Brought to you by Opera Lane.
Still trying to uncover ‘the new you’?
This year we’re proposing something else for your consideration: the old you, but better.
While many like to start the New Year in the gym or on the dancefloor, we like to kick things off in the wardrobe, where just a few minor adjustments are all you need for a styling refresh before you strut into the rest of 2024.
From the coat we’ve seen on the most stylists to the only trouser shape to choose right now, we’ve compiled a short list of winning choices to add to your repertoire for instant cool.
Here are five items to buy now:
Listen, we’ve got to let go of the skinny jeans. There’s a comfy and flattering wide trouser out there for every shape and size this year, with a huge choice of options on Opera Lane.
This gorgeous pair is a bargain at €29.99 at H&M on Opera Lane and they come in a variety of neutral shades.
Style them with trainers, a loose Oxford shirt, and a denim jacket.
BUY IT: Wide Trousers, €29.99, H&M, Opera Lane
A MODERN TRENCH
The timeless allure of a trench coat lies in its versatile sophistication, effortlessly elevating any outfit from casual to chic. This perennial wardrobe staple gets an elegant 2024 upgrade from River Island this winter, but it will still transcend fleeting trends.
BUY IT: Cream Belted Longline Trench Coat, €133, River Island, Opera Lane
AN OVERSIZED BUTTON-DOWN
The remedy to any ‘WTF will I wear today’ dilemma, an oversized button-down shirt is the catch-all item everyone needs in 2024.
Invest now to wear with jeans or trousers and loafers for a meeting, then pack it in your holiday suitcase to wear over your swimsuit as a chic cover-up this summer.
BUY IT: Essential Oversize Shirt: €149.90, Tommy Hilfiger, Opera Lane
The time has come to ditch your skinny jeggings in favour of the real deal.
This year’s denim is weighty, roomy and fabulously comfy; think baggy jeans and shirts that can be worn as shackets when the weather warms up in spring.
BUY IT: Baggy jeans and loose denim shirt, both H&M, Opera Lane
THE AVIATOR COAT
Thick and cosy against the winter gales, a decent aviator will be a wardrobe staple for years. This style is a rock ‘n’ roll upgrade to the simplest of outfits – sling it on over a vintage tee and jeans or wear it with a midi dress for a night out.
You’ll thank us when you’re toasty in the 3am taxi queue,
BUY IT: Black Leather-Look Borg Trim Crop Aviator Jacket €74.99, new Look, Opera Lane