6 Things Your 2016 Wardrobe Needs

We're 2 months into 2016 already (don't even get me started - where the efff did January go?!) and it's about time your wardrobe deserved a total (if not partial) revamp. It's time to get those basic necessities incorporated into your closet and make sure you have enough staples to see you right through to 2017.

So what's on my list? Well, let's get started...

1. Cat Eye Sunglasses

A classic, chic and sophisticated shaped sunny, these bad boys are my all-time faves. Forget aviators, bug-eyes or your classic RayBan style, the cat eye is where it's at. These beauties can totally transform any outfit and make you look a million dollars.

From the likes of New Look, Asos, Quay and Topshop; the high street is being flooded with my favourite shaped sunglasses and it's about time you got your hands on a pair.

Check out some of my personal faves...


New Look

River Island

2. Camel Coat

Okay so you may be thinking that camel coat's are so last year and that everyone and their dog has hopped onto Kimmy K's bandwagon and got themselves this trendy number. But no, camel coat's are a staple piece in any fashionista's wardrobe and something you've got to get yourself - if you haven't already. The camel coat can be teemed with any outfit. From an all black ensemble to a casual jeans and tee combo, throw on a camel coat over any outfit and you're good to go and take over the world. Dress it up with some court shoes, or even wear it with your fave pair of white Nikes - the possibilities are endless and this piece will see you right through all seasons. 

What are you waiting for?

Here's my faves...

New Look

Miss Selfridge


3. Pointed Court Shoes

Now these are a must. A real must. A real must-have in any women's wardrobe regardless of your passion for fashion (lol cringe). The pointed court shoe is one of those shoes that just fit with any wardrobe, they're perfect for any age and any and every type of style. So simple yet so stylish, iconic and let's not beat around the bush ladies, they're just super comfy as well! Most highstreet stores stock these bad boys in a variety of different yet similar styles. 

Check these ones out...




4. Black Roll Neck Jumper

Now this is more of a A/W (and S/S if you're from the UK) staple piece that should have a firm place in your wardrobe. It can act as a base layer to warm you up in the chilly months or as a top layer as we progress (fingers crossed) into more warmer months. And black? Well it's the perfect go-to colour and obvs goes with everything.

P.S. It's also fab at covering up dodgy fake tan that makes you look like you have a weird skin disease (lol guilty).

Have a look at these affordable ones...

New Look


River Island

5. Black Skinny Jeans

If there isn't at least 5 different pairs of black skinnies in your wardrobe, you're doing something seriously wrong. These staple trousers are super easy to throw on with anything and something everyone must own! They're the perfect bottom half for any all black outfit and they're the easiest things to dress up or down. If you're like me and own about one pair of black jeans for everyday of the week, go and treat yourself to a fresh black pair to get you through 2016 and pray to the gods that they don't turn into grey jeans after 2 washes.

Here are some fab black skinnies to get your hands on...




6. Heeled Boots

And last but not least, heeled boots. Grab yourself a pair of black, brown or tan heeled boots to see you right through to next Winter. Wear with a chunky knit, jeans and an oversized fur coat for a luxe Winter look or with a summer dress to add an edge-y look to your Summer style. Now is the perfect time to invest in a decent pair of heeled boots. Whilst shops aim to rid their Winter clothes to make way for all the Summer pieces that have already begun to arrive in our favourite high street stores, sales should be full of gorgeous heeled boots to get your paws on. Go on, treat yo' self.

Here are some ones I've found...




So now you have no excuse to not have anything to wear! Make sure you've got all 6 items and your 2016 wardrobe will be the envy of all of your friends.

Thank you for reading!

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Bethany Emerton

Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blogger from Bournemouth.