We all know what it’s like when it comes to parents and clothing, the kids get all of the new clothes and we get left with the same tops we’ve had for the last five years! So whilst we’re busy sorting out new uniforms, bags and shoes for the new school year, why not invest a little in your own back to school style? J5Fashion are wholesale Italian clothing providers that allow end users like you and me to purchase wholesale clothing in the same way that wholesalers do. We look at it this way, it’s the perfect way to stock up on school run staples and either buddy up with friends or sell on the extras. We’ve picked out some of our favourite wardrobe staples that will allow you to use them time and time again…
Let’s start with the base and work our way up. Our school run basics break down into two main categories, leggings and jeans.
Leggings: Start with a pair of black leggings, great for both comfort and style. Choose between ones with a wide waistband (perfect for helping to give some shape support as well), ribbed for a little extra detailing or seamless for a sleek, streamlined look. Leggings are the ideal place to start because they work well paired with a variety of items, from boots and dresses through to trainers and a chunky knit for a more casual vibe.
Jeans: When it comes to jeans, the options are really endless. For a good base in your wardrobe, we recommend owning a couple of pairs minimum – one for smart and one for a more casual look. Personal preference for me is a dark, tighter fit with a high waist for the smarter pair and a looser, lighter pair in a ‘mom’ style for that more laid back look.
We recommend going for some basic tops that can be dressed up and down dependent on what you’re looking for. Go for simple shapes that are going to enhance your body shape and flatter you. Neutral colours will allow you to pair them with a variety of different layers in order to mix up your style, as well as give you continuity for accessories. For Autumn you really want to focus on light layers allowing you to handle the various weather changes and temperatures that the UK has to offer! For examples we love some of the following;
A basic sleeveless top with a twist. Simple, sophisticated and understated we love the look of this casual top. A little fancier than your average tshirt without being overtly fussy. Pair with a blazer or a chunky knit depending on the finished look you’re after.
A bodysuit: For sleek styling, a bodysuit will give you a polish like no other and save you from having to master the dreaded ‘tuck’. Opt for a simple block colour one to allow the shape to do the talking. Perfect paired with loose jeans or a paperbag style waisted skirt and boots.
An oversized tee: Great to pair with leggings or a pair of skinny jeans, oversized tees can give a casual look in seconds. We love an oversized tee, leggings and trainers look, especially for a Friday pick up. Casual clothing done best.
We’re talking Autumn so you’re always going to want to have a top layer with you. Whether that’s knitwear or something a little more structured, we don’t think you can beat having a couple of different options ready – allowing you to change up your look in seconds. For a basic wardrobe, we’d recommend something along the lines of a chunky knit cardigan for comfort and warmth, a sleeker piece of knitwear such as this waterfall front cardigan and a structured blazer. Again, sticking with neutral colours will allow you to chop and change between items far easier. And of course, don’t forget your umbrella!