This Skerries home with sea views on two sides is on the market for 1.75 million
This Skerries home with sea views on two sides is on the market for 1.75...

Megan Burns

Weekend Guide: 8 of the best events happening across Ireland
Weekend Guide: 8 of the best events happening across Ireland

Sarah Gill

This is an open letter to my hormones asking them to calm it
This is an open letter to my hormones asking them to calm it

Edaein OConnell

The local’s guide to Ardmore, Waterford
The local’s guide to Ardmore, Waterford

Hannah Stapleton

A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’
A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’

Amanda Cassidy

Page Turners: ‘Exile’ author Aimée Walsh
Page Turners: ‘Exile’ author Aimée Walsh

Sarah Gill

Is your workplace a generational echo chamber? It’s time to bridge the divide
Is your workplace a generational echo chamber? It’s time to bridge the divide

Victoria Stokes

I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing
I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing

Sophie White

Wedding supplier spotlight: Your Story. By Elle.
Wedding supplier spotlight: Your Story. By Elle.

Shayna Sappington

Mid-century cool meets contemporary Irish design in this Dublin seaside home
Mid-century cool meets contemporary Irish design in this Dublin seaside home

Orla Neligan

Image / Fashion

Four divine high street pieces you will have in your wardrobe forever


By Marie Kelly
23rd Oct 2018
Four divine high street pieces you will have in your wardrobe forever

Shopping on the high street doesn’t have to mean fast, throwaway fashion. Consider what you buy a little more carefully, and your high street purchases can last you as long as any “investment buys”. Here’s a taster of some of the fabulous, long-living pieces you can pick up on the high street today.

A masculine tailored coat is a great wardrobe basic. It will make dresses and skirts feel more modern and it smartens up denims effortlessly. This Maje coat comes in a classic shade of charcoal; much more forgiving than black on Irish skin tones but just as versatile.

Straight coat with satin borders, €395 at Maje

This is a gorgeous down jacket that you could easily pay four times this price for on a designer website. The kind of piece you only buy once, I, for one, would be very happy to pull this coat out of my wardrobe each winter. The velvet finish adds a luxury feel to what is essentially a utilitarian item and gives it a premium look but at a high street price.

Long velvet down jacket, €299 at Massimo Dutti

I think a shirtdress is a really solid piece to have in your wardrobe, as it often provides the answer to any number of sartorial dilemmas. It can be made to look conservative and office appropriate where necessary, but just as easily you can open a few buttons both at the top and bottom of the dress, throw on a pair of heels and fabulous earrings and you’re good to go anywhere after hours. This polka dot version from online retailer uterque.com is especially fabulous.

Polka dot shirt dress, €199 at uterque.com

Trousers are a very sophisticated way to approach evening wear. These velvet wide-leg pants from LK Bennett are an elegant option if you’re tired of wearing dresses every time an occasion comes round. The texture and colour are both luxe, giving the trousers a very premium feel. These will never go out of style and can be worn so many different ways, they’re worth every penny. They also come in navy (show in main shot).

Rust wide-leg trousers, €283 at lkbennett.com