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15 Items Every Fashion-Girl Owns

…and now you can too!

We get it, the word ‘fashion’ brings back memories of a stiff-lipped Meryl Streep (wearing Prada, of course).

But we can assure you that the industry is nothing like that, fashion isn’t scary and you definitely don’t have to wear expensive brands 24/7.

The secret to dressing like a fashion-girl is to invest in reliable outfit building blocks – stylish, stand out basics that you can throw on with ease.

Focus on what shapes, colours and prints that suit you (and make you feel good!).

Get savvy at finding basics that have unique elements like a bell-sleeve sweater or pants with ankle slits.

No matter the budget, you’ll be shopping like the #fashionista you are in no time.

Lucky, this time did it for you… keep scrolling!

Words: @lainyblack | Image: @louisefollain by @danrobertsstudio

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FRENCH-GIRL DRESS

Think Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Sexy, flattering and effortless. Throw this on in the summer, day-to-night and instantly feel like a total babe.

Rachel Comey
RUFFLE CHERNIST DRESS
FRENCH-GIRL DRESS

GRAPHIC TEE

Cool tees are a social media favourite and every girl in the know will wear the latest style before anyone else. We reckon this will be the next one to go viral. For instant 'It' girl status wear this under a blazer.

OVERSTOQ
Ciao Bella Daisy's
GRAPHIC TEE

CLASSIC HOOPS

An elegant hoop is a timeless piece you can use to accessorise your everyday wardrobe. The T-bar toughens up the classic style which will get the compliments flowing.

Tiffany & Co.
T WIRE 18-KARAT GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
CLASSIC HOOPS

BELL-SLEEVE

A bell sleeve instantly elevates any basic piece and is a unique, eye-catching detail. Layer this under jackets and pull the sleeves out of the cuffs for an instant outfit fix.

H&M
Rib-knit jumper
BELL-SLEEVE

STRIPE PANTS

If you follow the likes of @majawyh, you'll be all about the stripe trouser. Pair these with a black knit. Bonus: these are so affordable.

HOPE
Move black stripe trouser
STRIPE PANTS

BLOCK HEEL

Suede block heels are on Instagram feeds everywhere making this style, the shoe of the year. Wear them with pretty much anything and you'll be surprised how they instantly make any outfit cooler.

Modcloth
ELECTRIC SUEDE HEEL IN MUSTARD
BLOCK HEEL

DOUBLE BREASTED

A blazer is an essential for every fashion girl as it instantly pulls any look together and goes with everything. The pinstripes and white buttons update the classic black blazer, giving this piece a cool-girl edge.

R ESSENTIAL
Long double-breasted linen jacket
DOUBLE BREASTED

RED HANDBAG

Here at CHRONICLES, we are big supporters of the red handbag. This bag will add an amazing 'pop' of colour to any outfit, plus the iconic Proenza style will let everyone know you 'know'.

PROENZA SCHOULER
PS11 MINI LEATHER SHOULDER BAG
RED HANDBAG

WHITE DENIM

The pant shape of the season; you may have noticed a white tee tucked into these all over Pinterest.

Eve Denim
Charlotte cotton-denim culottes
WHITE DENIM

WHITE KICKS

To keep sneakers looking chic, we advise opting for an all white, leather style. Wear these with a black pant suit like the fashion girls do.

Atmos&here
Particle Leather Sneakers
WHITE KICKS

STATEMENT EARRINGS

A statement earring is the quickest way to being a fashion girl. Keep these chic by pairing them with simple outfits. Try making an all black suit a little more fun for the evening; these + nothing under your blazer = HELLO.

Melody Ehsani
Love Earrings
STATEMENT EARRINGS

BOYFRIEND SHIRT

This will save you when you are not feeling your best. White shirts brighten your complexion, collars make you look like a boss and a boyfriend fit is loose, comfortable and will hide everything on those 'I hate my body' days.

FRAME
BOYFRIEND POPLIN SHIRT
BOYFRIEND SHIRT

RED LIPSTICK

Every fashion girl owns a bright red lipstick. To channel FG vibes on an extra level, be daring and wear it in the day with a casual outfit like a hoody or t-shirt and jeans.

SEPHORA
LIP STAIN
RED LIPSTICK

ZIP NECK

Right now, every cool girl owns a turtle neck with a ring + zip. These are great for layering under blazers, knits or dresses.

Bamba
Seduce Crop Top
ZIP NECK

MINI SKIRT

A denim skirt is a wardrobe building block because you can pair it most of your tops. These stitching details make this piece structured and more grown-up. Try it with a half-tucked white collared shirt for instant French-ness.

BDG
Denim skirt
MINI SKIRT
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