Often, the allure of fashion has been ascribed to the escapism and fantasy that a ruffled blouse, diaphanous dress or floor-sweeping skirt has to offer, but this season the most compelling pieces are rooted firmly in reality. Case in point? The boiler suit. Championed by every label from 3.1 Phillip Lim to Isabel Marant, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham, the all-done-in-one, utilitarian properties of this piece make it brilliantly effortless and infinitely cool. Wear one to update your off-duty look and finish with a similarly low-maintenance slouchy bag and sneakers. When the sun goes down, just switch in Cinderella shoes and high-octane earrings to hit the Holy Grail of hi/lo dressing. This is one piece that works as hard as the name suggests.
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