Summer is here! Oh actually it’s still raining and in some parts of the country there are even warnings of snow…crazy! Either way, the season is here and if we keep ourselves style ready the sun will be back again in no time. I know we are fully clued up on the summer trends for this season; monochrome, masculine tailoring with a feminine twist, summer black and the ultimate trend guide takes us through all of trends for this season.
Even when following and adoring the latest trends, every year during the Summer season I find myself in the same style essentials, must haves for the Summer so let me share ♥
‘A scarf is to a woman what a necktie is to a man, and the way you tie it is part of your personality.’ Christian Dior, 1954
Scarves add instant glamour and sophistication to a summer outfit, they can add colour to a simple outfit, incorporate on trend prints, provide a cover up if it gets chilly and keep your hair in place when cruising with the roof top down. I love picking up scarves when shopping on holiday, mixing so many great textures, colours and prints. Scraves are easy to carry in your bag to give an instant splash of colour to an outfit.
This season, Lily and Lionel, Gucci, Diane Von Furstenberg, Etro and of course Alexander McQueen have some really iconic and inspiring printed scarves. At the moment I love the printed scarves Zara have in their stores as well as Ted Baker and of course Liberty are known for their arty prints.
Sunglasses are the ultimate fashion statement, Victoria Beckham along with a few other stylish fashionistas are rarely seen without their trusted sunnies! Indeed, they do protect our eyes from UV rays and help to glare out the sun but they also help you hide on those bare faced days or when you haven’t had time to get your eyebrows shaped. When it comes to finding the perfect pair of sunglasses you need to consider the shape of your face, hair and skin tones but at the same time have fun and experiment with coloured frames, aviators and big 50s style glamour shades. This season I am loving Michael Kors and of course Gucci for the ultimate glam shades ♥
A simple white vest can go a long way in the Summer, it is an easy wardrobe staple that can be worn over jeans, leggings or tucked into tailored trousers or a skirt. It is a great piece to wear with a bright coloured, printed or heavily embellished skirt or trousers just to break up the style for a daytime look. Over leggings or jeans a white vest looks great teamed with a blazer or jacket in any colour or print and then added your trusted friend the scarf ♥
A statement necklace is another instant glamour fix, it can change your look and style but yet can sit alongside so many emerging fashion trends. Your outfit could be be as simple as a white vest over black skinny jeans but add a statement necklace and you’re ready for a dinner date! At the moment I am loving the statement necklaces that Zara have, they definitely have the best on the high street and don’t forget to look back at some great pieces you may have forgotten about. I am always finding old statement necklaces and rekindling the love ♥
Finally, the ultimate Summer shoe has to be a nude one, complimenting your skin tone and making your legs look longer. Whether they are wedges, flat pumps, red-soled, high-heeled or both! Every stylista needs a nude pair of heels (and flats!) for the Summer ♥
So there you have it, whatever your style or favourite trend and designer make sure you have these 5 Summer style essentials to get you through the season for an effortlessly chic look and ultimate glamour ♥
Complimenting my ultimate style tips for every girl in any season…coming up ♥
- Ideal Magazine ♥ Stylish Black Summer Trend (secretstylefile.wordpress.com)
- Key Summer Trends at Jules B ♥ (secretstylefile.wordpress.com)
- The Style Maven: silk scarves (fashion.telegraph.co.uk)
- Victoria Beckham Style Rules – Metro
- Step into the Season – Ultimate Trend Guide
- All the Key Trends at Jules B
- Triology Knows your Jeans