You want your wardrobe to work hard. No-one has a money tree growing at the bottom of their garden, so if you are going to part with your hard-earned cash, it needs to be on pieces that are adaptable, versatile and very, very wearable. Thankfully, the new season is looking promising when it comes to clothes that will take you from now through spring, into summer and out the other side. Two pieces that I’ve recently discovered are a polka dot dress of dreams and a pair of trousers that will take you to work, weekend and beyond, here’s what to wear them with from this season and beyond….
The Polka Dot Dress of Dreams
I have spied this dress on a number of Instagram feeds over the past few weeks. It is a great dress (spots are big this year) which ticks all the Work Hard boxes as it can easily be dressed up and down, and styled for spring, summer and winter. I searched for it in my local Zara last week, but sadly couldn’t find it. Thankfully it’s online….
Polka dot dress, £39.99, Zara. 1.red tassel earrings, £6, Alice’s Wonders.2. Black polo neck, £17.50, M&S; 3. Gold belt, £36; 4. Black boots £120, Boden, 5. Lightning bolt earrings, £35, Cabbage White, 6. Denim jacket, £17.99, H&M. 7. Star glitter trainers, £35, Next. 8. Arrow, horn and compass necklace, £90, Tilly Sveaas. 9. South Beach straw pom pom bag, £25, ASOS. 4. Sandals, £50, Boden. Yellow earrings, £7, Topshop.
The Work Hard Trousers
Another Zara find, these trousers are a steal at £25.99. Unusually they are a really great length for short people like me as they are cropped perfectly at the ankle (I’m 5’4). I’d be slightly concerned if I was 6 foot, but maybe the hem can be let down? The stripes tick the athleisure trend box nicely and they are a really great flattering cut. All you need to do is unpick the pockets and away you go..
Trousers, £25.99, Zara
- Silver heart hoops, £26. 2. Merino wool knit, now £94, Me + Em, 3. Marlene shoulder bag, £135, Nooki, 4. Chelsea boots, £90, Office. 5. Red top, £32, Warehouse, 6. Leather jacket, £330, Whistles. 7. Stan Smith trainers, £79, Adidas. 8. Demain charity tee, 50euro, Sezane. 9. Oversized tote, £27, Accessorize. 10. Rubber slides, £54, Tory Burch.