Last Updated on 23rd January 2015
There’s no better time to snap up your essentials than during the end of year sales. From the wrap dress to the day bag, skinny jeans to blouses….while reinventing your wardrobe for the year ahead, update it with these timeless pieces…
1. The Day Bag
We all need a great day bag. It’s got to be sturdy enough to carry our gadgets and stylish enough to transition from day to night. Cue, this black leather shoulder bag with a detachable strap courtesy of Marc by Marc Jacobs. It’s practical, cute and versatile. Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Shoulder Bag,
£445 £311, available at MyTheresa
2. The Monochrome Dress
With monochrome set to be a major trend for SS15, you can’t go wrong with this staple from Mango. The high street retailer hit the nail on the head with this minimal monochrome zigzag dress. At just £13 (yep you read correctly), it’s pretty much free! Mango Monochrome Zigzag Dress,
£44.99 £13 available at ASOS.
3. The Biker Jacket
We do love the super cool biker jacket and no wardrobe is complete without it. Pair with skinny jeans, a statement t-shirt and a killer pair of heels for the ultimate “seasonless” look. Pull & Bear Leather Biker Jacket,
£99 £70, available at ASOS.
4. Over The Knee Boots
Practical and chic, like the gladiator sandal over the knee boots are here to stay and it’s a good thing too ‘cause when snow strikes they’re the perfect go to footwear! Trish Pull on over the knee boot,
£149 £89 available at Dune London.
5. White Trouser Suit
A classic and currently a celeb favourite the white trouser suit oozes elegance and sophistication. Plus it’s a great “party” life saver when you just can’t find anything to wear. Not white but close enough, we love this cream trouser suit over at Reiss. Slim-fit Wool Cream Blazer, £265 £185 and High-Waisted Cream Trousers, £130 £95 available at Reiss.
6. Wrap Dress
A great addition to your workwear wardrobe, go from a long day in the office to a fun evening out with friends or wear at the weekend for brunch, the wrap dress is both versatile and stunning. Right now our favourite take on the flattering style has to be this Colwyn wrap dress,
£99 £69 available at Baujken.
7. The Print Blouse
Another great option for work and the weekend, when it comes to the printed blouse, you really can’t go wrong with florals. Our top pick? This Silk painterly print blouse. £135 £95 available at Reiss.
8. Skinny Jeans
A girl can never have too many skinnies….#fact! With the right amount of stretch and fading we LOVE these R13 Faded low-rise skinny jeans,
£205 £102, available at MatchesFashion
9. The Box Clutch
Always needed to add the finishing touch to an evening outfit, a classic box clutch is worth investing in. DVF may be well known for her flattering wrap dresses but she makes a damn good clutch too. With signature gold-tone lips, add this box clutch to your collection for a piece that’s guaranteed to score you a ton of compliments. DVF Flirty Minaudiere clutch,
£225 £135, available at MatchesFashion
10. The Pleated Skirt
Inject lady-like silhouettes into your wardrobe with the pleated midi skirt. Steer clear of black and opt for colour…preferably this gorgeous shade of burgundy. Micro Pleat Midi Skirt, £120 £85 available at Reiss