5 Staples You Need Right Now & Where To Get Them For Less

By Rachel Lay
25th Sep 2018

Every adult knows that a good wardrobe is built on a solid set of basics. Only issue being, when your student loan just won’t quit, and you’re also trying to save for a house, but your rent is also probs a bit expensive, the ability to invest in those building blocks isn’t exactly there. We hear you. Loud and clear.

But, stress not. DFO will open in Perth on October 3, where you can find your favourite brands at up to 70% off. Yes, 70% off people. Seven-zero. So naturally, we teamed up with them on this article to help set you up for style success. DFO is a HUUUGEE melting pot of all of your favourite brands—at an insane discount. The other Aussie cities have been doing their shopping there for years, but over in Perth we're only just getting in on the action now, so we thought what we better way to celebrate the launch than by giving you the perfect hit list for your first trip?!

Ready to up your fashurn game? Let’s do this!

#1 The Flattering Jeans

There’s a certain time in your life when you realise that the fast fashion jeans you keep buying just won’t fit you like a good pair of Levis (yup, there is an outlet store at DFO). So, what do savvy adults do? They score some killer denim at up to 70% off. Just opt for a style that suits your body shape and won’t go out of style. Think, the ever flatting blue-wash skinny, or light-wash straight leg. Killing it.

#2 The Interview Outfit

The interview outfit is an essential wardrobe staple. It needs to scream “making money moves” while also saying “hello, I’m very responsible pls hire me”—so you’re looking for an outfit that can suit many occasions. We’d suggest starting with a chic blazer in a neutral colour (hi, navy!), a crisp white shirt, and a fun skirt or pair of slacks. The trick is to build this part of your wardrobe out with items you wouldn’t take from the office to drinks, this needs to be all business baby. 

#3 The LBD

This one goes without being said. But everyone needs a dress they can just throw on and know it will hug them just right. DFO is home to Kate Spade, Decjuba, Review, Universal Store (and more!) where you’re sure to find a dress that will last you from the Christmas party to an impromptu girls' night.

#4 The Leather

Leather is worth investing in. Be it a belt that will match everything, a pair of boots you won’t take off, or a leather jacket that will last you a lifetime. You can’t compromise on quality when it comes to leather. Say it with us now: I will not settle for pleather (especially when leather is on sale!). Unless you’re vegan, then more power to you. There are a whole heap of stores at DFO doing leather at a discount—think, Oroton, Coach, Kate Spade, Mimco...the gangs all here. 

#5 The “Active” Wear

Hands up whose gym tights are probably a bit too see-through on the old squats. Or whose home-brand runners have definitely seen better days? That’s what we thought. Stock up on tights that pass the squat test, sports bras that ACTUALLY support you, runners that won’t hurt your feet, and even a yoga matt that can withstand your sweaty palms. The key is to find neutral, classic fits that you can use to double as weekend wear when you’re not hitting that spin class. Head for Puma, Lorna Jane, Under Armour and more. 

Find these and more in store at DFO.

Editor's note: this article was produced in partnership with DFO. Thank you for supporting the partners who make The Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here

Image credit: provided by DFO. 

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