July 19th, 2010
We’ve gone into full on summer mode and couldn’t be happier to finally be wearing our flip-flops, sundresses and leaving our coats at home! Here are a few fashion updates for high summer that will update your look and hopefully uplift your mood too;
Tan accessories – shoes, belts and bags in tan look great when worn with crisp white or light natural colours. It’s a simple yet sophisticated look and fits in with this season’s utility and safari trends. Darker shades of brown will also work, especially with more natural tones but tan is lighter, brighter and looks so good with white.
Alternative prints – now that high summer is here we feel like we can have a bit more fun with our clothing and so fun beach style prints have taken over from the more serious graphic/tribal prints we have been wearing. Try an oversized tee shirt with a palm tree print for beach bound chic.
Raffia bags – you know summer has arrived when everyone starts digging out their raffia bags! Make yours a clutch rather than a tote and use in the evening instead of day time for extra fashion points.
Simple sandals – as fashion makes a return to minimalism (a huge trend for Autumn/Winter 2010 too by the way) even our footwear gets a minimal make-over. We do still enjoy our gladiator sandals from last summer as they are comfortable and give an edge to a floral frock. However more simple designs are taking over from the crazy number of buckles and straps of gladiator styles.
Summer hats – we’re not a nation of hat wearers but we think everyone should own at least a couple of hats, even if it is to disguise a bad hair day, you can still look fashionable! Boaters are the latest style of hats to hit the fashion stakes, these have a much more structured shape than panama styles and have a stiffer rim. This particular shape should be worn towards the back of the head as opposed to dipped down covering the eyes like the panama style. We are still fans of the classic panama style however; go for a light straw material and black band for the perfect summer accessory or something a bit more fun and colourful for festivals and outdoor events.