10 staple pieces in my wardrobe

10 staples in my wardrobe

I think that every woman should have a basis in her wardrobe that she can always rely on: wardrobe staples. I know there are many posts like this one, but in my defence I’ll say that everyones style is different. So if you like the way I dress and go to work everyday then keep on reading. You might end up picking one or two staple pieces from this post. And remember they don’t have to be from the same brands as shown in this post. If you find any similar kind of pieces let me know! I’m always up for another shopping trip!

Black Ted Baker Heels

1. The black heels

I think a pair of black heels are an absolute staple in every women’s closet! They are a very versatile pair of shoes that can make a casual outfit appear more chic, but also really finish a chic outfit! These shoes are from Ted Baker, which I bought because of the simplicity and the non shiny leather.

A pair of black Faith Loafers with a metal star detail

2. The black loafers

A pair of black loafers is the perfect way to finish an outfit! I love these loafers from Faith, because of the metal stars on top of the shoes. This makes them a little bit less chic and are perfect underneath jeans, trousers, skirts or dresses.

Grey Ted Baker Heeled Boots

3. The heeled boots

The last pair of shoes that I consider to be a wardrobe staple are heeled boots. I have two pair of them: a pair of black Aldo heeled boots and a pair of grey Ted Baker boots. As you can see I love Ted Baker shoes, because of their simplicity and the rose gold details!

Grey WE Fashion Jeggging styled with a white Mango top and Primark MAC

4. The perfect pair of jeans

I have to be honest and say that I haven’t yet found my perfect pair of jeans. I’ve tried lots of different brands from H&M to Mango and WE Fashion. This Jegging is from WE Fashion and it fits really good, although it’s not really a pair of sturdy jeans. So if you have any recommendations for the perfect pair of jeans, let me know!

Mango black leather pencil skirt styled with a mango blouse

5. The pencil skirt

Besides a perfect pair of jeans I think every woman should have at least one well made pencil skirt in her wardrobe. I chose to buy one with a leather look to give it a little bit more edge. This way it looks less office like and more fashionable in my opinion. The pencil skirt is from Mango and was very affordable!

Timeless white mango blouse

6. The timeless blouse

Having a couple of timeless blouses in your wardrobe is key for the look I like. My staple look is jeans styled with a blouse and some heels or loafers. Since I work as a Data Scientist this is most of the time work appropriate. If I need to go to a client I’ll throw on a blazer or add some fancy trousers. This blouse is from Mango and I also have this in black.

A navy H&M Blazer styled with a white Ted Baker Top and a Pieces jeans

7. The blazer

Finding the right blazer is a real nightmare for me. Since I did elite gymnastics when I was a child I have very wide shoulders that don’t fit in any blazers or blouses. Luckily ever since I quit gymnastics this became a little bit easier. The two blazers I have in my closet are both from H&M. This navy one is a very old piece, while the black one I have is fairly new. I think navy and black are two very neutral colours that you can style with almost anything!

ASOS black leather jacket styled with a H&M top and pleated skirt

8. The leather jacket

If you follow me on instagram you know that a leather jacket would definitely be in this blogpost. Leather jackets are a staple piece in my wardrobe! I currently have two: a black one from ASOS and a berry/red one from Mango. It it were me I would have leather jackets in all different kind of colours, but that doesn’t fit in our hallway unfortunately…

New look gucci inspired belt styled with WE fashion leggings, a white Mango top and a coat from Primark

9. The statement belt

Staying in the “if you follow me on instagram” theme… You’d definitely recognise this belt if you do! This belt is from New Look and is a Gucci inspired piece. You can style this belt with almost anything: dresses, skirts and a pair of jeans!

Kurt Geiger London Tote bag in a Blue Grey Combination

10. The Mary Poppins bag

So we’ve talked about everything except bags, which is maybe my favourite part of my wardrobe besides shoes. This is the London Tote bag is from Kurt Geiger. I use this bag every single day and absolutely love it. So a bag which fit everything you need is definitely a wardrobe staple!

So these 10 items are the ones that I consider my wardrobe staples. I hope you liked reading about them and if you have any items you’d like to add or recommend please let me know! Sometimes the pieces that I talked about were very old, so I had to link to similar pieces. Also if you want to see how I styled some of these pieces, go to my fashion page for OOTDs! I’m also very curious to hear what your wardrobe staples are!

Signature Annaleid from Actually Anna


  1. leontien
    July 23, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    Ik ga voor de jeans😁😘

    • July 28, 2019 / 12:08 pm

      hahah jeans zijn ook mijn vriend:)

      xoxo Annaleid

  2. July 24, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    I love all these items! I definitely have a few staples. But I really need to get a leather jacket!

    • July 28, 2019 / 12:11 pm

      That’s awesome! What’s your number 1 wardrobe staple? I love my leather jackets, which colour would you go for?

      xoxo Annaleid

    • July 28, 2019 / 12:12 pm

      thank you πŸ™‚ I think it’s timeless πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  3. July 28, 2019 / 11:22 am

    I totally agree with all of these staples! I have way too many black heels but they’re just so handy! I actually don’t have any black loafers yet but only because I have quite sensitive feet and the ones I’ve found in the past have hurt my feet! I have a few bags from Kurt Geiger too and love them!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • July 28, 2019 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much! Ohh which black heels do you have? Im still looking for the perfect nude pair of heels. Any suggestions?
      xoxo Annaleid

  4. July 28, 2019 / 11:48 am

    Black jeans and the perfect pair of jeans are something you 100% can’t go wrong with! I love your style.

    • July 28, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      Definitely! Love a pair of black jeans, heels and blouse πŸ™‚ Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  5. July 28, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    These are all so true!! The perfect pair of jeans is a staple as well as a blouse, love all your pieces! 😍

    • August 7, 2019 / 11:24 am

      Ahww thank you so much πŸ™‚ Yes as I mentioned I’m still looking for the perfect pair of jeans! Any tips?

      xoxo Annaleid

  6. July 28, 2019 / 1:41 pm

    Love all of these and really agree with needing basic staple pieces as the foundation of every wardrobe! If you’re into straight leg/mom jean silhouettes I love the ASOS Farleigh jeans, a little pricier but seriously amazing – I think they have some skinnier styles too πŸ₯° xx

    • August 7, 2019 / 11:25 am

      Ahww thank you so much for your lovely comment! Ohh I’m going to have to look at the ASOS Farleigh jeans! Thank you so much for the tip!

      xoxo Annaleid

  7. July 28, 2019 / 8:39 pm

    These are some really great staples! Those Ted Baker heels are so cute, the boots are my favourite, I need to get myself a pair! I also agree that there’s nothing better than a good pair of jeans! X

    • August 7, 2019 / 11:26 am

      I’m in love with almost all the pieces from Ted Baker! I love that brand! Haha it’s so funny how everyone agrees on the importance of finding the perfect pair of jeans !

      xoxo Annaleid

  8. August 7, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Love your style! I have too many pairs of boots haha – ankle boots, platform boots, and two pairs of Dr Martens! I found my perfect pair of jeans this year: some light blue ripped mom jeans from New Look! They are so comfy and are fab for everyday, going out and travelling. Great post πŸ™‚

    • August 13, 2019 / 8:24 pm

      Ohh thank you so much πŸ™‚ haha me too I love ankle boots! Ohh that’s an awesome tip I’m going to check out the jeans at New Look!
      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

      xoxo Annaleid

  9. August 16, 2019 / 10:36 am

    I totally agree with healed boots being a staple piece. If I could wear them all year round, I would! I have to stop myself from buying new pairs each time Autumn/Winter come around 😬

    • August 22, 2019 / 10:58 pm

      Ohh yes me too! They always catch my eye πŸ™‚

      xoxo Annaleid

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