Every wardrobe needs to be built on a foundation of secure, easy to wear, look fab every time, basics.  Without the basics you’ll find yourself in a hideous mess at the thought of trying to put together an outfit on a daily basis!


With the weather still warm in this beautiful part of the world you’ve got a little time to get yourself sorted for the cooler months by checking in and stocking up on key basic pieces. It’s these pieces that will help your wardrobe make sense plus allow getting dressed daily quicker and much less of a hassle.


When deciding on what basics your wardrobe needs, start by looking at your lifestyle needs right now, not five years ago pre kids or in the years to come when you return to full time corporate work, dressing for the right now is vital. If your day consists of a school run, working from home or in a more relaxed corporate environment than in previous years, dress for the now and rid your wardrobe of the pieces that you no longer need. It’s these pieces that cause the anxiety!


Secondly, dress for your body shape. No ifs or buts, this one will change your life, save you money and more importantly, make you feel down right awesome! Ask yourself, what parts of my body do I love and what parts do I want to show off every single day.


Lastly, make sure you’re basics work with at least four other items in your wardrobe. Keep the colour palette simple in either monochrome or a mix of navy and camel.


Bohemian Traders is a great place for online shopping for basics and their cool styled images on their website give you a little inspiration on how to style the basics in an easy everyday manner.


Other brands to try, Country Road, Seed Heritage, Witchery and Target located at Pacific Fair are great places to stock up on quality basics that won’t break the bank.


Basics you need

  • Good quality tee shirts or tops in black white and grey
  • Great jeans
  • Well fitted denim jacket
  • Fabulous handbag in black or tan
  • White sneakers they can seriously be worn with anything
  • Super soft knit


TMT #1Zippy Midi Skirt in Black & White + Longsleeve Tee in Black + Striped Jumper in Black & White

TMT #2Zippy Midi Skirt in Black & White + Longsleeve Tee in Black + Striped Jumper in Black & White
Slouch Pant in Black & White Stripe + Scoop Neck Tee + Bohemian Traders Black Denim Jacket

TMT #3Classic White Tee + Bohemian Traders Black Skinny Jean

TMT #4Bohemian Traders Black Denim Jacket + Penny Shirt with Contrast Tie

TMT #5Seed Heritage Asymmetrical Sweater $99.95

TMT #6Seed Heritage Raglan Trench Coat $189.95

TMT #7Seed Heritage Two Stripe Swing Tee $49.95

TMT #8Seed Heritage Slice Dipped Tee $39.95


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Two Mums Talking  

Founded by Claire Chadwick and Kirsty Ashe in 2015, www.twomumstalking.com has now become a sought-after platform for mums and women from all walks of life. Specialising in Mums in Business, Claire and Kirsty are on a mission to support, connect and communicate with women all over Australia and the world, with their home town of the Gold Coast being the heart and soul of their startup. Via their Podcasts, Blog, Social Media and Mums in Business Directory; these two friends and entrepreneurs are gaining fast recognition as being experts in multiple fields; from personal styling to blogging to women in business to #mumlife and so much more. These two women are fuelled by the inspiration and hustle of lifting up and supporting other women in chasing their dreams. Two friends who can work a crowd (you may have seen them emcee some Gold Coast events), combine talents, see the positive in any situation and tackle life with gusto and humour // www.twomumstalking.com