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It’s not always a case of say yes to the dress when it comes to a striking seasonal outfit

Take four: A range of eye-catching outfits to reach for in an uncertain climate where Irish weather can be tricky.

Take four: A range of eye-catching outfits to reach for in an uncertain climate where Irish weather can be tricky.

 

July may conventionally be high summer, but with Irish weather anything goes when it comes to dressing for the season. It’s one thing to pack away winter gear when all that is needed at this time of year are sandals, shorts, light dresses, swimwear and sunnies.

It’s another thing to get ready for an Irish holiday which means taking four seasons into consideration when you’re still at work and maybe stuck in the city. Deciding what to wear in an uncertain climate with unpredictable weather can be tricky.

Cream dress worn as duster €129 Massimo Dutti, dress €330 BaSh, Brown Thomas, shoes €50 River Island, bag €39.99 Zara, scarf Ciara Silke, earrings Om Diva.
Cream dress worn as duster €129 Massimo Dutti, dress €330 BaSh, Brown Thomas, shoes €50 River Island, bag €39.99 Zara, scarf Ciara Silke, earrings Om Diva.
Coat €395 Tara Jarmon, indigo jumpsuit €160, T-shirt €45 French Connection, Arnotts, bag €33, trainers €50 River Island, scarf Ciara Silke.
Coat €395 Tara Jarmon, indigo jumpsuit €160, T-shirt €45 French Connection, Arnotts, bag €33, trainers €50 River Island, scarf Ciara Silke.
White shirt €250 Victoria Beckham, trousers €550 No 21, Brown Thomas, jacket €270 Marella, Arnotts, boots €60 River Island, tweed cap Anthony Peto €95.
White shirt €250 Victoria Beckham, trousers €550 No 21, Brown Thomas, jacket €270 Marella, Arnotts, boots €60 River Island, tweed cap Anthony Peto €95.
Jumper €500, skirt €705 Philip Lim Brown Thomas. Trainers €50 River Island.
Jumper €500, skirt €705 Philip Lim Brown Thomas. Trainers €50 River Island.
Maisie wrap shirt €100, jacket €1,050 Dries Van Noten, Brown Thomas, skirt €175 Karen Millen, Arnotts, shoes €50 River Island, earrings Om Diva.
Maisie wrap shirt €100, jacket €1,050 Dries Van Noten, Brown Thomas, skirt €175 Karen Millen, Arnotts, shoes €50 River Island, earrings Om Diva.
Shirt €140, dress €250 Karen Millen, Arnotts, trainers €50 River Island.
Shirt €140, dress €250 Karen Millen, Arnotts, trainers €50 River Island.
Maisie wrap shirt €100, jacket €1,050 Dries Van Noten Brown Thomas. Skirt €175 Karen Millen, Arnotts, shoes €50 River Island, earrings Om Diva.
Maisie wrap shirt €100, jacket €1,050 Dries Van Noten Brown Thomas. Skirt €175 Karen Millen, Arnotts, shoes €50 River Island, earrings Om Diva.

The main thing to think about is layering. If you need a coat for an event, consider a lightweight jacket, a leather jacket or a blazer – leave them open in the sun with the sleeves rolled up. If you’ve a pinafore, jumpsuit or a sleeveless dress, warm them up with a T-shirt underneath on a chilly evening. A midi-dress looks great with a neat denim or leather jacket, trainers or heels, the tailoring being a way of smartening up a fluid dress.

Your best friend in summer is a scarf which can change any outfit; it can cover the shoulders, be a neck tie, wrap around the head on a hot day to keep cool or simply tied casually to a handle of a bag the French bourgeois way.

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