Beth Pembrook

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:33

Holiday Essentials this Summer

Holiday packing have never been easy. There’s so much to remember and so little space to bring it all. I always end up either over packing, or under packing - the balance is so difficult to find!

To help you out, here are some 2017 holiday essentials that will help you when it comes to looking beach ready every day…

Scalloped Costume

Want to hear the secret to turning heads on holiday? Stand out poolside with a super sexy, striking women's scalloped swimsuits! Gently nodding to the 1950’s chic trend, scalloped swim styles are everywhere this season and it’s not hard to see why - they look FAB and are v.flattering.

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A Blingy Watch

This summer is all about big, flashy watches. Forget trying to cram in a whole host of jewellery picks this year, and stick to one accessory - your watch. If you can’t find a ladies watch that’s quite flashy enough, try brands like Raymond Weil Watches or Daniel Wellington that will certain sparkle in the sunshine and make your wrist to talk of the resort!

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A BIG Hat

With your summer hat this season, it really is go big or go home. Think Audrey Hepburn, with a huge floppy sun-hat that will not only have you looking glamourous, but also has the added benefits of :
1. Protecting you from damaging sun rays
2. Hiding any humidity-angered locks!

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A BOHO Throw

Add an extra bit of sun protection with a lightweight boho inspired throw over this season. This summer-chic ponchos and coverups. Having sun-kissed skin is wonderful, but you need to protect yourself from burning and serious sun damage, so why not do it in a fashionable way?

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Summary

This summer is all about minimalism, with 4 or 5 statement pieces all you need to make sure you stand out on the shores. Instead of cramming your case, shop smart and invest in some statement items that will keep you cool as a cucumber and ensure you steal the style show this summer...

Written by Beth Pembrook

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:46

Spring Summer Wardrobe Essentials

The reasons we love Spring/Summer are endless. The longer days, bright evenings and sunshine - what’s not to love? Another fab aspect of the season changing is the excuse it gives us all to do a bit shopping! It’s finally time to bring our bikinis out of storage and pack away are jumpers, but what are the hottest trends for the coming summer months?

Well, if you’re planning on adding some fresh, spring/summer pieces to your wardrobe in the next few weeks, these following pieces are a fab place to start…

Pastel Heels

Finding the perfect pair of summer heels is a harder task than you might think! There’s often so much choice, that is can be tricky to know where to start. This year is all about pastel colours, moving well away from the standard black and tan, and toward some brighter, prettier varieties. The block heeled sandal is huge this season also, making these powder blues ones from KOI footwear bang on trend.

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Baby Blue Summer Sandals - www.koifootwear.com

Gingham Shirts

If we’re honest, Gingham is a bit of a marmite pattern - you either love it or you hate it. Whichever camp you sit in, this season it’s going to be everywhere. Pretty gingham shirts, mainly in bright reds and blues will feature heavily in most collections, so if you were ever going to try this picnic blanket inspired style, now is the time. The one pictured is from Asos and it incorporates another hot trend for the season - ruffles, so it’s a real winner.

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Gingham Blouse - www.asos.com

Embroidered Denim Skirt

Always a Spring/Summer essential, the denim skirt is a favourite year after year . The fresh twist we’re seeing across this staple this season is the addition of embroidery! While we saw tonnes of embroidered designs across our jeans and handbags in the winter months, this summer it’ll be all over the denim skirt. We love this simple one pictured from Topshop. Teamed with a simple blouse, this look will get you through SS17 in style.

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Rose Embroidered Skirt - www.topshop.com

A Chic Backpack

Gone are the days that backpack where considered uncool and nerdy - they’re now basically the most ‘trendy’ accessory you can own. Still super convenient, last year saw the fjallraven rucksack become the new ‘must-have’ bag among the hipster masses, but if this isn’t really your thing, try a more sleek and sophisticated style this year with a cute leather design. The one pictures in from Mango and, let’s be honest, it adorable.

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Leather Backpack - shop.mango.com

 Summary

This summer is all about bright designs and out there patterns. Clashing and mixing up different patterns will be big, as will vibrant colours. With these simple essentials, you’ll be able to mix and match your wardrobe to create some edgy, but super on trend looks.

Written by Beth Pembook

It’s never easy shopping for a woman, not least if you’ve left it until last minute!