Denim

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It’s definitely a new season, the weather has warmed up, the sun is out. Ditch the chunky knit its time for a spring update. One of the ways is to wear more denim. It was a massive look on the catwalks for spring/summer 15.

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Alexa for Refinery29

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Chloe SS/15

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Gucci SS/15

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Paul & Joe SS/15

I could go on and on but here are the ‘new in’ items I have spotted lately that are worth taking at look at on our high street.

East £99

East £99

Topshop £28

Topshop £28

Pull & Bear £29

Pull & Bear £29

Miss Selfridge £42

Miss Selfridge £42

Get your skates on

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Check out the fabulous skater skirts and dresses out there. So flattering, they cinch in a waist, skim over your hips, and make your legs look thinner. What’s not to love? It seems the shape is going to be around into next season too, so don’t be afraid to buy!

Reiss Nikita dress £118 sale price

Mango dress £49.99

You could layer up those dresses when the temperature drops.

Pastel skater skirt £28 Miss Selfridge

This pastel blue would look great with a yellow blouse, honest!

Striped dress Ted Baker £139

This is my favourite, very cute. It wouldn’t work for Autumn but wear it to death right now and bring it out again next Spring.

Scratch that, this one is my favourite…..

Zara dress £69.99

Oh I don’t know, they are all great!

Sunny thoughts

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Whilst we are enjoying a warm sunny day in London we should take a look at the swimwear we will want to be packing very soon. Usually I take three or four away with me. I have a plain black string bikini that I bought from Topshop about three years ago that washes and washes. Every year I buy a few extra’s, throwing away the ones that have started to fade from the chlorine. This year as well as the old faithful black number I will be taking last years polka dot 50’s inspired bikini from Frost French which has a cute frill around the waistline of the pant and adds a swish to my walk.  All the others have been thrown away, so I have to buy two new ones.

My favourite styles are the string bikini they seem to work on my shape best. I have a small bust and you can play around with the position of the triangular bits to give the impression of more!

The 50’s inspired bikini’s are ok for me but not brilliant if I am honest. The structured bra just emphasizes lack of filling even will subtle padding.

I love a new look and I am thinking of trying the high waisted bikini this year. I found a few at Urban Outfitters that were really affordable.

Abstract print £32

Shiny black £35

They look great on the models and I am thinking that the black would be easier for me to wear as strangely I find the high pant a bit of a statement on its own.

Gilly Hicks of course have the whole swimwear thing sewn up! Mix and match pants and tops, all with a very preppy summer school vibe.

Show your fashion credentials by playing with different colours. Tops and bottoms are both £11.90 in the sale.

Topshop £20

I had to check out what Topshop had to offer as they are always well priced and wear well. I love this almost metallic olive colour, and £20 for the set! One thing I won’t be wearing, even though I love them, is the swimsuit. I have a long waist and I have never found any to fit me correctly. If I were to, however, this one would be it.

Vintage one piece Miss Selfridge £32

Very pretty and would look great if you pulled on a maxi skirt as a cover up from beach to bar.

If bikini buying fills you with dread, head to Seafolly. They have so many different shapes and styles and helpfully they have a beachwear advice page to help you choose the right style for your bodyshape.

I hear it’s going to rain again tomorrow so get down to that travel agent girls!

The Clash

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Don’t play matchy-matchy this spring, make like a mixologist mix it up and clash your prints.

Prada SS12

Prada SS12

Proenza Schouler SS12

Wear this from River Island….

Pencil Skirt £25

Add this from Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge £20

Or if you happen to be over 35, wear this from Oasis….

Floral Print Pencil £45

Add this from Oliver Bonas….

Vera Moda Bird Print £21

Just make sure you wear these with a lot of attitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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