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Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Top: Next, Belt: Primark, Shoes: Dune, Jacket: Gap, Bag: Next, Blue dainty neck piece: Swarovski

 

When all else fails; throw in a trusty jacket over a pair of black skinnies (or anything) for an effortless look. A Pinstripe jacket like this one is a wardrobe hero that can elevate any look. Tucked-in hair, showcased on the catwalk at Mulberry, will add an element of mischief.  Perfect for days when you really have to get ready in under five minutes.

Coco Chanel once famously said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Now, who could argue with an icon like her? I definitely feel that every girl should have an ensemble that feels like a perfect marriage between class and fab. Yes, I would love to have a Chanel trousseau in my wardrobe but times are tough. And tough times call for smart measures.

To emulate the Chanel mantra, I’ve combined a black lace pussy-bow blouse with a dip hem skirt to re-create my own classy and fab look right from the British high-street.

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There is something so subtly romantic about the pussy-bow blouse, it is timeless yet feminine whilst a dip-hem skirt lends an ethereal charm yet is modern and trendy. A waist-cincher is a must-have to accentuate those curves.

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Lace insert blouse: Next, Dip-hem skirt: Topshop, Belt: Jane Norman, Clutch: Gifted, Kitten heels: Dune

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Earrings: Topshop, Coral Lippy: Maybelline, Green Kohl: L’Oreal

What makes an outfit classy and fabulous for you? And how do you give a classic twist to a trend. Would love to hear your thoughts.