Never underestimate the value of a great ‘going out’ top. Generally you’re going to want the ‘interest’ to be in the top half of your look (this is true of a dinner and a busy party for starters). Then all you need to do is add a great pair of trousers or jeans and you’re done. Any extras/accessories can then be as high drama or as low key as you like. The ‘nice top and jeans’ go-to is back, and going nowhere fast. Minimum effort, maximum impact.
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Main image: Isabel Marant