Thursday, 5 July 2012
Guest Post: 5 Summer Essentials That Are On-Trend
This guest post is written by Sophie who is a 25-year old graduate in Psychology. Her main interests are fashion, beauty and cute pets!
Read below her great Summer Essentials Guide and 5 must-haves for your wardrobe this season...
Summer is almost here, which means that it must be time to swap jumpers for t-shirts and boots for sandals. As always there are several key pieces that you will want to have in your wardrobe that can be teamed with other items to provide some of this summer's hottest looks. Provided below is a guide to the top five must-have pieces for summer 2012.
Wide-legged trousers or palazzo pants are back for summer 2012. This key item can be worn virtually anywhere. They are available in a wide range of colours and fabrics and whether you decide to go for plain or patterned; the wider the leg, the better. If you are tall, make sure you pair these versatile trousers with flat sandals, or for the more petite, adding a pair of wedges will be flattering and make your legs look longer.
Classic white dress
White summer dresses have rarely, if ever, been out of fashion, but they are definitely a key piece for your summer wardrobe in 2012. This must-have item will be something you will wear time and again and can be teamed with a variety of accessories to make it look different every time you wear it. Try accessorising for the office using classic black, or choose a colour from the neon palette if you fancy something more vibrant. Alternatively, keep it light by using metallics. If you have an eye for gold or silver jewellery, UK based designer handbags and shoes are your best bet.
Best foot forward
If you want to embrace the trend for wearing shoes that are partially or in some cases almost totally clear, you will need to ensure that your feet are in tip-top condition. This look will not be loved by everyone. However, for the dedicated fashionista, there will be nothing better than wearing a pair of shoes and people being unable to see some of them.
Items with a tropical print are not for the faint-hearted and certainly should not be worn if you do not want to stand out. Going out dressed top to toe in such prints will not be for everyone, but wearing one such item teamed with other colours can help you to stand out in a crowd and make a potentially dull outfit a lot more memorable. The trend for tropical prints is one that will certainly come around again, so any pieces you purchase can be stored in your wardrobe until the next time.
This timeless accessory means that you know that summer has arrived. You can use it for trips to the beach or the town and its classic style means that it will go with virtually any outfit. Although this has been picked as a key trend for summer 2012, investing in a decent straw bag means that it is the perfect accessory to use summer after summer.
The top five must have items for 2012 should integrate with other items that you already have in your wardrobe; indeed, some of them can even be paired with each other. The one thing they all have in common is that they are classic items that can all be worn year after year.
Thank you Sophie for such an interesting post. Tropical prints and Palazzo pants are such fun pieces for summer! :)
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