‘Trend’ is often synonymous with temporary, but at SH, we prefer acquiring items that will secure a permanent spot in our wardrobes. We still acknowledge personal style is paramount, but there are more effective ways to refine your closet than going on a huge haul every season. As a source of inspiration, we asked Sassi herself to share the sartorial staples that provide the foundation for her polished yet edgy look. Here are the five pieces she swears by for minimal effort and maximum impact:
1. A Cashmere Scarf
Warmth, comfort and elegance all in one. The power of a cashmere scarf brings classic finesse to any ensemble. Why save this luxe fabric for a special occasion when you could drape it around your décolletage to elevate even the most understated of outfits?
“A trusted travel partner across climates! The cashmere scarf folds neatly in your handbag and is perfect for cool summer evenings or alpine winter escapes.” – SH
2. Wide-Leg Pants
Here is another versatile basic that is anything but basic. High-waisted styles make for the most flattering silhouette whether you pair them with an oversized blazer or a second skin knit. Therefore, concentrate on finding a pair that fit like a dream, and they will be a fail-safe item for when you need an extra boost of confidence.
“A 19-90 year-old wardrobe must-have! I designed the Manhattan Pants in answer to the need for a pair of trousers cut to suit the frame of both tall and petite women.” – SH
3. Statement Shoes
Want to put together an appropriate work outfit without losing your identity? Follow in Sassi’s footsteps and keep it strictly business head to ankle, but then throw in a curveball at your feet. There’s no easier way to dip your toe into a trend than with a pair of shoes. Fabulous footwear can be a memorable finishing touch to an outfit, an opportunity to express your personality. Choose a comfortable pair that you can wear with tailored trousers and midi skirts in the office and raw-hem jeans at the weekend.
“One of the quickest ways to change your look. Whether it’s a bold print flatform or a fabulous statement heel, you can shake up your outfit with ease, no matter the occasion. My current favourites are the Chloé Rylee cut out leather ankle boots, they go brilliantly with any outfit.” – SH
4. White Shirt
A classic white shirt is universally accepted as a must-have item. Seemingly it’s not a very adventurous piece; however, it has the magical ability to take you from the office to off-duty with a simple accessory change-up.
“To build a chic ensemble you can’t go wrong with a well-fitting shirt, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fresh and original.” – SH
In her latest collection, Sassi introduced a white statement shirt made from sustainable, 100% Egyptian cotton. With an elegant tie at the front and maxi length tails at the back, it’s equal parts playful and sophisticated.
5. Well-fitting lingerie
To achieve a clean line silhouette, you have to start at the very bottom layer. Even though it’s hidden underneath everything else, there is a higher chance you’ll start the day feeling more confident if you’ve invested in quality lingerie that fits and flatters your figure.
“Well-fitting lingerie is the foundation that makes a great silhouette even better! Personally, I’m a huge fan of Wolford, a luxury lingerie brand worthy of your investment.” – SH
The consistent thread throughout Sassi’s essentials is the simplicity that ensures they will stand the test of time. Sassi designed her fashion collection for precisely this purpose. Sassi focuses on the areas in a woman’s life where high-quality and versatile staples will further refine style and increase confidence. She designs timeless pieces that evolve with you and will work in harmony with the rest of your wardrobe — overall making the process of getting dressed in the morning that little bit more enjoyable. Shop the latest.
Who is Sassi Holford?
Sassi Holford is a British fashion designer whose label has become synonymous with luxury fashion. Sassi herself is an icon of British style and is firmly established in the high-end market through her innovative design. As well as creating award-winning and highly acclaimed couture wedding dresses, Sassi has made an impact on the fashion world with her classic and versatile pieces – both bespoke and ready-to-wear – that are aimed at the discerning, stylish woman. Read more about Sassi’s story.