ROCOCO is well known for offering smart pieces that work long after you paid for them.
Hard working jackets, romantic shirts, cool, edgy trousers, iconic dresses with lots of day to night options.
You also won't see their gear on every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Clever buying of smart brands like Hale Bob, Almatrichi, Hoss, Container and Ti Mo has resulted in a wonderful, wearable look for summer 2014.
Ti Mo, a Danish brand is absolutely worth a look – with quality fabrics, the collection is influenced by gentle colours and soft tailoring.
Boyfriend jeans and deconstructed top options in either jackets or luxe sweatshirts are of the moment yet timeless, too.
Rococo is available online at www.rococoonline.ie and also at Cross Street, Galway and Sandycove Road, Glasthule.
Left: Boyfriend jeans, €149, with apricot sweatshirt, €149, and jewelled jacket, €300.
FOSSIL have always been impressive and yet, because they are not slaves to fashion, their collections always contain little keepers that will stand the test of time.
Their Sydney range is simple, sleek and stylish – it's their selection of 'reliable' leather bags and wallets that got my attention.
The gorgeous Sydney Satchel, €149, pictured, is designed to fit all your daily essentials when on the go and check out the Sydney Wallet, €54.95, too, as it can also double up as a chic clutch.
Get your Fossil fashion fix in your local Kilkenny Shop, in one of 13 locations nationwide, or go online to kilkennyshop.com.
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