Dress up, it’s good for you! If getting out of the house and putting on the glad rags is top of the agenda this month then let these luxurious outfits inspire …
Black and white is a fail-safe combination when you want to look effortlessly elegant. A special lunch, or dinner, is a great excuse to lean into the season’s skirt of choice – a full style that boasts a midi length. Instead of wearing a statement blouse, go with a refined cream blazer (shop en edit of elegant blazers here), it’ll feel more current. Put a silk camisole or white T-shirt underneath.
Cream twill blazer, €79.99, at H&M.
Black floral jacquard A-line midi skirt, €150, at COS.
Black leather studded ballet flats, €295; www.maje.com.
A statement shoulder is never a bad idea. If the idea of minimalism bores you them embrace a romantic dress paired with a kitten heel or point-toe pump (it is, after all, the season of the fashionable flat). A set of pearl drop earrings is a delicate final flourish.
Pink Lucie short sleeve ruffle dress, Sister Jane, €250 at Arnotts.
Black leather buckle ballerinas, €325; www.ganni.com.
Pearl Girandolle earrings, €3,250; www.natashasherling.ie.
For those evenings when you want to be elegantly dressed down, a luxurious blazer is your secret weapon. On the high street look to COS and Massimo Dutti, while brands like The Frankie Shop and Totême deliver in the mid-range. Pair it with jeans in a luxe wash and finish with a hint of something playful – this season that’s a metallic heel. We love this gold pair by Zara (see Arket also) – which will be a surefire staple for occasion dressing season. Remember: gold can be a neutral too.
Navy double-breasted wool blazer, €175, at COS.
Blue denim twisted seam straight leg jeans, €270; www.toteme-studio.com.
Gold metallic mules, €39.95, at Zara.