Black, blue and camel is a colour combo that always works and opting for leather gives the look some additional texture. Be sure to go oversized with the shirt and coat so you don’t look too prim.
Leather’s a great way to add an edge to more feminine pieces, so pair a straight leg with a ruffled blouse, then add a pastel cardi to inject some colour.
Printed blouses can run the risk of looking mumsy when styled with blue jeans, so opt for a leather trouser for a modern take. Add a wool blazer and suede boots to nail that added French girl chic.
Leather Straight Leg Cropped Trousers, £139 | Marks & Spencer
Charly Single-Breasted Wool Blazer, £395 | Isabel Marant Étoile
Pamias Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Cotton Blouse, £225 | Isabel Marant Étoile
Teddu Bag, £300 | ba&sh
Silver Crystal Mini Hoop Earrings, £135 | Soru
Split Seude Heeled Cowboy Boots, £69.99 | Zara