12 Quality Investment Pieces To See You Through From The Festive Season To Next Year

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    While everyone’s shaping up to prepare for the big Christmas Day, we thought it was about time to start thinking about the new year – specifically, our wardrobe for the next 12 months.

    When the time for sparkly dresses and festive jumpers has been and gone, our thoughts are quickly turning to how we can update and reinvent our wardrobe for 2018. And let’s face it – isn’t it a dream of most of ours to have a sophisticated, capsule wardrobe ready and waiting every morning?

    In fact, putting together a capsule wardrobe is the level of fashion organisation that most of us aspire to. But often, actually achieving it is easier said than done.

    However, the key to a wonderful capsule wardrobe is investing in quality over quantity. That is, having a few key pieces that you’ve spend time and money on, which will be a staple of your wardrobe over the next few years. And what better time to make the change to your collection of clothes than a New Year?

    So here, we’ve rounded up the very best products from our partners, JD Williams, including everything you need to kick-start your streamlined wardrobe for all of your outfit needs…

    Leather biker jacket

    When it comes to creating a wardrobe full of go-to pieces for every outfit, you really can’t be without a leather jacket. A biker jacket, in black, especially, is tough by stylish, and will go with almost everything you own, so you’ll never be at a loss when you’re looking for something warm to throw over an outfit, be it for work or play.

    Team this bestselling jacket with jeans and simple white shirt for a casual yet modern daytime look, or with a elegant dress and heels for an edgy night-time look.

    At £150, this biker jacket is well worth the investment.

    Buy Black leather biker jacket, £150

    One-Shoulder Dress with Asymmetric Hem

    Stay fashion-forward with this cold-shoulder dress that’s the perfect option for when you really want to impress. This deep-purple, off the shoulder dress, is as flattering as it is stylish, with a tie waist detail to cinch in your look. It also has some sophisticated flared sleeves, for an elegant touch.

    The dress can also be worn in all sorts of different ways to ensure a fresh look every time you wear it. Pair it with strappy sandals for a night out, or a leather jacket (above) and some comfortable ankle boots to dress it down for less formal occasions. The perfect addition for your new year wardrobe!

    Buy Amethyst one shoulder dress, £45

    Metallic shoes

    Add some sparkle to any outfit with these metallic court shoes. At £30, these heeled shoes will be the ultimate showstopper, with a fashion-forward trim and stand-out buckle detail. Pair them with a simple black outfit and some shimmering silver jewellery, to add something new to any look.

    Buy Heavenly Shoes fringe shoes with buckle, £30

    Sophie clutch bag

    this bag with almost any outfit in your wardrobe. Wear it over your
    shoulder or hold it close to your side, for an easy place to store all
    your valuables. Available in subtle nude, elegant white or a vibrant
    print, it’s the ideal clutch bag for your nights out.

    Buy Jacquard ring detail clutch bag, £12

    Floral Print Satin Wide-Leg Trousers

    Stand out from the crowd in these-floral print wide-leg trousers. They may look bold, but don’t shy away from a coloured print, even if it does come in trouser form. These patterned options would look fabulous with a simple black strap top and some elegant high heels in a neutral colour. Just be careful not to go overboard – these trousers are the main attraction for any outfit, so keep the rest of your look as simple as possible.

    Buy floral print wide trousers, £28

    Seksy Intense Rose-gold watch

    Rose gold is without a doubt the colour of the moment, and goes with almost any other colour – making it the perfect investment piece for your collection. Invest in this rose-gold plated band with sparkling Swarovski elements, for a dazzling item that perfectly positions itself between useful and timeless.

    And it seems customers also love it too. On the JD Williams website, one wrote, ‘The actual watch is a good weight and the rose gold is so attractive. The surrounding crystals sparkle in any light. I am so pleased with this purchase.’ We’re convinced!

    Buy Seksy Intense rose-gold plated watch, £69

    Knitted sleeve coat

    An utterly perfect wardrobe staple. This £80 coat is both comfy and stylish, and with its standout knitted sleeves, its an item that certainly sets itself apart from other coats. The grey coat’s buckle detail will help to cinch your waist, or, leave it open for a more relaxed look.

    Pair with a warm jumper, jeans and boots, for effortless country chic.

    Buy knitted sleeve coat, £80

    Bouclé colour-block jumper (teal and black only)

    A marked change from any of your standard jumpers means this is the ideal addition to your capsule collection. This two toned jumper, which comes in a combination of teal and black only, with soft cable knit detailing is ideal for the winter. And its neutral, dark colours will see you through Christmas and all the way into the cold months of early next year. The flared sleeves and roll-neck detail also mean that this jumper is as fashionable as it is cosy – so what are you waiting for?

    Buy Boucle colour black jumper, £32

    Radley Liverpool Street tote bag

    Because every woman needs a quality handbag to add to her collection. This one, by affordable designers Radley, is an elegant, rich port colour, meaning it feels and looks like utter luxury. But luckily, it’s not quite as unaffordable as some more extravagant designer bags! At £189, the zip-up bag is the ideal option for every day – whether you’re at work or play.

    Buy Radley Liverpool Street tote bag, £189

    Gold ladder choker

    Add a touch of glamour to any outfit already in your wardrobe with this stunning, layered gold choker. Whether it’s a casual jeans-and-top look, or a sophisticated occasion, or you’re wearing colour or neutrals, this ladder necklace will ensure you always look glamorous and are dressed to impress.

    Buy gold ladder choker, £14

    Colour block pleated maxi skirt

    Midi skirts are one of the hottest fashion items of the moment, and this pick is a suitable option all-year-round. The sheer fabric means its light and breathable in the summer, but it’s length will also keep you warm in winter. Pair with thick black tights and ankle boots in winter, or sandals in the warmer months. Whatever the weather – this will work in your wardrobe all year round!

    Buy colour block pleated maxi skirt, £39

    Heeled ankle boots

    Now that the winter months are well and truly here, it seems that a good pair of boots as a must for the colder weather. And not much can beat these gorgeous ankle boots, which have long been a winter style staple. These boots combine form and function with style and sophistication, and can be worn with almost anything – be it a skirt, jeans or a dress. Buy yours now!

    Buy Heavenly Soles Leather ankle boots here, £45

    So which pieces will you be investing in for your wardrobe for the new year? Go on, treat yourself!

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