The Fashion Memo

Most Wanted

A curated roundup of the best new fashion arrivals, hand-picked by our editors

Words Kara KiaFashion editor Hannah Cole
Clockwise from top left: leather jacket, Burberry; sunglasses, Port Tanger; ring, Mateo; necklace, Gemella; bag, Savette; track pants, Loewe; pumps, Versace; bag, Loewe; sneakers, Saint Laurent; scarf, Toteme

Elevated basics are the foundations of great style. Whether it be a sleek leather jacket, a crisp cotton shirt or a plush pair of track pants, high-quality staples can transform your office-to-off-duty outfits and make lounging at home feel extra-luxurious. Burberry’s flight jacket, for example, offers a fresh take on the fail-safe leather jacket, with a utilitarian cut and light padding for warmth. It’s ideal for daytime when styled with denim, ankle boots and a cashmere sweater; for an after-dark outfit, wear with a slip dress and knee-high boots. Alternatively, if your night is better spent curled up on the sofa, reach for Loewe’s soft jersey track pants. Detailed with the brand’s signature ‘Anagram’ embroidery, they’re chic enough to pair with knitwear if you need to run some errands.

For easy polish, consider adding Bottega Veneta’s classic pinstripe shirt to your rotation. Kristen Neillie, NET-A-PORTER’s junior fashion editor, describes the oversized fit as a great way to play with layering. “Bottega Veneta’s boxy pinstripe shirt is ultra-versatile and will work with almost anything in your wardrobe,” says Neillie. “Style it for the office with tailored pants and a fine-knit sweater underneath, or take styling inspiration from the runways and team it with knee-high boots and an oversized bag for evenings. If you prefer an understated look, wear it with straight-leg jeans, black loafers and oversized sunglasses for a chic weekend outfit.”

Fashion goths and fans of Netflix’s hit series Wednesday will appreciate the fact that Mary Jane pumps are a defining shoe trend for SS23. While they traditionally come in demure, vintage-inspired silhouettes, Versace’s version exudes confidence and sensuality, thanks to the sculptural, inverted heel, glossy patent-leather finish and the brand’s iconic Medusa emblem. All you need is a little black dress and Mateo’s elegant gold jewelry for a showstopping cocktail look.

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