Style maven Mana Mansour (pictured left) reveals the six pieces you need to have in your closet

Style maven Mana Mansour (pictured left) reveals the six pieces you need to have in your closet

A leather moto jacket

"There’s a reason why style maven Kate Moss has been photographed in a leather moto jacket so many times over the years. It is the perfect piece to add a touch of edge to almost any outfit. It pairs well with a feminine dress or blouse, but also gives you an effortless sexy look with skinny jeans and a T-shirt. This piece will never go out of style, so investing in a well-fitted, good quality one is well worth it in the long run."

A day dress

A day dress

"Office attire can often be boring, so I recommend having a flattering, day dress in a fun bright colour or pattern to incorporate into your work wardrobe. Plus, it’s effortless to get into a dress versus a full suit. A sophisticated day dress is also the perfect transitional piece in your wardrobe to go from office to occasion, and it's often the easiest and most appropriate choice for such semi-formal festivities as luncheons, recitals and afternoon bridal showers."

A perfect blazer

A perfect blazer

"A well-fitted blazer is excellent for the office and even for casual outfits. Although it doesn’t need to be ridiculously expensive or high-end, the blazer does need to fit you perfectly and work with your body type. If you want to appear taller or longer, choose a blazer that’s longer. If you want to accentuate your waistline, make sure it’s fitted in the waist area. I recommend buying a blazer in a dark neutral (black, navy blue or charcoal grey) to get the most wear."

The little black dress

The little black dress

"This classic staple is the perfect go-to look for dressy occasions, making it a must-have for your closet. The little black dress (LBD) is both universal and individual at the same time. Find one that makes you feel fabulous, and keep in mind that it should be equal parts classy and sexy. The LBD is worth investing in considering how many times you’ll be able to wear it. Choose from short and sassy cocktail dresses, or longer fitted dresses with sleeves. Changing the look is a matter of just switching out your accessories."

A structured ladylike handbag

A structured ladylike handbag

"A structured handbag is best if you're looking for a feminine purse that can transcend seasons. The last thing you want is a saggy handbag; instead, go for a sleek and strong style that will withstand daily wear and tear, and easily retain its shape. When choosing a colour, classic neutrals like nude, grey, or black will go with pretty much anything in your closet."

Classic black pumps

Classic black pumps

"Black pumps in suede or leather are the ultimate go-tos; they pull together any outfit and add instant sophistication. Plus a great pair of black heels will last you forever. If you want something a bit non-traditional, go for the pointy-toe shape but with different elements like mesh siding or this season’s hot lace-up trend."

Award-winning broadcaster Mana Mansour has returned to Vancouver from Toronto where she was producing the Steven and Chris show. She has recently landed hosting roles with Hudson's Bay and CTV.