Real talk. Life is expensive enough as it is, let alone having to renovate your entire wardrobe every season. However, the key to elevating your wardrobe without having to go bankrupt is to shop smart and invest in a few sustainable staples that are good to your body and your bank balance. From the classic LBD (Little Black Dress) to a pair of mom jeans, we’ve listed our edit of the top five basic clothing items that are designed to meet your daily dressing requirements (and priced under Rs.3000).
These Fashion Staples We’re Loving Under Rs.3000
Little Black Dress
Deeply engraved in fashion history, the Little Black Dress gained momentum after Audrey Hepburn graced Vogue’s 1926 cover featuring the LBD designed by Coco Chanel. Best worn with a pearl necklace and a pair of black work heels, this iconic piece of clothing is popularly known to make every woman feel her best self. All the more reason to own one if you aren’t already.
You know you’ve found the perfect pair when you want to want to live in them. So, if you’re in the market for new denim you could choose from a pair of mid rise ripped jeans, skinny and bootcut to something more relaxed like a high fit straight cut piece. A solid pair of boyfriend and mom jeans are also items that can join forces with almost everything in your closet.
Set to be the season’s greatest styling tool, shirting is having a moment in the sun again. With that said, the trends you could try include a sharp shirt dress, off-shoulders or even just a strong shacket (shirt + jacket) that you can club with everything from a pair of perfectly well-fitted jeans to corporate trousers.
The power of a well-tailored blazer has proven its place as a key and inclusive staple for all ages and body types (not to mention the instant confidence boost that comes with wearing one). From pieces designed to elevate the waist to boxy, oversized, lean and checkered— these blazers are ideal to pop over jeans for a refined off-duty look, office meeting or even a date night.
Owning a good pair of minimal plain white sneakers is always a good investment. With an overwhelming assortment of options in the market, we did a little decluttering to help. You could either go for a pair of classic leather trainers, velcro strap, mesh and patterned or just something more snug like slip ons that are both convenient and up to date.