6 fashion staples for re-building your wardrobe

The new you for 2021

Written by Liv Grady

January 26, 2021


If lockdown has seen you questioning your clothes, changing taste and wanting to start fresh in 2021, we got you. Discover the 6 staples everyone needs to build a chic wardrobe from scratch.

We are taking you right back to basics, with simple mix and match outfits that look chic, elegant and are suitable for every dress code. Discover the 6 foundation items that every wardrobe should be built on. Once you own these items, you can start to add in bolder colours, prints and whatever you want.

wardrobe staples for building your style

  1. Baggy jeans
  2. A crisp white shirt
  3. Fitted bodysuit
  4. A smart trench
  5. An oversized blazer
  6. Chunky boots

1. Baggy jeans

Move over skinnies, the baggy jeans are the ultimate must have for 2021. The cool-girl aesthetic has taken over our feed and all influencers have one thing in common- a good pair of jeans. Start off with a blue pair and then build up your colours with your wider wardrobe. Boyfriend jeans are the go-to style for the new season and they freshen up any outfit instantly.

Blue boyfriend jeans

2. Crisp white shirt

A white shirt is a must-have for any chic and classic capsule wardrobe. Opt for poplin cotton or statin, for a timeless look that goes with everything. We suggest opting for an oversized style that can be tucked into your jeans for an off duty vibe.

White shirt

3. Fitted bodysuits

When it comes to versatility, a good bodysuit is an absolute hero. Team a slinky bodysuit with a blazer and jeans, wear it with joggers or whatever you want. If you are looking for something a little more dressy, opt for slinky style fabric.

Slinky bodysuit

4. A smart trench coat

Trench coats are cool, sophisticated and easily styled for any occasion. This season we are LOVING the leather trench, but any style works. Opt for a camel wool coat or a longline duster. Team them with jeans, boots and an oversized scarf for an instant IT-girl outfit.

trench coat wardbrobe staples missguided

5. Oversized blazer

Is any wardrobe complete without a whole host of blazers? We think not. But you have to start somewhere. If you are looking for wardrobe staples, then we suggest investing in a good oversized black blazer. You can team with jeans and a crop top, a mini dress, trousers or pretty much anything at all. If you wanna play around with styles, why not go for a leather blazer or detailed buttons?

Black blazer wardrobe staples

6. Chunky boots

A pair of black chunky boots can go a long way with styling. Hear us out when we say they go with EVERYTHING. We love trainers, but we can’t deny that the chunky boot is our versatility hero. They add a cool-girl edge to any outfit.

Chunky boots