3 Fail-Safe Wardrobe Items That Will See You Through Every Occasion

The three key pieces your wardrobe needs

Words by Ed Smith
January 11th, 2019

If you have a special occasion coming up, figuring out what to wear can be pretty tough. These days, it’s just as common to see people at the theatre, for example, wearing jeans and ‘a nice top’, as it is to see them glitzed up to the nines.

So, what exactly should you wear if you have an event coming up? Discover our top tips plus three must-have items you should have in your wardrobe to help you create the perfect outfit for any occasion below.


The Little Black Dress

Whatever the occasion, a failsafe choice is, and always will be, the little black dress. This iconic piece of clothing has never gone out of fashion and it’s one of the most versatile items you can own. It has the capacity to look equally great at a dinner party, as it would for a night on the town, or even a business meeting, depending on how you style it of course. For those more formal occasions that require a bit more coverup, you have the option to layer a tailored blazer on top or a thin polo neck jumper underneath, or team it with a pair of stiletto heel ankle boots and a leather jacket for drinks with the girls. With so many different ways to style it, it really can see you through myriad occasions so if there’s just one piece of clothing you invest in, you’ll want it to be the little black dress.

The Perfect Coat

No matter where you’re heading to, a good quality coat can help to really make your outfit. Ideally, you want to invest in one that goes well in numerous situations, not just with one solitary outfit. So, take your cue from the Scandinavians who, when it comes to versatile outerwear, know that a trench coat is the perfect finishing touch to any look. Dressed up or dressed down, worn to work or to a party, a trench coat will be a mainstay in your wardrobe for years to come so it’s worth investing in a style that you love and you know will last. Look to a label like Aquascutum London for a classic come contemporary trench that will fit seamlessly into any wardrobe.



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Often, it’s the little touches which really help to complete an outfit. By choosing the right accessories, you can transform the most simple of outfits to make it appropriate for any occasion. The key is to make sure you have a range of different accessories to work with such as jewellery, scarves and bags. Depending upon the occasion and the vibe you’re going for, you can mix and match different items to create a look that’s unique to you.

It’s important to remember not to overdo it on the accessories though. Too many will throw the outfit off. So, stick to wearing between one-three accessories with each outfit you put together.

Of course, when putting an outfit together, it’s important to think about versatility. Look for items which can be dressed up or down and also look out for different types of accessories that complement pieces in your wardrobe you already own. You don’t need as many key items as you might think, just one or two key pieces, followed by a range of accessories et voilà, you’ve got the perfect look for every occasion.