Reinvent your wardrobe classics

When you find yourself staring at your wardrobe and feeling like you have nothing to wear, it’s easy to feel like the only solution is a complete style overhaul. We suggest you shop your wardrobe instead – adding in smaller pieces that will help bring a new year lift to your existing collection.

We’ve picked out three classic items – the white shirt, the trench coat, the little black dress – and paired them with the accessories that will turn a wardrobe essential into a statement outfit. 

 

The White Shirt

Dress down your everyday work shirt for a Saturday brunch with some cotton chinos and a chunky knit scarf. Playful accessories in contrasting colours and textures add depth to your outfit and enhance those positive weekend vibes.  

Delaunay Blouse – Gabriela Hearst
Striped Scarf Alpaca Charcoal Cream- Ally Bee
Trousers – Oshadi
Gold Patterned Ring – Luca Jouel
The Statement Purse – Maison Mayshad Paris
Springbok Cuff in Gold – Okapi

 

The Black Dress

That little black dress is too good to save for special occasions. Transform it into a work appropriate look by layering a fine knit underneath – look for something with voluminous sleeves to create a new silhouette.

Evening Black Dress Reinvent

Open Back Crepe Dress – Maiyet
John Crew Neck – Gabriela Hearst
 Aiva Purse – Bronagh Holmes Luxury
Lover Heels Black – Camilla Elphick
Classic Leaves Spectacles – Karmoie
Da Vinci Automatic 36 – IWC Schaffhausen

 

The Trench Coat

It’s easy to get bored of your winter coat towards the end of the season – however much you love it. Make your look pop with a colourful cross-body bag, silk scarf and statement earrings to help transition this classic piece into Spring.

Trench Coat Reinvent

 

Double Face Coat Camel – Loewe
Ship in a Storm Silk Scarf – Age of Reason Studios
Velvet Mix Flower Pin – Gabriela Hearst
Ayesha Bag – Okapi
Clouds Ring – Vieri
Deco Earrings – Stephen Webster

 

If you enjoyed this, you might like to read The Best of the Holiday Designer Edit or Finishing Touches: From Day to Night.

 

Sophie Corfan