Straw hats and boho beads: our pick of this summer’s fashion trends
It’s hard to believe that summer is already here. Not so long ago we were all wrapped up beneath dozens of layers of clothing in order to fight off those endless winter blues. But now we’re already in the realm of summer dresses, floral prints and – whisper it – bikinis.
And at no other time of the year is there more pressure on us to stay stylish than in the summer months. So in order to make sure that you look effortlessly chic whilst searching for that elusive summer sun, here are a few style pointers from the fashion blogosphere.
Now that the nineties revival is in full swing, it’s time for everyone to grab a slice of the action by donning a pair of those round retro sunglasses as famously sported by Shannen Doherty in Beverly Hills 90210. Now, just find some sunshine so that you get a valid reason to wear them!
Another summer essential that is making something of a welcome return is the beach-battered straw hat.
Not only are they cheap and light, but they also help you achieve that festival feeling thoughout the summer. The only issue is where to store them once summer’s over, so maybe it’s time to also invest in the innovative and spacious storage areas inside an ottoman bed from our friends at Bedstar, so that you can keep your interiors looking as neat and tidy as your wardrobe!
You’ll recall that we do have a Directory website for the home as well as fashion, so we’re allowed to make these handy links between fashion and home sometimes 😉
Now that the hit TV series Mad Men has drawn to a close, it’s a good time to pay homage to the mid-century chic displayed in the series with some colour-blocked swimsuits.
The bold and colourful graphic designs are the perfect blend of style and fun, and they also make the perfect accompaniment to sipping a Martini by the pool too!
The bohemian craze is looking like it’s never going away, which is good news for us as it means fun, weird and cheap style for all!
One of the quickest and easiest ways of giving your look a bit of boho-flavour is simply by adding a few vibe-enhancing beads. Whether wrapped around the neck, worn around the wrist, or even trailing from your straw hat, it’s an easy and effortless way to get that summer feeling.
And finally, one trend that has been going from strength to strength this year – and that we’ve written about before – is the gingham dress.
It’s perfect for those relaxed picnics by the river, and the country feel can be given a modern twist by going for the off-shoulder look or even by wearing the unmistakably bold colour of the season – bright yellow!