This time of year is akin with weddings, sun-drenched soirées and a lively nightlife, which of course results in mid-morning coffees and late afternoon brunch, to reinstate some sense of sobriety ;). Life in the social fast lane calls for a host of gorgeous garms to keep your style sartorial and that’s exactly what the Socialite edit offers today.
This time, I’m talking tailored fabrics, wide-leg cuts and red carpet-ready designs, all pulled together with pretty metallic deets. Grab a glass of champers and join us on the FROW for a first look at Very’s most pap-worthy pieces. Here’s what we’re working with…
Skinny jean devotees might find this a tricky transition, but once you dare to work the flare, it all gets a lot easier from there. I promise I did not mean to turn this blog into a rhyme. While skinnies are certainly not crossed off the agenda, throwback 70s floor-sweepers are this season’s key shape. For an effortless way to dial up the drama come sundown, style them like our model with a white chiffon blouse and animal print accents, to punctuate your look.
Our model wears kick-flare trousers, £35, by Rochelle Humes; Nikita tip heel point court shoes, £22, by Shoe Box and the embellished collar blouse, £29, by Definitions. This ensemble radiates pure Old Hollywood glamour.
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Jumpsuits began gathering momentum in 2014 and now stand as a capsule wardrobe essential in their own right. With a host of cuts to choose from, you can decide on how much skin you conceal and reveal. Be careful if you’re looking to work a strapless piece like this lace lovely pictured (top), though; the key to working the skimpy jumpsuit is choosing thick, textured fabrics, as the fitted ones look like you’re about to perform in a gymnastics show, trust me! Been there, done that, got the jumpsuit. The petal adorned one-piece (bottom) works this season’s fling with florals into your collection.
Our models wear the lace bandeau jumpsuit (top), £65, by Definitions with Paris asymmetric minimal sandals, £25, by Shoe Box. The tortoise shell cuff, £12, pulls her look together. The floral jumpsuit (bottom) is by Definitions, £49.
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Nothing gets you special occasion-ready like a swishy skater dress or soft, romantic maxi. While floor-length pieces offer that extra elegant edge, prom styles are spot-on for less formal occasions and a great alternative for those who like to show off their legs. The maxi dress pictured (top) creates the illusion of a co-ord with its chiffon pleated skirt and contrast lace top; its floor-skimming length exudes elegance as you make your way down the red carpet. The go-faster stripes on the skater dress (bottom) offers a fast route into this season’s printed trend.
Our models wear the lace pleated maxi dress (top), £45, by Definitions and the full skirt striped dress (bottom), £59, by Myleene Klass.
As beautifully demonstrated by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the life of a socialite isn’t all about the parties. Shopping, lunch dates and simply lounging around looking lovely are also high-up on the agenda. When such an occasion is taking place on the social circuit, gladiator sandals are a fail-proof footwear option. Summer’s answer to OTK boots, these fierce heeled sandals make your little A-line dresses pop. Hepburn would be proud.
Here we have the 60’s high neck A-line dress (left), £39, by Definitions, worn with snake print sandals by Glamorous, £35. The e tunic dress (right), £39, is also by Definitions, worn with gladiator sandals by Miss KG, £185.
Whatever you’re wearing out and about this season, metallic accessories polish and pull-together your look. Two-part metallic sandals are my obsession for nights out, but the foil-finish trend can be worked into your look with anything – Very is brimming with necklaces, heels and box clutches aplenty in a host of molten metal-inspired finishes. Wear them day or night.
And that concludes today’s Socialite edit. Time for a shopping trip…