10 wardrobe staples

Although it can be difficult to define what being an adult means, having some choice wardrobe staples can make it easier to dress the part when the need arises, like during job interviews or conducting important presentations. Now, style is a peculiar thing and no fashion rule fits every personality or lifestyle. But here are some classic #adulting items to stock up in your wardrobe, says Melissa Heng

The Breton striped shirt has been embraced by fashion icons through the ages, including French fashion designer Coco Chanel, British model Alexa Chung and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

The nautical-inspired top can be matched with flared trousers or a pencil skirt, worn under a blazer or even paired with a bright-coloured floral print.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline '10 wardrobe staples'. Print Edition | Subscribe