Monday 24 April 2017

Ace up your sleeve

VINNY: T-shirt, €30, Topman; bag, €30, Dunlop; trousers,
€69.95, Tommy Hilfiger at Best Menswear
NASRIN: Crochet dress, €160, Karen Millen; Prince Wimbledon
Sharpova Tennis Racket, €33.69, Argos
VINNY: T-shirt, €30, Topman; bag, €30, Dunlop; trousers, €69.95, Tommy Hilfiger at Best Menswear NASRIN: Crochet dress, €160, Karen Millen; Prince Wimbledon Sharpova Tennis Racket, €33.69, Argos
VINNY: Pink top, €30, Topman; white trousers, Tommy Hilfiger at Best Menswear (as before); white runners, €95, Ecco; York Aspire Sit-Up Bench, €53.99, at Argos. NASRIN: Pink top, €47, Sisley; yellow ruffle dress, €215, Karen Millen; socks, €4.50, Topshop; pink heels, €175, Karen Millen
NASRIN: Jacket, €61, Topshop; silk top, €79, Benetton; sunglasses, €18, Topshop; shorts, €44, Oasis; socks, €9, Topshop; pink heels, €175, Karen Millen VINNY: Pink polo shirt, €69, Tommy Hilfiger; chino trousers, €79.90, Dockers, both at Best Menswear. Nasrin sitting on Pro Fitness folding manual treadmill, €115.99, Argos
VINNY: Jumper, €99.90, Lacoste; trousers, €79.90, Dockers, both at Best Menswear NASRIN: Green dress worn as top, €57, Benetton; gloves, €49, Dents; skirt, €125, Karen Millen; Howson by Hippo Set of three woods, €53.99, Argos.
VINNY: Leather jacket, €100; fingerless gloves, €7, and grey shorts, €23, all from Topman; white T-shirt, €69, Tommy Hilfiger at Best Menswear; black runners, ¤110, Ecco NASRIN: Leather gilet, €64, and harem pants, €43, both Topshop; black T-shirt, €7, Oasis; socks, €11, Falke; gold heels, €80, Jane Shilton; Home Boxing Set, was €94.22, now €64.22, Adidas at Argos
VINNY: Sunglasses, €20; grey jacket €90, and grey stripe shorts, €44, all Topman; blue T-shirt, €65, Henri Lloyd at Best Menswear NASRIN: Blue body-con dress, €38, Topshop; white T-shirt dress, €45 (worn underneath), Benetton; socks, €11, Falke; white heels, €175, Karen Millen; badminton and volley set, €13.99, Chad Valley Tennis
Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

With an eye on the catwalk, the central court and the gym, we decided to go sporty for our shoot. Those long July evenings will be perfect for going on playful dates and looking the part.

Leading designers such as Alexander Wang, Pucci and Proenza Schouler all showed active and sporty influences on their collections this season, and you can replicate the vibe by making the most of bargains in the summer sales.

The excitement of Wimbledon is enough to propel us off the couch and on to the courts. You don't need the conventional cotton dress or skirt/top combo these days, so why not turn up to play in a gorgeous, white crochet dress like this one (left) from Karen Millen.

Turn it into a fashion ace and make it pay for itself by wearing the virginal white side on the court, then switch the lining for night-time re-invention. Opt for sultry coral or a zingy lime peeping through. We spotted it at Clerys, which is now holding sales of up to 50pc off across all departments. Check the tags because you could find discounts on the pieces featured in our shoot.

Stylist Courtney Smith suggests achieving the look with "colour blocking, clean lines and comfortable fabrics with a structured design to get your sexy yet sporty effect. Team comfy-looking clothing with heels to achieve a catwalk effect".

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