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STYLE ADVICE: I’m looking for a few wardrobe updates.

Posted on: November 3, 2014

QUESTION: Hi! I think I need a few pieces to give some life to my wardrobe. But something I can wear again. Not sure where to start.

ANSWER: It only takes a few pieces to inject some fashion oomph into your wardrobe. Seasons seem to be blurring all into one these days so there are great choices that are timeless but also fun pieces that give a trend update and are also wardrobe keepers.

1. Helmut Lang dress £235: A new dress is a great way to update your wardobe. Look for versatile day-to-night pieces. The asymmetric cut plus flattering ruched details of this dress gives a fabulous update to a simple grey number…it makes a change from a classic shift style. What’s more this piece will flatter your frame and accentuate your waist. You can take it from work (think court shoe + tote + open front cardigan) to a night out (think strappy sandal + clutch + faux fur jacket). It’ll be a great travel companion too and will not date:

garment-2214581-27860812. Stuart Weitzman boots £348.61: Sometimes all it takes is a new pair of shoes to change the way everything looks in your wardrobe. By now I think every wardrobe seems to have a pair of ballerinas and some take on a biker boots stashed away! You’ll notice that everyone  from designer to high street has gone crazy for stiletto heeled ankle boots. We’re talking a wearable stiletto heel which can go from a casual jeans and  parka look to adding a bit of edge to dresses:

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3. ASOS faux-fur scarf £35: One of the hot trends to emerge from the catwalks this season is wild and wonderful faux-fur – preferably in crazy colours. There are some fabulous pieces on the high street and I especially love the monochrome faux-fur bomber style jackets at H&M and Topshop. This deep green and snowy white combo will add some on-trend glamour to the quietest of outfits. It creates just the right amount of drama with a dress by cleverly altering the neckline and can be styled over a tailored coat turning it from low-key int sumptuous lust-have. If you just buy one thing make it a fun and chic accessory like this:

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4. Boden clutch bag £69:- We love a clutch bag here at Dressipi. If you are not  after an investment handbag this season a clutch in a hot shade, wild print or dazzling metallic should scratch that “I need a new handbag” itch. Each season Boden does a simple range of clutch bags in an ideal size for use by day with a more casual look as well as for the evening. Just because you’re having a bit of fun with your accessories doesn’t mean they won’t style-travel from one season to the next. This deep blue glittery piece is a wardrobe keeper – and the fact that all that glitters is not gold in this instance, means it is perfect for spicing up what I like to call those ‘I’ve just popped out to get a coffee’ looks.

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5. Zara jacket £89.99:– Zara really is brilliant with their bouclé jackets. This piece combines a capsule wardrobe must-have style  – the biker jacket – with the must-have bouclé. You can clash this over a contrast print, jazz it up with your faux-fur pr keep things stylishly neutral with low-key greys and blacks. It’s the perfect throw-on-and-go piece! I hope that this has given you a fresh take on your existing wardrobe. Natalie x

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