Fashion: Yes YOU Can…
…sale-shop for a style classic. Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.
If, like me, the New Year has you determined to clear out your wardrobe and only shop for pieces that last, try stalking the sales for these three stylish classics. A trench coat works across seasons and newer designs mix textures, fabrics and even sleeve and belt details. A Breton stripe never gets old and can be worn smartly with tailoring. A softer cut, lighter shade blazer is a winner dressed up or down.
1.Sculpted sleeves give a classic trench a twist, as seen at Gabriela Hearst 2. At balmain, a bold stripe adds a dash of French glamour 3. The blazer is updated with a hint of blush and a roomier cut at Victoria Beckham
The new trench coat
Softly belted styles and neutral tones will always flatter
Sunglasses, £40, uk.mattandnat.com
The bolder breton top
A crisp white collar will up the ante under a striped jumper
Trousers, £130, samsoe.com
Glasses, £168, Tom Ford, smartbuyglasses.com
Earrings, £37, wolfandbadger.com
The easy-wear blazer
Invest well in a quality cut – then love for ever
Jeans, £85, Lee, amazon.com