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NW3 Gallop dress £64 (WAS £129) at Atterley Road >>>

Anyone who made a new year's resolution to ditch twee Zooey Deschanel dressing for 2013 will find an easy update by throwing out their polka dots and peter pan collars and replacing them with something a little more like this dress from Hobbs' younger line, NW3, for the coming months.

The collar with bow tie detail is about as prim as you're ever going to get, and probably not a suitable shape for the busty ladies among us, but if you can pull off the buttoned-up shape, it's an easy nod to a more androgynous look. There's still a playful feel in the print that makes it an easy transition - if you look closely you'll notice is made up of line drawings of horses. Switch out the belt for a tan leather one, add a pair of brogues and a satchel et voila, schoolgirl-meets-schoolmarm chic!