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8 shoe trends you need for spring

8 shoe trends you need for spring

With warmer weather well on its way, it's time to invest in some new shoes for spring. Say goodbye to those battered winter boots and get ready to embrace open toes, floral details and pops of colour. Book in your pedicure, dig out your summer dresses and indulge in our latest footwear.

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1. SPORTY CHIC

Michael Kors Cosmo Trainers

 

Good news, the trainer trend is here to stay. Line your wardrobe with comfortable styles to see you through summer - your feet will thank you.


Michael Kors, Cosmo Trainers, £175

 


2. FANCY FLATS

Kurt Geiger London Princely Mules

 

Who said flats can’t be dressy? Slide into these bejewelled beauties this season for an easy evening look.


Kurt Geiger London, Princely Mules, £129

 


3. BLOCK-HEEL MULES

Moda in Pelle Mevia Medium Smart Sandals

 

One of the comfiest heels on the block (pun intended) the mule has become something of a wardrobe staple come spring and summer. This chic white pair will work for everything from the office to a summer wedding.

Moda in Pelle, Mevia Medium Smart Sandals, £75.95

 


4. SLEEK SLIDES

Carvela Koncern Mulesr

 

Once again, a flat slide sandal is the hero shoe of the warm-weather season. They're simple, stylish, comfortable and easily packable - plus they go with just about everything.


Carvela, Koncern Mules, £99

 


5. FABULOUS FLATFORMS

Whistles Rae Flatform Sandals

 

Raise your shoe game (quite literally) this spring and give the flatform trend a try. Sport them with a silky slip dress by evening, or linen tailoring for daytime.


Whistles, Rae Flatform Sandalst, £169

 


6. UGLY SANDALS

Sketchers Dlite Catch Sandals

 

They might be the Marmite of the shoe world, but wearing off-kilter footwear is ultimately about having fun and staying comfortable. We'll be pairing ours with a feminine midi for a cool, Scandi edge.


Sketchers Dlite Catch Sandals, £43.99

 


7. BARELY-THERE HEELS

Karen Millen Suede Heeled Sandals

 

This season, heeled sandals come strappier and chicer than ever before. Brands have really jumped on this trend so there's plenty of these to go around, but we love these Parma Violet-hued Karen Millen beauties for summer events. 


Karen Millen, Suede Heeled Sandals, £130

 


8. THE TOE THONG

Lauren Dayna T Post Sandals

 

The toe thong may be synonymous with a casual beach sandal, but they're also the ones hitting the runway this season and what we can't wait to slip into them come June.


Lauren, Dayna T Post Sandals, £85

 
 
 
 

10 best men's t-shirts

10 best men's t-shirts

Admittedly, we wear t-shirts all year round, but summer is where they really come into their own. Being jacket-less is surprisingly liberating but it does mean pressure for your t-shirt to be tip-top. We’ve picked our ten favourites, from graphic tees to logo t-shirts, and with these at your fingertips you’ll look sharp all summer long, guaranteed.

 

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1. Go bold

Diesel Abstract Neon Logo T Shirt

 

Menswear is no longer fashion’s boring sibling, reserved to a palette of navy and grey. And in no way is this better demonstrated than with the graphic tee, which has moved from only for the sartorially brave to modern staple for men everywhere.


Diesel, Abstract Neon Logo T-Shirt, £45

 


2. Take me there

Polo Ralph Lauren Polo AOP Tee

 

If the weather’s not doing its job, sometimes you’ve got to take matters into your own hands, right? This tee brings the sun so even if the weather’s more Bromley than Bali, you’ll feel positively tropical.


Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo AOP Tee, £75

 


3. Shape shifter

Calvin Klein Jeans AOP Mono T-Shirt

 

The all-over print of this tee may seem a little headache-inducing but in fact, it’s the opposite, because it’ll solve many an outfit head-scratcher. It’s cool enough for casual but smart enough for modern workwear, slipped under a coach jacket.


Calvin Klein Jeans, AOP Mono T-Shirt, £45

 


4. Bright idea

Hymn Placement Tee

 

Essays could be written on the power of a great white t-shirt. But in the same way that that would be boring, this tee makes life a little more exciting with a retro, stencil-esque print. Achingly cool if you ask us.


Hymn, Placement Tee, £30

 


5. Colour in

Wrangler Rainbow T-Shirt

 

Once the reserve of the wild west, now Wrangler is a street-style fave. We very much enjoy this retro, rainbow tee that feels like summer 2019 in a bottle.


Wrangler, Rainbow T-Shirt, £29.99

 


6. With the brand

Champion Chest Logo T-Shirt

 

A quick scroll through Instagram and it’s pretty hard not to spot a bit of Champion here or there. Our current favourite from the brand, this rusty orange number, will make you feel right on the money. 


Champion, Chest Logo T-Shirt, £25

 


7. Bring the party

Armani Exchange AX Block Logo Tee

 

What shall I wear to Creamfields? We hear you ask. The Notting Hill Carnival? Glastonbury? ‘This tee!’ is the answer, which stands out for all the right reasons and paired with denim shorts, high-tops or sliders is a party-going dream.


Armani Exchange, AX Block Logo Tee, £40

 


8. Back to basics

Levi's Lazy Logo T-Shirt

 

Previously fashion had an obsession with the logo. Now, that logomania has turned to logo rejigging. Here Levi’s turns its logo on its head (almost literally) with a happy 90° shift which gives their iconic emblem a novel new look.


Levi's, Lazy Logo T-Shirt, £25

 


9. It's ace

Nicce Tape Sholder Colour Block T-shirt

 

Everyone’s favourite tennis championships are on the horizon, yes Wimbledon. To get into the spirit, don this whimsical tennis-based t-shirt. Pimms in hand, it’ll be almost like you’re in SW19, even if you’re in Shoreditch.


Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Wimbledon T-Shirt, £69

 


10. Fashion heights

The North Face The Short Sleeve Easy T-Shirt Men's

 

The North Face has quickly ascended from mountaineering/ outdoorsy brand (the kind you buy for your camping trip and nothing more) to casual brand de jour. Wear now to propel your style quicker than it takes to say 'Snowdonia'.


The North Face, The Short Sleeve Easy T-Shirt Men's, £25

Summer beauty trends you'll actually want to wear

Summer beauty trends you'll actually want to wear

 
The SS19 catwalks were awash with a whole new host of beauty trends, from statement emerald cat eyes at Versace to gravity-defying ponytails at Ashley Williams. But luckily for us, the catwalk also played host to some incredibly wearable beauty trends this season. Proving summer beauty isn't all about festival glitter (although there was ample of that, see Pat McGrath's creations at Valentino for inspiration) neon coral lips, unkempt brows, and gloriously fresh skin are all key. 

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A statement lip


A bright lip is the ultimate beauty statement and paired with otherwise minimal makeup it looks effortlessly cool. Go bold with orange lipstick and bronzed skin, or take inspiration from the Burberry runway and wear a classic red with just a little mascara. Make sure it lasts all day by applying lip liner in a shade close to your natural colouring first.



 

Natural brows


A low-maintenance beauty trend is something we can definitely get on board with, and this summer embracing your natural eyebrows is the way to go. Channel Lily Collins and create volume using upward strokes with a gel, while keeping shaping to a minimum. It’s an instantly youthful look.



 

A healthy glow


Glossy skin is going nowhere fast, but how do you hit the sweet spot before you look shiny? The key is to start with skincare. Whatever your skin type, keep your complexion well-hydrated by using a serum and moisturiser twice a day, but if you’re prone to oiliness, use a mattifying primer on your t-zone too. Use a glow-giving foundation like Armani Luminous Silk and add highlighter to the highest points of your face – your cheekbones, browbones and cupid’s bow.

10 slogan tops you should own

10 slogan tops everyone should own

First made popular in the '80s by Katharine Hamnett, the slogan top has had something of a resurgence over the past few years. From bold political statements to tongue-in-cheek one-liners, fashion is once again doing the talking. Here are some of our favourite choice words to add to your wardrobe.

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1. SUNSET STRIP

Scotch and Soda Sunset Crew Sweatshirt

 

Perfect for sunny days in the city and holiday evenings post-beach, this jumper will bring a nonchalant spirit to your spring/summer wardrobe.


Scotch and Soda, Sunset Crew Sweatshirt;89.95

 


2. LA DOLCE VITA

Warehouse Positano Printed T Shirt

 

A t-shirt with travel aspirations. We'll be wearing this top with blue jeans and Converse off-duty. On summer evenings, update your look with a floral midi skirt and drape a leather jacket over your shoulders. 


Warehouse, Positano Printed T Shirt, £20

 


3. OUI OUI

Whistles Bonjour Paris Knit

 

Who doesn't want to be a French girl? This super soft cotton tee was made to be worn with high-waisted jeans and summer mules. Très chic. 


Whistles, Bonjour Paris Knit, £99

 


4. SEEING RED

Blake Seven, Running Out Of Wine Sweater

 

We’re all about balance here. Perfect for throwing over your gym kit and lounging out on the sofa in with that well-earned end-of-the-week wine.


Blake Seven, Running Out Of Wine Sweater, £80

 


5. BIBA BABE

Biba Stripe and logo biba t shirt

 

We know how much you love Biba, so why not let everyone else know too? This style looks just as good with jeans and trainers as leather trousers on a Friday night.


Biba Stripe and logo biba t shirt, £25

 


6. CLASSIC BATWING

Levi's Batwing T Shirt

 

Our favourite Levi's top has had a makeover. Smarten up with oversized tailoring and team with trainers and a cross-body bag for an easy weekend look.


Levi's, Batwing T Shirt, £24.99

 


7. SEEKING SUNSHINE

Whistles Parisien Sweatshirt

 

This one's for the travel junkies among us. Keep things cool and casual with frayed denim shorts and a bucket hat for those upcoming camping and festival trips.


Whistles, Parisien Sweatshirt, £79

 


8. YOU GO, GIRL

Vero Moda Woman Tee

 

Stylish and statement-making all in one hit. If you want to send a message to your fellow humans about the importance of your gender, we have the t-shirt for you.


Vero Moda, Woman Tee, £12

 


9. SOUND OF SUMMER

Polo Ralph Lauren, Printed Boxy Tee

 

The retro band tee will forever look cool with denim cut-offs and western boots. Fact. Just add glitter and space buns come festival season.


Polo Ralph Lauren, Printed Boxy Tee, £59

 


10. TOMMY TALK

Tommy Jeans Script T Shirt

 

This tee, light-wash denim, and a red lip are what summer-dressing-dreams are made of. Wear with converse come weekend or dress it up with a kitten heel and gold hoops come Saturday night.


Tommy Jeans, Script T Shirt, £215