6 fail-safe pieces we swear by

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As fun as dressing up is, we must face the reality that the majority of our wardrobe should be nearly wholly dedicated to the daily responsibilities life throws at us: the school run, jetting off to work, walking the dog… the list goes on! So if this is the wardrobe you need to depend on for the majority of the year, then why scrimp on style? Here are 6 of our fail-safe pieces we’re swearing by this season.


Proving its staying power and versatility, luxe sportswear is spotted on nearly every celebrity and blogger, season after season. You really can’t go wrong with Isabel Marant Etoile’s ‘Korbin’ pullover, an easy statement that will keep you feeling cosy yet looking current.

Never underestimate the power and versatility of a simple tee. A slightly slouchy, high-quality T-shirt like Rag & Bone’s ‘The Vee’ is the perfect match for relaxed tailoring and layering beneath shirts or camisoles.

It’s the little details of Jumper 1234’s cashmere which makes them so special. A cropped cardi is the perfect accompaniment to any outfit whether you’re dressing down formal separates or wearing casually with ankle grazing denim.

Golden Goose sneakers are both simple to style and generally sustainable too as they are a timeless trend you’ll wear time and time again, saving you in the long run from buying into fast-fashion fads. Skilfully crafted in Italy by Venetian artisans, their ‘G68’ style is pristine and un-scuffed unlike most of their other cult trainers.

The secret to getting maximum style mileage from your fail-safe pieces is layering! We recommend a chunky knit like this American Vintage ‘Zabi’ style - it’s one of those rare fashion items that has the ability to make you feel comfortable and cosy, yet still look super on trend when styled right.

We love fashion’s move towards looser-fitting, more masculine tailoring for women. With a long cut and boxy shape, Isabel Marant Etoile’s ‘Charly’ blazer is universally flattering and can work equally well worn as a coat as it can a blazer. The “borrowed-from-the-boys” aesthetic also works just as well as a layer over dressy separates as it does with a monochromatic outfit underneath.


Jade Brock