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Back To Basics: Petro’s Favourite Staples

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While they may not be the most exciting pieces in your wardrobe, basics are the hardest-working, so it’s well worth taking the time to get them just right. Quality is key – these are pieces you’ll wear on repeat, so invest in the best you can to get the longest-lasting versions. Here, co-founder and COO Petro takes you through the essentials that form the basis of her style.

“A wool blazer works as my favourite in-between outerwear piece. I throw it on over everything from jeans to my favourite silk dress.”
“At a recent event, I spotted 10 tennis necklaces among the top fashion directors. It’s a trend, but not one that I can envision going anywhere soon.”
“A denim shirt is constantly on rotation in my wardrobe. Whether worn with jeans or leather leggings it’s a piece I return to again and again.”
“I adore all my Nili Lotan buys, but her Shon trousers are my absolute best buy, I love the hue of this grey-green pair for a combat-trouser feel.”
“A tennis sock is as basic as a basic gets, but I love the slight elevated nature of these Toteme ones – a great gift option, too.”
“A new staple, but one that the whole office has invested in this winter.”
“Sadly, it’s still too cold to give up coats just yet, so I’m always wrapped up in a classic fuss-free black wool one.”
“Even in winter, SPF is the cornerstone of my beauty routine. I recommend this lightweight version from Beauty Pie whenever I’m asked.”
“Endlessly useful, my grey tailored trousers are something I wear all winter, with trainers, boots or heels for the evening.”
“Whenever I’m asked how to start a classic wardrobe, I always start with a great navy crew neck.”
“My most treasured buy this season. I never knew what a hero a cashmere tee could be. It has solved a multitude of outfit dilemmas.”
“As far as trainers go, Converse high-tops have always been a must-have on my basics list.”
“Lightweight, easy to wear and they give any outfit an elevated feeling.”
“I am a huge Loewe fan, and I’m always looking for a new piece to expand my collection. I’ve had my eye on this investment tote that will be a chic addition to my workwear wardrobe.”