The mid-year sales are now on, and I have to say, it’s undoubtedly my favourite time of year to shop. Not only can you grab some winter bargains and wear your new threads in the remaining cold months ahead, but you can prep your wardrobe for the upcoming spring/summer season...
I always use these sales as an opportunity to start my new season outfit planning, so when it comes to September, I’m sorted with the basics and not making a mad dash to the shops for pricey necessities. Smart shopping? You bet. Here are my top 10 picks to buy now and wear all-year long. Editor: Marisa Remond | Image: Grace Alyssa Kyo
It’s all about the fit with these classic white denim jeans. The relaxed silhouette means they’ll look just as good with a ribbed knit as they will with a half-tucked t-shirt and belt come summer.
These fun and frivolous mules are crying out for cropped hemlines and breezy summer separates.
An LBD Update
The beauty of an LBD this good is that it works just as well for the office as it does for a more formal occasion.
A New-Season Maxi
Maxi dresses are trending in a big way for summer, as are ruffles, so this is basically a no-brainer buy.
SHOP: ASOS Dress, $53
A Pretty Blouse
A seriously pretty blouse that defies fleeting trends, you’ll love (and wear) this gem forever.
SHOP: Mango blouse, $59.95
An Easy Dress
Think of this as an updated shirt dress with a little more spunk.
The Perfect Jeans
A little cropped, a little relaxed, a little high-waisted and a little distressed = the perfect pair of right now jeans.
A Chunky Knit
One of the best chunky knits we’ve seen all season. Enough said?
SHOP: Lover jumper, $197.50
A ‘Just Because’ Bag
It’s often the most non-sensical buys (pink! striped!) that end up being your all-time favourites.
Prediction: You’ll be replacing your tried and tested sandals for a fresh pair of espadrilles this summer, so start adding to your collection early.