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White shirt Wednesday – holiday escape

As the fashion pack rough it in the big bad city, some of us have the luxury of an Indian summer escape. Inspired by lavish florals and bronzed skin that dominated SS15 shows, no one said we had to wait till the first spring thaw to try them out!

Snubbing the fashion jet set in lieu of your city escape, take the best in show looks with you, gracing the cobbled streets of Greece, Barcelona or Cannes with a 'just in from fashion week' air of sophistication. Inspired by graphic flower power prints and eye-watering neon hues from the likes of Henry Holland and Fendi, push the envelope on capsule prêt à porter with this time-warp, 50s inspired look.

A mix of seascape inspired prints on a structured A line silhouette, this effortless look hangs on the Hepburn revival printed skirt by Dolce & Gabanna. With chunky cork platforms and pastel accented accessories that scream nostalgic styling, the cinched waist ensemble gives a kick of flirty holiday vibes whilst the simple, sleek Bettie shirt creates a neutral undertone to balance the palette.

Depending on your trusty carry-on can be torture for the fashion hoarder, culling your walk-on essentials down to the bare minimum doesn't have to mean substituting on style thanks to this curated European getaway ensemble. With statement pieces reigning supreme, fill up on elegance over excess and rule the runway, packing a punch with workable neutrals and flashes of colour.

From sipping coffee near the Pantheon to oysters on the coast, fashion and function meet in perfect harmony for a lady like outfit that can be pieced apart and reworked for the seashore or the sky lounge. Paired with a plunge-line bather and hemp sandals for hitting the beach, the Dolce skirt can be reworked in a multitude of ways, whilst these cute Kirkwood pearl platforms are the perfect sidekick for skintight jeans tucked into a silk shirt.

For those lucky few staging a sartorial coup d'état for this round of runways, forget staples and functional essentials and lavish yourself in must have outfits. Cue cute separates and lashings of colour for a weekend away wardrobe that would have style bloggers singing your praises.

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