Last Updated on 19th October 2013

As part of my inherent love for any modern take on ladylike style, the kind of details that recall a time when gentlemen tipped their hats on cobbled streets as the ladies sprayed their love letters with rose water and petals, I give you the glove. Well, gloves.

Not wooly, or leather, or dominatrix but, rather, summer gloves in the manner of the delicate beige crochet pair that my mother used to wear to school in Australia. Light as air, lace spun dreams of dressing for a picnic in a hazy meadow with straw hats and ribbons that run down your back.

I particularly love the Louis Vuitton take on this look; slouchy elbow length gloves of leather and tulle in muted tones or jaded pastels that conjure an entirely new take on dressing like a lady.

Embellished or fluorescent, they are delicate ballerinas whose considered style works best with scruffy outfits and casual layers. Contrast fragile tulle with leather and outlandish prints, or team lace and crochet with florals and cotton. And just wait for the hat-tipping to begin….

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