With London in need of a little extra cheer this week, this Fashionista shines in a top to toe ensemble that brings a much-craved dose of fun and escaptist fantasy to the city's sartorial landscape. Channelling the perfect 1970s vibe, she blends a simple, floaty, mid-length dress in dazzling cobalt blue with glowing gold accessories, such as the perfect skinny metallic belt, which radiate glamour. Although this Fashionista's Topshop dress is no longer available in this great shade, fashion's current true blue moment means high street is bursting with fabulous alternatives, from pretty cornflower hued lace to deepest navy silk.
What really grabbed me about this Fashionista's dreamy ensemble was those gorgeous vintage gold gladiator sandals. With their authentic multi-strap design, they add a touch of urban tough to the look's overall prettiness, while still retaining a degree of softness and glamour with their glossy gold shade. Plus they have the added bonus of being both practical and cool in the city's heat.
To complete her throwback to the high glamour and whimsical charm of the 1970s, this Fashionista adds the ideal finishing touches in the form of perfectly chosen accessories. The wonderful combination of the ubiquitous floppy felt hat, oversized shades and a quirky, vintage snakeskin clutch adds up to a faultless style formula that just can't help but spread some cheer.
Hint: While gold accessories create a wonderful effect of sunshine and warmth, the erethral, almost gothic effect of silver is often, sadly, underrated. This Fashionista's look would have taken on a whole different dimension, as well as working equally well, with the addition of some silver accessories instead. Swap gold shoes for some shiny silver ballet pumps, and layer up some silver bangles to create a radiant, other-worldly polish.