UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE
1. BUY A SUIT. It’s the one piece you need this January. Why? Because it’s like four outfits in one. Because you can wear it from work to cocktail hour to black tie. Because Katharine Hepburn. Because Marlene Dietrich. Because Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent.
2. BREAK FREE FROM THE CAP
SULE WARDROBE. Here’s why you don’t need to whittle down your closet to a tight edit of neutral-coloured staples: 1. Wearing said staples more often will speed up wear and tear. 2. Some clothes—like the “lucky” LBD you were wearing when you met your BF—are sartorial memories. 3. Marie Kondo-ing your life is so 2016. (Woman cannot live on Acne Studios linen T-shirts alone.) Instead, adopt the one-in, one-out rule this year. It’s an approach that is mindful but not militant.
3. GO FOR THE MIDDLE
GROUND. Your reply to the question “Heels or flats?” can reveal as much about your personality as the Proust Questionnaire. Keep ’em guessing with the chunky mid-heel. It’s the perfect compromise between sneaks and stilettos.
Katharine Hepburn Marlene Dietrich
Wool and satin jacket and trousers, Racil ($1,257.98 for the jacket and $639.25 for the trousers, racil.com)