GIVE ME FIVE:
TO TREASURE FOREVER
We're betting that at some point, like the rest of us, you've vowed to stick to a 'quality over quantity' shopping policy (perhaps with questionable success). Now, for 2015, in the name of sustainability, financial responsibility and cost-per-wearability, we make it easy with these five fall-in-love investment pieces that you really will have forever.
THE HEIRLOOM PURSE
Sac de Jour medium crocodile-effect leather tote
An understated trophy piece and a proper 'grown up's' purse, the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour has officially become a modern day icon. Its beauty lies in its ageless simplicity (like many a Saint Laurent creation), as well as its Parisian elegance and the fact you know you'll still adore it 20 years from now. An heirloom in the making, this is the kind of bag that any future granddaughter would be lucky to inherit.
THE ALL-OCCASION COCKTAIL DRESS
Asymmetric fitted midi dress
Move over LBD, the modern woman's ultimate cocktail dress should be bold, daring and totally scene-stealing. Enter Roland Mouret: famed for sculpting the female form like no other designer (his dresses nip and tuck in allthe right places), Mouret strikes again with this smoking hot, asymmetric number - the kind of dress that has you dreaming about your next excuse to wear it. Worried about being spotted in the same thing more than once? When you look this good, who cares.
THE CONFIDENCE BOOTS
Korbach heeled boots
Named so because they give the wearer an immediate boost, not only in stature (4 inches to be precise) but also in poise, posture and overall pizazz. These boots were made for first dates, high-power interviews and any situation where 'being completely fabulous' is the aim of the game. Warning: these sculptural masterpieces are so beautiful, you may never look at another pair of shoes in the same way again.
THE ULTIMATE LEATHER JACKET
Draped-lapel leather jacket
You will always have a need for a quality leather jacket, fact. A year-round wardrobe staple, it's the perfect solution for that awkward 'is-it-coat-weather?' period that comes around twice a year (also known as spring and fall). For ultimate longevity, you can't beat a minimalist Rick Owens creation with his signature draped lapels. Plus, the more you love it, the more beautiful it becomes, as the leather softens and gains character with age.
THE BEST FRIEND JEANS
Le Skinny de Jeanne mid-rise jeans
Flattering, easy-going and effortlessly versatile, a good pair of jeans is the ultimate style companion. A greatpair of jeans - like these signature skinnies from London-meets-California label Frame – is designed with specialised 'recall' technology that actively lifts your bum and contours your shape. Now, that's what we call 'having your back'.