I need my wardrobe to work hard.  I don’t have the time or the inclination to organise my summer and winter wardrobes – especially with the kids perpetually dictating how few nanoseconds I have to get ready each morning – so when I find a dress that works for all four seasons, I get a bit excited!

My exciting new purchase for autumn and winter is this Isabel Marant dress.  The master of girlie dressing has done it again…not cheap, I agree – but you will still be getting your money’s worth come summer 2017, and for years after that.  In sartorial terms, there is nothing more annoying as when you find that perfect dress, then get to the end of summer and finally realise that you didn’t get an opportunity to wear your new purchase.  Well, finding a dress that spans for four seasons solves this dilemma!


For the forthcoming winter season, style it with a polo neck, grey tights and long boots. When worn like this, the drawstring waist gives flexibility to the design and adds definition, whilst the slim silhouette is ideal when worn with layers underneath as no bulk is added.


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In the summer months, throw this masterpiece on, add a pair of sunglasses and some converse trainers and you are out that door faster than the kids can chase an ice cream van.  The oversized shape of the dress is the perfect design to keep cool and covered for the summer – and here the drawstring waist works to give shape to the body.

So to avoid having to re-arrange your closets each season, make your wardrobe work a little harder and choose versatile pieces that span the year come rain or shine.


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Find the Isabel Marant Lurex Smock dress here 
Similar boots can be found hereherehere  and here
White cashmere polo neck here , here and there
Missoni for converse trainers here
Find the Balenciaga bag here

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