Above left to right:  belted dress (€250), by Fee G at Harvey Nichols;  floral dress (€45), by Gallery at Dunnes; jacket (€90), blouse (€33), sunglasses (€13), skirt (€25), and shoes (€67), at River Island; Red Herring stripe blazer (€70), pussy bow blouse (€47), cigarette pant (€39), shoes (€70), at Debenhams

Give it too much thought, and it’s quite mind-boggling just how much we expect our clothes to do for us. We seem to forget that these in(...)