5 easy basics to add to your wardrobe now
How to dress like a fashion insider without spending like one
The work shirt
Céline breathed new life into the humble button-down with a fresh interpretation. And the high street is following suit with unique takes on the traditional idea. Hello, Zara.
The oversized knit
Oversized knits are layerable, versatile and can take you from winter to spring. Jigsaw has some of the best on the high street, all made in Scotland.
The denim jacket
Pair it with tailored pieces, or layer it under a puffer coat for winter. Topshop has fun patchworked options, and J Crew has the cool, classic version.
The pleated skirt
A key building block in every working girl’s wardrobe, the skirt has received an update with knife pleats and layering as seen at Anavila and Dming. On the high street, H&M’s version is the best.
The loose trouser
As seen at Runaway Bicycle, Doodlage and Aartivijay Gupta, there’s a reason why the relaxed tailored trouser never goes out of style. Try the seasonal update in lurex from Mango.
The age of bank balance-threatening purchases is past. Fashion is increasingly accepting wearable, versatile pieces that’ll see you through the ages. The only question you need to be asking yourself before every purchase is whether you’ll be wearing it a minimum of 10 times. Take cues from Sonam Kapoor who styles her oversized denim jacket in multiple ways, from white midi dresses to staple black essentials. Kangana Ranaut routinely gives the classic white shirt her own spin; pairing it with everything from pleated skirts to belted trousers.
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