Each season the fashion world provides us with an array of tempting new styles that can leave our current wardrobes feel sadly lacking. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to buy and which pieces to invest in to somehow keep your look up to date! The good news is, you actually don’t need to buy much each season to refresh your style (as long as your wardrobe already has the basics covered). Aside from knowing what you need and if any item needs replacing, there are a few pieces that will always update your look and give existing items that current edge. Most fashion editors and insiders know that a few strong, strategic choices can carry you through the season (and beyond).
So with our “less is more” philosophy we have picked four key items that will easily update your day to day style for any season. Our rules for smart shopping still apply of course. Any new item should be wearable for your lifestyle and easy to mix with what you already have. Lastly even if an item is considered “trendy” it should still feel like you. So here goes:
- Footwear: No surprise here. Shoes can dramatically change the look of any outfit and in fact, have a huge part to play in creating a fashion forward look. In fact I would go as far as to say it is worth buying one new pair each fashion season (that’s only two per year) as they do take a lot of wear. Think about what your day to day style usually looks like and be practical but pick something that will give your look the edge.
- A coat or jacket: Jackets and coats really are the icing on the cake and are the fist thing people see. No matter what your wearing underneath a new jacket or coat with give you that effortlessly put together feel.
- A Statement Top: A “nice top” – you know, one that flatters and feels lovely to wear – will easily update jeans, trousers or skirts. This is a really good way to incorporate a new colour and have fun with print or detailing if you like. In the winter this could of course be a sweater. If you were to purchase one lovely “top” each season you would gradually have an exciting selection to choose from.
- A new shape jeans or trousers: It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut wearing the same shape jeans and trousers which can eventually become very dull and boring. Finding a new shape that flatters you will instantly change your look and make any of your tops that you pair with them feel like new.
So there you have it. In fact if you bought all four pieces you would have a lovely new outfit too!