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Classic And Cost-Conscious: 7 Outfit Ideas For The Week Ahead

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It’s all too easy to slip into wearing the same outfit on repeat, especially at this time of year. And while that’s not a problem (the pieces in a well-curated wardrobe should be worn again and again), it can leave you feeling like you’re in a bit of a style rut. Banish those ‘I have nothing to wear’ days with our guide to seven perfect everyday outfits, based on seven key pieces. Take elements or replicate entire looks, and save this page to refer back to on those mornings when you’re feeling a little uninspired.

Monday | The Breton
Ease yourself into the week in soft cords, mid-heel boots and a classic Breton jumper, all pulled together with a wear-forever camel trench coat. Gold earrings add a shot of warmth and stop it looking too wintry.
Tuesday | The Chinos
We love the transformative effect that a splash of khaki can have on your wardrobe. Utilitarian but also able to work in both casual and formal settings, this pair of trousers can take you to the office, dinner or the park with ease. Try styling with simple ballet pumps for a feminine twist and add a classic white shirt and black accessories for a smarter edge.
Wednesday | The Wool Blazer
The midweek slump is very real. Tackle it with comfortable, low-key double denim, an effortless look that has maximum impact. Layer an oversized denim shirt over a crisp white tee and pair with a tailored wool blazer to elevate it slightly. Shades and boxfresh retro trainers are your go-to accessories.
Thursday | The White Jeans
White or cream jeans are an underrated wardrobe hero in autumn and winter. Don’t reserve yours just for sunnier, warmer weather; they’re a great building block for a tonal, neutral look as we approach the tricky between-seasons period. Build upon yours with shades ranging from sandy beige to rich, chocolatey brown for a truly sophisticated look.
Friday | The Pencil Skirt
It’s Friday, so it’s time for the ultimate day-to-night look to bring in the weekend. This Whistles skirt with knee-high boots is the perfect combination, and consider a sleeveless knit your secret weapon that can be layered during the day but worn alone for evenings out. A splash of gold on your accessories lifts the all-black outfit to night-out status.
Saturday | The Jumpsuit
We love the practicality and ease of a jumpsuit, and it comes into its own at the weekend. For a day spent meeting up with friends, layer a denim version over a cream polo neck and pair with block-heel boots and tan and camel pieces, for a ’70s-tinged look that feels contemporary.
Sunday | The Grey Knit
Sundays are for recharging and relaxing, so echo the mood in your outfit. High-waist, wide-leg denim is a great option, teamed with on-trend trainers and a cosy knit. Complete your look with a baseball cap – the off-duty accessory of the moment – and some personalised jewellery, for a little added detail.