What to wear to the polo

What to wear to the polo

 


 

 

International Day is one of the highest profile sporting events of the British summer, with polo-enthusiasts, royals and A-listers alike flocking to ‘the home of the polo’ in Windsor to revel in the sport of royalty. Saturday 27th July will see the England National Polo Team play for the Coronation Cup against Argentina. And if you're lucky enough to have scored a ticket, chances are you're thinking about what fashion to wear on the field. With Frasers being the official sponsor of the polo this year, we have the inside scoop. Here's our handy insider guide to getting it right.


Dress it up

With a smart-casual dress code, the rules are more relaxed than other equestrian events, so the key is to keep things casual yet sophisticated – think a mix between dressing for a summer picnic with your friends and dressing for a wedding. Whether you opt for a bold print or a simple linen number, a light summer dress is the easiest solution to beat the heat and look chic in the process. Throw an oversized blazer over your shoulders for a little extra coverage or to smarten up a more casual dress.


Sophisticated separates

Lightweight linen trousers or shorts and midi skirts in neutral hues look cool yet smart when paired with billowy blouses and printed tops. Matching sets like short and trouser suits are also a chic option that will ensure you look instantly put together with minimal effort. When styling separates and co-ords, opt for a less-is-more approach by keeping accessories contemporary and minimal with smart box bags, simple gold hoops and chic sunglasses.


All for accessories

Once you have your outfit locked down, you can really turn your attention to your accessories. Bold sunglasses and sophisticated wide brim hats are a fun way to make a statement while protecting you from the sun. Footwear-wise, the best tip we can give you is to steer clear of stilettos – nobody wants to spend the entire day sinking into the lawn. Glamorous flats are a great option or a gorgeous pair of wedges.



 
 

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Summer skirts to ditch your jeans for

Summer skirts worth ditching your jeans for

Polished pleats, riotous florals, slinky satin styles – it’s safe to say that summer skirts have had a fun update this season. From everyday denim minis to sashay-worthy slip skirts, there’s a style (or several) out there for everyone – here are the ones we have our eye on this summer…

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1. Dream in colour

Michael Kors All Over Logo Skirt

 

Why choose one colour when you can have all of them? Michael Kors have created a pride collection that boasts serious style appeal as well as a powerful message. Team with the matching top for a complete set or wear it solo with a simple cami and pointy-toed flats for a rainbow look you can sport long after pride month.


Michael Kors, All Over Logo Skirt, £150

 


2. Wild at heart

Whistles, Brushed Leopard Wrap Skirt

 

The leopard print midi works for every occasion. Keep it casual with a tucked in white tee, a leather jacket and trainers (or chunky boots for those cooler days). To keep it light and office appropriate for work, simply pair it with a knotted silk blouse, barely-there sandals and a classic tote bag.


Whistles, Brushed Leopard Wrap Skirt, £109

 


3. Let slip

Warehouse Bias Cut Satin Skirt

 

Understated but elegant, the silk, slip skirt has had a modern overhaul over the past few seasons. Team with a logo T-shirt, chunky trainers and a throw-on cardigan for an easy daytime look, or up the ante with a square-necked blouse and barely-there sandals - the possibilities are endless for styling this number.


Warehouse, Bias Cut Satin Skirt, £36

 


4. Whiteout

Warehouse Seam Detail Denim Mini Skirt

 

A refreshingly crisp alternative to your favourite indigo-hued staple, a white, denim skirt will instantly give your outfits the essence of summer. Styling-wise, you can’t go wrong with a classic button-down and trainers for off-duty style. Come evening, dress the look up with a pair of strappy heels and a retro shoulder bag.


Warehouse, Seam Detail Denim Mini Skirt, £32

 


5. Pleats please

Ted Baker Harrpa Raspberry Ripple Pleated Midi Skirt

 

If you have a summer garden party or an al fresco event to attend in the coming months, consider your look sorted. This feminine, pleated style is incredibly easy to wear. Team with timeless court shoes, and drape a white jacket or blazer over your shoulders to keep the look formal.


Ted Baker, Harrpa Raspberry Ripple Pleated Midi Skirt, £149

 


6. On safari

Karen Millen Animal Print Midi Skirt

 

If you’re on the prowl for a fresh take on the cult-status, leopard-print skirt trend, this abstract animal-print style will inject a more summery vibe into your look compared to it’s neutral, brown counterparts. Plus it will work with everything from breezy, linen shirts and slides, to jumpers and biker boots.


Karen Millen, Animal Print Midi Skirt, £115

 


7. You're a peach

Fabienne Chapot, Fabienne Cora Peach Maxi Skirt

 

There’s really no better way to give your wardrobe’s immune system a healthy boost than nature’s original eye candy. Yes - getting your five-a-day is as fashionable as ever and this flattering Fabienne Chapot wrap skirt is our pick of the bunch.


Fabienne Chapot, Fabienne Cora Peach Maxi Skirt, £125

 


8. Hello yellow

Hobbs, Celina Skirt

 

Inject some vitamin C into your summer line-up with this sunny style. With a flattering A-line shape and pleasingly retro button-up detail, all there is to do is throw on a simple top and your favourite sunglasses and let the skirt do all the talking.


Hobbs, Celina Skirt, £99

 


9. That's a wrap

Sofie Shnoor, Wrap Skirt

 

This flirty, frilled number from Danish brand Sofie Schnoor was made for that quintessential vacation 'gram in front of a clashing turquoise-hued seascape. Pair with a bikini top for a holiday cover-up and slip on some chic sliders, a mini bag and an oversized blouse tied at the waist for cocktail hour.


Sofie Shnoor, Wrap Skirt, £71

 


10. Living in Linen

DKNY, Belted Drape Skirt,

 

When it comes to summer dressing this year, it's all about raw, natural fabrics and beachy accessories. Introduce the trend into your summer selection with a luxe linen skirt that will look equally as chic on the streets as it will by the seashore - just style with complimentary earthy hues to keep to look current.


DKNY, Belted Drape Skirt, £95
 
 
 
 

How to dress for summer in the city

How to dress for summer in the city

 


 

 

Figuring out what to wear early each morning is hard enough, but there's no denying that dressing for summer in the city presents its own set of sartorial dilemmas. Every mode of public transport is sweltering, yet at other times it can even get chilly - particularly where office air-con is concerned. So, to help you navigate the hotter temperatures as stylishly as possible, we’ve rounded up the outfits to make summer dressing in the city a breeze.


Linen blazer

This summer’s take on tailoring is more relaxed than ever. Soft, linen blazers in neutral shades will instantly elevate your summer basics – look for oversized, long-line styles that won’t stick to you, and pair with tonal separates. Come the weekend, throw them over pretty dresses for a sophisticated twist.

Midi dress

A mid-length shirt dress is the versatile item you’re sure to get the most wear out of this summer. Smart, cool and comfy, it’s effortless to throw on but makes you look instantly pulled together. Not to mention, with only accessories to consider on a morning, you might even get a few extra minutes in bed. Win-win.


Tailored shorts

Shorts are a heat wave no-brainer. If you were in any doubt as to how to make them look polished, simply opt for a loose shirt in a similar hue, then finish with a pair of strappy sandals and contemporary gold jewellery to keep the look on the right side of dressed up. If you’re heading for a post-work Aperol spritz or two, slip into a slinky cami top.

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Your summer capsule wardrobe

Your summer capsule wardrobe in 10 pieces

If you’re searching for a way to dress decisively and shop more economically, or maybe you’re just in need of a way to make your baggage allowance go further, the capsule wardrobe could be your summer sartorial saviour. The ideal 2019 summer capsule wardrobe should include the classics you revisit every year and can throw together easily - think tailored shorts, simple sliders and a chic one-piece swimsuit. Take a scroll of these editor-approved essentials that will see you through the summer’s heat wave and beyond.

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1. Tan sliders

 

This is the sandal that will go with every outfit this summer - tan works equally well with other neutrals as it does with bright hues. Slip on with anything from silky slip dresses to denim and you'll be comfy, cool and effortlessly stylish. 


Kurt Geiger, Deliah Sandals, £69

 


2. Simple swimsuit

Sunseeker High Leg Swimsuit

 

There are plenty of swimwear trends around this season, but when it comes to capsule summer wardrobes, it pays to opt for a simple one-piece that goes with everything. It can even double as a top you can throw on with some linen trousers or a midi skirt.


Sunseeker, Sunseeker High Leg Swimsuit, £69

 


3. Tailored shorts

Oasis Formal Shorts

 

The grown-up alternative to denim cut-offs, tailored shorts are best paired with a simple tank top and flat sandals during the day. Dress them up for evenings with strappy heels, a lightweight blazer and layered necklaces.


Oasis, Formal Shorts, £34

 


4. Strappy sandals

Jiji Knotted Block Heels

 

We’re calling it, the strappy sandal is the ‘90s revival piece we are most happy to see the heroic return of. A one-stop ticket to making every outfit you throw on look like something Carrie Bradshaw herself would strut out in? Count us in.


Head Over Heels, Jiji Knotted Block Heels, £48

 


5. Basket bag

Natural Weaved Bag With Stripe Lining

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to inject some carefree holiday vibes into your closet, then a basket bag is the answer. No longer just a beach-bound style, a wicker accessory will cut it in a city setting too.


Yumi, Natural Weaved Bag With Stripe Lining, £24

 


6. Cover-up

Gant Linen Shirt

 

When it comes to poolside chic, nothing makes a statement like wafting around in a floaty cover-up. The kaftan will never lose its status, but a linen dress or oversized shirt are great options that will work for your extended summer wardrobe too.

 


Gant, Linen Shirt, £95

 


7. Floaty trousers

Warehouse Stripe Linen Wide Leg Trousers

 

Forever a warm-weather classic, a pair of easy and breezy trousers will ensure you stay cool while looking smart. Pair with a simple racer vest, gold jewellery and sliders, or dress up with a slinky cami and a clutch bag.


Warehouse, Stripe Linen Wide Leg Trousers, £42

 


8. Chic sunglasses

Mulberry Kate Acetate Sunglasses

 

Classic with a hint of cat eye and inspired by iconic it girl Kate Moss, the Mulberry Kate sunglasses were made to channel some serious Riviera glamour. We love the tortoiseshell iteration, but an all-black pair is equally chic.


Mulberry, Kate Acetate Sunglasses, £190

 


9. Sundress

Whistles Digital Daisy Zelena Dress

 

A statement midi is a must for any summer wardrobe. Choose wisely and the right midi will see you through just about any sartorial situation. Dress up with wedges for warm evenings and with plimsolls for city breaks. 


Whistles, Digital Daisy Zelena Dress, £179

 


10. Straw hat

Oasis Lurex Floppy Straw Hat

 

A straw hat is perfect for holidays spent on the beach, perusing the local shops, or really anywhere you want to look chic and sun-soaked. If you think you can't wear a straw hat unless you're beach bound, think again - it will be a godsend come the next heat wave.


Oasis, Lurex Floppy Straw Hat, £18
 
 
 
 

10 sandals you need for summer

10 sandals you need for summer

Whether you’re thinking about your next holiday or just the looming summer months, we’ve rounded up the 10 best sandals to buy this season. Some of our old favourite trends are back again (hi, dad sandals, tan leather slides and woven details), but we've also got some new additions to our hot list. Prepare to well and truly step into summer.

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1. Tan sliders

Dune Loupe Smart Slider Shoes

 

If you invest in only one sandal trend this year, make it minimalism. Simple leather slides in classic brown leather look great with a tan and will be the perfect finishing touch to your capsule summer wardrobe.


Dune, Loupe Smart Slider Shoes, £85

 


2. Woven details

Dune, Oceana Sm Flat Raffia Sliders

 

As the name suggests, the Dune Oceana sandals were made for being by the beach in your favourite swimwear but will look just as chic in the city with a pair of wide-leg trousers or a maxi dress.


Dune, Oceana Sm Flat Raffia Sliders, £55

 


3. Red accessories

Moda in Pelle Laroh Medium Smart Sandals

 

We don't think we'll ever tire of a statement red shoe. Brighten up your summer ensembles with these strappy, suede heels and finish things off with a matching red lip and a fresh pedicure.


Moda in Pelle, Laroh Medium Smart Sandals, £45.95

 


4. Strappy sandals

Kurt Geiger Park Lane Sandals

 

Floss? Barely there? Strappy? Whatever you call them, they’re a trend you won’t be able to escape this season. This stiletto pair will be your go-to for evening drinks and summer events.


Kurt Geiger, Park Lane Sandals, £99

 


5. Flip-flops

Dune, Lagoons Metal Trim Sandals

 

No longer confined to the beach, the classic thong style has been upgraded for summer with bold colours and soft leather, proving the simple sandal can be chic too. 


Dune, Lagoons Metal Trim Sandals, £50

 


6. Flatforms

Whistles Rae Flatform Sandal

 

Add a few extra inches to the soles of your flat sandals, and voila! You have the flatform sandal. Equal parts fashionable and comfortable, these elevated kicks are perfect for cocktail hour. 


Whistles, Rae Flatform Sandal, £169

 


7. Dad sandals

Sketchers Dlite Sandals

 

Think of these as summer's answer to the ugly-trainer trend of winter. These go-to tourist shoes are just the thing to dress down your floaty summer dresses and are great for sight-seeing holidays.


Sketchers, Dlite Sandals, £43.99

 


8. Block-heel sandals

Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottom

 

Beachy-ready and easy to walk miles in, these minimal sandals are the investment your shoe rack needs. With strappy fastenings, square-toes and block-heels - we don't think you could fit any more trends into one sandal.


Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottoms, £19.95

 


9. Wedges

Moda in Pelle Parcia Medium Smart Sandals

 

High enough to give some leg but low enough to stroll in for hours without an ounce of pain, these wedge heels are your new best friend. 


Moda in Pelle, Parcia Medium Smart Sandals;79.95

 


10. Sculptural mules

Dune Meli Sculptural Heel Mules

 

Leaders of the quirky-cool heel aesthetic, architectural heels are a great way to add interest to your everyday sandal selection. They're also far too pretty not to show off, so we suggest keeping hemlines above the ankle for ideal shoe showcasing. 


Dune, Meli Sculptural Heel Mules, £48
 
 
 
 

How to wear summer whites

HOW TO WEAR SUMMER WHITES

 


 

 

'Tis the season for beach holidays, rooftop bars, Wimbledon and, best of all, wearing white. It's been sneaking into trends all year long and now it’s finally come into its own. All-white is an easy hack for summer dressing dilemmas - think anything from floaty dresses to crisp tailoring paired with fashion-forward finishing touches. Now to try not to spill anything...


Off duty

A breezy white co-ord is perfect for a hot summer Saturday full of brunching, sight-seeing, or relaxing in the park. Keep it casual and comfy with a pair of slip-on sandals, like the studded Kurt Geiger style below, and pop on a pair of colourful sunglasses to complete the look.


In office

White is an easy way to add a touch of chic to your 9-5 style wardrobe. Keep things simple by investing in the classics, like tailored bottoms in white, which will lift darker and neutral tones. Try pairing a suit with a simple white T-shirt and sculptural shoes. 


Summer affair

A little white dress is about to become your plus one for any summer soirée approaching. Add a touch of texture and wedges to transform a simple frock into something garden-party appropriate. Heading to an altogether more casual affair? Reach for your sneakers or espadrilles instead.


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8 pairs of sunglasses you need this summer

8 pairs of sunglasses you need this summer

How to add instant cool to any summer outfit? A pair of stylish sunglasses. We'll be upping the glamour and chilling poolside in these designs all summer. Whether you prefer a statement frame or a touch of retro, we've got you covered. From classic Ray Bans to just-launched lenses from Mulberry, we have an array of shapes and colours to suit whatever vibe you're going for.

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1. CAT EYE

Black Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

Cat-eye sunglasses are a perennial fashion favourite, and that's not set to change in 2019. Black and tortoiseshell colourways will always look expensive, but for a modern take, try a translucent pair.


Tom Ford, Black Cat Eye Sunglasses, £255

 


2. BLACKOUT

Mulberry Charlotte Acetate Sunglasses

 

Mulberry has expanded its offering in the accessories arena, creating a luxury line of eyewear inspired by perennially cool British style icons. The black Charlotte Acetate Sunglasses are as close to an essential as an accessory can get.


Mulberry, Charlotte Acetate Sunglasses, £190

 


3. ALL CLEAR

Whistles Whistles Preppy Round Acetate Ladies Sunglasses

 

Transparent frames and translucent lenses have been popular in the sunglasses market as of late, adding a playful, vintage-inspired spin on our favourite styles. Step out of your comfort zone this summer and opt for a summery hue.


Whistles, Preppy Round Acetate Sunglasses, £70

 


4. ROUND

Mulberry Gian Acetate Sunglasses

 

We're all about round frames this summer. From classic Ray-Bans to coloured designs, these styles will inject some fun into your wardrobe. Wear with floaty maxi dresses and sandals or pair with denim shorts and a white t-shirt.


Mulberry, Gian Acetate Sunglasses, £190

 


5. WAYFARERS

Ray Ban Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses

 

Made famous by Ray-Ban in the '50s and '60s, they've been a staple in our sunglasses wardrobe ever since. While black styles remain a firm favourite, easy-to-wear tortoiseshell frames will go perfectly with summer dresses and straw handbags.


Ray Ban, Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses, £172

 


6. AVIATORS

Ray Ban Pilot Sunglasses

 

Retrograde shades are undergoing a renaissance. Modern updates on the classic aviator style, such as glossy acetate frames, bolder colour palettes and elegant steel rims, are the way to keep your aviators from feeling too Top Gun.


Ray Ban, Pilot Sunglasses, £136

 


7. OVERSIZED

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Ever since Audrey Hepburn donned her signature shades in Breakfast at Tiffany's, we've been a sucker for oversized designs. Stash in your handbag Monday-Friday to don with chic suits and pack for your summer holiday for poolside reading.


Miu Miu, Bordeaux Butterfly Sunglasses, £222

 


8. '90s INSPIRED

Prada Gold Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

Finally, an opportunity has arrived to indulge our inner '99 Britney Spears. Miniature sunglasses made a huge comeback last year and have proven they're no fleeting trend. Look out for modern, metal frames and chunkier plastic iterations.


Prada, Gold Cat Eye Sunglasses, £328

 


 
 
 
 

What to pack for a beach holiday

What to pack for a beach holiday

 

Dreaming of a carefree summer holiday? It all starts with the packing. Handily, we've rounded up the styles no girl should be without on her beach holiday, from the hot weather essentials that will last all summer to the statement dress you won't regret splurging on and classic swimwear you'll re-wear for years to come. May you never stress about packing again.

 

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The summer dress


A great summer dress that can go from day to night is a true holiday multitasker. Want to wear a dress to happy hour? Wear a midi dress. Want to go sightseeing? Wear a middi dress. There’s really no summer holiday scenario these styles won’t see you through. If you invest in something a little more luxe, dress it down with minimal sandals and a beachy bag to keep things casual for daytime. Come evening, pile on the accessories and slip into strappy heels.

 

 

 




Swimwear

 

Beach holidays mean spending a lot of time in your bikini, so pack styles you can mix and match. Black designs and colour-block separates can be easily paired with contrasting bottoms in of-the-moment patterns. Not into bikinis? There are plenty of flattering one-pieces on offer for chic beach looks, Even better, some of our favourite swimsuits can double as tops or bodysuits, offering more bang for your buck and a lighter suitcase. Win win.




 

 





Cover-ups

Ah, kaftans. The summer saviours that give us some stylish coverage between paddles. From floaty kaftans to lightweight beach dresses and classic linen shirts, these pieces look great on the beach and by the pool. Heading to the bar or off on a sightseeing trip? It’s still important to stay shady and avoid getting pink shoulders – just add some strappy leather sandals, statement earrings and a chic straw bag to amp up your beach babe look.



 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Wardrobe essentials


While we love the summer trends, no wardrobe is complete without the essentials. They’re the items that you turn to in order to create almost every outfit, from the simple white t-shirt to breezy linen shorts. Opt for simple pieces in palettes that you won't get tired of, think white, black and earthy neutrals. Finish off casual looks with oversized beach bags and your signature shades.

 

 

 




Accessories

 

What's a beach holiday without a selection of sunshine accessories? We never travel to warmer climes without a trusty pair of sliders and this season, our styles come in every shade. When it comes to beach bags, choose one that'll suit your surroundings. We're all about natural straw styles and roomy totes for transporting your warm-weather essentials. Footwear-wise, you really can’t go wrong with classic slip-ons but we also suggest packing a heel, be it a wedge or kitten heel for something a little more luxe for an evening. Don’t forget to pack a pair trainers if you’re planning on doing any outdoor activities.



 

 





Poolside essentials

What's just as important as looking good on a holiday abroad? Kicking back poolside and being equipped with the right essentials. From playful beach towels to the novelty inflatables your Instagram feed can't resist, we have all bases covered. Think toucans, sippers, straws, floats and an extra dose of fun this summer. We promise that you’ll love these must-haves this summer and next.



 

 
 
 

 




Holiday beauty

 

The summer can be tough on our skin and we all want that natural holiday glow. But how do we get it and stay safe in the sun? Find a lightweight suncream that is right for your skin for protection during long days on the beach and when the evening comes, top up your colour with a layer of our favourite fake tans. Finally, complete your beauty regime with a light application of bronzer to your cheekbones, nose and chin. And voilà, you've nailed the golden goddess look.




 

 

 
 
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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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