We call this the ‘Marant effect’. Turn to the French designer for a masterclass in how to make anything look cooler – a chunky cream sweatshirt and Western-inspired belt and boots usually do the trick. Think RHW meets Paris’ most stylish editors and go for tonal accessories and layers for that nonchalant, just-threw-this-on vibe.
Willow Floral Angel Sleeve Midi Dress, £29.99 (was £45.99) | Topshop
Strucuture Rib Knit Sweater, £65 | & Other StoriesWestern-Buckle Leather Belt, £310 | Acne
Dernee Suede Ankle Boots, £435 | Isabel Marant
Mara Grained Leather Cross-Body Bag, £375 | See By Chloe
Zulu Rancher Wool Fedora Hat, £88 | Lack Of Color
The key to making anything look a bit more ‘fashion’ is to throw in some exaggerated proportions. A belted jacket teamed with a midi dress creates the perfect hourglass shape – look for tough details like pockets and statement shoulders for that Christina Centenera silhouette. Black and gold details also add an extra touch of cool.
A relaxed feel can also be the key to looking cool in a floral midi. Think mannish blazers and chunky footwear, or statement sunnies, gold hoops and a top handle bag to make everything feel more on trend.
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