|Dress: £45, Topshop. Bag: Manu Atelier. Sunglasses: £14, Topshop. Watch: £135, Shore Projects. Sandals: £42, Topshop. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell|
As the weather starts to heat up (finally!), I get to the tricky conundrum of what to actually wear in general. I can't be bothered to think about piecing together outfits, so I turn to dresses. One thing to just sling on and be done, and the shirt dress fits the bill.
Smart, cool and not too short (which most dresses I try on seem to be right now) - this linen Topshop dress is great for work, weekend or citybreaking, as it proved to be in Copenhagen last weekend. Just throw on some chunky flats for an easy look - and needless to say, monochrome is still my answer to everything.
That's not to say the dress doesn't need some 'help', a rolled up sleeve and unbuttoning of the top and bottom buttons goes wonders into 'sexing' this dress up (I'm not purist enough to leave it untouched) as well as adding some summer bling - a summer dress isn't complete with a touch of gold chains, if you ask me.
|Diamond necklace: £150, Laura Lee Jewellery. Circle pendant necklace: Tom Shot at Cadenzza|
|Dress: £45, Topshop. Bag: Manu Atelier. Sunglasses: £14, Topshop. Watch: £135, Shore Projects. Bracelet: £99, Cadenzza. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell|
|Dress: £45, Topshop. Bag: Manu Atelier. Sunglasses: £14, Topshop. Watch: £135, Shore Projects. Sandals: £42, Topshop.|
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