Fashion: A Clean Start

Begin the New Year in a spirit of pure but sensual minimalism: look to the future in fresh white cotton, linen and softest cashmere. Your resolution? To keep life simple
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This page: white cotton Lycra vest, pounds 23, and white sea-island cotton knickers, pounds 23, both by John Smedley, from Sogo, Piccadilly, W1 (enq: 0171 580 5075; or mail order on 01629 534331); cream linen pillow- cases, part of a queen-size bed-set, pounds 359, and queen-size white linen sheet with natural border, pounds 65, both by the Monogrammed Linen Shop at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SW1 (enq: 0171 235 5000); cashmere/silk- mix cream shawl, pounds 445, by TSE Cashmere, from Harvey Nichols, as before, and Liberty, 214-220 Regent Street, W1 (enq: 0171 263 4433)

Facing page, top: pillow- case, as before; white cotton drawstring pyjamas, pounds 155, and grey rug, pounds 75, both by Margaret Howell, 29 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 (enq: 0171 584 2462)

Facing page, bottom: ready wrapped pure vegetable soaps, pounds 7.95 each, by Helitrope, and stone vase, pounds 32, both from The Conran Shop, 81 Fulham Rd, SW3 (enq: 0171 589 7401); white Lycra vest, pounds 23, as before; nine- hole cement candlestick holder, pounds 22.95, from Judy Greens Garden Store, 11 Flask Walk, NW3 (enq: 0171 435 3832); drawstring shoe bag, pounds 18, from Margaret Howell, as before