8 Fail-Safe Outfit Combinations With MERCER7

8 Fail-Safe Outfit Combinations With MERCER7

You don’t always need new pieces to breathe life into your wardrobe. By rethinking your outfit combinations, you can make your existing clothes work harder. Here, stylist and founder of MERCER7, Erna Leon, shares her tips.

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Head To Toe Black 

“When you really don’t know what to wear, go for all black. Whether dressed up or down, you’ll never feel out of place – it just works every time. It’s one of my favourite combos – both now and pre-lockdown – and you can always mix in different textures like leather and silk to make it more interesting.” - Erna, @MERCER7Official

Jewellery & A Roll Neck

“Don’t underestimate the power of good jewellery – it can elevate even the simplest of outfits. My advice is to layer a chain necklace over a cream roll neck jumper, and don’t pay too much attention to making sure the roll neck is folded neatly – just let it fall nonchalantly and leave your hair tucked in for a chic finish.”

Knitted Dresses 

“Practical, stylish and cosy, sweater dresses have always been stylish, but they’ve made a comeback this season. I love the ease of throwing one on and instantly feeling more polished, whether at home with a pair of loafers or knee-high boots when heading outside. Belted styles will offer a bit of shape, while still feeling comfortable.” 

Silk Separates

“There’s something about silk that makes any outfit feel elevated. Even if it’s a pair of pyjamas or a simple slip dress, it still feels a like you’ve made an effort. While this is perfect for now, while we’re not going out much, you can make the most of those silk pyjama sets post-lockdown by styling the shirt with your favourite pair of jeans.”

Skirt & A Chunky Jumper 

“Pairing a midi skirt and a jumper is hardly ground-breaking, but experimenting with textures and shapes ensures the look is anything but dull. Stick to monochrome, and mix silk fabrics with a chunky, oversized knit to add dimension.”

Tonal Dressing 

“When in doubt, dress head to toe in a tonal colour palette – it really does make any outfit look more expensive. This doesn't necessarily mean going for one colour head to toe – instead, opt for shades in the same ‘family’. If you are going for beige look, for example, mix cream with camel, toffee or taupe or for a grey vibe, or mix tones of deep charcoal, stone or dove.”

A Matching Tracksuit 

“It goes without saying that tracksuits are hugely popular at the moment, and despite being in our third lockdown, I’m still loving the look. A matching set will always feel more polished, but if you’d like to feel even more put together, just add either a blazer or a leather biker jacket.” 


A Biker Jacket Or Leather Shirt

“Of course, a biker jacket is one of those wardrobe heroes we all come back to time and again, whatever the season. From casual outfits to evening gowns, it offers instant confidence and effortlessly cool style. In my opinion, Acne Studios’ and Anine Bing’s designs are well worth the investment, while AllSaints’ has a great selection at a more affordable price point. A leather shirt offers a softer alternative to a biker that’s a bit less rock’n’roll but just as cool. The longer fit of a shirt is flattering on all body shapes – throw it over a pair of leggings, jeans or a silk dress to elevate your look..” 

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