Miss Selfridge's double-frilled belted jacket (£40) appealed to the old lady in me (and the Dior fan, it's very 'New Look'). It's a really pretty take on what can be quite a dull classic, but because of the fussiness, dressing it up in a modern way is a challenge. I could steal Isabelle's top styling tip and add a flash of bold colour (a purple bag here, some mustard tights there) but instead decided to stick to my failsafe instead - seamed tights, killer heels and a few flash accessories...

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On the lower half, I'd streamline the look with an uber sexy take on the pencil skirt, by Marios Schwab for Topshop (£65). On the feet, Olivia Morris' stilettos with heart cut-outs for Faith (£75) are just the right side of 'cute'. Top it off with some seamed tights (£5.99 from Tights Please), a jet brooch (£27 by Jolie Bijoux at Treasurebox) and the must-have oversized clutch bag (£15 at ASOS.com).