Transitioning from season to season can be hard – never mind all the new fashion statements, just the weather here in Scotland alone is enough to distract any fashionista from venturing outside of the chunky knitwear we’re so used to shrouding our bodies in here.
Not to worry though, we have your back. Six key shape pieces this season decoded to help you bring some sun into your wardrobe.
1. Polo Neck Blouse
Now, it’s seems almost boring to suggest that we, in St Andrews, should wear polonecks. We already do: not only are they super chic, but practical too. Change from a jumper to a pleated or striped blouse, however, and you have a whole new look which is still practical enough to wear on days when the sky can’t make up its mind. Chuck a coat-igan on top, and you’re laughing.
Below: (1) Daniela ruffled high-neck blouse by Isabel Marant Etoile (2) Biba high-neck ruffle detail blouse
2. The Wrap Skirt
Great for the library, great for a night out, great for an interview… the lengths may vary but the style does not. A wrap skirt is great way to update that go-to black mini you have sitting in your wardrobe if you want a classic, minimalist look with a modern twist. And the wrap detail is fantastic at highlighting your curves. Tights or bare legs, boots or sneakers, this is a look I am definitely investing in myself.
Below: (1) Vera Moda asymmetric denim skirt (2) Proenza Schouler asymmetric floral-print silk-crepe wrap skirt.
3. Walk The Line
Stripes – although a classic and never really out – are so in this season. Take you parisian black and white up a notch by adding bold colours to your looks. Runway looks appreciated the straight and narrow, and it’s time St Andrews did too.
Below: (1) Solid & Striped, the Anne-Marie striped swimsuit (2) Balmain glittered strapless mini dress.
4. Midi Tea Dresses
Floral is always a great go-to pattern to lighten up any wardrobe for the (slightly) warmer months, but the main thing about the style is the cut. It’s the cut of the waist designed to length, the emphasis on the shoulders and collar bones, and feminine mid-calf length which makes this shape so, so flattering.
Below: (1) Topshop jaquard spot midi tea dress (2) Kiss The Sky wrap front midi tea dress in golden sunflower.
5. Sorbet Shades
Tentatively balanced somewhere between pastel and neon hugh, adding a touch of ‘sorbet’ to your look is a sure-fire way to add some sunshine to your look. From tart raspberry to lemony yellow, these colours scream give me a tan and tequila please.
Below: (1) Tibi Edwardian open shoulder midi dress (2) Rag & Bone suffolk dress