GETTING DRESSED

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Q. I am just back from a blissful holiday in Greece. How do I (tastefully) make the most of my holiday glow back at the office?

A. After perfecting your tan on the beach it’s so frustrating to return back to icy London. But however tempting it may be, you must try to restrain yourself from donning a floaty summer dress with bare legs for your first day back at work. With the world’s fashion press in town for LFW, the Autumn/Winter season is officially upon us. You must embrace it or risk looking plain desperate to flash your flesh. Black, notoriously draining and aging, is best worn with a holiday glow. Banish your hot prints and clashing brights to the back of the wardrobe ­– this is the moment for the classic LBD. We love designer YONG’s modern cuts with a Westwood edge. Your sun kissed skin will also make the most of this season’s new muted colour palette.

A pair of high-waisted 7/8th trousers in a camel or dark olive revealing an inch of ankle is just enough to allude to the tanned legs encased within. Team with a modest high-necked blouse layered under this season’s must have “shell top” to channel the minimalist mood that fill the fashion pages after the holiday season is at an end.

Q. I love the idea of high heels but find them uncomfortable. What are the easiest ones to wear all day long?

A. Wedges are fabulous if you’re not used to wearing heels regularly as they give you more support. If you want something a bit more dainty, you could also go for a stacked heel, meaning a shoe with an internal wedge at the ball of the foot, as this makes the angle of the foot less extreme while still giving the illusion of height.