It's no secret that the models of the moment always look great, but it isn't just down to their blessed genes - they show us how important it is to get the basic essentials right. I'm not usually one to promote a wardrobe full of black/white/grey shades, but they are staples for everyone whatever you chose to team them with.
Invest in good quality peices that fit well and have something a bit more interesting about them. Basics don't have to be boring and you can be head to toe in black and grey and still be inspiring with your choices. Now that winter is swiftly coming along we'll be seeing a lot of dull colours, so grabbing some of the key peices will stop you from looking frumpy, and leave everyone wondering how you look so good when youre wearing something so simple.
I scoured the internet to find some items that are worth snapping up.
1 - ASOS wet look micro mini-skirt - £12
2 - American Apparel unisex baby rib titted short sleeve tee - £11
3 - Muubaa black leather biker jacket with stud detail - £240
4 - Sass & Bide @ Net-a-Porter 'black rats' leggings - £93
5 - Warehouse black crinkle asymmetric cardi - £38
6 - Silence + Noise @Urban Outfitters grey open pleated shoulder blazer - £48
7 - Topshop 'britany' black leather thigh boot - £120
8 - Oasis 'stephanie' black studded bag - £50
9 - French Sole 'low cut' nude ballet slippers - £70
10 - T by Alexnder Wang at Net-a-Porter white scoop neck jersey tee - £85
11 - Accessorize lurex lofty ladderknit gunmetal snood - £18
Images: Jak+Jil, Altamira NYC