Summer Fashion Inspiration – For When the Sun Comes Back Again!
At New York’s Fashion Week there were a number of dominant trends that graced the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2017. From chic trench coats to off-the-shoulder tops, a number of designs prevailed, and ones you can easily recreate by mixing high-street clothes with key designer pieces.
Embrace Seaside Stripes
This summer (and actually a trend that never seems to go out of style) one of the most predominant trends is stripes, especially ones that are reminiscent of beach loungers and parasols. Think bold red and white stripes teamed with a sophisticated beach look, or for those who prefer a more understated ensemble, opt for shades of grey. Why not keep it simple but chic and add a striped top to a pair of your staple jeans for date night when the evenings get a little cooler too.
Be Prepared for Changeable Weather
Unfortunately, even though it’s officially the Great British Summertime, this doesn’t always mean glorious sunshine, high temperatures and long periods without rain. In Britain, the weather is always going to be unpredictable but thankfully, one trend has considered this in detail.
The trench coat is as ever a firm favourite in any true fashionistas wardrobe, offering a bold, luxurious touch to your wardrobe – whatever the weather. Teamed with skinny jeans and a pair of your favourite shoe boots, this look will never go out of style.
Casual in Shirt Dresses
The crisp, white shirt dress has definitely been rejuvenated this summer, with the addition of embroidered collars or a fluted sleeve. Perfect for work, casual events or hot summer days, these shirt dresses are affordable for every budget and is easily transitioned from day to night by simply ditching your converse and accessorising with colourful heels and golden accessories.
Get a Fresh Look with Slit Sleeves
Last year the flared sleeve re-entered the fashion world, but this summer, slit sleeves are all the rage. Beautifully tailored within jackets, dresses and tops, these sleeves elongate your arms and give you the perfect excuse to add multiple bangles and bracelets to achieve a cool new look.
Embrace the 80s Retro Look
Remember Flashdance? Then you’ll remember the off-the-shoulder tops that everyone had to be seen wearing. This look has certainly re-emerged this summer and can be found adorning the mannequins in pretty much every high-street store.
From dresses with an off-the-shoulder strap to the simple black Bardot style t-shirt, this look is easy to wear and is something you’ll need to get used to this summer.