Spring has arrived for marie claire Fashion Director Naomi Smith, and the shift in season marks the perfect opportunity for a sartorial overhaul. With winter behind us and summer on the horizon, we’ve officially hit the time of year where trans-seasonal dressing reigns supreme.
Thankfully, this year our annual post-winter wardrobe refresh coincides with the launch of Dior’s new online boutique, Dior.com. From September 14, Australians can now get Dior shipped directly to their door, including the latest collections of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, fine jewellery and timepieces, and Dior Maison homewares.
In need of some inspiration? Here, fashion devotee Naomi Smith shares the ten favourites she’ll be purchasing from Dior.com this September.
- The Trans-Seasonal Jacket
“This jacket will be the base of my new Dior wardrobe. I love this wool and silk black version. Not only will it be an all-year-round piece, I know I’ll always see this built into every collection that Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia designs, meaning every six months I’ll get an update on what to wear with it.”
- The Tote Bag
“I love this new season’s leopard print Dior Book Tote in the biggest size possible. For me, the leopard print is a classic I’ll use forever – it’s always chic. The velvet material of this design adds that extra layer of richness and colour. I’m constantly lugging a computer, notebooks and issues of the magazine back-and-forward from the office – now, I’ll be able to just throw it all in and go out the door.”
- The Blouse
“This pretty white Dior blouse is the perfect piece for summer dressing. I love that the sleeve has a button down design with a cuff detailing. I’ll wear it off the shoulder with some tailored pants for going out. It could also be worn up on your shoulders for the office. It’s a hugely versatile piece that can be dressed up and down.”
- The Belt
“This Dior belt will be so versatile in my spring wardrobe, and will pair perfectly with tailored pants, denim, a simple black dress or a skirt. I love details – especially the gold buckle and the extra length to wrap and tuck. This will really update my wardrobe.”
- The Pouch
“I adore this round pouch bag with gold chain as it’s the perfect bag for evenings. It’s small with a long chain so you can wear on your shoulder or across the body. The gold chain is like jewellery, adding an element of Dior luxury to any outfit.”
- The Frilled Skirt
“I love this black tulle transparent skirt – it is so versatile. I would wear it with my black jacket and white shirt or with a big, oversized sweater of a bright colour with matte black tights underneath and lace up boots. Or for evening, pair it with a bustier – with or without the white shirt.”
- The Ankle Boot
“I always love a chunky ankle boot, not just because they are comfortable. When you are wearing something super dressy it always looks good to bring it down to a cooler, more comfortable level – it just looks better. These are also great with jeans, leggings, or a simple knit dress. They are timeless.”
- The Silk Scarf
“I love this hit of deep burgundy red to add to my wardrobe. The classic Dior logo is always chic, and I love a head scarf for summer.”
- The Chunky Gold Chain
“A chunky gold neck chain has been at the top of the must-have fashion list for a while now. This Dior one is perfect to finish off simple black sweater dresses, or with any kind of evening or day dress. I also love the gold with denim. You could wear this necklace with anything in your wardrobe.”
- The Sunglasses
“Strong, chic sunglasses lift any wardrobe. These tortoiseshell glasses are my favourite shape – classic but still edgy, retro but modern. Sometimes tortoiseshell is easier to wear as well, as it’s more flattering on your skin. I love the stripes on the side as well – that extra detail is so chic.”
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