Our new style-series will help you get your wardrobe choices in order for the season as we explore Spring features from the Spring-Summer 2016 runway. The series is perfect for those who are into staying in trend but don’t need a total wardrobe transformation each season (because fashion comes around in full circle anyway), as we pick out styles that are classic, practical and timeless. That said, there will always be wardrobe-addding opportunities, and the series will help guide you for your next buy.
Of course, you can always go out and get it straight off the runway, but there will always be a high-street or online option available and we’ll help you spot a few!
Day dresses are great transitioning pieces from colder mornings to warmer days taking you right into the summer.
Disclaimer: it will take some boldness and a great deal of creativity to pull dresses off throughout the season.
Now if you’re like me and you’re not into wearing dresses when an occasion doesn’t demand it, you’re probably going to write this one off completely. Please don’t! I’ve seen dresses done right in practically every season and my conclusion is this: dresses are not the problem, we are.
Ditch the idea that all dresses are “girly” and impractical.
Day dresses are often a more calm and simple version of occasional dresses. And while they still offer variety in styles from fit-and-flare to body-con; from A-line to straight, the idea is you can literally mix and match it with the rest of your wardrobe. Day dresses are like easy skirts: for one, you don’t have to find a matching top; and two, you can actually style it as if you were styling a skirt.
While the weather is still mild, style with (casual) an oversize jumper with a pair of casual kicks or boots; (prep) a pair of dark tights or knee-high socks; (smart) a jacket and some court heels.