Making joyful sartorial choices

If you’ve already over-indulged in pre-Christmas shopping and are having a stern word with yourself in the January sales…

Ask yourself: Will this item light up my life? Will I wear it 30 + times ? Will it work well with my existing wardrobe? Will it stand the test of time? Will it make me look and feel drop dead gorgeous?

I am always a champion of buying great classic hero pieces and wardrobe basics but I’m also about making joyful sartorial choices that deliver unfettered happiness.

My favourite Bijouled Harrogate statement necklace ticks both the cost per wear and sparking joy boxes. I have worn it for years with block brights/neutrals in all seasons and it never fails to elevate an outfit and make me feel exceptionally glam. Any embellishment near the face reflects light upwards, smooths the skin and gives a photo-shop illusion : a win win for ladies d’un certain age!

So don’t be afraid of adding a wow item to your wardrobe. The January sales might be the perfect time to choose that one beautiful thing that will bring you joy for years to come. It could be a classic camel coat, stunning animal-print ankle-boots, a gorgeous biker-jacket, a fabulous roomy tote, a perfectly fitted white shirt, a heavenly floaty prairie dress or that one of a kind statement necklace.