What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out statement embroidery to put a spring in your step as the weather warms up
Despite the chill, you can smell spring in the air. When it comes to your wardrobe it’s time for a little colour, a little fun — and this season, the perfect way to lighten up is with embroidery. Whether it’s embellishing shoes, jeans or a T-shirt, this look is all about giving everyday items a luxury twist.
That doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Hand-embroidered pieces are understandably expensive, but modern machine embroidery is both good quality and low cost and there’s plenty to choose from.
Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice on how to dress for the changing seasons. Pictured: Pictured: Jacket, £159, east.co.uk; t-shirt, £12.50, marksand spencer.com; jeans, £24.99, hm.com; loafers, £195, russellandbromley.co.uk
DARING OR DAINTY
I’m wearing a statement lightweight jacket from East which I love: it’s bold without being garish. The boxy shape means you can wear it with everything, even over that jumper you still need in March. At £159 it’s not cheap, but it’s 100 per cent cotton and produced by artisans in India. If you’re looking for something a little more discreet, and considerably more affordable, then turn to Boden which has decorated most of its new range with delicate stitching. There are blouses with floral collars, knitwear covered in berries, T-shirts with dainty birds, the list goes on…
If you’re not feeling like bold primary colours and pretty floral prints, then Jigsaw has a very monochrome, kaftan-esque dress. Designs like this are always popular with the fashion set and this one, with its voluminous sleeves and tiewaist, is understated and classy. Embroidery for grown-ups.
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