Before we take a break for the summer I wanted to share what I have been buying in the sales to update my holiday wardrobe and to start preparing for the new season. I use the sales as an opportunity to buy into designers but there is great satisfaction in the odd Highstreet bargain too!
The dress with sleeves... perfect for scenic sightseeing and in the city
The printed dress...cocktail hour
the travel trouser...I'll wear these on the plane
the fun bag...as a clutch in the evening or on the shoulder by day
the simple sandal...that goes with everything
The one-piece...something sporty I can wear with the kids
the elevated beach cover-up... I'll wear this to the beach, to bed and beyond.
I know how much you love to plan ahead and now is the perfect time to buy into new season updates at discounted prices. Here is a list of next seasons trends and smart buys to future proof your wardrobe.
Animal print - The laziness in me loves a backless loafer. These look as good with wide trousers as they do with skinny jeans.
Leather - This seasons focus is on the leather dress but for those looking for something more versatile a leather jacket update is always a good investment. I love this version from Joseph in burgundy brown with a longer cut that will look amazing with my go-to winter palette of navy, red, grey and burgundy.
Silver - The magpies among us rejoice, this is your time to shine (in must-have silver). Dance the night away in Prada's comfortable retro kitten heels or for a more subtle take, IRO's classic Shavani jacket.
Tweed - I love a classic fabric like tweed in a contemporary shape like this Alexa Chung skirt. Mix tweed and silver á la Calvin Klein for extra style points.
Rust/Chestnut/Brown - The 70s colour palette is strong for Autumn/Winter and this suede midi skirt is luxurious and easy to wear with a shirt or your favourite knitwear. I love Vince for its elevated basics.
Pleats - The pleated skirt is not going anywhere! This one from By Malene Birger is a future perennial favourite. Wear now with a white T shirt and sandals and knee high boots come winter. Perfect for the office too with a white shirt. Or try a box pleat if you suit skirts with less volume.
If you are overwhelmed by what your wardrobe needs for the next season and want to buy smarter, you can book a consultation with me here.