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Six Wardrobe Must-Haves

When detoxing your closet, make sure you keep hold of these go-to garments

Fancy a new you? … It’s that time of year when we clear cupboard space for our newly bought sale bargains. But, as Image Consultant Lucy from Lucy Ireland Styling advises TLL, to remain fashion forward, these timeless classics should always have pride of place in your closet, providing fail-safe building blocks for your perfect capsule wardrobe.

The plain white tee

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Yes it’s that simple – the plain white T-shirt is the ultimate staple that will go with literally everything. But the key is to opt for a good quality one that will wash and wear well. Team it with a pair of jeans, a leather pencil skirt or a pair of tailored black trousers, to create a simple and classic, yet stylish outfit.

Blazer

H&M: DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET

An essential piece for any wardrobe – plus it offers a great alternative to a big coat when the first signs of spring start to peak through. It’s a true style hero – functioning as a workwear piece with trousers or a skirt; teamed with jeans and a tee it’ll turn a casual outfit super cool; or in the evening a blazer worn over a dress will give an edgy look.

Dark stonewash denim jeans

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Everyone needs at least one pair of jeans in their life, right? Whether skinny, cropped, flared, cigarette, wide-leg, boyfriend or girlfriend, jeans are the ultimate, go-to, easy-to-wear staple. A dark stonewash pair will go with everything for a cool casual look, plus the colour makes them smart enough for the office.

Leather biker jacket

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Another favourite, this piece can change up a look in a second. Wear with jeans and a T-shirt or shirt for a casual daytime look; or pop over an evening dress or even a wedding outfit for an ultra-cool ensemble. This piece is guaranteed to get you noticed.

White shirt

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A saviour in any closet, the white shirt offers endless styling options: pair it with a skirt, trousers or jeans; layer it under a sweater; button it up; button it down; add lashings of gold jewellery or smarten it up with a scarf or even a tie. This piece is your friend and will work tirelessly for you.

The sweater

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Essential for your capsule wardrobe, a girl can never have too many sweaters. Plain or patterned, it’s an easy piece that can be thrown on over a T-shirt or shirt. Keep it timeless by sticking to a classic crew neck shape.

You can reach Lucy at www.lucyirelandstyling.com

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