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White Shirt Wednesday: playing it cool at fashion week

white pussybow shirt styled for fashion week

On your marks, get set, STYLE!

Like the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand, only the decidedly jaded dresser would be unaware of the impact this month will have on our forever wardrobes.

Starting with a bang in the shiny big apple and making its way across culture capitals throughout Europe, designers, models and onlookers alike are flaunting their best in show as SS17 kick-starts a new lustful obsession with all things chic.

 Scanning the streets on the lookout for fun new ways to repurpose wardrobe classics, it was the Milanese that gave us goosebumps this week with a contemporary spin on new romantic cool.

More is always more in Milano, both on and off the runway. With Gucci's magpie aesthetic leading the charge, the streets of MFW are looking increasingly eclectic as the hours pass. But, want to know our biggest MFW takeaway? Colour block suiting and embellished pussy bow blouses.

Not for the fashionably fainthearted, this season takes no prisoners in its quest for confident killer street style. A halfway house between Bowie-esque aesthetics and vintage opulence, standard suiting has been well and truly replaced with chromatic substitutes that span the rainbow.

With outré and risqué colour combos the aim of the game – the VAUGHAN HQ girls are on hand to show you how to get down and dirty with Dolce Vita-inspired allure…
Renowned for their intrinsically flamboyant sense of style, it came as no surprise that the Italian fashion tribe embraced pussy bows with a new found enthusiasm this season. Seen at collections from homegrown designers like Gucci and Dolce, the bright white silk shirt is back – and VAUGHAN is once again here with a buy now, love forever alternative to high ticket show pieces.

Designed from the same high-quality pure silk, our Cassie pussy bow blouse is runway ready and endlessly versatile. Worn with a long single tuck, our super soft design works as a romantic nod to 80s wardrobe classics. Styled with this beautiful beetle brooch, this investment buy pairs perfectly with the rich autumnal hues of this not-so-matching pick n’ mix suit.

A classic cut from the finest sienna wool, this single breasted blazer gives urban tailoring a revitalised seasonal allure – offset against these cropped wide-legged culottes, this daring dichotomy of opposing colour ways works as a defiant off-runway homage to traditional prêt à porter. Worn for work or play, it’s fun and feminine outlines gently sculpt your curves without feeling too saucy.

Accessorised with this season’s biggest coup de Coeur – the chunky block boot, this rich palette of forest hues is a daring yet apt take on naturally occurring seasonal shifts. Shrugging off the conventions of perfect pairings, we’ve styled this multi-dimensional ensemble with a fun shock of leopard print for good measure and some high shine frames for added front row charm.

From aristocratic accessories to technicolour fabric combinations, make standard suiting work harder for your money this season in a bold array of creative colour combos.

Pictured: VAUGHAN Cassie shirt in Pure White, Lanvin burnt orange jacket, Marni trousers, Marni ankle boots, Mulberry leopard print bag 

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