You’ve had a wonderfully relaxing summer reading the latest copy of Façon, garnering all the outfit inspiration you need to revamp your wardrobe for the new year. It may be time for a whole new you, or you may just want to begin with some basic essentials you can build on and accessorise with. So with no hesitation, I bring you the top 5 wardrobe staples you need to acquire for the year ahead.
Now although I prefer mine perched on the side of a glass and made of orange or pineapple, a summer wedge is a must have this season and chosen correctly can last you for years to come.
Not as dangerous poolside as a sharp stiletto, but much more elegant than your casual sandals, a wedge heel is an excellent addition to any wardrobe.
You can wear it by day with your favourite sarong and swimsuit or out to lunch with a 50s inspired skirt and sharp blazer. By night you add a touch of glamour pairing them with a striking jumpsuit.
Our pick of the season is this stunning pair from Salvatore Ferragamo.
I’m calling it. Pink is the colour of summer.
Whether you add pops of pink to your new wardrobe or dive right from head to toe, pink holds a strong power amongst designers this season.
COOPER by Trelise Cooper
From long flowing gowns to short summer tunics, various hues of pink can compliment your wardrobe into the new year.
Not only is it easily paired with the likes of yellow, orange, white and pastels, it brings a touch of soft vibrancy to the wardrobes of ladies who veer away from bold reds, blues or greens.
These selections from COOPER by Trelise Cooper & Emporio Armani are perfect pink style statements and are available now.
The Devil Wears Prada may have turned you off florals, but they have made a big comeback this summer.
COOP by Cooper
Summer florals can be the perfect print for you to make a vibrant statement. With pops of colour and unique designs, the florals that have recently appeared on runways and in every IT girls wardrobe are adorning sunset reds and yellows, deep blues and pinks, often contrasting against striking white or midnight black.
If you are one who enjoys a feminine floral moment, you can incorporate the trend through a bag or shoe, with many collections offering pops of floral designs. For the full floral look, full skirts, long jumpsuits, and summer play-suits are all fantastic options for your summer wardrobe and beyond.
Handbag by Salvatore Ferragamo
These picks from Trelise Cooper, Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Missguided are all beautiful examples.
Sunglasses are a must have accessory all year round, and can really add an extra something to any look.
Christian Dior- over sized version of DiorSoReal sunglasses
Coloured lenses have been a popular occurrence across collections this season, with cat eye the dominant shape across the board.
Salvatore Ferragamo Cat-eye Sunglasses
Salvatore Ferragamo Round Frame Sunglasses
Always try to match the hardware on your sunglasses to your jewellery: consistency always lends to a more polished final look.
Bolon Naughty Sunglasses
These selections from Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo & Bolon are sure to have you cool and collected all year round.
Bolon Scope Sunglasses
Now for one everlasting piece you will always have an occasion for: the blazer.
A sharp blazer can take your look from plain to effortlessly chic and edgy within a matter of moments.
This one by Emporio Armani
Whether you wear it to the office or out to a glamorous event, the right blazer can take you from day to night and beyond.
A crisp white blazer is fabulous for summer, you can pair it with white pants for a tuxedo look, or a bright colour can really make it pop.
For an evening event, a black blazer is sophisticated and elegant.
A striking blazer can last you for seasons to come, and you can always mix and match it up.