Before everyone gets carried away talking about the oversized tailoring and punk rock plaids of Autumn 2013, let’s focus on the sun we continue to have, and the outfits we have yet to release from our wardrobe. There’s still enough sun to shine on our parade.
For a warm evening there’s nothing better than a silky dress to look both smart and sexy. Match it with some tough detailing, for example a statement clutch, to have a daring edge. Geometric patterns, cool details, graphic prints and basically any detailed embellishments (as long as they’re bold) will triumph this summer.
Black and white prints or monochrome will follow the momentary minimalist trend. Although for a bit of summer fun, team them with a bold coloured or detailed tee. For those few days when the British stop wishing for holidays and are happy to be in Britain go for cropped trousers for a fresher, but still smart, outfit.
Silk or silk fronted t-shirts are having their moment, not only cool to wear but smart, especially when teamed with suit-jackets. For a more casual look try playful colours or bold block colours. Similarly to the summer dress, graphic and sometimes mismatched prints with shorts or a skirt look effortless. Remember, no low cut tops please; it’s all about the midriff crop top.
Luckily for our feet the low heel is in fashion for an edgy look. The chunkier the shoes or thicker the heel, this is a fashion trend we’re happy to follow. As the fashion houses show, a mix of materials are really in at the moment, but if you’re investing this late into the season go for a low to midi heel as that will carry you through to autumn/winter effortlessly.
The summer sun tends to bring out the feminine side in jewellery. This means pearls and pinks that go with the summer pastel trend. For stylish charms go for a Pandora bracelet with pastel coloured gems, or for bracelets at a lower price try the pale coloured woven leather for some girly arm candy. Something else to go perfectly on your arm is your bag. It’s all about the essentials this season; pick out something that will keep you outdoors for as long as possible, preferably something to hold the essentials, the lipgloss, the credit card, the eyeliner….
So don’t worry, there is still enough sunshine to go around so enjoy those summer outfits and don’t get the winter clothes out just yet.