Stylists love to mix and match simple closet essentials with bold, statement pieces – it’s the route to effortless style. Here’s how to elevate four fashion essentials: linen pants, skinny jeans, a white T-shirt and a navy blazer

Linen pants

Linen has always been hailed as a favourite for the summertime, but it can always be layered when the chill sets in. Our favourite linen style: the classic white pants. Pair wide-leg shapes with a gingham blouse and slides for an everyday look that’s polished but comfortable. Simply add a smart trench coat on cooler days. Linen pants are just as cool for kids, too!

Skinny jeans

Once a sign of rock’n’roll rebellion, skinny jeans are now a ubiquitous closet staple. The key to pulling them off is to balance the narrow fit with a looser piece, such as this cotton shirt, up top. If your outfit is simple, use eye-catching accessories to add interest. We love these metallic flats and two-tone bucket bag.

A white T-shirt

A white T-shirt is the perfect piece to balance out the ‘look at me’ drama of a patterned skirt. Our essential T-shirts are made of pure cotton and come in a range of colours, perfect for matching with whatever’s in your closet. Wear yours with a pleated midi skirt like this one (coming soon) – ideal if you want to embrace bold prints without going overboard.

A navy blazer

No closet is complete without a navy blazer – it’s the item you can always rely on to effortlessly pull your outfit together. For an on-trend look this season, pair yours with a slogan T-shirt and side-striped pants, then balance out the casual vibe with smart red Mary Janes.

Editor: Sophie Hines Photographer: Daniel Thomas Smith Stylist: Vickie Keeble
Hair stylist: Bjorn Krischker Make-up artist: Karina Constantine Model: Bruna at Elite