Thursday, 8 June 2017

Keeping The Style Alive Throughout Summer

The change of the seasons is always an interesting time for the world of fashion. Anyone who has even the slightest interest in looking their best at all times of the year will need to pay some attention to the season and what is in fashion at any particular time. Summer can be a fun time, because you often have a lot of opportunity for dressing a little more extravagantly. Often, it is fun to celebrate the end of the darker months by really going all out on your summer outfits. But what are the essential must-haves for a summary wardrobe? Let’s have a look at the basics of your outfit for the sunnier days.


One of the best parts of dressing up in summer is being able to wear a summer hat. These come in so many shapes and sizes - so many, in fact, that they can be used surprisingly well to customize your look, no matter what kind of style you might be going for. If you find yourself at home kind of official or fancy function - a wedding perhaps - then the right hat can really finish off your look. The great thing here is that there isn’t really such a thing as a summer hat that is too over the top, so you have the opportunity to go as wild as you like with your choice of hat. Of course, if you prefer, you can stay for something relatively simple and straightforward - but where’s the fun in that?
Not only are sunglasses an important protective item - they are also a fashion necessity in the warmer months. Many people have known the difficulty of securing a pair of sunglasses which will actually suit your face. This can be a particularly difficult thing to get right, and it often takes a lot of time before you find your ideal pair for the summer. If you are anything like me, you might find that it is best to treat yourself to one or two pairs, just to be ready for the summer months. You can’t really have too many, and it means that you can mix and match with whatever clothing you might be wearing on any particular day.



It goes without saying that a hugely important part of dressing for summer is finding the right summery dress. There are so many popular styles that practically everyone will be able to find something which is suitable for them. A well-chosen dress can make the world of difference in terms of looking and feeling as summery as you want, so it is a good idea to shop early and fill your wardrobe with a few selections. Remember that you don’t necessarily need to go for the same old styles - floral and light might well be suitable for you, but if not there is nothing wrong with a skimpy black number, no matter what time of year it might be. As long as you are comfortable and happy, you have the right one.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

One Fashion Item Per Season: What's Most Important?

One fashion piece to be judged the most important for that season? Isn’t that madness?

Well, it might be, but aren’t you up for a challenge?

Let’s face it: most people interested in fashion tend to have a huge selection of clothes to pick from. In fact, it’s perfectly possible to be standing in front of a closet that is full to the brim, and still feel like we have nothing to wear. So why not scale it down for awhile, and think about the items that really matter to you?

We need some rules to do this right.

  1. Everything counts. So you can only pick from anything to do with fashion; winter coats are judged on the same level as small accessories. Let’s be ruthless!
  2. Lingerie and other essentials don’t count - they can be taken as a given that you will always need.
  3. Shoes don’t count. You’re always going to need shoes. Let’s be ruthless but also realistic.

So, what do you consider to be the single most important fashion piece that you wear per season? Here are some considerations…

Summer Sunniness

Keep it cool in more ways than one with your summer pick. It’s one of the cheaper months to shop for, too, which is always appreciated if you’re on a budget. Cropped trousers are great; and most of us rely on simple t-shirts to see us through the hottest months of the year. However, the one item that’s most important actually seems pretty obvious…

Choice: A light, floaty summer dress made of a fabric so simple that you can barely feel it on you. It keeps you cool while looking great, and can be dressed up for the evening or worn with flats for a trip to the park during the day. It’s simply got to be the summer dress.

Autumn Adornments

Autumn - or fall if you’re feeling American today - is, so it seems, everyone’s favourite season, so it should be pretty simple to choose. In fact, some of us love our fall clothing so much that we can be tempted to… well… spend more than we intended; who can resist the chunky knits and warm colour hues? It’s fortunate you can use coupons when buying your fall wardrobe, meaning you get the look without the expensive credit card bill. But which look is most important?

Choice: A light jacket, preferably in red or brown tones that signify fall to so many of us. It should be light enough to be comfortable on days when summer is having its last blast, but provide extra warmth when you can feel the icy grip of winter beginning to take hold.

Winter Warmers

Deciding which item of clothing for winter is all about one thing: staying warm. That means you’ve immediately got to give some thought to the big coats, the gloves, the scarves - all important. However, it’s up to you to decide which is the most important from a fashion perspective.

Choice: A scarf, preferably a big blanket scarf that could double for a sofa throw if required.They can be very cheap or very expensive, but nothing says winter like a scarf.

Spring Selections

Ah, spring, welcomed into the world after the cold and dark of winter. Spring is associated with so many things that make their way into fashion, which is why this is ultimately the easiest decision of all…

Choice: Anything! So long as it’s floral. Florals for spring is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s ubiquitous for a reason: we all love wearing florals as winter finally fades and spring bursts forth from the cold. A light floral-patterned bag is a great inexpensive choice to get the look without the bills.

So what would you choose?