Fashion 118: tip of the week

27 August 2009

I’ve just turned 21 and got around £800 for my birthday. I really want to buy one or two investment pieces that will last forever. Any ideas? Leigh

White shirt, £29.50, Gap (0800 427789). Slim-fit Jeans, £85, Hilfiger Denim (020 7734 2986). Boots, £69.99, Clarks (0844 477 7744)

I’d get the best tailored jacket I could afford (fantastic dressed down with jeans or up at night). I’d get a statement scarf that I could wear looped round my neck, round my waist as a belt or, for added glamour, over my simplest black dress. And I’d buy a classic bag: I still have the first good one I ever bought (a Gucci hobo).

Silk scarf, £228, Hermès (020 7799 8856) Blazer, £845, Stella McCartney at Browns ‘G-Bag’, £798, Tod’s


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