The fashion world has been hinting at a romantic renaissance with ruffles, embroidery, lace and bell sleeves covering the catwalks.

It is a look with a lot of freedom. You can go for rich, velvety tones or light, flighty pastels and there’s no need to shy away from heavier fabrics, these will keep you warm on summer evenings and last into the winter when knee high boots and shearling jackets will update the trend.

The only rule is keep your beauty bare and accessories to a minimum, it’s all about the love of clothes.