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5 Favourite Fashion Buys For April


by Marie Kelly
04th Apr 2016
5 Favourite Fashion Buys For April

April is so much about transitional dressing that we’re hunting down practical and pretty pieces to see us through till the sun starts shining (we’re eternal optimists here at IMAGE). From nautical cover-ups to alternative suiting ideas, here’s what’s top of our shopping list this month.

PREPPY FOR SPRING

High street stalwart Massimo Dutti has teamed up with Vogue photographer and best friend of Kate Moss, Mario Testino, for its SS16 campaign. Models Anna Mila and Jon Kortajarena feature and have us frantically propping up our wardrobe with Massimo’s cute preppy classics. This cute nautical outfit from their SS lookbook is a classic spring/summer look that every woman should own.

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Striped boatneck top, €49.95; limited edition fine pleated skirt, €89.95; limited edition flat sandals, €89.95

SUIT YOURSELF

How to transition in style from winter workwear to spring suiting? This chic jumpsuit and jacket from urban cool label IKKS?does all the hard work for you.

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Turquoise bustier jumpsuit, €250; black jacket, €285; both at Paper Dolls

WEARABLE ART

We love when fashion and art collide, so we’ve put this?elegant tunic dress from H&M‘s Conscious Exclusive collection (launching in the College Green store on Thusday)?at the top of our shopping list this month.

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Print tunic dress, €149; wide-leg pants, €99

BREAKING NUDES

River Island‘s tailored neutrals are beautifully feminine without being fussy. Throw over a blazer and you’ll move seamlessly from day to evening, or wear over a T-shirt for a cool (and warm), layered look.

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Nude jumpsuit, €65; wedge soled sandals, €73

THE HIPPIE SHAKE

Buy into a little bit of this season’s Boho vibe with this gorgeous poncho-style jacket. The studded shoes add a hit of urban cool too.

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Fringed poncho-style jacket, €325 at maje.com

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