Weekly Wish List | The Hardworking Red Dress

Karen Millen Red Dress


1. Karen Millen red dress | 2. River Island heels | 3. Topshop camisole | 4. Diorshow mascara | 5. Sportmax Code T-shirt | 6. Hourglass eyeshadow palette | 7.  Smythson travel wallet | 8. See by Chloé handbag | 9. H&M jeans


This week we’ve found ourselves coveting hardworking designs that will add a little oomph to any wardrobe. They’re not “basics” or “capsule pieces” by any means, but all boast a versatile quality that allows them to adapt to their environment.

Take Karen Millen’s red dress, for example… You could wear it to the office, cocktails, a dinner date or a winter wedding. From a cost-per-wear perspective it’s fashion gold dust! And Sportmax Code’s graphic tee is just as flexible, albeit in a slightly more casual way. We’d pair it with leather trousers, boyfit jeans, pleated skirts, high-waisted skinnies and suede culottes.

As for accessories, this week we’re loving River Island’s wrap-around sandals (the chunky heel makes them perfect for all occasions), See by Chloé’s practical tote bag and Smythson’s travel wallet. The four-compartment zip pouch has been a fixture on our wish lists for many years; and spring’s colour-block design could finally push us to make the purchase!

Which style buys are topping your wish list this week? Leave a comment below and let us know…

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  • That dress is absolutely gorgeous- bringing Reese Witherspoon to mind, I have no idea why.