Trend Watch – Sweaters and Full Skirts

Post by CM

For us Irish it’s been a looooong, cooooold summer. But if anyone knows how to adapt to the shittiest summer we’ve had in years Goddamnit it’s us. Not gone long from our memories are images of shivering on a grey, beach trying in misery to warm up after a dip into the Atlantic with a sand-encrusted towel… But I digress.

It all became clear at the wedding of fashion queen Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl that the rules for matrimonial dressing were about to change, and thus filter down to less lofty occasions. Even though she wore a jumper along with her gown, Olivia still managed to look both bridal and effortlessly chic. A note taken by canny fashionistas everywhere.

Olivia and Johannes on their wedding day

Because race/wedding season this year was so unpredictable (weather wise), I noticed that a fair few fashionable ladies were following suit, pairing a cosy but still pretty little sweater over a full skirt. Genius! Such a clever way to look the part whilst sticking to the dress code. I took one look at each of the following ensembles and thought to myself, now there are some stylish ladies!

Avril Donnellan at The Galway Races 2015

Avril was one of my best dressed at the Galway Races 2015 – such a beautifully put together outfit. For those wondering (of which there are probably many!) the striking headpiece comes from Millinery by Marsha, in the fabulous OSHA Boutique, Galway (find OSHA’s Facebook page here – and congrats to them, it’s their first birthday tomorrow!) The top is from H&M and if you can believe it the skirt was picked up just that morning, in Swamp, Eyre Square Shopping Centre! The strappy shoes are a pair from Asos.

Lorna Weightman (via Twitter)

At the Dublin Horse Show DTC Ladies Day last week, blogger, presenter and stylist Lorna Weightman of shows us that a trend can be worn in more ways than one – we absolutely love the colour combination, topped off by this amazing hat by Aoife Harrison. The rest of the look comes courtesy of Coast (the skirt) and River Island.

Andrea Kissane

At the same event and on hand to judge Best Tressed (the prize for best hair, geddit? – brilliant!) was editor of Andrea Kissane, wearing a wild and wonderful fascinator from The Hat Society, Dundrum (here’s their Twitter link). Another remarkable outfit, and not a goosepimple in sight!

The skirt and sweater look will be one of my go-tos for *whisper it* Christmas events, and probably any other dressing up occasion in the meantime. Simple, elegant and above all, warm, here’s to the most practical trend of the season.

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