If January is the year’s warm-up month, then February is go-go-go when it comes to your wardrobe. Factor in Fashion Month for AW19 – with pitstops at New York, London, Milan and Paris – and it’s all about maximising your current closet situation with statement pieces.
Beach or city, make your next holiday destination your runway with a best-dressed attitude. Keep bookmarking the ‘new in’ sections to see the freshest designers and latest drops.
Our fashion and beauty editor, Lisa Haynes, rounds up her monthly edit of what to wear. Say hello to our February stylish seven…
(Main photo credit: Soraya Hennessy)
THE BEACH BAG
Soraya Hennessy Escape Handwoven Tote, £225
Hands up if you want to #escape the cold weather – and tell Instagram all about it. Head to warmer climes with this fun handwoven tote. It’s double-sided-ness gives it extra versatility. Go for the bold slogan or zig-zag print depending on your outfit and mood.
THE STATEMENT SKIRT
Gucci Horsebit Printed Velvet Skirt, £1500
Stand by for the street style star to wear this Gucci runway skirt first during Fashion Week. The plush velvet, A-line silhouette and bold lettering print makes this showstopper stand out amongst the sartorial set. Dress it up or wear with a casual tee, just make sure you show it off.
THE IT BOOTS
Malone Souliers x Roksanda Anya Snake Effect Leather Boots, £1,195
How to make Malone Souliers footwear even more covetable? A collab with London catwalk favourite (and queen of colour), Roksanda. These burgundy numbers are business at the front and party at the back with that surprise contrast teal panel. These boots were made for walking… And stalking online.
These boots were made for walking….and stalking online.
THE LOVE EARRINGS
Carolina Herrera Beaded Striped Heart Drop Earrings, £620
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be clichéd. Give a stylish nod to the hearts and flowers brigade on the 14th with this bold pair of mono heart earrings from Caroline Herrera’s Resort 2019 collection. Gargantuan with graphic, glittering beads, what’s not to love?
THE SLOGAN TEE
Victoria Beckham Smile T-Shirt, £115
Who can forget her deadpan look when VB stepped out in that ironic ‘Fashion Stole My Smile’ t-shirt. This season, her off-duty tee is all about the happy vibes with a more direct ‘Smile’ slogan. In not-to-be-missed bright red bubble text, we defy you to wear it and feel grumpy. Just add denim.
Dress it up or down, just make sure you wear it.
THE TRANSITION JACKET
Stand Caren Faux Shearling Jacket, £260
Bored of your big winter coat yet? Ease yourself into spring with this print-meets-shearling jacket. It’s perfectly cropped for spring looks but still snuggly enough for colder days. The leopard print faux fur trims give this outwear an unexpected edge purrs.
THE HEART SHADES
Saint Laurent LouLou Sunglasses, £293
Fall in love with Saint Laurent’s statement sunnies for 2019. The retro-inspired shape is cat-eye meets heart that’s oh-so face flattering. Keep it cool with the blue tint and they’ll transfer from city to beach with ease.
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