Is there any better feeling than scoring a whole new outfit for a cool £100? Probably. But kitting yourself out with a clean new look at this price still leaves you feeling pretty smug.
Of course, black skinny jeans are a given, as is a pair of Vans (note the tasty shade of crimson suede – very nice). And, if it’s going to be this cold, you might as well suck it up and take the opportunity to showcase some powerful headgear, like this fairisle knit bobble hat.
However, the real power player here has to be the jumper.
Nautical stripes are where it’s at for Spring 2013, and for good reason. While there’s a veritable avalanche of new trends lobbying for your attention this season (among them, graphic animal prints and bleached denim), stripy stuff is without doubt the most wearable.
This jumper is an updated take on the famous Breton style worn by Frenchmen and pseudo-intellectuals the world over. But instead of the traditional blue stripes, this jumper has red ones. Hardly a game-changing colour switch, but it’s enough of a refresh to warrant your serious consideration.