Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.
Truth is, I’m a sucker for embroidery – whether it’s an understated detail or top-to-toe covering. It catches on my jewellery, needs extra care when washing – but the intricacy of the design and the sense of specialness always elevates an outfit.
How to embrace embroidery
Keep it cool and classic
Keep it modern in a zip-through shirtdress, £250, tallulahandhope.com. Image: Avalon.red
A white shirt always looks sophisticated.
Shirt, £239, Sandro-paris
Skirt, £29.99, Zara
Sunglasses, £150, Finlay and co
Scarf, £38, The Small Home
Sandals, £49.99, Mango
Hat, £27.99, Zara Try full-on romantic
Embroidery and cutwork make the perfect pairing on this top, £670, and shorts, £230, ullajohnson.com. Image: Avalon.red
Keep your accessories simple to complement the look.
Dress, £69.99, Mango
Wedges, £35, Marks and Spencer
Straw bag, £353, Helen Kaminski
Bracelet, £179, Missoma
Necklace, £210, Missoma Work a desk-to-dinner look
The ultimate pretty blouse, £25.99, Jeans, £25.99, sandals, £35.99, and bag, £35.99, reserved.com. Image: Avalon.red
Opt for subtle detail for a versatile summer blouse.
Blouse, £110, Jigsaw
Trousers, £99, Whistles, John Lewis
Shoes, £199, Pretty Ballerinas
Ring, £80, Nusa Studio
Necklace, £120*, Scratch London
Bag, £540, Tissa Fontaneda
*five per cent of sales will be donated to Marie Curie