7 Wardrobe Foundations Fashion Experts Are Backing for 2024

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2024 has officially arrived, and the January reset is underway. Alongside our New Year's resolutions (mine are to bring lunch to work and spend more time outdoors), we like to use the fresh slate of a new year as a moment to take stock of our wardrobes and ready them for the 12 months ahead.

To kick things off, we're focusing on the most hard-working elements of our wardrobes: the foundation pieces. And with a few months of winter already behind us, we've had time to identify the styles we wear the most along with perhaps those that are missing from our capsules. Now is the time to fill those gaps or replenish our much-loved pieces in preparation for the new year. Naturally, we're turning to NET-A-PORTER. 


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True to form, NET-A-PORTER is ahead of the game, having created a sleek edit of elevated and considered styles to bolster your outfits this year and beyond. As a one-stop shop for all our fashion buys from classic staples to bold, trend-led pieces, we often find ourselves turning to the luxury retailer when updating our wardrobes, and this new, refined edit is no different. It encapsulates the wardrobe foundations we think are key; those classic styles that make for easy outfit curations and can be layered up with trending pieces throughout the year depending on the occasion and season. 

For the current season, we've honed in on seven foundational items that can be slotted into your wardrobe rotations as soon as they arrive on your doorstep. You'll find a mix of cosy knits and elegant coats that will serve you for the rest of this winter and every other to come, along with reliable denim styles from jeans to skirts that crop up every season, making them wise investments. Wide-leg, tailored trousers remain a key player for everything from casual outfits to work and evening looks, and below you'll find some of our favourite versions.

There's also forever footwear from mid-heels to knee-high boots, having proven their versatility over the years. And finally, every great look deserves a great bag to accompany it, and we've picked out three stand-out styles that will be treasured additions to your wardrobe for years to come. 


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Keep scrolling to explore NET-A-PORTER's latest edit of the wardrobe foundations we're investing in for 2024. 


1. Neutral Knits

2. Versatile Denim

3. Sleek Outerwear

4. Staple Tops

5. Wide-Leg Trousers

6. Timeless Totes

7. Forever Footwear

Next Up: The Winter 2023/2024 Fashion Trends That Really Matter

Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.