What: Sundress and Bracelet by Juicy Couture, Bag by Ostwald Helgason for ALDO Rise, Belt by Black & Brown London, Shoes by Pollini, Sunglasses by Kate Spade NY (all c/o), Ring by Accessorize and Necklace by Anne Bowes Jewellery
Where: Juicy Couture pool party, Athens.
As I mentioned in my very long Athens post, after a morning trip to Folli Follie HQ and a couple of hours mincing around Glyfada it was time to get spruced for the main event, the Juicy Couture pool party! A floral dress might not be the most imaginative summer soirée attire but now and again, you can’t go wrong with a classic. There’s also something about a sundress that has always made me instantly happy. As a Londoner, accustomed to spending eight plus months of the year cowering from the rain in a state of shivering rage it heralds the kind of good weather that makes us strip off in inappropriate places, drink rosé on Soho street corners and possibly even speak to each other on the tube. Such a frock is also a wonderfully simple way to instantly make yourself feel like the very epitome of feminine gorgeousness; a 21st century Grace Kelly promenading in Cannes as opposed to a skinny jeans clad grump battling the crowds at Piccadilly Circus. Aside from their insta-goddess transformative powers, sundresses are also pretty versatile; footloose and fancy free boho with flat sandals, flowing sandals and perhaps some sort of flower crown, slightly sportif with a denim jacket and plimsolls as I did on my Next shoot or pulled together with glossy accessories. Needless to say, I went for option number three on this occasion. It was perhaps a little smart for a relaxed poolside afternoon but hey, it never hurts to go glossy.
What’s your view on sundresses? And how do you style them?
Love Ella. X
Images by Reem Kanj