It would be fair to say fashion has been erratic of late. There’s been the craze for cowboy boots and that hot second when Karl Lagerfeld almost tricked us into wearing head-to-toe plastic, but it seems things are calming down, on the sartorial front at least. Unexpected though it may be, there are only six things we think your wardrobe is missing. These are the pieces we know we’ll be wearing come spring (and probably beyond #hoarders).
A combination of living more than a hop and a skip from work and having a packed-out schedule means the all-day dress has gained momentum in our lives. We wear it from 9-to-9 without even blinking, although sometimes (when our bag is big enough) we swap our shoes from boots to mules at 6pm. But, to be honest, the reason we’re drawn to these dresses is because they don’t require a restyling session when the working day ends.
Tailoring has gone through a transformation, especially the blazer. No longer just for the boys, it’s in fact not just for the boardroom either. We’ve been wearing ours on top of dresses, and now Jacquemus and Matthew Adams Dolans have ushered in the era of twisted tailoring we’re convinced that the old days of straight-laced suits are over.
After seasons of sneakers setting the fashion agenda, our feet need to be eased back into the concept of wearing heels again. While a low-heel might not give the same elevation if you find one with a conversational silhouette, like Prada’s Mary-Janes or Mist’s diamante-embellished mules, you’ll make the same impact (but with half the blisters).
We have an important question for you: imagine if you could take the hygge feeling of home with you on your commute to work, would you? While we’re not suggesting walking to the bus with a lit candle and a shearling rug, a blanket coat may do the trick. With fringed edges and a woollen construction, the tartan outerwear of Off-White and H&M isn't just compelling but cosy.
Jewellery is a talking point. We know that. But, there’s something to be said about the quieter, more subdued designs that let your clothing make the statement. For this we like itty bitty golden accessories, especially by Missoma and Reliquia.
Denim has slowly but surely edged its way into our working wardrobe - courtesy of dark, sharp silhouettes - and now it’s been fully reintroduced to our going out-out wardrobe, it’s always on the agenda. With the classic shapes already lovingly stowed away at home our sights are set on wackier constructions. Of course, Marques’Almeida reigns in this arena, but Raey’s wide-leg jeans make a convincing argument too. We’re also having bags of fun with saccharine treats in pastel colours. Our sights are set on the delights of Elleme’s shearling top-handle bag and a violet Staud tote with a marabou collar
Stine Goya, Freesia Dress, £212
The All Day Dress