Whether working wardrobe magic on Emma Watson's outstanding Beauty and the Beast promo tour (something you can ogle in more detail over on this somewhat genius dedicated Instagram account) or perfecting the ultimate red carpet look for the girls we're always watching—think Sophie Turner or Lily James—Rebecca Corbin-Murray is the British A-list stylist we now a) couldn't imagine fashion life without and b) would really, really, really like to go shopping with. Her roster of clients reads like a who's who of the best dressed women of our time, so it's no wonder she's made it onto The Hollywood Reporter's revered Most Powerful Stylists list two years in a row. Look a level deeper, and you'll find that Rebecca herself also has a personal style to rival any, which is why we are thrilled to have her on board at Who What Wear UK to answer your burning fashion questions each month.
Every wardrobe needs these five key pieces to perfect off-duty style. They work around the clock, every season and are perfect for battling against the British weather. Keep reading to see the simple items I'd suggest you rely upon when it comes to dressing down on the weekend.
1. A Perfectly Fitted Blazer
Everyone should own an amazing, well-fitting blazer. It works equally well to finish off a casual outfit during the day, as well as taking me seamlessly into any evening situation. I recommend picking up a classic Stella McCartney or Helmut Lang—designer versions are worth the investment and can last a lifetime.
3. High-Waisted Trousers
They're my go-to trousers that suit everyone and never go out of style. My personal choice of fit is a wide leg—Fonnesbech currently has a great pair in khaki that is perfect for spring, and I head to Joseph and Ellery for classic black and navy pairs. You'll get endless amounts of wear from any of these neutral colours.
3. Go-With-Everything Ankle Boots
These can be worn all year round and are an especially great for transitioning from winter to spring/summer. Topshop has a great selection of ankle boots in a range of heel heights. I head to Acne for classic styles, and the more niche label, Dorateymur, specialises in on-trend styles that can "make" a look. Louis Vuitton has been ahead of the game for most covetable, so if you're looking for the ankle boot style of the future, head here.
5. A Tailored Overcoat
An overcoat is essential for the British weather, and when I want to pull a look together, I always rely on tailored pieces. I keep one with me on standby for if the weather changes or it—inevitably—gets cold in the evening. A coat in this country is always worth the investment since it gets so much use! I swear by Burberry and Céline.