Trousers: COS

This January marks a year since I've been living in Manchester and it's safe to say it's gone ridiculously fast. I grew up in Merseyside so always felt that I knew Manchester quite well (it was where I'd go shopping before Liverpool upped its game) but this year I've spent time discovering those parts that are off the beaten track.  

One such place is Lissom + Muster, a one-room store at the top of Hope Mill in Ancoats. It's a Grade II listed mill - the type that helped build modern Manchester and its industry - and its history is still evident in Lissom + Muster's rough brick walls, exposed pipes and large, open space.   

Trousers: COS
Shoes: Zara 

It houses a curated collection of men's and women's luxury basics - think super soft Sunspel t-shirts and John Smedley knits, plus its own label with products all made in Britain and Europe. Essentially, they're the building blocks of any good wardrobe, especially if you're using the new year as an excuse to de-clutter and create a more capsule wardobe. 

Heels: Mango