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Published on April 8th, 2017 | by Gráinne Ahern


Five things you need to own NOW

There are a lot of silly fashion rules bandied about – ‘no horizontal stripes if you’re plus size’, ‘No white after labour day’  blah blah blah, etc. etc. But one of the most ridiculous rules has to be banishing black for the summer months. Black looks good in all the seasons and is especially chic in the sunshine.

the dress

This black coat dress has lots going for it – lovely mid length sleeves, a gorgeous cinched in waist, drop shoulders, slimming front zip, and it hits just at the knee. Its the perfect throw-on dress for work wear and easily zip uppable and onable for the beach. Its the ideal transitional piece for evenings sipping cocktails too.

Diffusion_-_Sweewe_Black_Satin_Coat_Dress_-_High_Res €69

dress, €69,

the shoes

Tis the season for silly shoes, between Christoper Kane’s Crocs collab which are going for a mere £300 a pop and kitten heels (the most impractical shoes in history) rearing their ugly heads again, we are falling down with kak clobbers. Adding to the list of freaky assed footwear is the delectable impractical furry slider. Traditionally a pool shoe, pelt-festooned options are an obvious ridiculous but since when is fashion supposed to be anything other than foolish fantasy. These cerise pink ones from New Look are divine – like comfy roadkill muppets for your feet.

newlook_757396 €24.99

sliders, €24.99,

the necklace

This one-off bespoke piece is a budget breaker. Nicole Van Der Wolf draws inspiration from scenes of her international travels. and her designs “incorporate gems and precious metals to evoke memories and feelings from spectacular places”. The one-off pieces in her collection are designed around unique gems each adding to the individual character of her often dramatic pieces. This pendant contains an onyx druze, cats-eye moonstone (8 mm diameter) and diamond. All are set in 18 karat gold.

5080 Snowscape Black Onyx Druze

necklace, €5080,

the bomber

Lush florals make this cover up charming. Its super light too so will see you through the tepid summer evenings that are on their way (we promise).


bomber, €45,

the bag

Keeping the bag classic we’ve gone to M and S for this Marni inspired number. Leather with simple gold hardware, its super refined and sofisticated. The best thing about it is that it will age beautifully.

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About the Author

Gráinne Ahern

Gráinne Ahern is a Series producer/ director across all TV genres from documentary to entertainment. She headed up Ireland's most watched fashion magazine show, Off the Rails for three years and is now taking her love for all things sartorial online - enjoy!

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