The Best Brands To Get Wardrobe Staples From

From t-shirts to leather jackets, we’ve got you covered

T-shirts – Uniqlo
03 Jun 2016

T-shirts – Uniqlo

Uniqlo t-shirts are great because they’re made for Asian frames, so you’ll never have a problem with shoulders or sleeves fitting awkwardly. They’re also of really great quality and really inexpensive.

Shop Uniqlo at #03-27 313 @ Somerset.

Jeans – Topshop
03 Jun 2016

Jeans – Topshop

It's not a denim brand, but Topshop is actually a really good place to shop for jeans. There’s a large variety of styles, from the mum jean to super skinny jeans, with special ranges for petite girls — which is a godsend for vertically-challenged Asians like us. The jeans are usually made in really lightweight, breathable denim, making it extra perfect for the warm, humid Singapore climate.

Shop Topshop at #B2-01 Ion Orchard.

Ballerina flats – Repetto
03 Jun 2016

Ballerina flats – Repetto

Repetto is iconic for its ballerina flats, and for good reason. They’re known for their high quality, and the classic, simple ballet flat (that comes with a little bow) is now available in every colour of the rainbow, so you can definitely find a pair that you like.

Shop Repetto at #03-15B Ion Orchard.

Oxford shirts – A.P.C. Jeans
03 Jun 2016

Oxford shirts – A.P.C. Jeans

A.P.C. makes really high quality Oxford shirts that will easily take you from work day to weekend, and that will last for years and years. Sadly, their physical store closed a while back, but you can still find the brand at Kapok.

Shop A.P.C. at Kapok, #01-05 National Design Centre.

Everyday bag – Mansur Gavriel
03 Jun 2016

Everyday bag – Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel skyrocketed to fame a couple of years back thanks to their very covetable bucket bags. They are just the right size to fit all your essentials and have a clean, minimalistic design that goes with everything and anything in your wardrobe. The label now also has a range of similarly simple tote bags that are very roomy — perfect for those who like to carry their whole life around with them.

Shop Mansur Gavriel at On Pedder, #02-12 Ngee Ann City.

Everyday jewellery – Eddie Borgo
03 Jun 2016

Everyday jewellery – Eddie Borgo

American label jewellery label Eddie Borgo has a wide range of bling for every woman, from very pared-down to ornate or feminine. So you’ll definitely be able to find something you can accessorise with every day, no matter what your style is.

Shop Eddie Borgo at On Pedder, #02-12 Ngee Ann City.

Blazers – DKNY
03 Jun 2016

Blazers – DKNY

DKNY is particularly great for getting polished, tailored blazers without having to actually head to the tailor’s. Besides that, they’re also a great brand to shop for all sorts of wardrobe basics.

Shop DKNY at #03-12 Ion Orchard.

Leather jackets – Massimo Dutti
03 Jun 2016

Leather jackets – Massimo Dutti

If you want a great full leather jacket, head to Massimo Dutti, which is known for its classic tan leather jackets. The jackets are very minimal in design, so they’ll look chic even years or decades down the road.

Shop Massimo Dutti at #B1-01 Ion Orchard.

When it comes to shopping, there’s really nothing as difficult — for us, at least — as finding great basics to stock up our wardrobes with.

In the fickle world of fashion, trend pieces have a short lifespan, so it’s easy to buy whatever you want at a whim, since they’re not going to last very long anyway.

Wardrobe staples like t-shirts and jeans, on the other hand, require so much more thought. They have to be of good quality, since you’re going to want to get a lot of wear out of them; they have to be comfortable; have to be able to withstand wear and tear; and be reasonably-priced.

To help you (and ourselves) out, we consulted fashion stylist Daryl Alexius Yeo for the best brands to buy basics from — click through the gallery above to see his recommendations!

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