SoCal Fashion column: Shrobing is the future!

SoCal Fashion column, by Valerie Wyndham.


Hello fashionable friends! Don’t you love this time of year?

The April showers have washed away and it’s time for the sun to shine!

If you’re like me and always put fashion first, you know that the sun is the ultimate spotlight for a brand new look.

Last month I challenged you to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe.

But now that spring is in full swing, why don’t we up the ante?

When choosing a bright, colourful outfit consider dropping your hemline!

Sweeping ‘day gowns’ known as maxi dresses are cropping up on the high street in a rainbow of colours and a myriad of styles!

A long dress will lend instant elegance to your daily stroll.

For the ensemble pictured here I chose a punchy shade of orange paired with aqua blue accessories.


Rounding out the look is a modest beige clutch and a pair of strappy, metallic stilettos.

However, flats would be a more practical choice if you’d rather save your soles!

When styling a flowing maxi dress you’ll find a lot of reliable pieces in your wardrobe make sense with its silhouette.

A denim jacket, for example, looks very cool with a maxi dress.

Bonus points if you toss the jacket insouciantly over your shoulders.

This is a trick all fashionistas know well and utilise often. Putting your arms through the sleeves of a jacket is becoming a thing of the past! Google the word ‘shrobing’ if you don’t believe me.

As fashion evolves we find new ways to express ourselves through our sartorial choices. Whether it’s a dramatic maxi dress worn during the day or at night I think you’ll find yourself sashaying down the street with panache!

As long as you feel comfortable you’ll radiate confidence, which is the very best look of all.


Follow Valerie on Twitter at @SoCalValerie, Instagram at OfficialSoCalVal or her personal fashion blog at

This column was first published in the May issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Click on this link, or on the photo below, to read the full digital edition


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