OUTERWEAR - Smart Coat and a Leather JacketThe coat featured in this post is from Zara, it's a pea coat with gold military style buttons. I didn't mind splashing out on this as I knew the style was timeless and will go with anything. If I need something more casual I'll opt for a leather jacket. My current one is from H&M but I'm lusting after an All Saints or Whistles one.
TOPS - Basics, Night Out and SmartMy tops can be sectioned into three categories. I have my everyday basics, which change slightly through the seasons from thin to chunky fabrics, to short sleeve to long sleeve. I'm dreaming of some beautiful women's designer knitwear, especially some cashmere jumpers at the moment.
I'll then have some lace blouses or smarter shirts which I keep for night's out or date night, which can be paired with some jeans and heels. I have a casual dress code at work but I do keep a few nice blouses aside in case I need to go to a meeting. H&M has an excellent work wear section in some of their larger stores which is perfect for this.
BOTTOMS - Leather Trousers, High Waisted Jeans and SkirtsHigh waisted jeans are my 'go to' at the moment, I love New Look's range but I'm saving for a pair of Citizens of Humanity UK jeans. If seen plenty of celebrities wearing them and they look to be an amazing, good quality fit.
For date night or drinks with the girls, I'll pull out my trusty leather trousers, they look so chic but also effortless. Every girl needs a pair.
I'll keep a few smarter, longer skirts in my wardrobe for meetings or occasions like weddings or christenings. You won't find a bum skimming hemline in my wardrobe.