Last Updated on 28th March 2014
When you start swooning over designs that have emerged off the catwalk, you realise that it is time to really revamp your wardrobe in readiness for spring and summer. These fresh summer inspired designs will transform you and can be worn on your holiday this summer with ease. The white collar is on a mission this summer but so are the florals:
Rosie Assoulin’s swooning collectible summer indulgences
We absolutely adore the latest from the rising star Rosie Assoulin who has delighted us with her billowing volumes of colour from the pop era with intricate details. They form a combination of what Grace Kelly would probably wear today: the effervescence of glamour, elegance with femininity. Try the white flowing cotton Poplin dress with easy sandals and for more ideas see Motilo.
Balenciaga and the white collar
The white collar button-down shirt is the necessary all rounder that compliments all the casual looks and creates a borrowed from my banker boyfriend proclamation. The reinvention of the basic crisp poplin is ideal for this time of year and so versatile.
Christian Dior marks the white collar in elegance
Hit the market wearing this lilac cotton shirt dress with exposed shoulders, tweaked in complimentary details at the waist, folded sleeves for a casualness that oozes chic. Match it up with a patent leather open chunky bag and ankle strapped sandals for the complete statement.
Valentino’s open neck white collar panache
Leave it to Valentino to emerge with a cape like shirt and collar that transforms itself into a day and night look for the spring and summer with fine detailing on the cuts and lower waist. Set it against a monochrome look in black silk trousers with a fringed black suede bag and open moccasin sandals for an adaptable summer vogue.
Tod’s irrepressible casual white collar
As ever the master of combined texture and fabric, Tod’s has realized the adorable country frock underlay with the shirt and collar trend amalgamated with a wide petrol pink from a bygone era. The wide slits on the side expose the criss- cross design and the rounded above the knee dress length, give the style its casualness. The fringed flat tanned sandals are a perfect touch worn on a breezy summer afternoon.
Hermès’ a cut above white collar
The austere simplicity and excellence in cut of the trousers and shirt ensemble produce a startling impression as you
walk through the green palm trees: the open shirt with a minimal collar has long sleeves with wide cuffs in the lightest of fabrics while the trousers have a high waist and drape casually, elongating the legs with its folds. Black flat open sandals
again complete the fashion.
And last but not least:
Stella McCartney and her floral fantasia extraordinaire
The red and white contrasts in floral arrangements are dynamically opposed on the top and skirt in a flowing silk with the simplicity of a jaunty spring afternoon. White sandals will hit the mark perfectly.