In such economic times as these it pays to be wise with your purchases. Frivilous spending and impulse buying isn’t in Vogue, it’s time to choose wisely and invest in key pieces. New season shopping can be a tricky business, selecting pieces that will lift your wardrobe and not make it look dated come Spring. The trick to shopping intelligently is striking up the right balance between statement and investment. I’ve picked out some of my favourite forever pieces that are designed to turn heads and built to last.
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Now everyone wants to play it safe when it comes to choosing a winter coat and who’d blame them? A winter coat has to tick many boxes; it has to be warm, durable and most importantly go with everything. This French Connection Maxi coat is a perfect happy medium for those wanting to make a statement without taking it too far. Keeping it classic with the colour whilst the long length and fur trim adds a touch of glamour.
A great cut is essential to the longevity of a tailored piece. They are high up on the wearability scale and an essential part of any wardrobe. This tailored blazer by Day birger is the chameleon of clothing; dress it down by teaming it with a pair of skinny jeans, worn over a white blouse or throw it over your little black dress to give a sharp finish for a more formal feel.
Pencil skirts are a woman’s best friend. They cling to all the right places and accentuate your curves. They are magicians of the female form, creating beautiful silhouettes and shrinking waistlines. This leather number by Day Birger does just this with a flattering ruching effect on the waist line.
Every wardrobe should have one. A classic. Pure and simple.
Snakeskin is a big this season. BIG. However, we all know that such a bold trend won’t be around forever. This snakeskin imprinted leather bag from Tosca Blu is perfect, on trend yet classic with it’s tote shape and patent finish, you’ll still be flauting this arm candy after the Prada Raincoats have been cast aside!
The LBD. If you don’t have one get one. ASAP. This lace version from Designers Remix is wonderfully feminine with it’s shift dress shape and draped neckline. Teamed with a sky high pair of heels, you can’t go wrong. Ever.
Not one for the faint-hearted (or ones without a pair of Spanx!), a love or hate piece. I say, embrace! It’s intentions are those similar to the pencil skirt, it wants to love your curves. In order to pull this off know your shape. Long sleeved body cons are a great way of creating that hour glass silhouette whilst this asymmetric piece from Sisters Point is suited more to those in need of curves.
I love these boots. They go with absolutely everything. The proof is in the pudding. Wear with black cigarette pants and a tailored jacket, the heel keeps it feminine whilst the boots shape gives an adrogynous feel when paired with tailored pieces.
The clutch, aside from diamonds it the best accessory to finish a glam look, they have an undeniable elegance to them. This one from Surface to Air looks great with all black, adding that subtle accent of colour.
All available to buy online at zalando.co.uk