With the poor weather recently, our gardens may be lacking colour but this certainly cannot be said for our wardrobes. This season, summer fashion has gone bold with almost every designer on the catwalk producing their own version of summer in print.
It’s all in the fine print
This season it’s all about sticking to the age old styles that you feel confident in, just in your favourite printed fabrics. While previous seasons have focused on individual items like the peplum or flares, this year it’s all about fabric detail like patterns and prints.
How to wear monochrome
If you want to play it safe but still make an impact, then try a simple monochrome shift dress teamed up with brightly coloured heels or platform shoes for that summery pop of colour.
Shimmer and shine like a star
Fabrics that shimmer are not just for Christmas. You can make a statement with these any time of the day or night. Keep things simple and wear just one shiny piece at a time. A shimmering or sequined vest gently peeping out from underneath a crisp white fitted shirt, teamed with a well cut pair of jeans and killer heels will take you from day-time cool to night-time chic in an instant (don’t forget to pack your pumps!)
If you like everything floral then it’s your time to blossom. Without doubt this will be one of the more popular trends this summer. There’s no need to be afraid of colour as anything goes. Look to Moschino for inspiration then hit the high street. One of the easiest ways to wear this style is in the form of a mini or knee length dress. Keep accessories, hair and makeup simple.
Leather and lace
Leather is not usually a textile we associate with summer, and if we look back at past seasons, we have definitely seen our fair share of lace. However these two favourites have been updated. Lace has taken on a more ‘crochet meets robust’ look and leather has been laser cut to such perfection, that you can barely tell the difference between the two materials. Topshop’s lace and leather dress shows the combination at its best and without the designer price tag. You could also opt for a more colourful look similar to Zara’s red biker jacket and floral skirt combination.
Shoes and handbags
If the bright and bold prints have got you feeling overwhelmed don’t worry as there is an alternative. The new trend has not been restricted to clothes. Keep your outfit simple with one or two colours and have your fashion fix in the form of a fabulous pair of metallic high tops or an oversized monochrome bag.
Guest post by Evelyn Cowgill