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STYLE ADVICE: Looking for a capsule wardrobe for a long weekend in Florence

Posted on: February 2, 2015

QUESTION: I’m looking for a capsule wardrobe to take to Florence for a long weekend in late spring.

ANSWER: Your trip to Florence sounds wonderful, in late spring the weather should be just perfect! If you take a look at your Dressipi Fashion Fingerprint, you’ll see which style suit you best and why. For you it’s about accentuating your enviable figure with waist enhancing garments which draw the eye to your slimmest part. With this in mind we’ve chosen a selection of items for your capsule wardrobe we think you’re going to love:

1. Gap dress, £49.95: – A shirt dress is ideal for a city trip; sleeves that can be rolled up, shirt neck can be opened if the weather is warm and a belted waist that shows of your gorgeous frame. You mentioned you like to conceal your legs, so we’ve gone for a knee length style in an easy to wear khaki shade:


2. Zara trousers, £35.99: – Lightweight trousers are wonderfully useful for walking around cities as the breathable fabric is cooling and won’t cling. A neutral shade is easy to pair coloured tops with, so pack a selection of patterned and block coloured T’s:


3. Jaeger top, £49: – For day to night chic, navy always looks timeless and classic. As one of your favourite shops is Jaeger, we’ve selected this patterned sleeveless top that can be teamed with the Zara trousers – just add a piece of statement jewellery for evening glam: garment-2142914-2643314

4. White Stuff blouse, £37.50: – As well as t-shirts and tops, we’d suggest packing a cotton blouse as it rolls easily into your bag and doesn’t need ironing: garment-2472796-3201596


5. Ancient Greek Sandals, £96.58: – A comfortable pair of sandals are a must-have for every wardrobe. Metallic flats are the easiest way to add a bit of shimmer into your look without going overboard, plus gold and silver shoes really do go with everything! Pair with the shirt dress, neutral trousers or your favourite jeans:


6. Topshop blazer, £45: – Add instant chic to your look with a casual blazer, it’s such a simple way of smartening up your ensemble. Wear on the plane to cover your arms from the air con and then use throughout the trip during your cool evenings:


7. Jigsaw sweater, now £59 : – For daytime, we’d always advise having one sweater that can be worn with everything in your case. Navy would be the most obvious colour to go for as it compliments the Zara trousers as well as the Gap dress. Pop it over the shoulders and let the arms hand loose for a casual, elegant look: garment-2305247-2923492


8. Whistles jeans, £67.24: – If you don’t already own a pair of jeans you love, now is the time to buy! A slim straight leg is ideal for you, so we’ve picked a pair by Whistles with shading down the leg which create a flattering look. Choose a style where the ankles can be rolled up, perfect for springtime sunshine and pop on either strappy sandals or flat pumps:


9. Lola Rose necklace, £49: – Take one or two beautiful pieces of jewellery with you and alternate depending on the outfit. We adore this long beaded necklace as it can be wrapped around twice to sit in the neck of a dress, or worn loose over the blouse and navy top. Alternatively a pair of drop earrings will look lovely for dinner:garment-2422870-3110335


10. Banana Republic bag, £89.50: – Lastly, complete your capsule wardrobe with a stylish shoulder bag. Soft leather wears beautifully with age so it’s definitely worth investing in a good bag that can be used as your carry-on luggage as well as sightseeing throughout your trip:


We hope this has given some fashion inspiration, have a fabulous time away and let us know how you get on. Karen x

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