The greatest advantage of a denim jacket is its layering potential. It’s as good in the summer, on days when you still need a little extra warmth, as it is through the colder months. For something classic, you’ll struggle to go far wrong at Levi’s, while chic options abound from the likes of Parisian label APC. Pair with a hoodie and black jeans and you’re good to go.
A grey single-breasted suit
A good option for winter (and for when you’re resting your navy one), a grey single-breasted suit is as elegant as it is easy to absorb into your wardrobe. This colour is perfect for the office and an easy switch-a-roo of the accessories (knitted tie in place of silk, for instance) makes it a sound choice for a wedding too.
A pair of chino shorts
Be it barbecues or pub gardens, you can be as “in to” the short shorts trend as you like, but there’s nothing as trusty as the chino variety. Opt for a neutral colourway, such as beige, and the styling opportunities are pretty much endless, whether you want to don trainers with shin-high socks or espadrilles.
A pair of tailored swim shorts
The classic drawstring board short is all well and good at the beach, but for any more sophisticated soirées by the water – you know, all those superyachts, Soho House rooftops and Hollywood hills pool parties on your social calendar – something more tailored is the way forward. They’re immeasurably sexier, and can just as easily be worn as regular shorts on particularly warm summer days.