Whilst nothing beats the thrill of slipping into that brand new dress or throwing a brand new coat over your shoulders for the very first time, we’re also fans of having a carefully collated collection of faithful favourites in our wardrobes. While the trends come and go, our faithful favourites remain, waiting in our wardrobes until we call on them once again, knowing that they’ll never fail to bring maximum style with minimum effort. When weekends are manic with errands and weekdays are all work, work, work, these are the pieces that’ll leave you feeling put together without so much as a second thought.
THE CAMEL COAT
The camel coat is the unicorn of the outerwear world. One of few pieces that looks equally as stylish dressed down as it down dressed up, the camel coat is timeless in every sense of the word but never anything but on trend. To make sure you wear yours for years, opt for a mid-length style with a belted waist or single-breasted collar. Skinny dark denim, black shift dresses, Breton stripes, layered knitwear and chambray shirts all work well, in fact there’s barely a look the camel coat can’t elevate.
THE FUR GILET
For luxe layering with a sophisticated 70s appeal, this season is all about the fur gilet; it’s our wardrobe hero when it comes to staying warm without resorting to your heavy winter coat. This cream number from Armani Jeans takes the guess work out of transitional layering, pairing a simple shirt with an ivory fur waterfall collar gilet. Dark jeans and black riding boots complete the look.
THE BLACK RIDING BOOT
Hands up if you feel a little burst of excitement the first time you slip up the zip on your favourite black boots? There’s something oh-so-satisfying about slipping aside your sandals and reaching for your riding boots. Our favourites for AW16 are by Michael Kors; sleek black leather, decorated with subtle gilded accents and the signature MK detailing that sets them apart from the rest. Even those of us who hesitate at a lack of heel will find themselves converted by this classic style.
THE LACE TOP
The supermarket shelves are lined with tinned sweets and glitter baubles, and it is no longer feasible to try and deny that the festivities are just around the corner. Christmas party season appears to start earlier every year and more occasions means more outfits. For client dinners, Christmas markets and even the big day itself, this ESCADA Lace V-Neck Camisole fits the bill when you’re all sequinned out. Scalloped lace in navy or burgundy promises the prettiest of respite from the endless Christmas glitz.
Which buy now, wear forever pieces are on your list this winter? Visit Robinsons of Bawtry today to fill the spaces in your wardrobe with AW16 styles from some of fashion’s biggest names.