Every single person should own those must-have, classic pieces that help lay the foundations for the rest of your wardrobe. But do we all know what those staples are? And even if we do, do we have all of them in our wardrobes? Cultivating a style can take many years but having these basics down should help make things just that little bit easier and offer you a solid jumping off point from which to develop your own distinct look. From graphic tees to vintage shorts, you won’t be short on inspiration for your closet.

Whether you’re wanting to get your capsule wardrobe down or you’re looking to revamp your style, we’re going to run through a list of timeless fashion essentials to help get you through Summer 2021. These pieces are simple but guaranteed to go with basically everything in your closet, where you’ll hopefully be able to pair them with the bolder, out-there items that you might purchase for your collection.



Of course, this is a fabric but with so many options, we couldn’t pick just one garment. Whether you’re into cut-offs, a cute mini skirt or a cropped jacket, denim is the number one textile that should feature in anyone’s wardrobe. You also can’t go wrong with a classic, great-fitting pair of jeans. Check out our denim offering here.

Graphic T-shirt


As we’ve touched on in previous blogs, there is nothing more effortlessly cool than a graphic tee. Maybe you’re into biker-chic Harley Davidson t-shirts, or band tees are more your thing. Whatever your style, you’ll be spoilt for choice when shopping for a graphic t-shirt. Pair with denim for a laid-back look or team it with a check blazer for a day-to-night outfit. Make us your official destination for the perfect graphic t-shirt. We’ve got an extensive graphic t-shirt collection with everything from cute cartoon tees to oversized sports tops, and of course our classic Harley Davidson t-shirts.

Vintage Cap


Everyone loves a novelty vintage cap. Normally featuring a bold brand logo emblazoned on the front, these hats are a great unisex offering that can elevate any look. They’re a fun accessory to have on hand, particularly good for those super sunny days.

Slip Dress


These delicate dresses with a feminine silhouette were all the rage in the 90s and have made a massive comeback in the last few years. They’re a great go-to as they’re super flattering, easy to wear and will go with basically anything. They commonly come in silk and satin fabrics in a wide range of colours and can go from off-duty to party simply by changing up some accessories.

Vintage Sport Shorts


Perfect for beach days and weekends away, vintage sport shorts are a good staple to have in your summer wardrobe. Bright colours and quick drying fabrics make them an ideal piece if you’re planning on going for a dip.



The retro mini bag is a great crowd-pleaser, especially if you’re partying or at a festival, partly down to how functional yet compact they are. Small enough that you don’t end up lugging loads of stuff around but big enough to house all of your most important possessions (think phone, keys, wallet), bumbags are the best accessory to have on hand for the summer. We love this vintage Tommy Hilfiger one.

Hopefully this list has given you a little inspiration to refresh your summer wardrobe. New trends are constantly emerging in the fashion industry, but retro and vintage items will never go out of style so they’re always good items to invest in.