Your capsule wardrobe
Want super-luxe style at a fraction of the usual price? Let us introduce Iris & Ink. Created by online designer outlet store, Theoutnet.com, the capsule collection features classic pieces in last-forever fabrics, like cashmere and silk. They’re the ultimate investment buys to complement your high-street wardrobe.
1) Cashmere sweater, £138 2) Silk top, £62 3) Jeans, £95 4) Skirt, £65 5) Cashmere sweater, £134
How to wear
The fashionista’s fabric of choice is currently getting the catwalk into a frenzy, and designers everywhere are finding new ways to entice us into wearing leather.
2013’s take is all in the cut, with patchwork detailing, asymmetric lines, and zips for that rock-star effect. If girlie is more your thing, Marc Jacobs and Pierre Balmain have reworked leather into fabulous feminine shapes.
As for price points, fear not! Head to Marks & Spencer for on-trend pieces that’ll last, ASOS for style on a budget, and Zara for updated classics.
- Do mix leather with softer fabrics for a feminine finish.
- Don’t overdo it – biker chic is sexy, Hells Angels is just scary.
- Do introduce coloured pieces for summer.
Neon, lace and peplum – this top nails three trends for under £20! I’ll be wearing mine with jeans all spring.
Top, £18, Boohoo