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Fashion should always be fun. Full stop. Why stick to the classics when you can find staple pieces, like the Afternoon Flower Tea Dress? Celebrities such a Diane Kruger and Chloë Sevigny are always making the best-dressed list, not because they play it safe and classic, but because they take risks with their fashion choices and wear statement pieces with confidence. Your style should mimic your personality. The main thing to remember when buying into the season’s biggest and most current trends is to mix your new purchase with the staples you already own.

Every woman has a basic white shirt, black trousers and an LBD in their life – or at least they should have. The key accessory or item of the season that you choose to indulge in should work as a booster to your current wardrobe. As I presume you already have a little black blazer jacket hiding in your wardrobe, why don’t you dig it out and try it on with Havren’s Kingfisher Gathered Dress.

New for SS14, it is beautifully designed and elegantly tailored with a square neck, sleeveless arms and side gathered detailing. You’ll think it’s perfect for providing you with that ultra-flattering silhouette we all look for in a shift dress.

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Fashion legends such as stylists Anna Dello Russo and Emmanuelle Alt are prime examples of how buying key trends each season can amount to a wardrobe of future classics. To me, buying into trend-driven star buys of the season equates to essential fashion investments. “Alexander McQueen’s ‘bumster’ jeans were ultra-trendy, avant garde and far too risqué to buy when they were first seen on the catwalk in 1995, but now are considered a masterpiece worthy of being in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

They have become a cultural signifier of the time and represent the designer’s most creative and artistic vision. Now, I’m not saying they are fit for everyday wear, but it perfectly illustrates that the pieces that cause a stir are the ones that go down in fashion history. And who doesn’t want to be remembered in style?