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STYLE ADVICE: Rework your basic black pencil skirt for a casual-chic look

Posted on: September 3, 2015

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With so many textures and accessories to play with this season think about going back to your wardrobe basics and giving them a make-over to get an extra outfit for an extra occasion out of them. Let’s take your basic but chic little black pencil skirt. Perfect office wear. Sometimes just sometimes weekend casual looks don’t always have to be about jeans. I’ve gone for Parisienne flavours to give this basic a style reboot. The queen of Gallic chic Ines de la Fressange has launched her next collection for Ines de La Fressange Uniqlo as we speak – it’s a wonderful mood board of chunky cable knits, sharp tailoring in tweeds and colours that blur into a palette of luxury feel looks. This cable knit fisherman’s jumper reminds me of Steve McQueen in the Thomas Crown Affair. In my eagerness to get this piece up-and-running online as it’s so chic it annoyingly also happens to be the one piece that is not yet on sale from her collection. So I will keep you posted. Hats are very much on the a/w accessories radar and this wool-mix beret gives the touch of colour this outfit needs. It’s all about the skinny scarf – thanks to Kate Moss and the Saint Laurent catwalk – so use these to add a print into the mix. A drop of gold and a cheeky pointy flat and you’re all set for a weekend lunch. What’s more, all of these pieces on their own are the perfect wardrobe basics as well as giving a simple black skirt a fabulous trend update. Natalie x

Topshop hat £16, 2. Oasis skinny scarf £8, 3. Orelia earrings £18, 4. Ines de la Fressange for Unqilo jumper, 5. Banana Republic flats £65, 6. Weekend by Max Mara skirt £116.   

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