YES YOU CAN: Embrace embroidery

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, Image:

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, Image:

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, Image:

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