Summer this year will be filled with bold summer styling with bright colours, patterns, and embellishment galore. Whether you’re a boho queen with a passion for embroidery and tassels or you love a bold statement making stripe or ruffle, the pastels of spring are forgotten about as we bounce into summer with only the boldest colour combo’s.
This beautiful statement dress is a timeless piece guaranteeing years of wear as stripes are a fundamental trend for this time of year. Stripes are perfect for enhancing your body shape and complimenting your curves when worn correctly, the diagonal stripe draws attention to your waist great for those with a waist and curvy hips. The downward style of the pattern slims down the thighs and upper arms and the detail on the mid arm again compliments those with a waist drawing the eye to the centre of your body and the narrowest part of your body. Carry the bag on the crook of your arm adding even more emphasis to your waist and a block heel balances out the delicate fabric of the dress toughening the look up.
House of Fraser Michael Kors Dress £215
Accessorize Bag £30
Primark Block Heel Sandal £14
Masculine tailoring and 80’s power blazers remain the order of the day for work and play attire as we head into the warmer months. I love this white on white minimal stripe suit, a chic look that can be worn as a suit for work or split the pieces up adding a white trainer and denim jacket to the trouser for a playful daytime look. Or the jacket alone with a smart dark denim skinny jean and camisole top for a few G&T’s with the girls.
Very Striped Suit Jacket £42 and Trousers £30
Get the trend for less and enjoy a piece of celebrity style with the recently launched Rochelle (Humes) for New Look collection add a fab Primark accessory for a look that comes in under £41! This cute co-ord look can be worn for work, rest and play and would work well for an evening look for your summer holidays. The vertical stripes slim the body down and elongate the legs as the eye travels faster up and down making you look taller and slimmer. The pop of red worn through either the shoes or the bucket bag (or both if you’re bold enough) add a focal point to the look, drawing the attention for the look to the brightest boldest element.
Rochelle for New Look Striped Top £9.99 and Trousers £12.99
Primark Bucket Bag £12 and Flat Shoes £6
I love this look, a clash of 80’s and 90’s inspiration you’ll see this colour combo of red and white everywhere this summer. This summer look can be worn to so many occasions, the balloon sleeves add an air of elegance to what is a simple yet bold top. The wide leg trousers combined with the top and statement shoes is perfect for those over 5ft 6in who wish to elongate their legs further and show off a trim mid riff.
River Island Red Balloon Sleeve Top £TBC & Trousers £40, Marks & Spencer Bag £25, Rochelle for New Look Pom Pom flats £19.99
Stylist Top Picks
Boho Queens will love all the embroidery and tassels this season has to offer, as embellishment is a key favourite for those who love their clothes to have feel ability and detail. My stylist top picks from the high street include these three pieces.
The jacket is from River Island I’d style these with the wide leg white trousers (featured earlier) and a black cami vest and heels for a smart dinner look or high waisted mom jeans and black sandals for the daytime.
River Island Tassel Jacket £70
The tiered boho dress features in many stores but my favourite is this red one from Very.co.uk, elegant enough to wear for work but can also be dressed down casually to maximise your price per wear.
Very Red Dress £58
This fab tassel jumper from New Look would be great for my trip to Cornwall this summer, worn with cut off denim shorts and converse it’ll give the warmth and cover on the less than sunny summer days.
New Look Tassel Jumper £22.99
As a child of the nineties I can’t help but notice the constant flow of 1990 references through the clothes, trends and music. I’m loving it and fully embracing it, fashion is meant to be fun and not just about being a slave to the trends so why not work them to your advantage and include them through a colour pop accessory or statement jean.
Topshop Blouse £45, Marks & Spencer Shoe £35, River Island Alexa High Waisted Wide Leg cropped Jean £45 Rochelle for New Look Tassel Bag £22.99
River Island T’shirt £14 and Bag £32, Very Rufle Jean £35, Primark Sock Boot £20
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