This month’s must-have high-street buys from our group fashion director OONAGH BRENNAN
from our fashion director
1 The evening coat
I love the cropped sleeves and scalloped edging on Hobbs’ coat – it will instantly dress up any evening outfit.
2 The blazer
A great classic-with-a-twist. Wear it with a silky blouse for work, then dress it down with jeans and loafers for weekends.
3 The statement maxi dress
This is THE dress to invest in now. Wear it with flats or knee-high boots and a tailored jacket.
4 The top handle bag
Perfect for all your daytime essentials but still sleek enough for special events.
5 The checked shirt
You may be wary of the idea of a checked shirt, but this one from new Scandinavian label Arket is smart enough to wear to work.
6 The Lurex pleated skirt
Not just for evenings – a cosy sweater and ankle boots will make this a great daytime option.
7 The white boots
Go for white with brown, navy or burgundy clothes, when black feels too heavy.
8 The statement trousers
Jigsaw’s emerald tailored trousers look wonderful teamed with neutral colours you’ll already own, like camel.
£159, 6-18, Hobbs
£499, 6-18, Hobbs
£59, 8-18, Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams