Whatever price point you’re buying at, quality has to be paramount. So, when I’m considering a smart buy, I’m just as fastidious about beautiful fabric, well-thought-out cuts and considered details as I am when making a big investment. A £200 trench coat might, on first look, seem the same as one 10 times the price, but it all comes down to how it feels when you wear it. And if you find that smart buy that feels like a million dollars? Then you know you’re on to a winner.
It’s the simplicity of design that makes this a clever piece – nothing about it will date. I love suede in spring as it works well with whites and paler tones, plus it makes summery pieces feel city appropriate.
Good-quality cotton trousers are one of my fail-safes during the spring months and Staud’s pleated wide-legs are at the top of my list. They’re an easy piece to wear with a T-shirt or light knit tucked in.
I love the idea of dressing up cargo pants or chinos with a fun shoe. This sequin pair from Mango are so eye-catching and don’t feel like anything else I’ve seen. They are the ultimate ‘wow’ accessory to amp up casual outfits.
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