timeless & trend-proof

Trends tend to be ‘Marmite’ by nature – some we love (any that flatter our good bits and conceal the bad) and others we hate (harem pants). But there are certain pieces in our wardrobe that we can churn out season after season without anyone scoffing, “urgh, fringing? That was, like, so two years ago.” (in my head, fashion snobs talk like they’re in an American teen movie… apparently). They’re classic, timeless and work effortlessly alongside trends that are outdated in a flash. This is by no means a definite list (refer to Nina Garcia’s ‘The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own’), but a few of the following items will see you stylishly through till spring, regardless of what S/S2011’s key looks have to offer:

1. Topshop ruched sleeve blazer – £60
2. French Sole Sturdy ballet flats – £89.87
3. French Connection bangle set – £18
4. Michael Kors rose gold bangle watch – £179
5. Accessorize silk scarf – £12
6. River Island pink pleated skirt – £24.99
7. Office camel suede boots – £45
8. Topshop Boutique leather biker jacket – £225
9. Jones Bootmaker Taken brown croc bag – £110
10. Uniqlo cashmere v-neck sweater – £49.99
11. Oasis tailored flare black dress – £60
12. Principles by Ben de Lisi belted mac – £42.50
13. Prada sunglasses – £190
14. Daisy by Marc Jacobs eau de toilette – £52.50
15. Essie nail polish in Chinchilly – £9.95
16. MAC lipstick in Russian Red – £13.50