24-hour dressing

Summer in the city

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Lorna Luxe

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Tasked with sharing my tricks for 24-hour dressing for a summer in the city, I embarked on a full-on day, beginning with an 8am breakfast meeting at Farm Girl, followed by a river-boat cruise for lunch and cocktail party in the evening. My must haves for surviving 24 hours in the city? A cinched waist, killer heels and a pop of colour.

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Breakfast Meeting

Blue pussy-bow frill blouse | Karen Millen

Cinching a belt over a voluminous blouse is a modern take on a polished and pulled-together look. The trick is to ensure the blouse has a tailored fit, sits slightly raised on the hip and has plenty of ruffles. Skinny black jeans, a classic tote and glossy heels tick the ‘well put-together’ box, while the leopard-print belt says ‘look at me’.

Blue pussy-bow frill blouse | Karen Millen

Cinching a belt over a voluminous blouse is a modern take on a polished and pulled-together look. The trick is to ensure the blouse has a tailored fit, sits slightly raised on the hip and has plenty of ruffles. Skinny black jeans, a classic tote and glossy heels tick the ‘well put-together’ box, while the leopard-print belt says ‘look at me’.

The slightly wider fit of these black stilettos make them super comfy day-to-night shoes, so you won’t even need your emergency flats.

Lunch

Taking classic silhouettes and turning the volume up is what Karen Millen does best.
I love this shirt’s deconstructed tie-waist and flared detail at the back – plus, the slight stretch in its fabric ensures it’s a joy to wear (especially over lunch!).

A pop of red from the shoes and bag really amp up an otherwise simple look and is a great confidence boost if you have an important meeting or event. The bow-tie straps on this gorgeous pair make them a contender for any weekday commute.

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Cocktail Party

Orange d-ring culottes | Karen Millen

If you buy one new statement piece this season make it this seriously flattering pair of high-waisted, paper-bag style culottes. I love the volume of the silhouette and how it perfectly highlights the waist – pristine tailoring at its best.

Red suede ankle-wrap heels | Karen Millen

If you buy one new statement piece this season make it this seriously flattering pair of high-waisted, paper-bag style culottes. I love the volume of the silhouette and how it perfectly highlights the waist – pristine tailoring at its best.

This look is perfect for a summer party in the city – super comfy and, most importantly, eye-catching in photos.

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