With a few essential style tips for this summer you can be sure your holiday wardrobe hits all the right style notes, whether it’s for a day at the beach or a night out on the town.
With summer holidays looming on the horizon, there has never been a better time to freshen up your wardrobe. This year’s catwalks have been graced with a rainbow of colours and styles, many of which translate perfectly to the hangers in designer boutiques and high street stores.
When the time to pack your suitcase finally arrives, this year’s hottest styles give fashion forward ladies and gents the chance to stamp their own personal sense of style on each outfit, no matter the vacation occasion.
Bolder is Better
One of this summer’s most exciting fashion flavours incorporates a range of striking, arty, floral prints. Designers across the board have taken their inspiration from everything bold and empowering, from loud tribal prints to Japanese street art. Whether you are dressing for the day or the evening, this trend is easy to incorporate into a few of your key holiday pieces. A pair of printed shorts are a great choice for a day of sightseeing, while a printed blazer with structured tailoring will add some zest to your evening outfits.The striking shorts by Marc Jacobs also combine this season’s trend for Bermudas with a unique, monochrome print.
This year’s “pretty-pretty” look couldn’t be further from the brash, artistic prints mentioned above. However, layers of lace and palettes of pastel are just as perfect for ladies seeking to look their best on holiday. Dolce & Gabbana’s cord lace dress is the perfect example of this trend towards sugar-coated couture. The lemon yellow frock features an elegant scalloped lace neckline and a soft silk satin lining that will feel great against your skin.
All in One
Another trend this summer is towards effortless chic, which is not something new, but with an elegant touch it is something that never goes out of style. Tailored trousers in light materials are perfect for ladies that want to cover their pins up in the evenings, and floaty blouses are an ideal choice for those that want to dress things up in the daytime. The Gucci jumpsuit incorporates chic styling with the ever-popular jumpsuit design – perfect for an evening out while on holiday.
Fruity and Floral
Whoever told you to forget Hawaiian shirts may want to re-think their fashion advice this summer. Floral is back with a vengeance and looks more stylish than ever before. One tropical Hawaiian shirt can be found in Topman for gents that want to dazzle with their sense of style. Ladies can rock this trend equally well, although perhaps an eye-catching floral dress would work a little better for an evening of cocktails.
Get your vacation moving with a few pieces inspired by this year’s trend towards luxe sportswear. The harness pleat mini-dress from Victoria Beckham’s 2014 collection ticks all the right boxes in terms of luxe gym style, and can be paired with chunky sandals during the day or elegant heels after sunset. All in all, it’s a win-win for your holiday wardrobe.
by Wayne Hue