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Our prime picks from Net-A-Porter

Five finds along with ideas on how and when they look their best.

Chalayan asymmetric silk-satin blouse. Courtesy Net-A-Porter
Chalayan asymmetric silk-satin blouse. Courtesy Net-A-Porter

Five of our favourites from Net-A-Porter.com


1. Trend: heels

Gianvito Rossi pumps

Femininity, modernity and elegance are synonymous with Gianvito Rossi's acclaimed aesthetic. The son of a shoemaker, Rossi fuses impeccable craftsmanship with signature Italian glamour, creating sculptural stilettos and embellished ankle boots that are the ultimate in stylish footwear.


2. Trend: white

Chalayan asymmetric silk-satin blouse

From inflatable dresses to skirts that transform into tables, the infamous Central Saint Martins alumnus Hussein Chalayan is renowned for pushing the boundaries of sartorial creativity. Expect soft tailoring, clever cuts and origami folds from his ready-to-wear line. His unique vision is perfectly encapsulated in this draped silk-satin blouse. Wear this fluid style with tailored trousers to the office, or team it with a colourful miniskirt when out to dinner.


3. Trend: utility jacket

L'Agence stonewashed cotton-blend twill jacket

For contemporary wardrobe staples with a difference, look no further than L'Agence. This is laid-back casualwear with a luxe twist. Sweet hues are big for this season, so sugarcoat your look with its bubblegum cotton-blend twill jacket. Contrast the sharp utility cut with distressed jeans, adding a pile of hard-edged accessories for an urban twist.


4. Trend: tuxedo trousers

Bottega Veneta stretch-satin jersey straight-leg trousers

Take a chic menswear-inspired approach to night-time dressing with the Italian label Bottega Veneta's navy stretch-satin jersey trousers. Tailored to fit a feminine silhouette, this tuxedo-style piece is a time-honoured classic. Punctuate the black silk-blend satin trim with a tucked-in blouse and glossy pumps for a sleek, evening ensemble.


5. Trend: couture T-shirt

Zoe Karssen cotton-blend jersey T-shirt

The designers Zoe and Quince Karssen have quickly established their label as one of the coolest off-duty brands around. The duo reinvigorates simple T-shirts and sweaters with edgy prints and modern silhouettes. Team this lightweight cotton-blend jersey design with patterned skinny jeans for an effortlessly cool weekend look.