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This week’s selection is a melting pot of styles with a definite air of optimism to them. I hope you enjoy.

Helix platform shoes, €90, www.asos.com 

These platform shoes from ASOS instantly caught my attention, as again they seem much more expensive than they actually are. Platforms are still big news this season, heels may have come down dramatically with kitten and smaller block mules on the offering, but those who still love to be vertically challenged can breathe a sigh of relief, as the platform continues to sell well and subsequently live longer in the spotlight.

Romper stomper, €19, Penneys

Flashbacks to the 1950s were very evident on the catwalks this season; from more Italian Riviera styles to the all-American college student look. This two tone scalloped detail playsuit is very retro inspired with its peter pan collars and white shorts, the only thing missing is the new sunglass shape of the season, the cat eye. I can see the queen of playsuits, Caroline Flack already putting one on order.

Print silk blouse, €79.95, Massimo Dutti

I love this tropical print blouse from Massimo Dutti. The clean cut lines are complemented by the colours of the season; orange and blue. It has a definite nod to the some of the leading designers this spring/summer such as Dries Van Noten but with a much friendlier price tag. This would look great with so many new styles of the season, such as cropped coloured trousers in either blue, white, or even orange, or tucked into a tulip-shaped skirt for more evening glamour.

Dress, €119, from Zara

For me, this dress from Zara is a real scene stealer, I just love dresses that do all the talking for themselves, that require very little effort or accessories and when you put them on, you feel almost complete. This dress ticks all of those boxes with its beautiful cut, tailoring and drape. No need to dress up, just add some chic heels and an oversized clutch and you will rock!

Stacking rings, €650, by Ruby Jewels at Project 51

Stacking rings, may not be ‘stop the press’ jewellery news as they have been around in varying forms for the last few years, but they tend to be more hippy led in design with a lot of jewels and floral details. What appeals most to me about this ring from Irish jeweller Emma Taylor of Ruby Jewels is the structure and tower effect of the design. The contemporary design and simplicity of its execution make it an absolute must for anyone who likes to invest in contemporary design pieces and for those who like their rings to stand tall and proud.

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