6 classic looks (that won’t ever date)

6 classic looks (that won’t ever date)


The staple mac – a great way of brightening up your look

Red mac, £60, 6-22 in regular, tall and petite; sunglasses, £15, both Next; earrings, £8, Principles by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams; stripe bag, £39, Debenhams.

The smart jacket – dress it up or down

Stripe jacket, £59, 8-22, ; top, £25, 8-22, both Marks & Spencer Collection; skirt, £35, 6-22 regular and petite, Next; necklace, £15, Mood by Jon Richard at Debenhams.

The versatile knit – perfect all year round

Spearmint cardigan, £15, 8-22, Bhs; skirt, £65, 8-20 and scarf, £35, both Laura Ashley; earrings, £4.50, Wallis.

The must-have little black dress – an essential wardrobe staple

Dress, £38, 6-22 regular, tall and petite, Next; shoes, £25, 3-8, Marks & Spencer Collection; earrings, £8, Wallis; red belt, £9, Next; bag, £12, George at Asda.

The classic shirt dress – practical and chic

Dress, £90, 8-20, Laura Ashley; necklace, £12 and bracelets (set of four), £8 both Red Herring at Debenhams.

The laidback look – a nod to nautical

Stripe knit, £18, 8-22, Next; white shirt, £29.50, 8-24, Marks & Spencer Collection; jeans, £15, 10-20, Bhs.

Photography Ruth Jenkinson