We’re currently in that weird in-between period where it doesn’t feel like summer anymore but it’s still swelteringly warm.
It’s a time that calls for transitional dressing; pieces that can be layered, styled, and accessorised according to the weather’s changing whims.
Striking a balance between functional and fashionable isn’t always easy, but punchy colours and shapes can add intrigue to even the most practical outfits.
Lilac is the shade of choice right now, spotted on everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Justin Bieber, on Rihanna and runways across the world alike. And it’s a great way to elevate your basics.
‘Lilac today offers a newfound focus,’ writes Grace Cook in an article about the resurgence of purple hues for FT. ‘One that “speaks to tranquility and peace . . . and is escapist and otherworldly.”’
Featured heavily in recent collections by fashion houses like Issey Miyake and Giorgio Armani, as well as those from high-end retailers like Cos, it’s the colour to be seen in.
And what better way than with some wardrobe staples in the calming wisteria hue.
Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Buy for £62.99 (was £84.99) at The Look Edit.
Cotton:On Dad Shirt
Buy for £24.99 at Asos.
Anne-Marie’s Edit Bouclé Crop Blazer
Buy for £39.99 at New Look.
Little Mistress by Vogue Williams Gingham Maxi Dress
Buy for £78 at John Lewis.
Soft Rigid Wide Jeans
Buy for £27.97 (was £55.95) at NA-KD.
Pima cotton jersey top
Buy for £17.99 at H&M.
Strappy Satin High Waisted Midi Skirt
Buy for £28 (was £35) at Nasty Gal.
Pure Cashmere Collared Relaxed Jumper
Buy for £89 at M&S.
High Waist Tailored Shorts
Buy for £20 at Monki.
Flared Tailored Trousers
Buy for £48 (was £95) at & Other Stories.
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