Summer Fashion Trends

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Now that summer is upon us, it is the perfect time to take a look through your wardrobe and put together a few go-to outfits for the season. To ensure that all of your looks are as current as can be, here are some of the hottest summer fashion trends to keep in mind.

Retro-Kinis
Retro-inspired swimwear is bang on trend for this summer, so be sure to keep this in mind when shopping for new swimwear. Whether you opt for a feminine one-piece or a high-waisted bikini bottom with a bandeau top, make sure that the style that you pick also works well with your own body shape and flatters your figure.

Gingham
Thanks to designers such as Altuzarra and J.W Anderson, gingham has gone from being preppy to trendy and is a great alternative to the stripes that are usually seen everywhere in the spring and summer months. This is a timeless pattern and works extremely well when styled into a casual outfit.

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Statement Drop Earrings
Statement jewellery has been making headlines recently, and this is set to continue throughout the summer. When it comes to earrings, drop styles are what you should be going for, whether they be graphic metal shapes or elongated, elegant drops. Just make sure that the style you choose is large, bold, and makes a statement.

The Wrap Dress
The wrap dress always tends to make a comeback during the summer months, and this is because it is such a versatile style that is absolutely perfect for the season. This dress can be worn with just about anything, whether it be thrown over a bikini as a beach cover-up, or worn over jeans for a casual city look.

Micro Florals
Just like with stripes, florals are another print that always makes a comeback in the warmer months, but, rather than featuring big, bold, graphic florals, this season’s prints are micro and delicate. From Marco de Vincenzo to Ulla Johnson, the gorgeous, feminine micro florals that are being created are absolutely perfect for special events, as well as worn casually on a daily basis.

Slides

Slides
When it comes to summer shoes, there are so many options out there, but slides always grow in popularity once the weather turns warmer. Whether this may be because of how easy and convenient they are, or how cool and breezy they are in the heat, make sure that you have a pair of go-to slides in your wardrobe. There is so much choice when it comes to the actual style that you choose, so feel free to experiment with designs that work well with your personal style, from embellished mules to colorful ballet flats.

The warm summer months are perfect for experimenting with different looks, and sticking to some of the main trends for the season will help to tie all of your outfits together while keeping them looking fresh and modern. From a classic wrap dress to a retro-inspired bikini, these are the pieces that you will want in your wardrobe this season.

Choosing the Perfect Statement Earrings

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Statement earrings are on trend for this summer, but choosing the perfect pair can be tricky. Not only do you need to take your hair style and face shape into consideration, but the earrings should also show off your own personal sense of style.

Face Shape
To begin with, you need to first identify what your face shape is, whether this may be oval, oblong, or triangle-shaped, and there are a number of guides online to help you with this. Those with a longer face shape will tend to suit lengthy drop or dangling earrings best, as this accentuates the shape of the face, rather than working against it. From shoulder dusters to large hoops, there are so many options available to you. For those with a shorter face shape, short and high statement earrings will be the most flattering, so make sure that they do not fall below the chin. Wider face shapes with prominent cheekbones can get away with just about any style of statement earring, so feel free to experiment with all that is out there.

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Hair Style
When it comes to those with long hair, your statement earrings should always be quite long and dramatic, otherwise they will just end up getting lost in your hair. Earrings with some movement, such as tassel earrings, will move with your hair, resulting in a gorgeous, flowing look. Those who have short hair should opt for shorter earrings, such as statement earrings that are just on the ear lobe itself. These can be anything from colorful buttons to large baroque pearl clips, but be sure to also keep your face shape in mind. While it can be hard to merge the styles that would suit both your face shape and hair style, the extra effort that you put into this will be more than worth it, as you will no doubt end up with earrings that really flatter your face.

Personal Style
Everybody’s personal style is unique, and, with so many different options out there for statement earrings, you are bound to be able to find something that you will really fall in love with. For those who like bold and sassy looks, just about every pair of statement earrings are like this, while those who prefer a more demure look can opt for a stiletto style statement earring, or even dramatic studs or styles that feature lace. You should also take into account the outfits that you plan to wear these earrings with, as your accessories should always work with your clothes. When wearing statement earrings, you will want to keep the rest of your outfit relatively simple, so that your earrings can really stand out and speak for themselves. Your other accessories should also be kept to a minimum, otherwise your overall look will just appear too over-the-top and messy.

Woman with long hair with earrings

Everyone with fashion know-how will be sporting statement earrings this summer, as they are set to be one of the hugest trends this year. Whether you opt for dangling tassels or bold, dramatic studs, these tips should help you to choose the perfect pair of earrings for you.

New York Fashion Week Trends

New York Fashion Week 2017

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With spring quickly approaching, it is time to turn your attention to the season’s upcoming fashion trends, with some of the hottest ones having been spotted at New York Fashion Week. From energetic stripes to feminine florals, here is all you need to know if you are looking to update your wardrobe for spring 2017.

Energetic Stripes
Stripes often tend to make a comeback in the spring, but rather than featuring delicate pastels, 2017 is all about bold, vibrant and energetic stripes. Just about every color was seen in stripe form on the runways, with graphic primary colors being the most popular, especially when anchored down with a base of black.

80’s Glam
Garments inspired by 80’s glam were also extremely prevalent on the runways of New York Fashion Week, with everything from metallic fabrics to graphic t-shirts. Leather jackets, mini skirts and 80’s inspired sneakers are also set to be popular this season, and can easily be styled with items that you already own to give your look more of a modern edge.

New York Fashion Week 2017

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Feminine Florals
Florals are another print that are always a hit in the spring, and while this may not be anything new, this season’s florals are bright, bold and fresh. From Tanya Taylor to Tibi, florals appeared on just about everything on the runways, from long-tiered skirts to ruffled jumpsuits, resulting in many show-stopping outfits.

Ruffles
Ruffles are beautifully feminine, and made a huge appearance at New York Fashion Week, with just about every runway show featuring a certain amount of flounce. However, while some of these looks may have seemed slightly over-the-top, other designers managed to perfectly balance out their ruffles with some tailored sleekness, such as the one-shouldered dress from J. Crew, which also featured stripes, and the voluminous skirt from Zimmerman.

New York Fashion Week 2017

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Key Colors
There are always certain colors that dominate each season, and, as seen at New York Fashion Week, the shades that you can expect to see more of this spring are nude colors, such as hazelnut and khaki, as well as soft, pretty shades, with pink being especially popular. However, neon shades have also made a comeback, as seen on the runways of DKNY, Phillip Lim, Jason Wu and so many more, from bright blues to neon greens, promising to add a bright pop of color to any outfit.

Statement Earrings
Statement jewelry has been all the rage for a while, but this trend has usually focused on items such as rings and necklaces, with earrings being neglected. However, New York Fashion Week turned this all around with their incredible selection of statement earrings. From the neon pink shoulder-grazing shapes from Delpozo to the large double hoops from Hellessy, these pieces not only make quite the statement, but also beautifully frame the face and make it the focal point of your look.

Fashion trends are always coming and going, with each season bringing with it new and exciting looks. While some of these trends may be common in the spring, they were all presented in fresh and innovative ways at New York Fashion Week, exuding a huge amount of creativity and style.

What to Wear Spring 2016

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With spring slowly approaching, it will soon be time to shed those winter layers and add some fresh new looks to your wardrobe. From exposed shoulders to big bold stripes, here is everything you need to know about what to wear this spring.

Low-Slung Pants
Casual elegance looks set to be big this spring with low-slung pants quickly becoming all the rage. If you want a pair that is able to suit just about any occasion, opt for one that is slightly tailored, as you can pair this with a smart shirt for work or with a t-shirt for the weekends.

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Exposed Shoulders
Otherwise known as the cold shoulder, you will notice that everything from dresses to shirts to blouses this spring will feature cut-outs intended to highlight the shoulders. This is a great way to expose some skin while still keeping warm, and will definitely make any outfit a little bit sexier.

A Sparkling Shimmer
For those of you who hate having to wait until the holidays to bring out your favorite sparkly pieces, you won’t need to do that for much longer, as one of the trends set for this spring is plenty of shimmer and shine. This could apply to everything from a stylish evening gown to a pair of everyday shorts, making any garment look extra-special.

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White Shirts
White shirts are a classic, but this spring is a great time to give this old favorite a high fashion twist. From ruffled sleeves to slashes across the stomach, white shirts are being re-imagined just in time for spring.

Victorian Inspired
When choosing new garments for this spring, try incorporating a few pieces into your wardrobe that have Victorian-inspired design features. Whether this may be ruffled sleeves or a high neckline, features from the Victorian era are set to be huge this spring, but with many modern touches to keep them rooted in this season.

Woman wearing a striped dress

Bold Stripes
Stripes quite often make a comeback in the spring, and this season, wide bold stripes are what you should be wearing. Look for bright and contrasting shades in any silhouette, whether it be a baggy t-shirt or a special occasion dress.

Patch Embellished Bags
Bags are set to be bright and vibrant this spring, and another bag trend to take note of are the embellished patches that have been seen all over the runways. These embellishments will definitely make even the most understated bag stand out, and have a classic look that makes them worth the investment.

Woman wearing fancy earrings

Statement Earrings
When it comes to your accessories this spring, make sure that you have a pair of statement earrings that you love to wear. Look for styles that are graphic and structured but still slightly unusual, whether this may be due to their abstract shade or their vivid hue.

Spring is always a good time to embrace a new style or a couple of exciting trends, and there more than enough to choose from for 2016. Whether you begin to wear high fashion versions of the classic white shirt to work, or opt for shimmery hues for your casual wear, all of these exciting looks will soon be taking over the streets from London to New York.