Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire
The key piece for spring/summer 2014? A clever cover-up. From luxe leather gilets to ladylike cocoon coats, this is how to beat the unpredictable British weather in style, says Charlene Barton.
Summer workwear doesn’t have to mean stiff, starchy collars and restrictive layering. Take your cue from the catwalks and cast off drab office outfits with this season’s fresh take on city dressing. Lacoste, Antipodium and Victoria Beckham have it sewn up.
IN THE BAG
Limited Edition Tote Bag
Ladylike glamour has taken an understated turn for summer. Expect clean lines with little-to-no embellishment, combined with a demure yet dreamy colour palette for subtle decoration. Think prim, proper and ultra elegant.
Set off a shimmering sequin dress with a minimalist cocoon coat for a feminine ensemble perfect for summer parties.
Biker and varsity jackets have been given a new injection of vitality. Designers have stepped away from the traditional to showcase a lighter, more feminine perspective that’s perfect for weekends.
CREAM OF THE CROP
Midriffs are having a moment – think subtle, though, to keep your look sophisticated.
Photos: Eric Frideen / Stylist: Niki Brodie / Hair: Jonathan Malone / Carol Hayes /
Make-up: Gina K / Caren / Models: Li Wei / Premier, Tanya R / Models 1
Wear your jacket loose and unfastened for an air of effortless nonchalance.
SUMMER IN BLOOM
Limited Edition Metallic Jacket
SHORT AND SWEET
Think outside the denim box on weekends and team a pure-white biker with a vibrant skirt.