The high street is awash with adorable things.
Dressing for… Cocktails
The relaxed longline blazer creates a louche, androgynous feel, while the unusual hand chain injects excitement and the velvet shoes nod to theatricality and caddishness. Down play the glamour with a basic black vest and trouser.
70s longline blazer, £65, Topshop
Ribbed vest, £6, Topshop
Hand chain £12.50, Topshop
Velvet monk shoes, £72, Topshop
Dressing for… Coffee
A sugary blouse and midi skirt dress combo that is designed to look like a beautiful, classic dress. The Twenties style wool cap can be deployed at your discretion. Tone down the twee with a tough looking chain link ring.
Wool cap, £45, & Other Stories
Neck tie silk blouse, £69, & Other Stories
Pleated midi skirt, £55, & Other Stories
Dressing for… A date
The tailoring on this shirt looks designer, with its deceptive simplicity. Mix with a playful mini and stealth-saucy suede boots.
Wide cuff tailored shirt, £55, & Other Stories
Swallow bead skirt, £69, & Other Stories
Over the knee suede boots, £39.99, Asos
Dressing for… Hangover brunch
A luxurious knitted dress can be a balm for the soul. Diva it up with a Kenneth Jay Lane style chunky chain necklace, maybe even some oversize hoops.
Knitted sweater dress, £69, & Other Stories
Dressing for… Work
Pastel professionalism. Who said work wear had to be grey? The sweater may be a lot for what it is but you’re paying for the joy of pulling your sleeves over your hands and all the comfort that entails without looking like an awkward teenager.
Raw edge sleeveless jacket, £22, Topshop
Thumbhole turtleneck sweater, £45, & Other Stories
Belted crepe peg trousers, £40, Topshop
Dressing for… A gig
Bohemia’s out to play. Team this gorgeous sheer dress with the blazer (see above) to contrast its floaty lines, perhaps a crystal brooch to add drama and this exceptional ring which looks designer, despite its price tag.
Sheer dress, £49.99, Zara
Art deco bohemian diamante shield ring, £18, Galibardy