Sunglass Hut & Watch Station
Sunglass Hut & Watch Station
THIS IS MY KIND OF SUSTAINABLE STYLE
When you make the decision to start shopping for quality first, not quantity, it’s time to focus on choosing the best fabrics from premium brands. It’s definitely worth starting your search for your staple pieces at a high-end label like Calvin Klein and then take the time to look after your pieces to ensure you will love - and wear - them forever.
In the unlikely event that you were forced to edit your wardrobe down to just one top, the white shirt would be the piece that should remain. Infinitely adaptable, with a roll or the sleeves or a popped collar it can transform into a smart office outfit, statement eveningwear or weekend casual cool. This season, linen or lyocell are a favoured fabrics for their eco-friendly processes and sustainable properties.
We’re planning for spring but the perfect pair of jeans are a trans-seasonal staple you’ll turn to all year. Heritage denim brands like Levi’s and Diesel will have the widest choice of shapes and washes but picking a straighter silhouette will be a far cleverer investment as skinny styles have begun to look dated. Likewise, a timeless mid-blue will be the wisest purchase with longevity in mind.
Wearing a watch is like adding a punctuation mark to your outfit. It’s the finishing fashion touch but watches are also a serious investment. The right watch will be something you’ll wear daily for years to come, so make sure you spend as much as you can on a considered buy. Look at TAG Heuer or Fossil or the widest choices all at up to 60% discount.
Yes, an essential accessory for sunny days but also a super smart way to distinguish any look. Aviators will always be a classic choice while smaller, frame-less 90s styles are hot this season. Ignore what’s on trend and simply choose sunglasses that best suit your features. You’ll find plenty of choice at Sunglass Hut and David Clulow so search out a high-quality designer style you’ll want to wear beyond one season.
ALEXANDRA FULLERTON'S CAPSULE COLLECTION TIPS
Whether your closet has become overly chaotic or you’re ready to make the move away from lockdown lounge-wear, spring is the perfect time to audit your wardrobe. Get ready to make peace with purchases that didn’t really work, clear out old things past their best and donate items that no longer fit. This will give you space to create the ultimate capsule wardrobe, comprising an edited selection of signature pieces that work for both your personal style and your lifestyle. And although classic pieces will form the building blocks of your wardrobe moving forward, don’t think they have to be boring. You can inject colour and plenty of personality in your choices, as long as you always consider how versatile any new buy will be and plan your purchases with multiple outfit options in mind.
When you’re shopping, always think long term and buy the best quality you can afford. Start your shopping trip at Paul Smith and Hugo Boss for timeless pieces and remember that the best capsule wardrobes are those that are tonally-curated, where every piece can be easily mixed and matched with the others. For spring, lighter shades of cream, white and sky blue look fresh teamed with tan and navy accents. With that in mind, begin by adding in a pair of cream chinos from Levi's. They will work for casual weekends with a similarly light-coloured polo shirt (try Reiss and Ted Baker) and white trainers from the likes of Adidas and Vans, or a hooded jumper from Puma and desert boots (we found an epic pair from Kurt Geiger) for more formal events.
By ignoring fast fashion fads and concentrating on classic styles and perma-trends that will never date, you’ll allow your wardrobe to become a more sustainable space too. It’s a win-win situation!