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2 pairs of cigarette pants in black and blue A selection of vest tops Shirts and tops to go over them 2 skirts.....maybe denim and a floatier one 2 cardigans maybe in bright colours A good fitting pair of jeans A cotton dress
Think of the colours that suit you and stick with it. E.g. Navy and cream and add splashes of colour to accessorise. Navy cream and pink Navy cream and yellow
I think summer's already over round here. Anyway I like to cover up when it's hot so while it lasted, I wore some new, slightly pleated, widish leg cropped chinos from H&M (not on the website so I can't link) a silk shirt (though cotton would do too) and brogues. A kind of toned down Annie Hall look (but no tie, hat or waistcoat).
My husband opened his mouth to make a comment but thought better of it. I however loved it and if summer does come back, that's my look nailed. In the meantime, I'm back in opaques.
I totally agree with @calzone - brilliant list! For cigarette pants I've found M&S (them again) are very good. Per Una is a lot more "hip" these days but maybe in me saying that I've just proved I'm getting older! I really like the long sleeve sleeve floral dresses you see everywhere but DH hates them! women always compliment me in mine though.
Noticed you said didn't have much to spend - I stumbled on a comp here to get £1000 at M&S and similar shops (a few won't work for beyond teenagers - Superdry and Missguided aren't my thing anyway). It's a bit fiddly to click through and fill out but I can't see a catch beyond that!
Main tip to remember is to avoid high fashion items which will date by the end of next week. With your budget and a bit of careful planning, you can buy things that will last into late summer/autumn with extra layers & tweaking. Have a look on pintrest for ideas.