This season I will continue in my lifelong quest to wear as much black as possible BUT – shock horror – I am bringing beige into the mix. Ever since Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry debut, I’ve become convinced that the woman I want to be is dressed near head-to-toe in a wealth of neutrals – though I’m starting slow. This Loewe coat is a very good step one and when Burberry’s spring collection drops into store next week, I’m sure I’ll manage to incorporate plenty more. Elsewhere young designer Peter Do’s Philo-inflected designs (he worked at Celine back when it had an aigu) look like failsafe underpinnings, and The Row’s fabulous knee-highs which strike that perfect balance between fetish and chic. Also, thanks to Selfridges, I have recently discovered Buly 1803’s miniature combs, which are the sweetest way for me to keep my eternally unruly fringe in check. Small enough to fit in any handbag, however impractically-sized it may be.
L-R: Loewe Macintosh belted botanical coat, ￡1,625, Loewe.com; Peter Do open-back dress, ￡645, at Net-A-Porter.com; Prada Sidonie bag, ￡2,170, Prada.com; The Row Bourgeoisie knee-high boots, ￡1,575, Matchesfashion.com; Buly 1803 pocket comb, ￡28, at Net-A-Porter.com.