Stylist to the stars and w&h’s November cover, Leigh Toselli suggests evergreen clothing basics that’ll have you prepared for any occasion.
A classic trench works wonders over a dress with a pretty pair of heels. Wear it open for a slimming effect.
Cotton Twill Trench, R2 499, Trenery
A beautiful dress. Look for something that drapes over curves to soften lumps and bumps, or one of my new staples – a printed shirt dress. Be sure to cinch it in at the waist with a wide belt so you don’t drown in design!
Scoop Back Knot Dress, R799, Witchery
A Breton top. My ultimate classic, played up or down – team with jeans or a skirt. Baring your shoulders with a fold-over top is great for putting focus on your skinnier bits.
Lace-up T-Shirt, R449, Country Road
High-waisted wide-leg trousers are great for emphasising long legs. They skim over larger hips and bring focus to the waist. Team with a tucked-in Breton Tee.
High-waisted Wide-leg Pants, R1 049,25, Country Road
A Panama hat never goes out of fashion. Wear it for a day at the botanical gardens or a ladies’ luncheon.
Havana Panama Hat, R399, Witchery
A full skirt will emphasise your waist and looks fab with heels.
Broderie Circle Skirt, R1 199, Country Road
A sleeveless white jacket. Add a dash of white with this unique garment, which gives a new spin to an all-black wardrobe. Longline Sleeveless Jacket, R 1 599, Witchery
A gladiator-inspired heel will add an extra touch of casual sophistication to your outfit – and work with all your classics.
Tactical Heel, R1 699, Mimco