How To Wear: Laura Ashley-Style Vintage Garden Chic
26th OF July 2012
British chic is the new inspiration for fashionistas, and Laura Ashley's new summer line is picking up on the English garden vibe.
Titled 'Secret Garden', it incorporates all the Laura Ashley favourites in good traditional form. RESCU particularly loves the shift dresses, in on-trend pin-prick florals, and the asymmetrical-brim straw hat, to throw a bit of Ascot into your Australian ensemble.
The English garden is a huge inspiration for fashion this season, and it's a good time to start thinking about incorporating some of it into your wardrobe.
ASOS is featuring huge pansy-print dresses for the ultimate in posy sweetness, and everybody from Alice + Olivia to Diane von Furstenberg has an itty-bitty delicate floral print in their collection.
Another source of British chic? Wedgewood china prints - inspired by Mary Karanztou, they're all over dresses and blouses this season, from Preen to American favourite J.Crew.
And it's Alice In Wonderland's 150th anniversary this year, so it's a perfect time to celebrate with a fashion-forward tea party. Alice-inspired short cotton dresses and bib shirts are on display all over the fashion world: Stella McCartney has a blue, white-collared shift dress straight out of Lewis Carroll.
Pair them with a Charlotte Olympia shoe and The Vintage Tea Party Book by London burlesque queen Angel Adoree, and you've got yourself the essence of feminine British style for summer.
Will you be dipping into sweet tea party chic for your Australian summer look?
Image: The Vintage Tea Party Book.