If I hadn't already organised my 50s-style outfit for today's Diamond Jubilee back garden party (not that back garden) I would be tempted to ring two of my fellow party-goers and suggest we pull a Middleton; Kate, Pippa and their mum Carole rocked up to the river pageant yesterday in a well-coordinated fashion move wearing red (Kate), white (Carole) and blue (Pippa).
Much as I loved the crimson Alexander McQueen design worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, I was most fond of Pippa's nautique nod in a navy and white get-up by Orla Kiely. And although Orla's gorgeous gear isn't cheap, you can certainly save up and achieve the same stunning vibe over the summer if you want to...
|Textured silk panel dress by Orla Kiely, £345|
|Textured silk jacket by Orla Kiely, £295|
|Silk colour block contrast collar dress by Orla Kiely, £325|
|Solid navy skirt by Orla Kiely, £255|
|Silk sleeveless top by Orla Kiely, £190|
|My fave dress of the SS12 Orla Kiely collection (also available in navy if you want to stick to P-Middy's palette), £365|
Images from Orla Kiely