Purple Tweed's Summer Special.

Jerry Hall Photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue 1975

Some might argue that summer is strictly June, July and August, but within the UK summer really is any day that the sun shines and you don't have to leave your house with any form of outerwear like a jacket or coat. However this year we have been extremely blessed with lush sunshine that make having a convertible car and taking it for a drive down some country lane so very worthwhile. Temperatures of 28/30degrees are all well and good but dressing for such is not always easy. So the next few posts will be a holiday special, from tips on packing for your holiday, to how to make the most out of the pieces you have work for you whilst at home and the key pieces to update your summer style.
So hopefully this will be useful to some of you out there, and any tips or comments you have please feel free to comment or tweet me!

First off we start with the nude dress. Now now, I know your thinking that nude can be a bit of a blase colour and not one that suits everyone... and although some of those statements may be true. I am here to challenge you to make you a firm believer that nude in various shades (because we are not all one flesh-tone) is the ultimate colour/shade in order to do chic summer dressing. White isn't flattering to many of us but nude (creme/coffee/almond..you get the gist)is your new summer best friend where colours/shades are concerned.
As with everything in ones wardrobe it all comes down to CUT and SHAPE. Choose the right one for you in order to make this colour work. This semi-oversized style is from Whistles. This dress is great because it's very versatile. It's voluminous shape means it can be cinched in nicely with a chic belt for work or a nice scarf for the weekends etc. The pockets allow it to work from day through to night and the length allows you to look business-like whilst at work but still combat the summer temperatures.

A glitzy rose gold ombre sequin kimono with tone matching Jimmy Choos, amp up the glamour decibels and is easy to wear to a wedding or just out for a stylish night out with a glass of rose to boot!
Taking this dress to work is truly simple, using tailored pieces like blazers or waistcoats with either a little bit of print or in various colours from taupe to ivory, help retain the femininity of this dress but is completely board-room proof.

This dress on the weekend or for those casual evenings only requires a lovely ballet flat in a pop of colour and a cutesy necklace and your good to go! 

Jimmy Choos
Ombre Sequin Kimono-Topshop
Ballet flats-Topshop

Images; asos.com, net-a-porter.com, topshop.com, whistles.co.uk
**I have not been paid or endorsed by the above brands.

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