What does luxury mean to you? In an increasingly time-poor, frenetic world, one of the most luxurious things is simplicity. In fashion terms that means pared-back style: beautifully designed classics that focus on impeccable cuts and tactile textures.
“Simple style is an art form worth mastering, because it takes you everywhere and doesn’t date,” says marie claire‘s fashion director Jana Pokorny. “The secret is drilling down the classic staples that work as building blocks for your wardrobe. Invest in a great pair of tailored black pants and a wider leg, man-style shape in Spring’s favourite sandy shade. A sharply cut grey blazer always looks modern. “
“The shirt dress shape is timeless,” advises fashion editor Bree McDonald. “Spots have always been my thing, and I appreciate Trenery’s chic and simple approach with this dress in fluid silk. “
“Trenery’s new black jersey dress is extremely versatile, and will be on high rotation in your wardrobe,” says fashion assistant Monica Russell. “I love the clean lines and longer length, and would wear it with sneakers by day and a sleek heel for going out.”
“They say elegance is restraint, a nothing says that quite so well as a crisp white blouse or silk-trimmed T-shirt,” says fashion editor-at-large Clare Press. “Wear yours with tailoring, denim or one of the new midi-skirts.”
Market editor Tara Morris’s tip is to pay special attention to your accessories. “The minimalist wardrobe puts the focus on small details and high-end finishes. Trenery uses lovely quality leathers which really stand out,” she says. Her pick? The “Louise” sandal in nude nubuck with its on-trend mid-height heel and sculptural back.