinner High Waisted Authentic Ripped Skinny Jeans- £28.00

5. Shape Light Wash Extreme Rip Skinny Jeans £25.00

6.Blue Riot High-Waisted Straight Leg Jeans £17.50


Our list of on trend, affordable and stylish pieces will ensure your wardrobe keeps you looking your best every day and for every occasion.



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