Want to make your wardrobe go fur­ther?

Need to change your look with­out chang­ing your en­tire wardrobe? Stylist, en­tre­pre­neur and GLAM­OUR’S Most GLAMOUROUS 2016 winner, Bronwyn Day shares her best in­sider se­crets and tips.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Contents - By Bronwyn Day

For­mer GLAM­OUR fash­ion di­rec­tor and founder of Cape Town’s elite de­signer show­room, The Shows­pace, Bronwyn Day knows a thing or two about how to make wardrobes work.

“The key is working with your body shape and not be­ing a slave to the trends – es­pe­cially trends that don’t flat­ter you.”

Read on for more style tips from a pro in the know.

What three items should ev­ery woman in­vest in?

A silk shirt, be­cause it’s classy and will never date. A good-qual­ity (not too shiny) leather biker jacket, be­cause it goes with any­thing – from a maxi dress and boots to skin­nies and an off-the-shoul­der crop top. And leather an­kle boots with a block heel, be­cause they’re stylish and comfy.

What’s the best bargain buy?

I love in­ex­pen­sive and sparkly jew­ellery. Gold hoops al­ways look classy – es­pe­cially if they’re not too big – and they don’t cost a for­tune. A chunky gold chain is great for work, es­pe­cially when worn with a white shirt and tai­lored trousers or with dis­tressed den­ims, a T-shirt and leather jacket for a night out.

What’s the best way to up­grade your wardrobe on a tight bud­get?

If you’re adding a few es­sen­tials, look for plain items in rich jewel tones – like red, green and pur­ple – or warm earthy shades, like camel, brown and orange. Avoid neons, as they date quickly and peo­ple will no­tice if you wear them again and again. Bur­gundy is very fash­ion­able this sea­son, and can look re­ally luxe with­out cost­ing the earth.

An over­sized scarf is another great ad­di­tion as it feels lux­u­ri­ous and is very ver­sa­tile – wear it with a shirt and jacket for work or with jeans, a polo neck and a parka on the week­end.

Patent ac­ces­sories – like shiny brogues or a hand­bag – add char­ac­ter and class to a sim­ple out­fit. Go for oxblood, red, mus­tard, yel­low, navy or black.

What’s an easy, af­ford­able way to make an out­fit awe­some?

Find a print that com­ple­ments your skin tone and per­sonal style – think leop­ard print, red checks or metallics – and use it as an ac­cent to make a ba­sic out­fit more glam­orous or in­ter­est­ing. Just be care­ful not to overdo it: you’re aim­ing for hints, not head to toe.

What’s the one key piece ev­ery woman should have in her wardrobe?

Black skinny jeans. I wear them to meet­ings with a tai­lored blazer and kit­ten heels, to din­ner with a slinky camisole and biker jacket, or with an­kle boots and a men’s-style shirt over week­ends for a re­laxed, comfy look. (See Kate Moss’ out­fits left for in­spi­ra­tion). And al­ways wash your black skin­nies in­side out so that the colour lasts longer.

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