While exploring the high street for the smartest buys of the season (it’s a tough gig, but someone’s got to do it), there were a handful of standouts. Of course, we put them through their paces. First, they have to look special. Then pass the touch test (lots end up back on the shelf at this point). And finally, we hit the changing rooms to try them on. From seasonal staples to instant transformers, meet the stylish pieces that made the cut.
Add a little sparkle to your evening look
A stylish staple that’s perfect for office-to-out dressing
This romantic blouse looks as fab with jeans as it does with a skirt
We’re swapping our statement earrings for this crystal headband
Dreary weather and heavy coats call for a little cat’s-eye drama – and this pearl-encrusted pair ticks the box
Part-blazer, part-coat, beautifully cut outerwear adds instant polish to any outfit
We’ll be wearing these boots pushed down or straight up with all our floral winter dresses
If you’re in the market for a classic bag that’ll carry your life and still look smart, we found it
A striped breton is always a good idea, and this one has embroidery – even better
Wear these eye-catching heels with tights for a glam evening look
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