So, we definitely need something smart to wear this month, whether for the weddings or parties. In our top picks, you'll notice that the shapes this season are more unstructured and fluid, which makes for relaxed, flattering silhouettes. Colours, too, are pared back with monochrome, black and block colours coming through as favourites. Overall, the result is some grown-up feminine looks, which you'll be able to mix and match easily and will last for years.

One of our favourite outfits is Aspesi's completely effortless trouser suit with it's alternative wrap jacket. To make a statement, wear necklaces long and pair it with Antoniazzi's perfectly coordinated trilby. 

Black is going to be big this summer and Gentryportofino have knitted the most elegant sleeveless dress with the best bat-wing bolero. A wrap belt will add shape and simple accessories with strong shapes - such as Fabiana's hat and bag - will finish things off nicely. 

Mid-season weddings can sometimes be hard, but we think Aspesi's taffeta dress is a winner. It's peachy taupe colour is a perfect mid-shade and the flared shape adds drama without being too 'me, me, me!' It's also incredibly easy to wear. Just add heels, a pair of sunnies and a strong Fabiana mini bag.


We love a classic trouser suit and they haven't been around for a while, which is why we were thrilled to see this fine pin-stripped suit from Piazza Sempione. It's made of the finest linen so is feather-light and looks stunning with a simple black top, Santoni's H-band sandals and Fabiana's slouchy raffia shopper.

City shorts, bermudas, call them what you will, are a love-hate look. But we think these pleated shorts by Antoniazzi are super smart, even wedding smart. And, how great do they look with Gentry's crop jacket with slit sleeves? A small heel, like Santoni's double-buckle sandal and a structured leather-trimmed shopper, and you'll be the coolest person at the party. No doubt. 

Although there is less colour all round this season, some strong shades have been given the nod in Milan. The main one being this glorious orangey-red, or reddish-orange. It is best worn simply, like we've styled Aspesi's tailored, twist dress. A simple white bag and shoes will finish things off to stunning effect.

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