This season is about clothes that are so easy to wear, you won’t want to take them off. Designers are encouraging you to build your wardrobe around investment pieces you can eat, travel, work and entertain in – repeatedly. Labels like The Row and Joseph have long mastered the art of simplicity, but it’s not traditionally minimal brands setting this new agenda: Valentino – synonymous with exquisite gowns and craftsmanship – has put its own spin on everyday pieces with the new Rockstud Untitled collection. The 12-piece unisex capsule has re-energised the trench coat, the crew-neck sweater, the pea coat and more, each embellished with the label’s iconic studding. Meanwhile, London-based Osman Yousefzada is another designer aiming to streamline your wardrobe with his Perfect Five capsule collection, comprising five tailored styles of five wardrobe essentials: the coat, the trousers, the shirt, the knit and the dress. In quiet opposition to the mega-watt maximalist trend proliferating both on and off the runway, his rationale is that modern-day women are too busy to categorise their wardrobes into work, weekend and everything in between. So, take a confident, decidedly non-corporate approach to office wear – Raey’s striped satin smoking suit will look effortlessly chic and fabulously unexpected with sleek mules, extending its wear long after hours. Challenge the norm when it comes to travel attire: Stella McCartney’s contrast-stripe track pants and Barrie’s drawstring cashmere trousers ensure you won’t sacrifice sophistication for comfort. Ultimately, it’s about finding pieces that do the hard work for you, while redefining easy chic.