School is out: but summer uniforms are in, says AISLINN COFFEY …
Fashion editors have a uniform that they rarely steer away from. It may seem effortless – although they do spend as much time getting ready as any other women – but it does make the job of getting dressed a whole lot easier. Tonne Goodman, former fashion director at American Vogue has been wearing a yearlong white denim uniform for decades; Levi’s 511s, Organic by John Patrick sweaters, Charvet silk scarves. British Vogue’s Sarah Harris chooses to wear blue jeans, black sweaters and white shirts. As with all fashion uniforms – it can be the same signature look you wore when you were 20, just updated and styled a different way. One thing they have in common? They don’t like to look overly done …
Denim Jeans: White & Straight(ish)
Heavy white denims (not stretch, fitted or see-through) are huge for SS19. Wear yours with a tucked-in T-shirt or blouse. No belt required.
Khakis: Chinos & Combats
Combats, chinos and cargo pants are right right now. Turned-up cuffs are perfect for showing off shoes.
Khaki cotton combat trousers, Mos Mosh, €160, at www.havanaboutique.ie. Beige cotton cargo pants, €69.95, at Zara. Kat Space Oddity sunglasses, €98, Ace & Tate,
30 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Beige Penthia cotton trousers, Part Two, €99.95, at Arnotts. Beige cotton cropped chinos, Prada, €620, at Brown Thomas.
Linen dress: Throw-on Shapes
Balance a voluminous silhouette with chunky sandals.
White linen dress, €89.95, at Zara. Olive linen dress, Sleeper, €255; www.net-a-porter.com. Charcoal linen dress, €339, at www.atriumdublin.com. 5. Check linen dress (in picture), €350, at Stable, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2. 6. Black Noelly leather sandals, Isabel Marant, €460, at Costume Dublin.
Summer sweater: Lightweight knits
Because it’s never actually going to be that warm in Ireland …
White sand cashmere polo-neck sweater (in picture), €340; www.lucynagle.com. Blue knit sweater, €59, at & Other Stories. Off-white cashmere sweater, €315; www.joseph-fashion.com. Natural lightweight merino wool sweater, Ireland’s Eye, €105, at Kilkenny Shop. Navy and white stripe sweater, €295; www.paulandjoe.com. White leather shoes, The Edit Carolyn Donnelly, €99, at Dunnes Stores.
Summer tailoring: Multi-taskers
If you have to multi-task, so should your suit. Break up a two-piece to get bang for your buck.
Cream linen blend jacket; €530; matching cream cropped trousers, €390; both Frame
at www.net-a-porter.com. Orange print satin scarf, €29, at & Other Stories. Pink oversized linen jacket, €99; check Paris blazer, €149; both at & Other Stories. Natural double-breasted linen jacket, €110, at Marks & Spencer.
Top of the tops: T-shirts & Shirts
Invest in good-quality shirts, blouses and T-shirts. Choose a timeless style and flattering fit.
Off-white silk shirt, €79.99, at H&M. White poplin shirt, €129; www.ganni.com. White linen T-shirt, €29, at Cos. Champagne silk blouse, €116, at The White Company.
Midi skirt: Earthy tones
For those who hate leg-baring in the summer, take a cue from the best street style looks and style your midi skirt with a T-shirt or a knit in a similar colour.
Chocolate brown limited edition nappa leather skirt, €249, at Massimo Dutti. Khaki asymmetric cotton/linen skirt, €1,200; www.loewe.com. Coco brown cotton skirt, €79.95, at Massimo Dutti. 24ct gold Spiral Woman earrings inspired by sculptor Louise Bourgeois, Simone Rocha for Hauser & Wirth, €340; www.hauserwirth.com.
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