28 May 2009

Fashion 118: Style Dilemma!

    

I'm going to the Cartier Polo and want to do ‘funky sophistication'. I've just bought a brilliant pair of cream heels and would like to wear these. Faye Ricketts

The Holy Grail of fashion is dressing cool when the weather is unpredictable. Polo has the extra complication of requiring you to dress up for what is essentially a party in a field. My solution is mixing soft and structured. A soft dress's informality looks good in a country setting while a structured jacket smartens it up. Model/actress Joy Bryant and Anne Hathaway's dressy coats are perfect for this look, while Isla Fisher gives the look a more youthful edge with a biker. Be careful with those heels if you know you're going to be on soft ground. A wedge would be better if you really need the height.

     

        Kinder Aggugini                           John Lewis                      Paul Smith
£630, 020 7518 0680                     £89, 08456 049 049       £119, mywardrobe.com

       Stella McCartney                             Matalan                           Oasis
£925, net-a-porter.com              £12, 0945 330 3330           £50, 01865 881 986


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