It’s not exactly groundbreaking but the sheer ease of this look is a major bonus for me. Try it with any shirt and skirt combination. If the skirt is full keep the shirt neat and if it’s a pencil, like the one I am wearing, gently blouse out the shirt from the waist for volume on top. I am so over winter and long to be free of the coats, the tights, the layers and the chapped hands….I am breaking out a bare leg, all the fashion week attendees did it (although many of them have a car waiting to reheat goose pimpled limbs) so I braved the cold. I find if my feet remain warm enough it’s just about bearable. Give it a go.
Shirt as before, skirt from Levi’s ( www.levi.co.uk), boots from Hudson (www.selfridges.com).
Rye, in East Sussex is well worth a visit; here I am just beneath the castle walls. This smart casual outfit is a firm favourite for weekends with the kids. For warmth I add my Cos fine, wool knit underneath the shirt. Search for slim fitting layers that will not disrupt the line of a lighter top or shirt when it’s worn on top. Layers, layers and more layers – it’s the key to this blasted changeable weather we are having. A lightweight jacket is another must, simply whip it off when you need to and chuck it in a bag.
Shirt as before, jacket by Margaret Howell (www.margarethowell.co.uk), jeans from Acne (www.selfridges.com), knit (just seen) by Cos (www.cosstores.com), boots by Office (www.office.co.uk), sunglasses from Topshop (www.topshop.com) and bag from a vintage store.