- With a new season ahead of us, here’s what I will and won’t be doing this spring
First of all, I will not dress like a mafia wife… or, for that matter, anyone else’s wife. How strange that in 2024 this microtrend of looking like a gangster’s moll has captivated young and old on TikTok. I mean, who wants to look like the other half of a murderous drug dealer?
At least if you’re going to go down the route of wearing animal prints, heavy gold jewelry, shiny leather pants, perfectly styled hair, and a huge fur coat, which unfortunately breathes new life into the fur industry, call You’re the boss, not just one’s wife.
That said, I might be tempted by a leopard-print coat, although I’d wear it best: with a black turtleneck and black pants underneath.
One of my little pleasures is watching social media videos while waiting for a takeaway coffee or sitting exhausted and tired in a taxi. I love the wide variety of what appears on my screen.
Blazer, Massimo Dutti, turtleneck, Arket, pants, Toteme, belt, Celine, bag, Jil Sander
But my goodness, the comments people leave are horrendous. What’s wrong with them? If a couple is renovating their house, viewers line up to tell them it’s horrible.
Or if someone shares a funny slice of life with their children, they will receive poor judgment about their parenting skills. People’s looks, style, and careers are torn apart and torn apart. There are no limits. What is happening to the human race?
So this spring I’m going to try turning off my phone – well, just for a little while – dressing up and watching more theater. With so many stellar acting names hitting the West End stage, from Sarah Jessica Parker in Plaza Suite to SuccessionSarah Snook in The Portrait of Dorian Gray – there is a lot to see.
‘Floral? For spring? Innovative!’ There is a good reason why this line of The Devil Wears Prada It is constantly cited and, as expected, the latest collections maintain the usual abundance of flowers.
If you’ve been reading this column for a while, you know that I’m not a big fan of florals. However, there is something about the rose, the only flower that managed to stand out from the rest of the bouquet, that has even seduced me.
From prints of full, long-stemmed versions with leaves, thorns and all to (even better) 3D creations, roses have been absolutely everywhere on the runways and red carpets of awards season.
For inspiration, check out Simone Rocha’s fun, modern new approach to the rose, or Margot Robbie in her Balmain dress at the recent Critics Choice Awards.
push the envelope
When it comes to evening dressing, nothing is more elegant than a clutch. This season, the slim envelope design returns and we couldn’t be happier. While it’s big enough to hold a tight edit of essentials (phone, lipstick, and keys), its neat shape feels elegant.
Pull the hip cord
Enhance knit dresses with this simple leather cord necklace; It is also perfect to combine with spring/summer clothes.
Enjoy some spring enthusiasm with this mood-lifting cashmere knit. Tuck it into high-waisted pants or midi skirts and add gold accessories for an extra fun touch.