This isn’t why I did it, honest, but an unexpected benefit of this column becoming more sustainable through wearing and talking about the clothes we already have, as well as pieces you can buy, is that I get to make out like I was on to all the new “lewks” before anyone else was.
For example: the boat neck. You probably think it was Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding dress with its wide-slashed, high-rise neckline that rebooted this style, don’t you? Well, sorry, Meg, but I bought this navy velvet top two years ago, from Finery. (It was £45. Finery is such a bargain.) True, I may not have worn it in front of a television audience of 18 million but I did wear it to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the Vue at the Angel Islington, and to Byron afterwards. (Hey, it was 2016.)