I can't believe it's taken me this long to invest in a pinstripe blazer. Blazers have passed me by for years, but with the recent boom of the Prince of Wales check kind, they've been impossible to avoid.
Now pinstripes are no news to the fashion world, but Arkets offering of classic tailoring is. (It's taken numerous sceptical store visits, but I can finally say Arket have won me over) From wool to polka dot jacquard, they've got you covered in the suit department. These matching trousers are now high on my wishlist.
When the team over at Farfetch kindly asked me to style up something red, I embraced my appreciation for (Patrick Bateman-esque) power dressing, by layering a red v-neck cardigan underneath.
There’s an uncanny power that comes with wearing bright red. It has the property of appearing to be nearer than it is and so grabs our attention first and there’s also that energising, self-esteem boost it can award you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with layering and if you’re new to the shade (or like me shy to try such a bold hue ), perhaps just add a pop of colour like this Barena V-neck cardigan. Head over to the Farfetch blog to see how six other ladies have styled different shades of the intriguing colour this season.
Photography by Oliver Hooson