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The Versatile Summer Dress & How To Wear It

A T-shirt (or jersey) dress is a great addition to your wardrobe. It is so easy to wear - and usually to care for too. On cooler days layer a denim or cargo jacket over the top and wear with loafers or trainers. For warmer days all you need is a pair of sandals or espadrilles.

Ruffle edge dress in yellow and stripe // Green dress // Stripe dress // Navy/gold dress // Blue dress //

Most brands add a T-shirt dress to their collection so you can find them at every price point.

Choose a style that works on your body shape. The green one above is great for those who are pear shaped or have a tummy they want to hide. Create or show off a waist with a waisted style or choose a straight shape to skim the body if you don't want waist emphasis.

A thicker cotton style works best on slim and straight shapes. A viscose jersey mix or a lighter weight or washed cotton, will create a more fluid fabric for those with curves.

They are great to pack for holidays as they won't crease too badly and...

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The Easy to wear Summer Trend To Try Now

Welcome to the return of the Monday Pick me Up! A short but sweet, Monday indulgence :)

Today is all about a Summer Trend that is wearable and stylish too. It's the mixture of blue and white and reminds me of Wedgewood china.

If you don't like these prints, you could do a stripe or just mix blue pieces with white pieces.

It looks especially fresh in linen and all that's need for accessories is a touch of tan leather and a basket bag.

Will you be trying this combination?

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Skirt // Pineapple Bag // Top // Dress // T-shirt // Mules // Trousers // Belt // Sandals // Tote // Blouse //

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Spring Floral Dress Outfit Ideas

The key to buying a dress - especially at the moment - is finding one that is versatile. One that can be dressed up or down and worn different ways.

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Dress // Cardigan // Trainers //

As florals are big this season, this one caught my eye. What I love about it is the variety of colours in the print; there are so many that you can pull out to use for finishing the outfit. I have used the blue, pink and cream, but will also wear it with yellow.

Made from lightweight Lenzing Ecovera the dress complies with the stringent sustainability requirements laid down by the EU Ecolabel. So if sustainability is important to you, you can rest assured that both the fabric and production process meet high environmental standards.

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Similar sweater // Bag // Similar shoes //

Lenzing is derived from renewable wood sources, making it a natural fibre which is easy to care for, being machine washable at 30 degrees. Plus it's incredibly...

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How To Wear Print Trousers

A pair of print trousers is a great Spring/Summer wardrobe addition because they can be so versatile. Dress them up or down and use the colours in the print to create your outfits.

I've chosen a wide legged pair in a muted print and styled them for work, casually and a more dressy option. Pieces like this are a sensible buy when we want to get the best cost per wear from every item in our wardrobes.

Work

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Trousers // Jacket // Shirt // Bag // Shoes //

Casual

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Cardigan // Camisole // Bag // Shoes //

Dressy

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Blouse // earrings // Bag // Shoes //

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Shirt Dress - 3 Ways To Wear

A shirt dress is such a brilliant wardrobe staple. I have a couple and I create endless outfits with them. Wear layered under and over and even open as a longline jacket.

I've chosen a jersey denim look dress and styled it 3 ways. The key is ringing the changes with accessories.

Dress // Red jacket // Red bag // Red shoes //

Stripe sweater // Necklace // Bag // Trainers //

Green top // Necklace // Green bag // Green shoes //

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4 Ways To Wear Striped Knits

I love a striped knit, especially if it's a multi coloured one because it gives you versatility over what to wear it with. They can be such a cheerful addition to your wardrobe and there are always plenty to choose from in Spring. I have picked for - one an absolute bargain and one a cashmere reduction - and shown you how to wear them casually and as smart casual looks. Which is you favourite?

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Joggers // Trainers //

Jeans // Boots //

Pink trousers // Navy shoes //

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Spring Blouse Styled 3 Ways

Every so often a print catches my eye and I just can't resist it. It happened with this one which I thought would be a perfect addition to a Spring wardrobe. It might be a little while before we can get dressed up, but it will be gorgeous with tailored white trousers for a smarter occasion. In the meantime I have styled it casually to show you how you can wear it now.

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1. Blouse // Trousers // Pumps //

2. Denim skirt // Trainers //

3. Jeans // Boots //

I have pulled out the colours in the blouse for the other pieces in the outfits, my favourite being the first combination with what Boden call Copper Red trousers and pink pumps.

Here are some other pieces to style with this pretty blouse:

 

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5 Styling Tips For How To Wear Wide Leg Trousers

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It’s been a hot one this week and I’m not a big fan of shorts. I prefer a loose dress or a pair of wide leg trousers, full length or cropped, in a lightweight floaty fabric like a soft cotton, viscose or Lyocell. But I have lots of readers asking how to wear wide leg trousers, especially crops because they can make you look square and boxy. There are some tricks that you can use though, to create shape and balance. Here are 5 styling tips for how to wear wide leg trousers and crops to flatter any shape.

1. Create long lines with a tunic style top and a long necklace to elongate the body.

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with long red tunic top

Trousers // Top Same in Navy // Similar necklace // Similar bracelet // Similar cuff //

2. Use statement accessories, or details to draw the eye where you want it to focus.

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with white camisole red cat eye sunglasses

Top // Similar sunglasses // Alternative necklace //

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with navy bardot top blue sunglasses

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3. Add a chunky wedge sandal to create balance.

How to wear wide leg trousers, blue print trousers with navy bardot top, wedge sandals

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