We're all in agreement that January is a pretty bleak month. Everyone's hiding indoors and boycotting the booze in a bid to kick start that 2020 health kick. So when you're holed up, riding the storm (sometimes literally), the easiest way to create some excitement is with a spot of internet shopping.
Frankly, it's hard not to indulge when we're faced with Holly Willoughby's daily Instagram updates. Now that she's back on This Morning, the outfit inspiration is coming thick and fast. On Tuesday (14 January), the presenter is wearing a gorgeous Ted Baker dress that's perfect for the office, as well as winter weddings and events.
We think it's a true investment piece, thanks to its classic '60s design, similar to the styles worn by Jackie Kennedy back in the day. Chanel re-produces similar silhouettes every season, so they've been at the forefront of fashion ever since.
Cleverly designed to look like a skirt and top (without the fuss of styling and tucking), this mini has a ribbed, knitted upper finished with a gorgeous blue bouclé bottom. The A-line shape is incredibly flattering: it flares out from a high-rise waistband to skim past the hips, finishing at the slimmest part of your thighs – a natural leg-lengthener.
If your budget can stretch to it, we strongly suggest buying the matching jacket as well. The cropped, collarless design is made from the same bouclé fabric and detailed with frayed trims. Between these two items, you get four easy outfits: a statement jacket, a dress, a suit and a skirt (when you layer up with a jumper).
Holly chose to style her dress with navy pumps and bare legs, which would look great at a wedding. Should you need to tone things down for the office, however, why not try the look with black tights and smart flats, such as loafers?
As we all know, everything Holly touches turns to sold, so you'd better hurry if you want to get your hands on this baby.
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