- Fashion File
This time of year calls for a reliable cover-up come rain or shine, and the classic parka is a fail-safe option. For a relaxed weekend look it works perfectly over a lightweight knit and skinny jeans, while it can be thrown over a crisp white shirt and tailored black pants for those wanting something a little more casual for the working week.
With the focus on separates this season, T-shirts have sharpened up to be refined and precious, with contrast sleeves, sheer yokes and embellishments. Wear with sleek pants for the office or take the look through to evening with boyfriend denim, a tuxedo jacket and ankle boots.
Big, bright and beautiful – this is the day bag for now. Don't play it safe with a neutral shade – instead, inject a flash of color which offers a fresh look for spring when worn with white tailoring or against a military-style coat.creditsPhotograph: Markn