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FASHION NOTES: DATE NIGHT DRESSING

07.02.15

If there’s one day of the year to put time and thought into date night dressing it’s Valentine’s. Look to our pick of new-season styles and silhouettes that whisper understated sophistication in the most alluring way.

This season's tailoring takes on an easy, luxe aesthetic that makes it perfect for date night. Smart yet effortless, it's your route to an elegant day-to-evening look. Keep the colour palette neutral for added relevance. Tonal ivory and blush-pink hues will make for a fresh combination.

Shop the look: Giacomo blazer, Julie blouse, Naomi trousers, Laguna shoulder bag

There’s nothing quite like a touch of leather to elevate a look and this season’s modern silhouettes feel especially luxe. Sleek pencil skirts, sporty track-pants and classic biker jackets are the key outfit builders and work best teamed with silk and wool for a sumptuous clash of texture.  Focus on one key piece per outfit to let it steal the focus.

Shop the look: True top, Harlem skirt, Turville coat, Brina shoes

SS15 sees artistry influence print design, both on the runway and in ready-to-wear collections. Painterly pieces are a sophisticated way to work the look come date night and make for a trend-led combination when styled head-to-toe. Opt for a classic shift dress and heels or choose coordinating separates for a striking alternative.

Shop the look: Larke blazer, Aster dress, Allie shoes, Joy box clutch

The body-con dress is an eveningwear mainstay and a classic choice for Valentine’s date night. Designed to cut a sleek silhouette and celebrate the female form, it needs little by way of accessory. Keep things simple and style yours with point-toe pumps and a sleek box clutch.

Shop the look: Faith dress, Veronica cover-up, Brina shoes