These items are tried and tested winners on my clients and friends. Lots of them are on sale and going for a song. Be sure to browse the colour and size options and read the reviews. 

1. Madewell Puffed Buckle Leather Belt

Interestingly, several clients are refreshing their belt collections. I’m a frequent belt wearer. It’s an effective way of finishing off an outfit and adding an interesting touch. I fully support embellishing a belt capsule.

This particular belt goes down well with clients who enjoy silver hardware. The buckle is chunky, yet lies flat and isn’t bulky. It’s worked particularly well on petites. The white is a creamy colour, and the ash green is unique. Don’t get the belt too big or the end will flap about too much.

2. Sofft Innis Sandal

This sandal comes in a regular and wide sizes and is a classic and comfortable workhorse. Comes in a variety of versatile neutrals so take your pick. The wide size is particularly good for those who need a wider toe box. The black patent and white look extra fresh.

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3. Ralph Lauren Floral Blouse

This classic blouse stole the hearts of those who enjoy wearing moody and dusty colours. It’s not clear from the photo but a dusty lilac runs through the pattern, and is lovely. Looks fab tucked and untucked. Great with black or white bottoms, adds a tailored touch, and does not crease. Good for a travel.

4. Unilqo Co-Ord and Gauzy Cardigan

This pleated sleeveless top with matching pleated wide pants creates a particularly ‘90s on trend co-ord. It’s wrinkle-free and very easy to pack and wear. Sufficiently polished to wear in a relaxed work environment, especially with a lightweight jacket or gauzy cardigan layered over the top. Comes in three neutrals. The gauzy cardigan looked great over the set on one of my clients.

Uniqlo Pleated Straight Pants

Uniqlo Light V-Neck Long-Sleeve Cardigan

5. Jackets

The seersucker blazer in a refined grey and white stripe looked awesome on my client with gorgeous salt and pepper hair. VERY lightweight, and comfy. The pink has an on trend preppy touch. They have bottoms to match. The Loft items come in petite. The Cinq á Sept blazer is tailored and a great length on Team Tall. The built-in scrunched sleeves are handy and easy. Looks sharp in a relaxed and textured way.

6. Fishermans, Oxfords, Loafers, Sandals

These black Fishermans take you straight back to the ‘90s. They are comfy, and much more lightweight than their vintage versions. Good on a slightly wider foot. They come in 2024 colours like grey, olive, and red. The Cole Haan oxfords are good on a lower volume foot, or size up for a roomier fit. Super comfy, impeccable, and polished. The Gene loafer has a ‘90s integrity and fun cut-out. It’s surprisingly comfy, and not as heavy as it looks. The cut-outs works well with statement socks that peek through the holes. The Lucca loafer is buttery soft and comes in delicious neutrals and non-neutrals. It has a roomy toebox to accommodate a wider front foot. Fits an orthotic. Size down for a narrower foot. The Larroude sandal is made in Brazil and is beautifully dressy and comfy on the foot. Maximal in a streamlined way, and accommodates a wider foot.

7. White and Cream Jeans

Several clients are into wearing ecru jeans lately, alongside or instead of optical white jeans, Along with Everlane’s Way High Curve Jeans, these are the white, off-white, cream and ecru jeans that have been winners on my clients this year. Notably, Kut’s Amy Cropped Skinny Jeans are not as skinny as they look in the stock photo. They are more of a tailored straight leg, and surprisingly not calf-sucking. NYDJ’s Teresa Ankle Jeans are for those who enjoy a lower rise. Eileen Fisher’s Lantern Jeans have more of chino fit than a jeans fit. If you’re after sleek jeans with stretch that glide over curves and flare at the hems, Jag’s Kait Flared Jeans might be of interest.