Although we love following trends, there’s nothing better than adding the staple items of clothing to your wardrobe, knowing that you’re going to wear them time and time again. The feeling of hitting check out is all the more satisfying when you don’t feel bad for blowing your dollars on that dress you’ll only wear once… (we love doing that too, let’s be honest!).
But if you’re shopping for plus size clothing in Australia, there are a few true investment pieces needed to take your wardrobe from drab to fab. Once you find your staple items, you’ll be able to mix them up with clashing colours, pretty patterns and as many accessories as you want!
With that in mind, the team at Swish know that every woman deserves to build a wardrobe that they can love for years to come, so here are our favourite plus size basics to choose from.
Tapered or Wide Leg Pants
Every woman needs a pair of comfortable and flattering pants in the wardrobe. A must have for women of all shapes and sizes, choose a pair in luxe fabrics such as cotton, silk and of fashion lovers’ favourite of the moment – linen. The ideal starting piece that will help you transition from winter to spring and all the way to summer, go for navy or black to begin with and add more colour later down the line.
A Wrap Top
Every plus size woman needs a full sleeved wrap top in their collection of basics, and once you try one on, you’ll want one in every colour! Not only do they look great with jeans and slightly more formal pants, but they pinch you in at the waist, and just under the bust. Flattering and comfortable, the formula is a winning one.
Plain Black Outwear
When it comes to a plain black jacket, you really can’t go wrong. A black blazer and a leather biker jacket go a long way in a woman’s wardrobe, working as the timeless classic you can throw over pretty much anything. Worn to work or out to brunch with your girlfriends, you’ll also need to add some warm jacket or coat to your closet when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Team with bright pants or this seasons animal print shirt for a striking combination.
Tight, but not too tight. Comfortable, but not too stretchy. Whether you prefer light or dark, stone or acid wash, every woman needs a go-to pair of jeans. The beauty of the classic jean lies in its versatility. Worn with sneakers for days out with the kids or heels for dinner with your partner or your girlfriends, starting 2019 with a pair of flattering jeans is a pretty good way to start.
A Striped Tee
Although we’re talking about basics here, the usual consensus is that white, grey, black and navy are your go-to colour palette. Don’t get us wrong, you do need basic tee’s in all of those colours (want or need – let’s not get into that!), but a striped t-shirt is the perfect day to day item that can add a little something special to your whole look. Worn with plain jeans, pants, shorts and more – long live nautical chic!