Designer shopping: The Burberry Brit shirt dress

Earlier this month I talked about the thought of guilt totally free designer shopping (if you missed it and want to catch up click here) with a view to heeding Dame Vivienne Westwood’s “”buy much less, pick well, and make it last” advice a tiny a lot more scrupulously than I have accomplished in the past. Having worked in retail, I’ve noticed my fair share of compulsive shopping – hell, I’ve even done the occasional bit of it myself, and I know it can be challenging to break those poor shopping habits. One of the very best pieces of advice I can give you is shop for yourself and only take pieces you love from a trend. For example, if pastel jeans aren’t your issue, then why did you just invest the weekend trying to discover a pair you will only ever wear (uncomfortably) when? If you hate the tribal appear, then why are you attempting to impress with an high-priced Navajo inspired jacket that will sit in the back of your wardrobe gathering dust?

The finest way to shop for designer pieces in my opinion is to decide on one thing timeless. No matter whether it’s printed or plain, select an item you can put on a hundred methods, that you really feel oneself in, and that you will put on once more and once again, to the workplace, to the shops or on a date. Beginning life in 1856 and holding two Royal Warrants, Burberry Brit is steeped in background, yet continues to be at the forefront of fashion today. Exuding the iconic British brands effortlessly cool style, this elegantly tailored shirtdress from Burberry Brit is the ideal item for any fashion savvy shopper. For an everyday appear, channel uber cool Brit girl, Alexa Chung, and team with brogues, skinny belt and a parka. Going out for dinner? Embrace the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and pair with nude tights, court shoes and a clutch bag.

Burberry Brit cotton-voile shirt dress £295 Net-A-Porter

This knee length number would look incredible paired with a trench coat on a rainy day – roll the sleeves and tie the belt in a knot at the waist for a bang on trend look. If you’re heading out for dinner on a summery evening, rock a statement colour or printed blazer and preserve accessories to a minimum. The shirt dress is a important piece for any girls wardrobe, and tends to make for an exceptionally cool perform outfit when paired with a tailored jacket as well.

Tights are the easiest way to modify the entire tone of this dress, or any other for that matter. Play it safe and chic with nude, black, or add a pop of colour with a marl grey or burgundy pair. If you are feeling daring, why not go for patterned tights and actually stand out from the crowd?

Shoes glorious shoes! Something goes with this child, despite the fact that wedges, gladiator sandals and brogues in distinct work greatest. Do your greatest Kate Middleton impression with a pair of nude court shoes or colourful wedges, rock it like Alexa Chung in a pair of brogues, or put on it on the beach with a pair of super strappy sandals for an Olsen sister vibe.

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