AM to PM with Ted Baker
If Ted Baker is your first port of call for any occasionwear outfit, we don't blame you. Dream dresses and slick suiting make this British brand the first and final stop for finding that killer look. But have you discovered their daytime dazzlers too? Casual shirts, easy day dresses and statement sneakers take you from daytime to playtime with trend-ticking ease. So, who better to show you Ted's prized pieces from the new collection (and, more importantly how to wear them) than Namshi's very own Head Stylist, Rachel Dawson. Day or night, she'll make sure you dress your best.
Whether it's 9-5 in the office, or a mall trip with the girls, an a-line dress will work hard in your wardrobe for nailing day-dressing in one fell swoop. "Slip this on with slides or sandals for a look that looks really put-together (with minimal effort)," Rachel says.
Modern modest dressing means never compromising on the trends. "All-day embellishment and hot pink were two major trends we saw emerging from the SS18 catwalks," Rachel says, "so give everyday items - like a bomber jacket - the sparkle treatment and try head-to-toe colour in different tones." If the sugary shade feels a little too girly for you, add sporty sneakers for a street edge. Simple!
"Use a skin-hugging staple like this black roll neck underneath an evening dress to get the coverage you want, without taking attention away from your hero piece," Rachel says. Classic black courts and a contrasting clutch are all you need to finish the look.
If you find it hard to move away from your go-to smart shirt and chinos combo for evenings, try out a different colour palette instead. "Dusty charcoal grey coupled with a fine graphic print, can be just the subtle update your look needs," Rachel says, "and investing in dark sneakers can often bridge that gap between smart and casual."