Fluid fits have become completely mainstream. In fact it’s harder to find a top in a body con or tailored fit at the moment than one that is not defined at the waist. Wow. How fashion has changed. The majority of tops were formfitting as recently as three years ago, which made the cling factor particularly problematic. I’m thrilled that fashion has moved on and provided us with more wearable options. 

  • Elie Tahari Kennedy Stretch Silk Top: A chic and subtle snake print. Gorgeous over a pencil skirt or pair of trousers for work. Or fun with jeans and a pair of heels. 
  • Maje Egoiste Crop Sweater: I have my eye on this cropped sweater. Although it’s grey, which is not my best colour, it’s marbled with white which livens up the shade against my skin tone. Fab layered over a white button-down shirt. Pair with roomy trousers or jeans, or a skirt. Impeccable quality and runs small. 
  • Halogen Short Sleeve Sweatshirt: The new shape short sleeve is coming through. This ‘80s flashback looked better on my clients than on the model. Casual and quite refreshing. It also looked good dressed up with a statement bib necklace, pencil skirt and heels. 
  • Michael Kors Modern Eyelet Tunic (Plus): Causally chic and pretty with straight leg or bootcut jeans. Needs a cami. Read the rave reviews.
  • Club Monaco Celeste Foil Print Sweater: It’s much shinier in person. Excellent over a white column of colour, and breezy in hot weather. 
  • Club Monaco Evangeline Sweater: The fit and drape of this pullover is sublime. It’s quite tailored, yet very forgiving. The photo does not do it justice, but the hemline is asymmetric, curved and interesting. The neckline works well on a short and long neck because boat necks are magical that way. Beautiful quality and runs small.
  • AllSaints Trente Shirt: For Team Buttoned Up. Excellent on a straighter body type. It’s one of the few tops at AllSaints that I would wear myself. Gorgeous quality and sleeve detail. Perfect over sleek black trousers.
  • AllSaints Amarilli Flora Top: Beautiful paired over black or white bottoms. Modern and breezy. 
  • AllSaints Flora Mortis T-Shirt: Here’s a similar concept in a jersey knit which is cheaper and easier to launder than silk. 
  • AllSaints Decadence Top: The roomier diagonal sleeve is more conventionally flattering than a tight cap sleeve. Fun on its own or layered with a moto. 
  • AllSaints Emi Fressia Dress: A short mixed media dress that works really well as a tunic. The V-neck is great on a  larger bust, short neck and broader shoulder. Luxurious fabric. Fun layered over a button-down shirt too. 
  • Loft Stripe Tuxedo Softened Shirt: Extremely lightweight and soft. The tuxedo detailing provides added interest. 
  • Loft Big Dot Softened Shirt: Also lightweight and soft. Feels like linen but is cotton-rich. 
  • J.Crew Lace Sleeve Sweatshirt: Pretty, textured, and I’m loving the short sleeves on upscale sweatshirts. The lace parts are hard but not scratchy. 
  • Zara Sweater with Printed Front: A Spring floral to wear with black trousers or a pencil skirt. 
  • Zara Combined T-Shirt With Fine Pleats: A different silhouette that poufs out a lot from the side view, so consider yourself warned. Still, it’s a fun voluminous look to wear over faded jeans or shorts.
  • Tibi Sierra Scoop Neck Top: Fluid, pretty and abstract. Wear over roomy bottoms, bootcut trousers, a pencil skirt or trumpet skirt. 

Although there is ample colour in stores for Spring, there is also an abundance of neutrals. Personally, I love seeing shop floors full of ink blue, taupe and shades of white at this time of year, which is a palette going down particularly well with my clients.

maje Egoiste Crop SweaterHalogen Short Sleeve Sweatshirt

MICHAEL Michael Kors Modern Eyelet TunicAllSaints Emi Fressia Dress

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