On a short work trip to Stockholm for a few days, I have these three items with me: the maxi dress from People Tree’s V&A collection (now with added breakfast down the front), white leather trainers to take the edge off and a mini cross-body bag from LK Bennett. Perfect for fitting a phone, purse, cards and passport in. But not the travel plug that I left at home – and so I had to buy a replacement. Twice. Once is annoying. Twice is downright careless. Moving on. The not-too-dressed-up-dress in a floral print is a little bit boho-y, a lot more feminine than my usual Gentlewoman Style but in post-holiday transition mode, it’s a step up from a kaftan. The not-too-dressed-up-dress is the kind of thing Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana and Isabel Marant do really well – and at the less extravagant end of the scale: Finery, Warehouse and Boden’s slightly longer length Jessica dress. In the middle there’s increasingly popular Rixo London.
Easy-breezy, everyday and modern is the aim.