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So Last Season

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Thursday, 28th March, 2019 9:07am

There’s been lots of shoots and filming this week and it’s really made me get to grips with summer style and what I’m hoping to be wearing once the weather gets warmer.

Last week I did an April style edit with Shopless which is a new fashion and beauty shopping app and it was great to style some pieces that are perfect for mid spring.

At this time of year I like to start showcasing midi dresses and it’s easy to see why now, more than ever, the midi dress is a key piece in the grown up fashion wardrobe.

The midi dress is versatile, you can dress it up or down and it’s also very comfortable and functional, which sounds boring but is the very reason why its plays a key role in why I and so many others wear it, day in and day out.

I personally favour a wrap style but really it’s about finding the right style for you and with so many offerings out there on the high street, it’s just a case of getting out there and trying some styles on.

I’m flying to Riga this week and you can guarantee sixty per cent of my suitcase will be made up of midi dresses which I can wear with trainers sightseeing and then just change footwear and jacket for night time. Oh the joys of hand luggage restrictions.

On Monday I filmed a few style segments for 'Xpose' in the beautiful surrounds of The River Club, and while it was tempting to just sit and sip cocktails while watching the world go by, serious styling work had to be done.

Two of the pieces I filmed were denim edits from Opera Lane, and like the midi dress, denim is an absolute constant in my life. No matter the season we all wear denim, and while we’ve all just about gotten our heads around skinny jeans, along comes another influx of styles that we have to get our heads around.

Two of my favourite new season styles are the straight leg which I now live in and the wide leg cropped jean.

The straight leg has a vintage fit to it and falls straight from the hip to the ankle which makes it pretty much flattering on everyone. While this style is a bit snug on the thighs, it has got plenty of room from the knee to the ankle so if you’re conscious of bigger calves then these are the jeans for you.

Another pair that I love are the wide leg, cropped jeans and one of my favourite pairs are from GAP. They are very similar to the Levi’s Ribcage but not as expensive. These can look a bit offputting on the hanger as they are so far removed from the skinnies we know and love but trust me, if you get these right, you will love them forever.

A lot of people think you have to be tall and slim to pull these off, but that is not the case. The key is to get a pair that sits high on the waist for a neat fit that accentuates the waist and elongates the legs thus making it perfect for the petite gals amongst us.

When it comes to tops make sure you keep it tucked in, again to highlight the waist, and keep the length to about an inch above the ankle. Flats look great with this style but if you need to wear a heel then a block heel is a must. Now I’m off to do my favourite thing…packing!

See you next week with a Riga update.

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