What to Wear to Royal Ascot

What to wear to royal ascot 

 

RSVP'd to Royal Ascot but still unsure of what to wear? With so many rules and regulations to follow, we know that getting the dress code right can be tricky. Whether you’ve been invited to the Royal Enclosure or are heading to its Queen Anne, Village or Windsor counterparts, get to know your area and get Ascot race day ready with our outfit do’s and don’ts. From full-length trouser suits to stylish jumpsuits and classic cocktail dresses, head this way for your Royal Ascot dress code.

 

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The Royal Enclosure

 

Once only reserved for royalty, membership to the historic heart of Royal Ascot is still by invitation only. Dress up to the nines in this fascinator-free area and finish off the look with one of our beautiful hats or headpieces. If you do choose a headpiece, Royal Ascot states that it must have a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter, anything smaller is considered to be a fascinator. Modesty is key in the Royal Enclosure, with full-length trousers, jumpsuits and knee-length dresses being a strict requirement.

Windsor Enclosure

With front-row views of the Royal Procession and the racing (of course), the Windsor Enclosure permits picnics and also adopts a less formal dress code. Wearing a hat or fascinator is recommended but not a necessity, so why not choose a clip-in fascinator for a completely fuss-free look? Go for Bardot dresses, pretty playsuits or flattering midi dresses.

"Inject some summery vibes into your look with a floaty floral dress and natural accessories."

 

 

 

 

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Bikini trends to sport this summer

Bikini trends to sport this summer

With the holiday season fast approaching, we've picked ten of summer’s best bikinis to buy now. Whether you're heading to warmer climes or relaxing on the UK coast, there’s a design for every destination.

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1. FULL-CUP

Freya Flower Bikini Top

 

We're loving popping floral prints this season and whether you're lapping lengths or lounging by the pool, this full cup bikini will suit. 


Freya, Flower Bikini Top, £38

 


2. HIGH WAISTED 

Vero Moda, High Waist Hipster

 

High-waisted briefs are having a moment. Just order a dry Provençal rosé and pretend you're on the French Riveria - Instagram will never know you're actually in Margate. 


Vero Moda, High Waist Hipster, £18

 


3. ANIMAL PRINT

Billabong Banded Triangle Bikini Top

 

It's no secret that we're wild about animal prints. This zebra motif is a great neutral to clash with other prints (go on, try it with a leopard spot) and solid separates.


Billabong, Banded Triangle Bikini Top, £30

 


4. TIE-DYE

Billabong Tropic pants

 

This season there is a hippie feeling in the air thanks to the resurgence of the tie-dye trend. L.A, we're coming for you. 


Billabong, Tropic pants, £26

 


5. FUNKY FLORALS

Calvin Klein, Warhol Fixed Triangle Bikini Top

 

With arty florals and a classic triangle style, what’s not to love? Add a flowing kaftan and timeless aviators for easy beach style.


Calvin Klein, Warhol Fixed Triangle Bikini Top, £54

 


6. BANDEAU STYLES

Curvy Kate, Miami Heat Bandeau Bikini

 

Are maxi dresses your go-to beach cover-up? Allow us to introduce you to this clever strapless number which will pair beautifully. 

Curvy Kate, Miami Heat Bandeau Bikini, £36

 


7. NAUTICAL VIBES

Curvy Kate Sailor Girl Padded Balcony Bikini

 

A simple striped bikini will never let you down. Wear yours with a classic red lip and retro accessories.


Curvy Kate, Sailor Girl Padded Balcony Bikini, £36

 


8. SUMMER STRIPES

Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottom

 

Stripes have had an overhaul, just in time for summer. Team this set with a suitably bold pedicure and an oversized shirt to cover up.


Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottoms, £19.95

 


9. SUNSHINE YELLOW

Vero Moda, Revolution Bikini Bottoms

 

Hello, yellow. This sunshine shade is a major colour trend for summer and looks great with (or without) a tan. 


Vero Moda, Revolution Bikini Bottoms, £18

 


10. TROPICAL TREND

Spicy palm cross bikini top

 

Tropical prints are a sure way to set off sun-kissed skin. The finishing touch? A cocktail, of course.


Biba, Spicy palm cross bikini top, £30
 
 
 
 

Our top picks for pride

 

Our top picks for pride

 

 

 


Rainbows at the ready people, Pride Month has officially kicked off. This year, Pride parades and celebrations around the world are commemorating 50 years since the Stonewall uprising in 1969 - an event that kickstarted the gay liberation movement and developed into the global fight for LGBT+ rights. So with this year's festivities set to be bigger than ever, we're getting ready to celebrate this milestone in style. Whether you’re taking to the streets for one of many Pride parades around the UK, watching Kylie headline at the Brighton & Hove festival or just plan on donning a rainbow hue or two to show your support, be sure to spread the love in these statement styles.



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

The grown-up guide to festival dressing

 

THE GROWN-UP GUIDE TO FESTIVAL DRESSING

 


 

Festival season is almost upon us and we're starting to think about what to pack. Whether you're heading to Isle of Wight, Secret Garden Party or something in-between, we are true believers that you need a big dose of practical (and stylish) fashion. So we've rounded up the festival wear that'll see you through heat waves and inevitable British weather in style. And in true festival spirit, we've even included a survival guide with all the extras you need to get through the weekend.


Isle of Wight

Unpredictable weather means we need a hint of sensible style for festivals such as Isle of Wight. A firm favourite with the likes of Alexa Chung and Kate Moss, the festival has become known for its low-key cool - think classic denim and boho blouses. Keep a wax or waterproof jacket close for when the sun goes down and the weather - inevitably - turns. Worried about footwear? Opt for chunky Chelsea boots that will see you through the mountains of dust and look equally cool with dresses or jeans.


Bestival

We love festivals that bring the chance to have some fun with your outfits. We're all about classic denim shorts, slogan sweatshirts and handy backpacks. Or, if you're feeling really daring, why not try a bum bag? They've made something of a comeback this year and can even be worn across the body. Footwear-wise, whether you prefer classic green or something a little more eye-popping, you can't do festival season without a pair of trusty wellies.


Port Eliot

Festivals don’t always mean dressing up and dancing the night away. There are an array of cultural, literary and art festivals to enjoy this summer, with options to buy day tickets too. The best part? Avoiding those muddy fields means you can step out in a pretty, white summer midi - we love this tropical print iteration from Warehouse. Pair it with a soft leather jacket and classic western boots to toughen up the look. And when it comes to accessories add cool, copper Ray Bans and layered gold jewellery. 


Your survival guide

As well as all the glitter palettes and wardrobe essentials on our list, there are some necessities we just can't survive a festival without. Stay hydrated while basking in the sun with our reusable water bottles - just refill as you go. Other saviours include power banks (because there's nothing worse than your phone dying at midday), hip flasks and bottle openers. And must-have accessories? Don't leave without a pair of trusty sliders for those muddy shower dashes. Looking for a hair hero? Our tropical headbands hide unwashed hair with a chic twist. There you have it, all bases covered.


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Mother of the bride outfit ideas for every type of wedding

Mother of the bride outfit ideas for every type of wedding

Wedding dressing is always a challenge, especially for the Mother of the Bride. You want to look sophisticated and polished but not sacrifice fashion-forward style in the process. Not to mention you’ll have plenty of duties, be in lots of photographs, and will be doing plenty of mingling so you'll need to feel top of your game on the big day. The good news? We’ve collated our favourite fuss-free mother of the bride outfits so that you can enjoy the wedding in style.

 

Countryside 'do

Looking for something a little less traditional? A chic jumpsuit will look effortlessly cool in the pews. We're rooting for this abstract print number from LK Bennett, which is super flattering thanks to its mid-length sleeves and tapered waistline. Style with a pair of comfy wedges and some on-trend pearl earrings.


Classic and traditional

A traditional approach to wedding dressing calls for blush-coloured tailored styles. This elegant, fitted dress is a classic that you really can’t go wrong with. The oversized sleeves keep it on the right side of contemporary and the knee-skimming length is universally flattering. All it needs is a pair of colour-pop earrings, a statement clutch and, if you really want to top off the look, a hat or fascinator.


Garden Party

If you're heading to a more casual get-together to undertake your mother-of-the-bride duties,  look to Marella for the perfect party-ready maxi. The floaty silhouette will keep you cool while the mid-length sleeves will help you avoid catching pink shoulders in the sun. Keep the ensemble summery and up to date with white, block-heeled sandals, a fabulous sun hat, and some statement gold earrings.


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8 one-piece swimsuits you need

8 one-piece swimsuits you need

If you only add one thing to your holiday wardrobe this year, make it a one-piece swimsuit. Flattering, practical and eternally chic, they've fast become the poolside outfit of choice. This year, opt for statement prints, low backs and some on-trend sporty numbers that will look just as good under beachwear as they will in the pool. Now, how long till we go on holiday?

 

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1. Sleek and supportive

Biba icon swimsuit

 

Biba's iconic swimsuit returns for another season, this time in a bohemian art deco print. With padding for added support, it'll be faithful to you this summer and next.


Biba Deco Palm Icon swimsuit £55

 


2. California cool

Polo Ralph Lauren Racer Loop Swimsuit

 

Because one colour just isn't enough. Stepping out in summer's tie-dye trend will have everyone on the beach looking your way - just add a bucket hat and shorts for festival season style.


Polo Ralph Lauren Racer Loop swimsuit £170

 


3. Straight-laced

Dorina Bahamas Push Up Swimsuit

 

Introducing a do-it-all swimsuit in a bold orange hue. With supportive cups, an adjustable halter strap and flattering dipped back, you'll never want to take it off.


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4. Sporty numbers

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Logo Swimsuit

 

Looking for an athletic design to take you to the pool and stay put in the sea? This is sports chic at its best. Just pair with sliders for those laidback summer days.


Tommy Hilfiger,Tommy Logo Swmst Swimsuit £75

 


5. One sided argument

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Bel One Shoulder Swimsuit

 

One-shoulder styles are a huge trend this summer. Tuck this number into shorts for chic, city-break style and add sandals and a straw bag for hitting the beach.


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6. In full bloom

Ted Baker Ted Berrysundae Swimsuit

 

Let floral trends extend to your swimwear with classic guises from Ted Baker. To stay poolside cool, add a sun hat and oversized shades.


Ted Baker Ted Berrysundae Print Swimsuit £95

 


7. Buckle up

Ted Baker Scoop Belted Swimsuit

 

Belted swimwear is set to be the retro, beach-side silhouette of the summer. To really lean into the pin-up style, all you need is cat-eye sunglasses and shoulder-grazing earrings. 


Ted Baker Scoop Belted Swimsuit £90

 


8. Under the palm trees

Biba Spicy Palm Cross strap swimsuit

 

Prints? Check. Tummy control? Check. Supportive halter neck? Check. This flattering tropical number will see you through every summer swim occasion.


Biba Spicy Palm Cross strap swimsuit £50
 

What to wear to a summer wedding

What to wear to a summer wedding

 

Wedding season is officially upon us and if your wedding-guest wardrobe is looking a little lackluster, now is the time to delve into some sartorial inspiration. Whether you've been invited to a big white wedding in the country, a chic city celebration, or you're heading to sunnier climes for the nuptials (lucky thing), we've got just the wedding guest outfits you need. 

 

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A country wedding


Classic prints like polka dots and florals are always a safe bet for a wedding, no matter what the setting. Whether the wedding party is sitting on hay bales or is sheltered in the comfort of a decked-out barn, these dresses marry statement prints and feminine, fluid silhouettes that allow for ease of movement (and some serious dancing later). Add a clutch bag or a miniature cross-body to keep all of your must-haves - and tissues - close to hand and throw on some low-heeled strappy sandals and embellished hair accessories for extra glamour.


 

 

 




A city wedding

 

A city summer wedding is a laid back affair. Look for fun, expressive pieces that will have a life long after the big event. Don’t feel like you have to embrace the ultra-feminine either; bright tailoring or a jumpsuit is an easy, effortlessly chic option. Look for playful colours to avoid anything too corporate, and keep it modern by opting for straight or wide leg styles. What's even better, they can easily be restyled for dinner dates and work - just swap your heels for statement flats. And on the big day? Go for seriously comfy mules.




 

 





A wedding abroad

Weddings overseas present an opportunity to wear lightweight garments and generally allow for more skin to be on show than a British wedding. We love a strappy midi or maxi dress for the perfect balance of summery and wedding-appropriate. Clothing-wise, opt for standout shades and tropical prints. Keep your accessory colour palette neutral so you can re-style pieces throughout your trip, but include interesting details like wooden heels and a beaded bag. If you're lucky enough to be beach-side for the ceremony, opt for flat leather sandals and remember to keep your sunglasses to hand.



 

 
 
 

 

 
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The best bag trends for summer

The best bag trends for summer

 

With summer right around the corner, it's easy to get carried away with panic buying arm-fulls of new gear, but there's no faster way to update your go-to white dresses, trenches, and denim than adding a summer handbag. Impatient types are in luck - many of our favourite summer bag trends are already ripe for the picking on the shopping circuit. From grown-up basket bags to luxe utility styles and chic totes, we've rounded up the summer bag trends we can't wait to get our hands on this season.

 

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Tote 2.0


Micro handbag trends are great and all, but if you're the kind of person who carries their life in their bag from dawn to dusk, you need a sidekick that doesn't mess around. You’re in luck - the roomy tote bag trend is on the upswing for summer, and not only are they back, they’re supersized enough to accommodate the woman that wants to take everything with her – and we mean everything. If the parachute-sized bags of the runway are a little OTT for your morning commute, a sizeable tote will do the trick.

 

 

 

Basket bags

 

If you’re on the look-out for an easy way to inject some jolly holiday spirit into your wardrobe, then a basket bag is just the thing. If you worry that a wicker accessory might not fit into a city setting, think again. Since their revival last summer, basket bags have become a luxury fashion piece that bring an effortless touch to just about everything from tailoring and denim to dresses. This summer, expect to find all manner of interesting, unexpected shapes from totes to mini buckets on the menu.

 

 

 

Striped bags


Classic stripes and summer go together like gin and tonic and are the design detail that’ll be catching our eye this summer, giving our everyday bags a whole new lease of life and lending them a high-fashion feel with minimum effort. Let a patterned bag lift the mood of easy tees and denim combinations and bring a playful twist to your white summer dresses. From bold, graphic stripes to softer, linen iterations that are perfect for summer holidays, there’s a style to suit your every mood.

 

 

 

Utility bags

 

A heavy dose of practicality is currently sweeping the fashion scene, with the perennially cool utility trend demonstrating that function and aesthetics can happily coexist. Once the preserve of snap-happy tourists, multi-pouch, hands-free and utility-inspired bags gaining style-steam for summer. Try styling a belt-bag to taper your floaty summer dress or slung over an oversized linen blazer or a mini backpack worn over a linen utility jacket with relaxed denim. If you have summer holidays packed with sightseeing planned, this trend is a style no-brainer.

 

 
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Activewear that'll make you want to go the gym

Activewear that'll make you want to go to the gym 

 

Looking for a boost of workout motivation this summer? Don't sweat it, because we've got a whole new host of activewear in stock to suit all your workout needs. Whether you're a keen yogi or in need of some new running gear, here's our edit of the top activewear picks that will have you (star) jumping for joy. 

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Yoga


The last thing you want in a yoga class is to worry about what you’re wearing. Go for leggings in soft fabrics, tight-fitting tops which won't fall over your head midway through a downward dog, and low impact sports bras which will give you room to move. A neutral colour palette will mean your kit will double up as casual wear - perfect for a post-yoga brunch.

"Find your zen in outfits that flow with your body."

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Running


Whether you're doing your couch to 5k or are a fully fledged marathon pro, your summer running regime should start with some hardworking leggings and vests. Running after dark? Go for sports bras in bright colours and opt for printed designs that'll break up your look. Finally, invest in a fitness tracker that'll help you improve your time and keep you safe.


"Colours, layering and reflection are all running must-haves."

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Swimming


For serious swimming, you'll need a one-piece in supportive and flexible fabric. Well-fitting shapes will streamline your body and help you get those lap times down. Whether you have an hourglass, pear or athletic figure, there’s a style for everyone. Don’t shy away from bold designs, instead show off your curves with colour blocking and prints. Or for more support, try halter necklines and underwired cups.


"Dive in with supportive shapes and finish your laps in style."

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Hiking


With beautiful views and an excuse to get away from it all, what’s not to love about walking? When it comes to your kit, comfort is key, so invest in light jackets and breathable leggings that'll cover you for any weather eventuality. Invest in crop tops for extra support and, of course, a sensible pair of shoes. Hiking boots are the obvious choice but for shorter leisurely walks, your favourite trainers are all you need.


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10 summer dresses you need in your life

10 summer dresses you need in your life

Hello summer, we've been expecting you. It's finally the season of the dress and we can't wait to start stockpiling our favourite styles for the sunny months ahead. From boho-inspired pieces to on-trend wrap dresses and easy-to-wear linens, there are a whole new host of dresses to add to your wardrobe this summer.

 

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1. Linen

Warehouse Bird Print Linen Mix Midi Dress

 

Birds and florals? They go better together. A longer take on your everyday shirt, this linen dress will see you from the beach to bar.


Warehouse Bird Print Linen Mix Midi Dress, £56

 


2. Yellow

Marella Secondo Dress

 

If you haven't already heard, this summer is all about the yellow dress. This playful design from Biba will take you from weddings to garden parties.


Marella, Secondo Dress, £180

 


3. Gingham

Karen Millen Oversized Gingham Midi Dress

 

Always the always elegant and versatile warm-weather staple, a gingham-print dress will keep your summer style in check all season long.


Karen Millen, Oversized Gingham Midi Dress, £215

 


4. Polka dots

Warehouse Spot Tie Back Midi Dress

 

The polka dot never gets old, and this gem will give you your very own Pretty Woman moment.


Warehouse, Spot Tie Back Midi Dresss, £52

 


5. Wonky hems

Phase Eight Klara Printed Asymmetric Dress

 

An asymmetric hem isn't just on trend, it's super flattering. It doesn't cut you off at one point but instead drapes elegantly across the legs.


Phase Eight, Klara Printed Asymmetric Dress, £195

 


6. Printed maxi

Phase Eight Nell Floral Maxi Dress

 

The vintage feel of this maxi means it won't date, so invest now and enjoy it for many summers to come.


Phase Eight, Nell Floral Maxi Dress, £120

 


7. Boho dress

Maison de Nimes Wilderness Dress

 

The boho dress has had a chic update this summer. Pair with eclectic jewellery, leather slip-on sandals and tousled waves. 


Maison de Nimes, Wilderness Dress, £70

 


8. Wrap dress

Coast, Dobby wrap dress

 

A retro style in vivid prints is perfect for sophisticated city weddings. Soften this look with nude heels and subtle jewellery.


Issa Petite Kate Geo Print Wrap Dress, £109

 


9. Shirt dress

Linea, Claudia shirt dress,

 

Allow us to introduce you to your summer workwear saviour. Keep city dressing cool by adding slip-on mules and a soft, white blazer.


Whistles Montana Stripe Shirt Dress, £129

 


10. Animal prints

 

Combining two of our favourite things this season: snake print and a seriously flattering wrap style makes this number from All Saints something of a fashion no brainer.


All Saints, Priya Misra Dress, £148
 

How to staycation this summer

How to staycation this summer

 

We're all about planning every detail of our holidays, from researching the best restaurants to booking tours to the most Instagram-worthy spots. But what about all of the wonderful sites and scenes here in the UK? From punting in Oxford to 99s at the seaside and picking berries in the great British countryside, there are a number of things to do to make you realise that staying in England for your summer holiday is no bad thing at all. I mean, no limited baggage allowance should be reason enough to induce appreciation for a classic staycation. Just like jetting off on holiday, you'll want to look stylish every step of the way, so browse below for staycation style inspiration.

 

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Spend a day at the seaside


Dressing for a seaside day in the UK can be a challenge, whether you're on a pebble beach in Wales or spending an afternoon by Brighton Pier, the trick is in the layering. A bright and breezy printed shirt is an ideal throw on piece that you can wear over a bikini and will keep you sun-safe and cool. Or if you plan on side-stepping the sun basking, a classic denim dungaree is a comfy staple and looks great paired with a lightweight shirt. Accessories-wise, opt for a large beach bag to tote your SPF and gin-in-a-tin. 


 

 

 

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City break

 

It's a real treat to get a chance to explore your city, from afternoons spent gallery-hopping to discovering a new favourite spot for an iced coffee - you'd be amazed what you can find when you wander off the beaten track that is your daily commute. Or you can jump on a train and discover the sights of a new city for a day. Either way, comfort is key, so try pairing walk-for-miles sliders or a sporty-chic trainer and a statement midi dress. Keep your hands free for snapping some pictures and pouring wine with a perfectly sized cross-body bag.




 

 

 

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Country retreat


Whether you visit a chocolate box village, sleepy seaside town, or historic house, the English countryside is overrun with idyllic options to explore. For relaxed, holiday fashion you need to balance comfort and elegance, so opt for a pretty linen jumpsuit and comfortable slides. A jumpsuit is cool and comfy for warm days spent exploring and can be easily dressed up with some accessories and a touch of lippy for chilled evening drinks at the pub - just pack a summery utility jacket in case of summer showers.



 

 
 
 

 

 
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3 ways to style suits this summer

3 ways to wear tailoring this summer

With spring/summer fashion taking over the shops, there are plenty of new trends and styles to try right now. But if you're going to commit to one new look this season, we suggest making it a suit. Serving up some empowering Working Girl vibes, the suit is back in full force for the season ahead, and this time, it's not just reserved for the office. Whether you want to try an '80s-inspired check blazer, a statement pink trouser suit or a chic, summer-friendly short suit, there's a take on the trend for everyone. Here are three ways to style it out this season. 

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Look 1:

Hey shorty


With steamy tube platforms and malfunctioning air-con days at the office on the horizon, we couldn’t be more thankful that the short suit trend is having a moment. Perfect for those who dread finding office-appropriate summer dresses, you'll feel sophisticated and cool (literally) with practically no effort in a breezy, pale-hued pairing. The best part? You can wear the pieces on their own or mix and match for a plethora of outfit options – the shorts will look great with a t-shirt and sandals or draped over the shoulders with a floaty maxi dress and trainers.

 


 

 

 

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Eye candy

 

Is there anything that makes us feel more summery than a splash of colour? We think not. A statement suit is an easy route to chic - no wonder then that it's become a favourite with the street-style set. Surprisingly versatile, a candy-pink suit can be dressed down with a white tee and trainers for the weekend. After dark, add statement earrings, barely-there heels and a mini satchel bag for a glorious retro feel. 




 

 

 

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Check, please 


Once upon a time, we might have thought that this kind of retro two-piece should be confined to your 9-5, but not anymore. Boxy, checked suits have broken free from their boardroom bounds, and although they still make an undeniably chic work look, they become even cooler when paired with a classic white tee and mules by day and barely anything else for evening. Shoe-wise we suggest a chunky heeled sandal or flat slides when the weather permits or a chunky trainer for days on the move.

 



 

 
 

 

 
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How to wear yellow

How to wear yellow

 

Strap yourself in - this new It colour is not for the faint of heart. If you usually side-step yellow shades, we're here to make a case for giving it a whirl. As decreed by Pantone, golden shades of yellow are the season’s standout colour, with the earthy marigold known as Golden Aspen reigning supreme. Seen as much on the streets as the catwalk, this happy hue is surprisingly versatile. However high-vis you decide to go, wearing yellow is guaranteed to add some optimism to your summer wardrobe. Here are three ways to wear the trend that have us inspired to dress - and look - on the bright side...

 

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Look 1:


Sunny separates


A pair of ochre, tailored trousers could be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. Channel Stevie Nicks and pair with a floaty blouse and rope wedges for a boho, '70s vibe that’s perfect for a summer evening. Alternatively, keep them cool and casual with a slogan tee, trainers and cat-eye sunglasses. 


 

 

 

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The summer dress

 

Let's call it the Amal Clooney effect because ever since we saw her attend the royal wedding in that yellow Stella McCartney dress, we've been lusting after sunshine-hued frocks to emulate her look every summer. Whether you opt for a block-coloured style or a pretty, floral-patterned iteration, a yellow dress is a sure way to stand out.




 

 

 

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Colour-pop accessories


If you’re a tad shade-shy and the idea of donning top-to-toe yellow is a bit much, try incorporating the trend with flashes of the cheery hue throughout your accessories. A sunshine yellow bag will look chic with a white dress, or try a pair of jazzy yellow sandals with light-wash jeans and linen trousers. 



 

 
 

 

 
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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 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.

SHOP WOMENS

 


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
 
 
 
 

10 trends you'll be wearing this summer

10 trends you'll be wearing this summer

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start investing in your warm-weather wardrobe. From short suits to chic basket bags and ugly sandals, we've handpicked the top ten summer fashion trends we predict you'll be sporting this season. Now, what happened to that sunshine, Mr. Weatherman? 

SHOP WOMENS

 


1. CITY SHORTS 

Mint Velvet Ivory Striped Paperbag Short

 

With steamy tube platforms and malfunctioning air-con days at the office on the horizon, we couldn’t be more thankful that the short suit is having a moment.


Mint Velvet, Ivory Striped Paperbag Short, £69

 


2. FLORAL MIDIS

Whistles Ditsy Blossom Midi Shirt Dress

 

For summer, blooms and blossoms are flourishing in all possible guises - the freshest variety being bold, saturated hues. Heels, sandals, trainers... pretty much everything works with a floral midi, making it the most hardworking piece in your wardrobe. 


Whistles, Ditsy Blossom Midi Shirt Dress, £155

 


3. UGLY SANDALS

Tommy Jeans Neo Flatform

 

The ‘ugly sandal’ is going nowhere for SS19 and will provide the perfect antidote to the abundance of florals and romantic ruffles that are appearing. Just think of it as the natural continuation of winter's hiking boot trend, but breezier.

Tommy Jeans, Neo Flatform, £59.99

 


4. BALLOON SLEEVES

Oasis, Button Puff Sleeve Crop Top

Not dissimilar to the '80s iteration, but this time around, the balloon sleeve is more of a feminine addition to your summer blouses and dresses rather than full-on power shoulders.


Oasis, Button Puff Sleeve Crop Top, £29

 


5. BASKET BAGS

Seaspray Palm Detail Raffia Bag

 

Straw, macramé, and wicker are once again on our accessories radar this summer. As wearable in the city with jeans as it is on the beach, a basket bag is a summer must-have. 


Seaspray, Palm Detail Raffia Bag, £59

 


6. POLKA DOTS

Free People Love Street Polka Dot Print Top

 

Call us dotty, but we’ll never tire of the polka dot craze. From puff-sleeved blouses to sundresses, skirts, and accessories, the iconic print can be worn an endless amount of ways this summer.


Free People, Love Street Polka Dot Print Top, £88

 


7. MARIGOLD YELLOW

Mulberry Small Harlow Satchel Bag

 

This one is for the sun seekers among us. An eye-catcher and a statement-maker all in one, sunny, marigold yellow is going to be everywhere this summer - let's just hope for the matching weather.


Mulberry, Small Harlow Satchel Bag, £650

 


8. BLOCK HEEL SANDALS

Moda in Pelle Laurentia High Smart Sandals

 

Hallelujah, there’ll be no sinking in the mud at those garden parties this year because we’ll all be ditching spiky heels for their comfier, cooler counterpart – the block heel.


Moda in Pelle, Laurentia High Smart Sandals, £79.95

 


9. THE SAFARI JACKET

Mint Velvet Neutral Belted Safari Blazer

With a nod to the emerging safari trend, the cargo jacket is making a return as the perfect transitional summer piece. We'll be wearing ours with a lot of animal print and off-white denim.


Mint Velvet, Neutral Belted Safari Blazer, £119

 


10. SHELL DETAILS

Thomas Sabo Ocean Stars Zirconia Starfish Ring Band

From the runways at Altuzarra and Anna Sui to our Instagram feeds, the nostalgic shell jewellery craze isn't slowing down anytime soon. Get ready to embrace this kitsch holiday souvenir style in a big way. 


Thomas Sabo, Ocean Stars Zirconia Starfish Ring Band, £89