In a matter of weeks I will be starting my new job on High Street Kensington and I think we can all agree it's important I have a solid wardrobe to see me through this transition! Basics aside, every girl needs a few key pieces that can be worn again and again and Hardly Ever Worn It has virtually fulfilled my wardrobe fantasies. The online shopping platform allows people to buy and sell luxury items by popular designers including Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry and Valentino, but at a fraction of the recommendation price. As good as new but traded in by their owners, Hardly Ever Worn It is a site well worth a browse and like they say, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure!
1. Gianvito Rossi Triple Strap Suede Pumps
Gone are the days of wandering around work in Timberland boots. It's now time to invest in a new pair of shoes to help carry me through a working week, that are let's say, a little more elegant. And I have found the perfect pair from Gianvito Rossi. Triple strapped, velvety suede, pointed toed and Italian-made, these low heels mean business. And whilst I'll need to break them in, they don't necessarily need to break the bank and can found online here for a little less than their RRP.
2. Prada Double Leather Saffiano Black Bag
I'm no devil, but I wouldn't say no to Prada. From its classic black exterior, gold hardware and red leather lining, this timeless tote bag from Prada is just perfect (for my stationary, diary, notebook and other office requirements...). This modern, yet traditional bag reeks sophistication and I've spotted it for half the price and it's hardly been worn. Are you as tempted as I am?
3. Hermès Dogon Wallet
The inside of my bag needs to be preened to perfection. So I can't have any loose change, or cash homed in a shabby purse. Now a few years back I had a replicaHermès Dogon wallet and whilst it was a rather good replica, it didn't really cut the mustard. But the real thing is crafted with real leather and is both practical and pretty, with its gold plated "Clou de Selle" circle tab and strap closure. It's no surprise it's a well-known and popular item.
4. Chanel Butterfly Sunglasses
Unsurprisingly I didn't get much wear out of my sunglasses over the bank holiday, but with summer fast approaching I have my eye on a stylish pair from Chanel. Cat-eyed with quilted arms inspired by Chanel's iconic handbags, these oversized sunglasses complete the look and protect my eyes during daylight hours.
5. Burberry Trench Coat
The Burberry Trench Coat is quintessentially British. Softly tailored, sleek and tough-wearing, it's office tailoring at its finest. The iconic trench coat from Burberry is a classic piece and would stay in my wardrobe forever. Not to mention it's perfect for layering and the spring season. I lust after the Burberry Trench Coat in classic honey, but there's a selection of colours available on Hardly Ever Worn It here.
What items are on your high-end workwear wishlist?