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Lady in Red
Monday, 2 October 2017
Styling Tips for September with Trudy
Monday, 28 August 2017
Winter 2017 Fashion Trends
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Pretty in Pink
Friday, 17 March 2017
Pale Bottoms
Friday, 17 February 2017
The Long and the Short of Shorts
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
PRETTY PARTY DRESSES
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
CELEBRATE SUMMER COLOUR
Friday, 28 October 2016
Shine bright like a diamond!
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Shoulders are the new black!
Friday, 26 August 2016
KNITS AND NECKLINES
Saturday, 11 June 2016
TRYING OUT TEXTURES THIS AUTUMN
Friday, 13 May 2016
AUTUMN TREND ALERT
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
DRESSING UP THIS SUMMER
Monday, 1 February 2016
SEVEN SUMMER STYLE STAPLES
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
SPARKLE THROUGH THE FESTIVE SEASON
Friday, 13 November 2015
THE SPRING FASHION EVENT- REVISITED
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
TOP TRENDS FOR SPRING
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
FUN WITH WINTER ACCESSORIES
Friday, 3 July 2015
LOVING THOSE WINTER COATS
Monday, 8 June 2015
Style Tips For Busy Mums
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Summer Arms and Knees
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Summer Essentials
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Dressing up for the party season
Friday, 14 November 2014
Fashion for all ages
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Putting Spring in your wardrobe
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Fun with Winter Accessories
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Welcome back to Styleville!
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Welcome to Styleville
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Summer Essentials

If I had to do a list of 5 essential fashion summer items they would be a pair of shorts, T-shirts that are flattering, great summer footwear, a hat that suits your face shape and a fun pair of sunglasses.

 

I’m thrilled that this year there are numerous options on lengths with shorts. This means everyone of all ages and shapes get to own a pair of shorts. Max and Just Jeans have great casual options. I particular like a nice slightly wider leg denim pair that you can team with all your coloured T-shirts. Try not to go lower than just below the knee. This means you are wearing shorts, rather than ¾ trousers. Shorts elongate your legs and are practical for day to day wear.

 

Simple T-shirts in a great colour, the right neckline and length are essential. If you choose short sleeves, then make sure the sleeves are cut on an angle. Short sleeves that are cut straight across tend to make any arm look thicker and it also draws a straight line like an arrow towards the bust. Remember singlets and cardigans are also a great layering option too.

 

A comfortable and stylish pair of summer sandals that go with your shorts, skirts, dresses and lightweight trousers are a godsend. If you feel you need to elongate your legs, then choose a pair that have an open front (not a tie or strap at the ankle). Choose either a great, fun colour – don’t worry about matching, it’s far enough away from everything else - or if you want a versatile option think about a metallic. Silver or bronze/gold goes with everything. Ziera has some very pretty silver sandals at the moment and some colourful comfortable options too. Hannahs also has a good range that over all types of styles and colours.

 

If you hadn’t thought the fedora hat was for you, then think again. This hat suits so many face shapes. They fit well on top, have a medium to small sized peak all the way around and are in abundance in all the shops. Coloured or a nice neutral tan colour with a band around them, they are an excellent modern addition to our summer season wardrobe. If they don’t float your boat, try Max, who have wider brim and panama style options.

 

Lastly we have sunglasses. As with hats, these can be a fun way of adding some additional modernisation to any wardrobe. Pagani has some pretty options that have floral or animal print frames. They also have a range of round, square or aviator styles, meaning you can chose the shape that best suits your face shape. A rule of thumb is to contrast your face shape. So if you have a round face, pick a squarer pair and vice versa.

 

Good luck with your shopping and I hope you enjoy picking up a few fun pieces this season to see you through the coming summer months.