There’s looking chic, and there’s looking chic all year round. Here’s how you can make your wardrobe work harder and better.
(Gucci; Saint Laurent; Proenza Schouler)
Time To Shine
The oldest trick to turn on the glitz – because it works again and again and again! To bring head-to-toe shimmer from dusk to day, throw a cardigan over or layer with a turtleneck under.
Borrowed From The Boys
“I’ll have what he’s having!” A smart suit comes in many guises, from oversized to ruffled and multicoloured. For a feminine spin, pair with a fitted skirt. Tip: vary hemlines according to occasion.
(Sportmax; Versace; Stella McCartney)
Oldies are now goodies, as designers rework granny sweaters into works of art. The latest editions offer quirky stripes, abstract prints and eye-catching hues. You’ll never have another “I have nothing to wear” moment – promise.
(Alexander Wang; Valentino; Max Mara)
Skirt The Issue
The no-brainer way to make black pop? A statement skirt will keep you loud and proud. Team with your black bustier, black vest, black turtleneck, black anything.
(Stella McCartney; Fendi; Valentino)
Awesome structure, great colour, and wear-everywhere versatility – if your coat comes with these, well, you can just about scrimp on everything else underneath. This is one investment worth right down to the last dollar.
(Fendi; Tory Burch; Proenza Schouler)
Living In Colour
Smart girls not only choose the right colours (aka those that complement their skin tone) but also know which to wear where. Sunset tones are perfect for the beach; brights for a day out, and pastels for indoors.