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One word to bear in mind when contemplating your 2021 wardrobe? “Investment.” Owning an arsenal of enduring staples is a failsafe way to approach the new year; nothing beats an interchangeable capsule of pieces that you can transition from season to season.
Don’t be fooled – versatility doesn’t mean plain and boring. Animal prints, zingy lime green hues, and embellished cardigans are trends worth carrying through until spring, while Zoom-friendly statement jewelry that saw us through lockdown should also be utilized in the coming months.
Follow Vogue’s 12-step guide to refreshing your rail in the new year.
Seek a sculptural statement
Givenchy fall/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
The Zoom-friendly earring has become a global sensation, and there are plenty of options that will turn heads – virtually and IRL.
Upgrade your cardigan
Miu Miu autumn/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
The cardigan has long been liberated from the realms of prissy propriety. This season, go even further by transforming yours into a chic accessory: tie across your décolletage and pin with a glittering brooch.
Add a dash of lime
Bottega Veneta fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
No longer simply a way to enliven your drink, lime is key to this winter’s palette. Whether a peekaboo flash, or worn full-look, it’s a standout shade.
Turn on to tassels
Prada fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Transform your denim into eveningwear by investing in fringed sandals. The hint of tassels beneath the hems will provide instant glamour.
More than a one trick pony
Loewe; Victoria Beckham fall/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
When we say animal prints are in, we don’t mean just spots and stripes – but illustrations of everything from foxes to monkeys. Look to Victoria Beckham, Loewe and Alexander McQueen for a full menagerie.
Sequins for day
Valentino fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
These tiny sparkling discs are more versatile than you think. Take your cues from Valentino and dress them down for daytime with slouchy tailoring and a chunky pair of boots.
Spray your Latex
Saint Laurent fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Baby powder has often been utilized by habitual Latex wearers. But we recommend dry shampoo as a mess-free alternative – spray on your limbs and shimmy in with ease.
A twist on pearls
Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Channel the full fashion force of American political powerhouse Kamala Harris and wear your pearls with a twist.
Tie it up
Cara Delevigne. Photo: Getty
The skinny tie is back. Make like Cara and knot yours with precision for the new take on tailoring.
An attendee at the spring/summer 2021 shows at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Getty
This season’s true must-have accessory isn’t a bag or a shoe, it’s a face mask. Find yourself a fashionable one to complement any outfit while staying safe.
Fendi fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Why have one bag when you can have several? Buzzy charms, clip on pouches and mini purses are the ultimate way to pep up your bag.
JW Anderson fall/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
A festive alternative to fringing? Tinsel. Marc Jacobs, JW Anderson and Valentino’s sparkle will even turn a tracksuit into something special.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk