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Style essentials for your wardrobe

Trends come and go, but classics should make up the core of your wardrobe to keep you going from year to year. One of the first steps to building a classic, timeless look is getting off the fashion fad track.

A great tailored jacket is an absolute wardrobe staple. Fitted to show off feminine curves (unlike current baggy masculine styles) a jacket adds structure to your figure; gives curvy girls more angular lines, creates waistlines for boyish figure types and smooths out lumps and bumps for all shapes. The fitted jacket looks great with everything from work trousers to jeans.

Knee-high boots let you get more wear out of everything from bootleg jeans and trousers, skinny jeans to miniskirts, woollen skirts and summer dresses teamed with opaques. Not all looks are going to be for everyone so find out what suits your body shape and don’t be dictated by current trends. Brown or tan boots are a great choice if you wear lots of denim as they are neutrals that will team with just about any colour. Black is a classic that will see you through many seasons.

The over-sized leather bag will be your faithful friend for years. This is one splurge where you’ll get lots of mileage on your investment. Big bags are great for carrying lots of stuff (re-usable water bottle, umbrella, diary, laptop) and can also make a great fashion statement. The leather bag doesn’t have to be boring; patent, exotic skins, quilting, bold hardware, bright colours and much more. The most classic look however has a ladylike feel to it and understated luxury.

The monochromatic look is universally flattering on all body types. Why do you think so many fashion industry types wear head-to-toe black? This look ensures a long, continuous silhouette which instantly slims and creates the illusion of height. You don’t necessarily have to wear black to get the chic effect, although darker colours are the most slimming such as navy, charcoal, dark purple and chocolate brown.

The easiest, and most affordable, way to update your wardrobe from season to season is with accessories. Scarves, handbags, belts, jewellery and even make-up and hairstyles will instantly update your look.

Trend-proof your wardrobe and develop a lasting, timeless style with essential pieces that will keep you looking fabulous.

The simplest way to look your best.

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