It’s at the beginning of September when I truly feel the call of the new, and this translates into looking for smart ways to update my wardrobe. For the season ahead I’m focusing on items that will give my current collection a fresh perspective; think colourful knits, contemporary tailoring and statement jewellery. I am also reaching for pieces that give me a thrill (hello, ’70s sunglasses!) and dream-ticket items that will become future classics – Bottega bag, I’m looking at you!
“Last season, I bought a tan pair of Chloé flatforms that I adore, so I have decided to invest in a winter shearling pair. Inspired by our editor-at-large Deborah Brett, who wears hers on repeat, I am confident that I will, too.”
“Chunky chains are very much this season, but their timeless appeal means I’ll be wearing them for years to come. This short-drop necklace will modernise my basics, giving a new lease of life to T-shirts and knits.”
“I’m a big fan of tailored trousers, and as I head towards my forties, they’re something I’m reach for more and more. This wide-leg style has a laid-back feel and can be worn with the matching jacket or separately, and with stomping boots or trainers.”
Joanna Laura Constantine
“Whether for waist-up dressing when working from home or building head-to-toe looks for venturing outside, these statement earrings will add polish. The pearls make for a twist on a classic.”
“A pair of statement sunglasses is always at the top of my new-season radar as they can elevate any look all year round. I love this oversized ’70s shape and yellow tint, which will add a retro nod to everyday outfits.”
“I’m dipping my toe into checks this season by way of this long-length knitted cardigan, which I’ll layer over jeans.”
“Woven leather is a big trend this season, but also something that will endure, so it’s worth buying into. The deep green of this Bottega Veneta bag is a versatile alternative to classic black and tan, and something I don’t already have in my collection.”
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