A simple knit layered over a smart shirt, is a look that will never date
Blouse, £30, 8-24, South at Littlewoods; yellow jumper, £12, 8-22, Bhs; trousers, £20, 6-22, Dorothy Perkins.
Belted styles show off your waist while full and A-line skirts will skim hips and thighs.
Dress, £99, 6-20, Debut at Debenhams; red belted mac, £49, 10-24, Savoir at Isme; pearl earrings, £2.50, Primark; bracelet, £17.50, Marks & Spencer
A blazer teamed with jeans is a classic combination and the pale blue colour of this blazer keeps this look fresh
Pale blue blazer, £35, 6-22, Dorothy Perkins; shirt, £9, 6-20, Primark; bootcut jeans, £19.99, 6-18; shoes, £19.99, 3-8; belt, £4.99, s-l, all New Look; necklace, £8, Primark.
The fuss-free style of this dress and gorgeous colour means it will look stylish year after year
Blue dress, £45, 8-22, Collection at Marks and Spencer; necklace, £18, Phase Eight.
A cowl neckline flatters a fuller bust and a dark colour on the bottom half of the body slims down your middle
Dress, £30, 8-22, Bhs; earrings, £2.50, Primark; bag, £45, Phase Eight; cardigan, £15, 8-22, Bhs.
This figure-flattering dress is versatile enough for any occasion
Red dress, £49, 12-32, Marisota; kitten heel shoes, £23, 3-8, Bhs; bracelet, £2.50, Primark; clutch bag, £14, Isme.
Waterfall style jackets help disguise the tummy area and flatter your bust, too
Striped top, £22, 6-22 (regular, petite and tall); yellow jacket, £38, 6-22, both Next; jeans, £59, 8-18, Mint Velvet; necklace, £5.99, New Look.
This summer is all about pastel shades and this classic pink coat is youthful without being girly
Pink coat, £89.99, s-l, Zara; navy top, £9.50, 8-22; navy pencil skirt, £18, 8-22, both Bhs; bag, £8.99, New Look.
A statement jacket is a great summer choice and perfect for brightening up your trusty white trousers
Jacket, £59, 8-20, Boutique at M&Co; print top, £33, s-xl; cropped trousers, £27, 8-20, both Wallis at Bhs; bracelet, £35, Phase Eight.
Photography Ruth Jenkinson