Nearly half of us are cutting back on clothes shopping according to YouGov data. Throughout August, Livat Hammersmith has worked with GMTV stylist Mark Heyes to help us save money on new looks through its Refresh & Relove Hub .
5 Items, Lots of Looks
Mark was given £100 to pick five wardrobe staples, each available from retailers at Livat Hammersmith, to style three outfits for different occasions!
Desk to Dinner
Autumn 2022 will see beiges and greens dominate the shop floors, so look for items that can be used for any activity. Beige cigarette trousers, green blouse, timeless black blazer and black patent loafers – afternoon work meeting sorted!
This stylish, yet comfortable outfit will then take you into the night, when you can let your hair down after slipping off the blazer . This outfit can be worn with flats, heels or trainers – whichever takes your fancy!
Mark Heyes commented: “A blazer can transform an outfit, and is something everyone should have in their wardrobe. Whether you’ve got an important business meeting, you’re going out for a fancy dinner or at the weekend with jeans your blazer will take you wherever you want to go.
Blazer dresses were a massive trend for Winter 2021, but don’t throw them away, they’ll look great with a pair of loafers and a slim leg trouser. And a simple colour or pattern such as black, beige or leopard goes with almost everything and can turn an outfit from casual to dressy in an instance. Not forgetting it’s an extra layer to keep you warm in the autumn!
“Beige trousers have always been in, and definitely here to stay! Another wardrobe staple that can take you to business meetings or nights out. Dress them up with a smart shirt for work, change into a bodysuit or corset for your night out or a Breton top for the weekend. A simple investment with endless possibilities.”
Dress to impress!
Have you got a hot first date on the cards? Don’t worry about spending money on an outfit! Jeans and a nice top will have you impressing your date, and keeping your bank account happy. Black jeans are a wardrobe staple that everyone should own. Recently straight legged or mom-fit jeans have been all the rage. These can be styled with the same green shirt you wear to work or dinner, with a black blazer on top to complete the look.
Finally, Mark adds. “Your black jeans can be worn day or night – from a trip to the shops to a visit to the local bar for a cocktail! A bold coloured shirt adds some drama to your outfit. Try tying it into a low knot to add extra fashion points. Why not add your trusty blazer on top to complete the outfit?”
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