Topshop Coat (similar here) | Topshop Shirt | Dorothy Perkins Trousers * | Dorothy Perkins Bag | Zara Mules (similar here)
When you think of style heroes, you'll probably think of Alexa Chung, Coco Chanel, and maybe even Kim Kardashian if you are that way inclined (okay I'll face it that she's upped her fashion-game during the Kanye Era). But today I'm talking about the essential wardrobe items that we rely on during those "oh crap I have nothing to wear" days (basically everyday). Dorothy Perkins Style Heroes Campaign features 10 must-have wardrobe staples that form the foundation of our seasonal outfits. As part of the Style Heroes challenge I got to pick a mini-bag and a pair of cropped trousers to style out.Let's talk about the mini bag. Pretty impractical, but who cares? I don't need to carry 3 Mac lipsticks around everyday and like every teen movie I watched as a kid it's embedded in my mind that it's only cool to pay on plastic, so no loose change will be found swinging around this tiny bag. Plus those "what's in my handbag" blog posts are completely overrated anyway, so at least I don't need to worry about doing one of them.
As for cropped trousers, I love showing off a bit of ankle. The Victorians would have imprisoned me for being a totally improper lady and no man would ever have deemed me worthy of wifeing. What really does it for me with cropped trousers is the slightly retro look about them. Effortlessly chic in solid black with an oversized chambray shirt is the easiest way for casual dressing on a day-to-day basis, without fail.