A new season means new clothes. However, like people, clothes do not exist in isolation. When investing it’s important to think about how a new piece will fit with what is already hanging in your wardrobe. For a sustainable approach to consuming fashion (and without having to Marie Kondo your wardrobe every couple of months) a central item with which to work around offers manifold styling potential: an opportunity to experiment with proportions, texture and colour.

With that in mind, we’re offering different ways to style some statement pieces - showing that you don’t just have to stick to neutrals when thinking long-term.

This week we're highlighting a Marques'Almeida update on a poplin gingham shirt with a ruched-panel and oversized A-line silhouette.

Style One
Pair the monochrome gingham Marques’Almeida shirt with some Helmut Lang silk shorts and these strappy leather sandals from The Attico for a black-and-white look that is spring-ready, but still structured (and just a little bit glamorous).

Style Two
These straight-leg neutral-toned jeans from Jil Sander, with their slightly tapered tailoring around the ankle, provide a nice contrast to the capacious gathered shirt. And the rust-coloured squared-toed sandals from Neous have a minimalist 90s feel. Their fun sculptural heel adds a dash of fun, without losing impact.

Style Three
These wide-leg baby blue trousers from De La Vali parallel the shirt’s trapeze silhouette for a light and bright springtime look. Complete the pastel-hued edit with these strappy mint sandals from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

More More More!

+ What... the Viva Shoe

In Conversation With Álvaro González

+ Surprise Me!