July 03 2020 – Mercantile London
With the launch of the summer sale now is the perfect time to take a review of your wardrobe and see where you may need to invest. These following five styles are the ones that transcend seasons and are the building blocks to which you can add new purchases season after season. A tight edit of quality staples you love and repeat wear is the easiest way to present an effortless, timeless look that you'll wear for years to come.
The Trench - Part of fashion history and an essential piece for sudden drops in temperature or downpours during the summer season. Trench styles work equally as well over evening wear as your everyday basics as long as you keep the styling casual with an oversized fit and rolled back cuffs.
The Minimal Bag - Simple, clean design with low key branding now represents the ultimate versatility. If you are still wearing leather then look for high grade, premium versions that will improve with age. An unexpected pop of colour, like classic khaki or burgundy adds a point of interest in the seasons to come yet still works with lots of other colours, making it easy to style.
The Slip Dress - Having reached iconic status in the nineties, the slip is back again as a classic summer shape that now transcends the trends. Look for lightweight, natural fabrications with delicate straps and feminine prints. A cool, simple, summer piece, which is easy to style with a minimal strap sandal or mule for those hot days.
Baum Und Pferdgarten Asta Black Ditsy Floral Dress Was £176.00 Now £123.00 // Hod Lima Cassis Dress Was £126.00 Now £88.00
The Stripe Tee - Brought to the world's attention by Coco Channel who adapted the Breton top being worn by the artists and celebrities of the French coast for her collection, a striped t-shirt and Levis are the easiest route to a timeless and (French) cool casual look.
Maison Labiche Amour Off White Rainbow Striped T-Shirt Was £66.00 Now £33.00 // Maison Labiche Mens Black Off White Newspaper Striped T-Shirt Was £66.00 Now £33.00
The White Shirt - An often overlooked 'basic' but the white shirt is an easy way to be comfortable and chic in the heat and a practical piece in the wardrobe as it styles with everything. Wear it as you do your white tee, and like the trench, try an oversized fit, and add lots of chunky gold jewellery.
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