I'm a Fashion Editor, and These Are the 4 Wardrobe Heroes I Swear By

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The process of refining your wardrobe into a functioning, well-oiled machine is not one that happens overnight. It takes time to work out what items you actually wear, and often it will be the pieces you least expect. Someone once taught me a trick to turn all your clothes hangers the same way, then when you wear each item, you turn each coat hanger around. The result? A very clear representation of the items you do and don't wear. Smart, right? Well, clearly I'm not the only one who knows the power of a good basic, as NET-A-PORTER has just launched a 'Wardrobe Heroes' category which speaks to exactly this.

Filled with time-tested staples, the section is essentially a ready-made wardrobe capsule, however there are certain pieces that particularly stand out to me. Over the course of my career, I have whittled down my own 'wardrobe heroes' edit to a number of items that I feel great in and are easily mix-and-matched. Tailoring plays a big role, so wide leg trousers and classic shirting makes my line-up, as do crowd-pleasers such as throw-on dresses and heritage bags. So, whether you're enjoying the summer heatwave or looking forward to the cooler climes of autumn, scroll down to see and shop the wardrobe heroes that get my seal of approval all year round.

The Wide Leg Trousers


Victoria, Victoria Beckham Pleated Cotton-Twill Wide-Leg Pants (£365)

Petar Petrov Gianna Woven Wide-Leg Pants (£1050)

Brunello Cucinelli Pleated Wool Wide-Leg Pants (£870)

Carolina Herrera Pleated Cotton-Blend Sateen Wide-Leg Pants (£890)

The Throw-On Dress


Rixo Frida Ruffled Floral-Print Crepe Wrap Midi Dress (£265)

Khaite Mila Stretch-Knit Midi Dress (£1680)

Dôen Eclipse Embroidered Floral-Print Organic Cotton-Voile Midi Dress (£245)

Staud Cecily Open-Back Cable-Knit Cotton-Blend Maxi Dress (£350)

The Striped Shirt


Rejina Pyo Tate Ruffled Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt (£375)

Isabel Marant Sotalki Striped Silk Shirt (£645)

Emma Willis Jermyn Street Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt (£285)

Isabel Marant Étoile Ajady Striped Organic Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt (£330)

The Forever Handbag


Bottega Veneta Mount Small Leather Shoulder Bag (£2370)

Loewe Anagram Small Debossed Printed Leather Tote (£1750)

Givenchy Antigona Xs Mini Embossed Glossed-Leather Shoulder Bag (£1250)

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini Leather-Trimmed Printed Coated-Canvas Shoulder Bag (£1860)

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