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White shirt Wednesday: your wardrobe detox

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There are some resolutions we know will never make it past the second week of the New Year: #dryjanuary #juicefast #glutenfree come to mind.

Let’s face it, if we could eat endless club sandwiches and indulge in champagne every damn day of the week – we would. But, whilst our clean, green, veggie-eating mindset might already be waning, how can we be expected to avoid the seemingly inevitable sale season binge?

Last January’s fad 5:2 diet left us with a serious case of shopper’s remorse when we replaced comfort food with comfort shopping, so this year we’re going on a wardrobe detox.

Thinning out the shocking statement buys and those ‘must-have’ items that still have the tags on, the VAUGHAN girls are going on a sartorial hunger strike. Steering clear of the bright red temptation of 70% off signs and high street bargains, we’re clearing out the clutter and refining our style aesthetic for a #newyearnewme that doesn’t involve a single kale and beetroot cleanse.

Surprised at how easy it is to look fabulous in the clothes you already own, when the VAUGHAN girls put this task to the test, we ended up with a powerful armoury of work to chic looks. Cutting the proverbial wheat from the chaff and holding on to those investment buys that make us look and feel fabulous, our fine selection of silk shirts was the starting point for a retail rebellion…

Working with the wardrobe we all have, fashion purging doesn’t have to be a painful affair, sure you have to respect the "wear-it or bin-it" rule, but clearing out the closet can make for a surprisingly creative lesson in capsule dressing. Using the endlessly stylish VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt as our muse, we’ve created this core seasonal style that can be mixed and matched with your favourite forever pieces.

We love the way we picked up these pieces we’d almost forgotten about and styled them into this casual rocker day outfit. Tucked away behind the fantasy fur coat and thigh high statement boots, we fell in love (again) with this asymmetrical zippered biker and soft suede booty combo.

Styled with our classic white VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt and straight fit denim jeans, this look is the perfect pairing of urban styling and nostalgic soft rock overtones. Accessorised with the flat brimmed felt hat that made its comeback last year, we’re pairing this winning mash-up of wardrobe staples with a compact chain shoulder bag and classic black brimmed sunglasses to complete the look.

Simply stylish and packed with enviable amounts of fashion panache, resist the urge to splurge this sale season and keep it clean with the VAUGHAN-approved wardrobe detox plan.

Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Lion in Winter white, ACNE leather jacket, Helmut Lang jeans, Yves Saint Laurent suede booties, Dorothy Perkins chain strap clutch, Reiss hat and Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses

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