the hat’s evil, crazier twin. It’s usually secured with a clip or headband. Use it to glam up a dull outfit.
Available at: Debenhams and Accessorize
It’s the next best thing to being shirtless. The Henley is a close fitting tee that you should really wear to bed (but people wear it outdoors anyway). It usually has buttons in the front.
Available at: United Colours of Benetton
Kate Middleton was spotted wearing it and you should be too. Why? It has summer written all over it: embroidery, cutwork, lace and still a very casual, outdoorsy feel.
Available at: French Connection, Zara
When temperatures dip, clear some wardrobe space for the gilet. It’s essentially a quilted, sleeveless jacket, much like a long waistcoat.
Available at: Debenhams
Not quite a stiletto, not quite a sandal. The d’Orsay pump leaves the arch of your foot bare and covers your heel and toe.
Available at: Zara and Christian Louboutin
Short in the front, long in the back. No we’re not analysing Rihanna’s hairstyle, we’re talking about the shirts and skirts that fashion-forward women have been wearing these days. They add a hint of glam to casual chic.
Available at: Hill Road, Bandra and Forever 21
Substitute your evening bag for an ornamental case with compartments to fit your lipstick, kohl, keys and phone. They come in a host of shapes such as a heart, and even a cupcake, as was seen on Sex and the City.
Available at: Judith Lieber, Zara
Need something to go with a fitted shirt and trousers at work? Try a Chesterfield coat. Designed to be worn over any outfit, this long tailored coat is light and comfortable.
Available at: Zara
Originally sailors’uniforms, these horizontal stripes are now covering women’s tees, dresses and pencil skirts. They are perfect for that girl’s day out you’ve been postponing.
Available at: ONLY
Flats that are also platforms. The sole is level, not arched like a regular shoe, so you’re not likely to fall flat on your face. But you will be stomping all over the place.
Available at: Steve Madden
Seersucker (the fabric in the background of this page) is a blue striped cotton fabric with a wrinkled surface generally used for making suits for men.
Available at: Marks and Spencer
Being a figure skater is hard, but dressing up like one isn’t. Skater dresses usually are super-short, fitted at the waist and have a flared skirt. Best suited for fit bodies.
Available at: MANGO
From HT Brunch, June 16
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