In every girl’s wardrobe there are a few staple items we all need.

Have you got all these staple items?

Have you got all these staple items?


Blair Waldorf once said, ‘tights are not pants!’, which we completely agree with. But we really wish they were… The next best thing has to be leggings.

Somewhere between tights and pants, leggings are perfect for if you’re having a lazy day, or if you’re out and about running errands.

Pair them with a t-shirt or a jumper and it’s an effortlessly comfy and acceptable every day outfit.

MORE: Check out the leggings available in the Female First store!


Whether they’re the real branded things or if they’re some good copies, high tops or low, everybody needs a pair of canvas sneakers.

They can be worn with almost anything, meaning they’re an all-rounder. If in doubt – wear with converse.


Hoodies aren’t just for wrapping up warm in winter. They’re for the gym, every day errands, casual social events – even in the summer.

Everybody needs a nice hoodie to rock dressed up or down.


Boots are a must – especially in winter. Personally, we love knee-high boots, but ankle boots, heeled boots, Chelsea boots and Ugg boots are all essential forms of footwear.

You can never have too many pairs of shoes – there’s always an occasion for boots.

MORE: Check out the boots available in the Female First store!


It’s easy to fall into the habit of using a fabric tote bag for day-to-day use, but investing in a suitable-for-all-occasions handbag is both satisfying and trendy. Everyone needs a handbag which can easily be turned from day to night.

We suggest a block colour – black goes with everything – something over the shoulder is generally comfy, too!


It had to be on this list – of course, it’s the little black dress. Perfect for work, formalwear, socialising, the LBD is a statement piece everyone needs. The great thing is, you can still make it your own. Dressing it up – or down – with pieces that are personal to your style make the LBD so adaptable to so many different occasions.

Black t-shirt

Like the LBD, the black t-shirt can be whatever you make it. Whether you wear it with yoga pants to the gym, or you pair it with skinny jeans and heels, it’s another chameleon of fashion.

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