OK, I’m not the world’s most avid shopper, but even I know that buying great long lasting pieces in the sales is the ultimate sensible-shopper move. Of course, identifying what those long lasting pieces will be isn’t always so simple, but I thought I’d help out with a couple of my favourite picks from the Kettlewell sale and a look at how they can work in your wardrobe for the long term.
I’ve chosen a garment from the Winter sale for each season and shown you how to wear it now, how to wear in summer and how to wear it as a forever classic. Of course each garment is available in other colours, check the website for other options. Click on an image to see a larger version.
Crossover Tunic in Lapis Blue
Lightweight basics with layering potential are great wardrobe staples, and I love a simple tunic for endless possibilities with leggings, skinnies and (channel your inner retro here) the new skinny flares that are beginning to creep into shops.
Textured Maxi Dress in Pink Crush
A maxi dress is an absolute wardrobe staple for all but the most petite and dainty of us. Dress it down and play with proportions by pairing it with a cropped biker or denim jacket and tough boots, or go all out glam with heels and sparkles. The Kettlewell textured maxi dresses are also incredibly useful for holidays, as the nature of the fabric means it is rather more forgiving of being squashed in a suitcase than a flimsy viscose knit.
Pencil Skirt in Petrel Blue
Ah, the pencil skirt. I have lots of pencil skirts. Pair it with sneakers and a sweater for the on trend (but swiftly becoming a classic) luxe sports look, or go old school with a classic shirt and courts for immaculate office chic.
Cotton Slash Neck in Pink Ice
A slash neck is a really useful top shape for an awful lot of us, and highly under-rated in my opinion (as the owner of several). It is the perfect shape for both a slightly more edgy look with on trend garments (a nice change from boring old v and round necks), as well as for channelling the timeless chic of the likes of Audrey Hepburn with sailor leg trousers, neat jewellery and ballet pumps.
For details of all the clothes visit Kettlewell Colours on Polyvore