We all want to look on trend, but no one enjoys paying a fortune to be in fashion. With a few insider style tips and some savvy shopping tips, you don't have to.
Why everyone needs a white shirt:
Pop star turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham says "If in doubt, anything looks good with a white shirt!" and we couldn't agree more. A classic white shirt will be the hardest-working item in your wardrobe. From the beach to the bar, a white shirt will never be out of place. Need to look sharp? No problem. Button your shirt to the collar and tuck into some tailored pants for a professional look. Adding some layering necklaces will add some edge. Looking for a more relaxed outfit option? Roll the sleeves, leave the neck open and pair with your favourite jeans, leggings or even tapered trackpants for a luxe athleisure vibe. If you're looking for a trans-seasonal option, think of the shirt as a lightweight jacket you can throw over a singlet or a t-shirt if the weather turns cool – you can even knot the front for a little added style
How to inject colour into your wardrobe.
Colour is one of easiest ways to look on-trend without trying too hard. Despite what you think, everyone has colours that suit them, you just need to find what works for you. Try holding different-coloured clothing items under your chin – you'll instantly notice the shades that light up your complexion and make your eyes stand out versus the ones that don't have any impact on you. They don't call it colour pop for nothing! Once you've identified a couple of colours for you, look for tops from The Warehouse in these shades that you can pair with your favourite black, white, denim and neutral items in your wardrobe. Wearing on-trend colours next to your face will earn you the best-dressed compliments.
No wardrobe is complete without a cute statement t-shirt, classic comfy jogger trackpants and sleek white trainers. Each of these items will mix and match with all the other items in your closet, meaning you'll always have something to wear.
Dress fit for a queen
They used to say that you needed a dress for every occasion, but these days having a frock you love that you can dress up or down is the way to go. Work with your body shape when looking for the perfect style for you. Curvy queens will suit dresses with open or V-necks and ones that cinch in at the waist, while those with more rectangle body shapes should look for more fitted styles. The beauty of a dress is you can wear it all year round. Simply take your summer favourite from The Warehouse and layer it with merino, tights and your trusty winter boots.
Active wear for everybody
Gone are the days of activewear being just for the gym. In fact, you're more likely to see someone sipping coffee in their leggings rather than working out. The Warehouse offers so many options and looks, there is literally something that works for everyone. Not only is activewear comfortable and stylish, but you'll also have the bonus of extra support in all the right places, as well as the benefit of functional fibres that can do things like keep you cool. While it might be tempting to size up in activewear, remember your leggings should feel like a second skin. They should be snug around your bottom, calves and thighs without being so tight that they feel restrictive – trust us on this one! Build an athleisure capsule wardrobe with basics like leggings and crops in a neutral colour, then you can add items in trend colours and patterns when you see something you like.
Available in store and online at thewarehouse.co.nz