Running out of outfit ideas? Refresh your go-to looks with these easy styling tips, from adding light layers to wearing standout footwear
Layering can make even the most tried-and-tested outfits feel brand new and is a clever way to get more mileage out of your basics. Update a simple striped jumper – we love the cosy roll neck on this chunky Breton knit – by adding a quilted jacket. Tie it loosely around your waist for a preppy twist and finish off the look with a pair of eye-catching trainers. A pair of mom jeans in an authentic, vintage-look denim is another versatile layering piece; try rolling up the cuffs and wearing over a pair of thermal leggings Alexander McQueen flared shirt dress.
Another day, another sombre-looking coat? Take a forward-looking approach to casual dressing by swapping a dark wool overcoat for an oversized trench coat on milder days. Slip on over a cashmere hoodie or a discreet quilted gilet to insulate the look. Opt for light shades and joyful prints to give your wardrobe a breath of fresh air. We love the handy hood and storm flaps of this double-breasted trench coat, which pairs perfectly with denim. Smarten the look for the office with a knitted-vest-and-longline-shirt combo, plus wide-leg trousers and chunky loafers.
Switching in new accessories is another quick and easy way to eke more mileage out of failsafe outfits – we have our eyes on this colourful cross-body bag that can be worn multiple ways. Give your feet a treat in these chunky boots, which have extra cool factor thanks to the platform soles and statement buckle detail. They’re also ultra comfy, with Insolia Flex technology that helps keep your feet in the right position when walking. When the days become longer and lighter, retire your trusty boots in favour of a fresh pair of trainers. This season’s sneakers are all about distinctive details that add a focal point to any outfit.
Words: Dulcie Emerson and Emily Sutherland