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5 Trends of Summer

5 Trends of Summer

Spring Summer 2018 is shaping up to be a celebration of femininity, festive fun and glamour. Here are five key trends we can’t wait to wear!

Pretty as a Picture Pastels & Flirty Florals
Delicious sherbetty pastels are back – pink, apricot, lemon, mint green and luscious lavender. Plain or elegantly incorporated into the perennial favourite – the floral – worn in its feminine, floaty glory it’s a palette that will work for most complexions. My tip: lavender will be BIG.

Left to right: Country Road $279, Ecua Andino $132, H&M $44.99, Seafolly $79.95, Country Road $59.95, Lacoste $199.95

Left to right: Elliatt $269.95, Ecua Andino $132, Converse $80, Giuseppe Zanotti $405, Mimco $179

Left to right: Alice McCall $220, Miss Shop $69.95, Olivia Burton $169, Witchery $119.95, H&M $19.99

24 Hour Sequins
Let your sequins see the light of day! No longer to be relegated to ‘after five’, sequins for daywear is ‘a thing’ this season. Team sequins with denim and casual sneakers to dress down or under a tailored jacket for a dressier feel. Dip your toe in the water with sequined accessories if you’re unsure about making a grand sparkling statement. Go on, just do it!

Left to right: All items from ASOS // $50, $130, $38, $40, $90, $84

Waist-ful
Continuing the feminine story, waistlines defined by cinching, high-waisted pants, shorts and skirts work wonders for creating the illusion of longer looking pins. Wide leg or tapered leg are merely a personal preference – go with what works for your body shape.

Left to right: Forever New $99.99, Country Road $89.95, Forever New $89.99

Primary Colour Blocking
This one takes us back to Kylie Minogue in the “Put Your Hand On Your Heart” film clip. Primary colours of cobalt blue, radiant red and vibrant banana yellow are popping up in stores. Colour blocking and wearing pieces in these shades together will be bang on trend and perfect for the party season.

Left to right: Vestire $189.95, Marc Jacobs $629, Cotton On $19.95, Cooper $149, Boohoo $45

Ruby Red Slippers
If you’ve hit the shops recently in search for shoes, you might have noticed red shoes are representing! Whether it’s a street-smart sneaker, suede moccasin, Euro-chic mule, patent pump or strappy stiletto, red is making the statement when worn back with classic black, navy, white and neutrals. Add a red lip and you’ve got ‘super-chic’ nailed!

Left to right: Armani Jeans $159, Guess $149.95, Novo $79.95, Novo $79.95, Gianvito Rosso $420

About The Author

Louise Chambers

Louise has worked in the business of styling and fashion for over 10 years, styling individual clients, media personalities, fashion events and photographic shoots as well as presenting workshops in the corporate and retail sectors. Her approach is to firstly educate women on dressing for their body shape, to empower them to feel confident when shopping for clothes and navigating new season trends. Louise works to find her clients’ personal style while considering their lifestyle, budget and existing wardrobe. Among her talents is the art of creating unique style and outfit combinations and inspiring clients to think outside the box when it comes to creating their look // www.louisechambers.com.au & Instagram @stylechambers

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