From left: SHIRT, £65, and TROUSERS, £120; MAXI DRESS, £295, and SHORT DRESS , £250, all French Connection
High-street bridalwear became a bit of a thing last year with favourites including Whistles and Topshop launching beautiful collections that didn’t cost the earth. Unsurprisingly, the idea has caught on and it’s now the turn of French Connection to launch its inaugural range. This capsule collection of modern gowns and standout separates has the bride and her bridesmaids covered. Prices from £65 to £295, frenchconnection.com
From left: JACKET, £320 and TOPS, £200 and £250, all Self-Portrait. 49 Albemarle Street, W1S; self-portrait-studio.com
SCARF, £70, Self-Portrait
Next time you’re in the capital, stop by Self-Portait’s new store. The first bricks and mortar outpost of the hugely successful line will, of course, sell its signature lace party dresses but also bold workwear to update your weekday wardrobe.
49 Albemarle Street, W1S; self-portrait-studio.com
For a relaxing Easter break in the country that ticks the luxe box, too, head to the Lake District’s Gilpin Hotel. If you are going in a group, rent its Lake House (six rooms) and get exclusive use of its 100-acre grounds and spa.
Head to the Lake District’s Gilpin Hotel this Easter. Rooms from £275 per night, thegilpin.co.uk
Nail the mix and match florals trend in a flash with this floaty skirt. Team with a knit and boots now and a T-shirt and sandals for summer.
Boden keeps on delivering with its seasonal Icons collection, now in its sixth run. It is always a sellout due to its premium quality and ability to nail what the season needs: dresses to suit all occasions, jackets that can be dressed up or down and extra-special accessories. This spring sees luxe boho meet grown-up refinement, and those flats…need we say more?
DRESS, £300, and SHOES, £150, boden.co.uk from 9 April
Chanel’s newest ambassador – and our style crush – is the brilliant Margot Robbie
Chanel’s latest style ambassador and star of I, Tonya, Margot Robbie not only wows us on the red carpet but off-duty as well.
Fashion assistant: Joanne Toolan