As a fashion writer, I'm often asked what makes a wardrobe truly great, and my answer is quite simple: a harmonious balance of timeless staples and trend-forward elements. The best wardrobes around rely on a combination of tried-and-trusted styles that form foundations for your outfits and injections of personality pieces that add much-needed fun and creativity into the everyday. So you can imagine my joy when I came across Browns's latest edit because it focuses on this exact balance of staple styles and exciting directional pieces that feel incredibly fresh for spring and summer 2023.
For countless fashion editors, Browns has been a go-to shop when hunting for new designers to discover or exploring the latest collections of much-loved heritage brands. And it looks like for the warmer months ahead, Browns will be leading the way with its Mexico-inspired edit, which highlights reliable staples like classic jeans, transitional jackets and base layers, all with a slight edge or point of difference to set them apart from the rest. Take Marine Serre's leather jacket (with subtle monogramming all over) or Adreādamo's asymmetric crop top. These thoughtful designs ensure that even the simplest of outfits retain a directional feel.
Of course, the definition of staples can vary from person to person—a staple could be a simple white vest for some or a hot-pink mini for others, but this edit ticks all the boxes. Alongside the classics, this curation features cult pieces that bring the wow factor. You'll find trending skirt styles, utility-inspired cargos and the comeback shoe of the season: ballet flats. Whether you're spending the next couple of bank holidays abroad, upping your summer workwear game, planning al fresco dinners or simply in need of a wardrobe reset, keep scrolling for the best of Browns's new-in edit.
SHOP THE EDIT
This classic leather jacket is given a certain edge with logo embossing.
The off-shoulder silhouette and tie details are the perfect balance of sweet and sexy.
The fun is all in the details, from the raised seams down the leg to the logo patch pocket on the back.
A timeless pair with a sculptural heel.
A simple white vest will always be useful.
There's a lot to love about this leather mini, notably the gold button.
Bottega's iconic intrecciato leather in slide form.
Bored of simple hoops? Try this fluid pair.
The Little Black Dress is a staple for any wardrobe, and this high-neck, high-slit version feels incredibly current.
Add an extra something to any look with this bag.
Ballet flats have returned to the spotlight for 2023, and Miu Miu's pair is top of my wish list.
If you're considering investing in a new co-ord, this faux-leather version has a lot going for it.
Pair with the matching trousers, or mix and match for various outfit combinations.
A summery mule that will go with everything.
So many outfits call for a classic black blazer.
A fun, light top for the warmer months.
If you're looking to revitalise your jean collection, wide-leg styles are a current favourite amongst the fashion set.
Pair with jeans, skirts and floaty summer dresses.
For evenings out, this sheer, fine-knit shirt will be exceedingly elegant.
I'm really into this colour for summer.
This grey-denim pair is so unique.
Well done, Alaïa.
Add sleek tailoring to your workwear rotation.
A forever bag.
I've been searching for a vintage-look jacket for spring, and this might just be the one.
Forget classic shapes. This hexagonal pair is a standout.
Your classic white vest just got a 2023 upgrade.
Take on the utilitarian trend with these vegan-suede trousers.
Take your jeans and tee to the next level with these chic mules.
Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Her career began with an initial role at Harper's Bazaar, followed by a stint with the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller.
There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content. During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications like Vogue Italy, Stylist, and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping.
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