What Is A Hero Fashion Item?

A hero fashion item is the ultimate item of clothing that completes any wardrobe. Hero pieces can be dressed up, dressed down and just become an ‘essential piece’’ that you can’t live without. 

Depending on your style preferences and lifestyle requirements, your hero piece may differ to that of your friends, family or work colleagues. The core basics remain the same. In this blog we are focusing on women’s pieces and we will follow up soon with one dedicated to men. 


Another way to explain a hero piece is to call it an essential item of clothing that you just can’t live without. These are the things we need if we want to leave the house feeling comfortable and with some level of practicality, including protecting our modesty from the elements! 

When we think of essential items, we tend to immediately lean towards things like, underwear, coats, socks and shoes.  Of course under-garments and over-garments are ‘essential’ but these don’t always show off our style. 

For women great fitting bras are an absolute must. The T-shirt bra reins supreme, one that is nude to match your skin colour, a white and black one. 

Organic Basics

Organic cotton triangle bra in white. Don’t forget to use our discount code ‘ETHICALOB’ for 10% off

Organic Basics, organic cotton triangle bra in white. Don’t forget to use our discount code ‘ETHICALOB’ for 10% off at checkout.

Organic cotton lace back bra in pink.

AmaElla, organic cotton lace back bra in pink.
Y.O.U Underwear

Organic cotton bralette in black.

Y.O.U Underwear, organic cotton bralette in black

The same with underwear, it’s essential to find ones that don’t pinch, and look seamless underclothes, without any Visible Panty Lines (VPL). 

A great coat and handbag that goes with everything is what I would call an essential item. Once you have nailed your ‘style’ it’s much easier to find the right pieces that work well together.  

Many people struggle to create a cohesive wardrobe and get maximum miles out of what should be ‘hero pieces’ because they’ve not carefully curated their collection. As a former shopping addict, I know all too well the adrenaline of an impulse purchase. Sadly none of these ever became my hero pieces. The ones I searched for, planned to get and saved up and invested in – have been the ones that have served me best. 


Classic fashion items are considered pieces that can be worn regardless of trends.  These pieces can be seen resurfacing throughout the decades, usually shown in newly styled ways. Very often the classic items may see an update, like trouser length or tapering, collar size, essentially the items retain their classic appeal. 

The White T-Shirt Co

Scoop neck white t-shirt.

The White T-Shirt Co, scoop neck white t-shirt.
The White T-Shirt Co

Striped breton t-shirt.

The White T-Shirt Co, striped breton t-shirt.
Anthony Stoker

Ceremony shoes.

Anthony Stoker, ceremony shoes.
  • A crisp white shirt (or cream if you’ve got warm undertones) 
  • A white-T-shirt  (or cream if you’ve got warm undertones) 
  • The classic belted mac 
  • The breton stripe top 
  • A pair of straight leg jeans 
  • The court shoe / heeled pump 
  • The box-fresh white trainer 
  • A simple dress, the equivalent to the LBD, but in whatever colour works best for your skin. 
  • The denim jacket 
  • The leather or faux leather biker jacket 
  • The roll neck jumper 
  • A set of handbags that will take you from day to night 

The Morph Bag by GSK in onyx and rose gold.

Morph Bag by GSK in onyx and rose gold

The Morph Bag by GSK in deep sea and cloud.

Morph Bag by GSK in deep sea and cloud.

The Morph Bag by GSK in blackberry and current.

Morph Bag by GSK in blackberry and current.

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