Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Delicacy Decorum

Diane in an embellished cami-top gown= these straps are
 the epitome of delicate
Every time I head to the shops recently, I seem to be fixated on picking up camisoles. Deliciously dainty and ready to be teamed with everything, the cami is a necessity in a girly girl's wardrobe. Compared to some of the more avoidable 90's comeback trends on this year's catwalks, the return of the simple slip is more than welcome in my book. Working as that easy transition from daytime to playtime, the true cami comes with spaghetti straps (try a crossover back for variation!) and more often than not, a slinky sheen. Think Celine's powdery pink silk-satin, matched with soft hair and iridescent skirts at S/S'13 Paris Fashion Week, or the edgier lingerie-look dresses in sheer and python print from Preen's sultry season offering. Lingerie rails often boast long-line camisoles that can effortlessly glide into your everyday wardrobe, plus you get the bonus luxe effect, so remember they're worth a browse!
Miss Selfridge Lurex Cami £22

Beautiful fabric and a plunge neckline= Celine's take
 on the 90's comeback trend
Preen's luxurious slip dresses (teamed with elegant strappy sandals!)
American Apparel Charmeuse Camisole £16
    The factor that secures the camisole as your new best friend, is that it will bond with your skinniest pencil skirts, your beach-bound cut-offs, your comfiest palazzo pants, your flirty skater skirts, and even your most worn-in jeans. Because worn-in looks vintage, darling! The cami carries the ethereal beauty reminiscent of 1920's flapper ladies, so why not maximise on glamour? Add your best pearls for evening drinks, or if you're all for adding a touch of contemporary chic to your outfits, accessorize with a glitzy ear cuff, shown off with a strategically-messy topknot. Gem-work on your camisoles themselves will adhere to the embellishment craze laid on by the likes of Dolce and Gabbana's Sicilian cathedral inspired S/S'13 show. Though it is barely there, the cami will remain a loyal friend through the autumn months. swap pastel-colours for the types of moody blooms seen on the A/W'13 runway circuit- Christopher Kane and Valentino both rocked the darker side of florals with stained lips and bags of attitude.


Transfer Valentino's dusky florals to cami tops come September/October
Topshop Printed Jersey Cami Top £20
 
       For ultimate elegance, invest in a pair of strappy sandals- the perfect shoe to parade your collection of equally as effeminate camisoles in. River Island's just-touched-down Barely There Stiletto Sandals come in a palatable array of colours, from electric blue and sunshine yellow to the prettiest metallic lilac.


River Island Barely There Stiletto Sandals in Purple Metallic £45
H&M Straw Hat With Bow £7.99

My style muse, Diane Kruger works her cami with monochrome
 and a straw fedora


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