After a massive wardrobe clearout, I realised that I mainly wear the same items styled in different ways, time and time again. These minimal basics never go out of style. With a little tweaking to jewellery and make up, these pieces look great at every age.
A timeless camel coat is an investment piece. Pair with oversized scarf and white runners for a sporty classic look.
Black slim-fit pants
Dress your pants up with a sequin top and throw on your oversized scarf as a wrap to keep away the chills.
Down stripes look slimmer if you can find them. The breton looks fab with your biker jacket, pop on your sunnies to complete the look.
Crisp white shirt
Pair with ballet pumps and your boxy brown bag to take you from the office to the theatre or gig with style.
Suits most shapes, they look fab with high heeled ankle boots, add your biker jacket to modernise the look too.
Looks fabulous with your jeans or your wrap dress. Top off with scarf and sunnies and you're good to go. Budget pleather versions are available at New Look and H & M.
Black ballet pumps
Pumps are great all year round. Wear with capri pants and tanned feet in summer and with knee highs under trousers in winter.
Go beautifully with jeans and dresses, high heeled are best, what's not to like, a must have for every wardrobe.
Mulberry do a fab covetous one and on a budget, Clarks and M&S do their own versions too.
If Chanel seems a little overpriced, Karen Millen does a fab quilted clutch with chain which is really roomy too.
I like my Burberry aviators but tend to leave them at home as I know I'd lose them. I keep a pair from Police in the car for those short sunny winter days.
Great for mid-lifers who need to layer up and layer down to cope with fluctuating body temperatures.
Sequin party top
There are plenty of budget options around in Florence and Fred and Penneys etc. Pop under a tuxedo jacket, slick on some red lipstick and you're party ready.
Sporty and classic pieces combine well for a modern, clean and stylish look for all ages. These are a firm favourite, keep them clean with a dose of 'The Pink Stuff' from Dealz.
Til next time.