Feeling Arty, Dress Arty- Almost Essential

Exciting weeks are coming up for all the art lovers in London! Isn’t this one of the best times of the year? I cannot wait for Frieze to start and I am looking forward to all the exhibitions opening in October.

Is your wardrobe ready for the next few art-filled weeks?

Discover our art edit and shop the selection here on Almost Essential.

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER – Wool-blend Embroidered Top

This wool-blend embroidered top is crafted from translucent sheer fabric and boasts features such as a high collar and intricate embroidery across the sleeves. It has a retro feel and it works well with dark trousers for a total black look. Or just match it with a colourful skirt for a more casual ensemble.

GERMANIER – Recycled glitter-paint straight-leg Jeans

Fun and colourful, these black jeans are embellished with multicoloured strokes of recycled-glitter paint. They have a sculptured fit and a high-rise waist that falls to a classic straight leg. Style them with a tailored jacket and glamorous heels for a nice evening out.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – Parsemis Crystal-embellished T-bar Sandals


Crafted in Italy to a T-bar silhouette set on a sharp stiletto heel, these sandals are to die for! They have clear PVC straps blinged up with black and gold leopard-print crystals for a dazzling effect.  Pair them with a figure-hugging dress and show them off.

DODO BAR OR – Tony Belted Leather Wrap Dress

This burgundy wrap dress is just that perfect little thing to wear when off to a special event. Following this season’s leather trend, it is cut to a relaxed silhouette with an elasticated belt to flatter any figure. Match it with high heels and an eye-catching bag for a nonchalant fashionable look. It would also look good goos with sneakers for an arty look when going around visiting exhibition and still look smart for a lunch.

PRETTYSAC – Vintage G. Ascot Scarf Bag

I am totally in love with these drawstring bags! You can carry them on your shoulder or dangling from your wrist. Best part of it? You can have custom made ones! You just need that old scarf of yours that has been sitting in your wardrobe for ages, isn’t that fabulous? Add them to your autumn outfit for a chic, yet laid-back, look.

0 MONCLER GENIUS RICHARD QUINN – Leopard and Hibiscus-print high-neck Top

Technical jersey, a slim-fit silhouette with a high neck, long sleeves and an exotic patchwork print. What more could you ask for? Tuck it into a pair of high-waisted trousers and add a pair of stylish trainers for an urban off-duty look.

MARNI – Abstract-print cotton-poplin Midi Skirt

A full gathered skirt with an elasticated waist, made of lightweight cotton poplin and adorned with a psychedelic pattern. Both romantic and contemporary, this skirt can be worn with high heels or trainers. Team it with a printed top for a high-class clash.

VALENTINO – Draped-panel Wool-Blend Cape Coat

Vibrant and playful, this canary-yellow cape coat will add a bright touch to your look. Made with a blend of soft wool and a dash of cashmere, it will look great with monochrome outfits in need of some extra joy. Perfect to combine comfort and warmth with current trends.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – Lou Spikes Glitter-flower Velvet High-top Trainers

Sparkling glitter flowers and sharp spikes for an explosive combination! Made in Italy with velvet and leather, these high-top trainers have a shiny patent heel and toe and metallic leather trimmings. Wear them with your favourite denim trousers and a tailored jacket for a refined, well balanced outfit.