As social calendars fill with festive invites, our wardrobes need to rise to the challenge. Gone are the days of wardrobes for work, play and special occasions. With modern life’s hectic commands, we need effortless pieces that offer round-the-clock style, whatever’s on the agenda. We enlisted Katie Maguire of @themumlife_styled on our quest to build a December capsule wardrobe that will take us from office to office party, school play to pub, and everything in between, using just a few key pieces.
The embellished knit is your sartorial equivalent to an LBD. In short, when party season comes around, you can throw it on and look put together with absolutely no extra effort. Plus, a jumper with a bit of je ne sais quoi helps tread that tricky line between all-out Christmas kitsch (think full-on Christmas jumper, complete with baubles) and something you’ll actually want to wear for the rest of the year. Our sequin-sleeve knit is low-key enough for daytime when paired with trainers, but sufficiently amps up the volume on a swishy skirt as soon as you swap in some slouchy boots.
The simplest way to make sure your black skinny jeans work from morning latte to late-night drinks? An embellished top and ankle boots. Simply add our white cocoon coat to stay warm, and it will take you wherever your day does this December. Or, for a more feminine take, pair with a swishy satin skirt and boots, as Katie has here.
The slip skirt trend isn’t going anywhere, so rest assured that this satin style is a savvy Spring/Summer investment, too. It’s amazingly versatile, while the bias cut and slightly asymmetric hem create an incredibly flattering shape that moves beautifully. Take style notes from Katie and pair with a statement clutch bag for evening, then swaddle yourself in a statement knit [knitwear] and a cocoon coat for day.