Giorgio Armani knows a thing or two about bringing an air of modern Italian elegance into everything he creates and his flagship store on 37 Sloane Street is no exception. The three-storey modern day palazzo not only houses the designer’s signature masculine meets feminine designs but perfectly encapsulates the Armani universe.

Much like Armani’s signature greige (from  the stone walls to two-piece suits) – the garments and interior are understated yet undeniably luxurious.

Here’s our guide to indulgence á la Armani; an embroidered skater dress made to transition from day to night with the addition of heels; a pair of pointy-toed flats we will be wearing with anything ankle-cropped as soon as the weather allows it; a houndstooth coat with an in-built cape made for all of us who like to keep our hands in our pockets; a pair of shoulder-grazing, abstract earrings that will turn your look from 0 to 100 in the matter of a clip; a flower printed peacoat for a colourful update on a classic staple; and finally, a little black jacket that will take us from desk to dinner.

Here’s the best of casual-to-formal fashion in action. 

Houndstooth Coat, £2,050 (pictured above)

This cape/coat hybrid will come in handy for anyone who wants to go hands-free. The extra pockets gives you plenty of space for keys, cards, phone and lipstick – which we suggest you wear in red.

Embroidered Skater Dress, £2,200

Come summer, this skater dress will be your best friend whether you’re barefoot in Barcelona or partying it up in Positano.

Floral Earrings, £210

The instructions for pulling off  these earrings to maximum effect  are simple; tie you hair back in a low ponytail, add the lipstick of your choice (preferably in a bright nuance) and clip on your statements.  

Flower Print Jacket, £2,200

 Forget your standard peacoat and opt for a printed version. Add your favourite trousers, a colourful turtleneck and miniature bag and you’re good to go.

Criss-Cross Flats, £490

Pointy flats are just as perfect for a day running around town as they are for a night spent at the bar. We suggest you pair these with a pair of cigarettes trousers and a sequinned jacket for a relaxed evening ensemble.

Giorgio Armani Embellished Leather Jacket, £4,300

Everyone needs a little black jacket. Opt for a low-key but elegant sparkle in this subtly embellished version – perfect for an afterwork aperitivo.

Text by Ann-Marie Voina