Easy, elegant, eminently wearable – our edit of this season’s fashion includes dresses, tailored blazers, and great accessories, in pastels, brights and earth tones …
A beautifully tailored long-line blazer adds a polished, confidence-boosting finishing touch to any look. Wear yours with a midi skirt or wide-leg trousers.
Grey Moyne herringbone blazer, €329, Magee 1886, 21-26 South Anne Street, Dublin 2. Beige cotton long-sleeved top, €49, Cos. Beige Souela wool skirt, €585, Jacquemus.
The classic trench coat gets a make-over every season. For SS19, think heated desert tones, light-weight fabrics and oversized silhouettes.
Beige cotton oversized trench coat, €150, Cos. Beige silk ruffled blouse, €1,150, Chloé. Plaid linen midi skirt, €34, Marks & Spencer. Rose gold metallic laser logo tote, Stella Mc Cartney, €695, at Brown Thomas. Beige woven ankle-strap shoes, €595, Charlotte Olympia.
If minimalism isn’t your thing, you’re in luck: there is a print renaissance this season. Turn the volume up with leopard, floral and scarf prints.
Kiss print silk blouse, Luisa Cerano, €420; animal-print Sturdy skirt, Essential Antwerp, €205; both at Arnotts.
A relaxed-fit utility-style shirt, with patch pockets and buttoned tabs, is one of those easy pieces you can throw on and look instantly cool. It looks good tucked in or left loose.
Beige cotton utility shirt, €39.50, Zara. Beige cotton canvas short jumpsuit, €3,700, Hermès. Marigold cotton polo-neck sweater, €253, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC.
Wearing black or a neutral? Add a brightly coloured handbag, shoes or boots to punctuate your look.
Black wool jacket, €2,081; black and white cotton dress, €1,785; black satin headband, €210; all Prada. Pink Everyday Camera bag, €695; black striped Bazar XX Small Shopper bag, €995; both Balenciaga at Brown Thomas. Fluorescent green ankle boots, €49.95, Zara.
Damask, duchesse satin and lustrous silk dress coats, reminiscent of precious gems, are perfect for layering over fancy dresses.
Green silk coat, Paule Ka, €1,100, at Samui, 17 Drawbridge Street, Cork. Orange Kiko cotton-lace bomber, €995; orange Klara cotton-lace skirt, €795; orange Nina leather tassel belt, €250; all Louise Kennedy, 56 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Leopard-print pussybow blouse, €69.90, Zara. Coral leather shoes, Akris.
Bell- and balloon-shaped attention-grabbing sleeves are stealing the spotlight. Tuck yours in and style with print trousers and mules.
White silk long sleeve frill-front blouse, €2,500; black wool short sleeve jacket, €1,800; print cotton high-waisted trousers, €1,400; all Louis Vuitton.
Thigh-grazing long shorts are a key trend this season. Style with a well-cut blazer or buttoned shirt. Add a miniature bag.
Black wool blazer, €329; black wool shorts, €189; both Boss at Hugo Boss; Black GV3 quilted leather mini bag, €875, Givenchy at Brown Thomas.
A pleated skirt is the sort of piece that will bring you seamlessly from the office to cocktails after work. Metallic tones will up the ante.
White sleeveless cotton T-shirt, Dries Van Noten, €175; silver pleated skirt, P.A.R.O.S.H, €195; both at Samui, 17 Drawbridge street, Cork. Silver embellished leather sandals, €950, Miu Miu.
Photographed by Bryce Thomas at Utopia, Assisted by Marion Grand
Styled by Luis Rodriguez at Utopia, Assisted by Seoul Choi
Hair and make-up by Paul Fields at Pat Bates, Assisted by Avery Goldson
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