While the skies may have clouded over in the last few days, with only a couple of days to August, we still have a few precious moments of summer left. And as most women would agree, summer is the best season for accessorising. Have you noticed it’s when the sun comes out that our most stylish looks come out of the wardrobe?
Often too conscious to cover up in as many layers to keep warm in winter, or have enough of a cover up in autumn, we often forego style for comfort and shades of grey and black, so before days turn colder and skiers gloomy, now is the time to experiment with textures, patterns and a rainbow of colours.
This is one accessories trend that’s not in a rush to leave our wardrobes anytime soon. Season after season, runways and high streets are lit with metallic shine. Go matchy matchy with your handbag and shoes or go high shine all the way pairing your metallic accessories with a metallic top or skirt a la Kendal Jenner.
Summer and eclectic trends go hand in hand. Once the sun comes out and the festival circuit kicks of, prints and patterns are go. What’s more, what you can’t wear in the unpredictable British summer downpours, you can recycle for a late summer holiday.
Clearly (excuse the pun!) another trend we can’t get enough off. Perspex was big on the runways a few years back and it has come back in a big way this summer. Almost anywhere online and on the high street, you are sure to have perspex clutch bags and footwear with on-trend perspex block heels. Why not go all the way and invest in clear boots which bring ‘nude’ a whole new meaning? What is perfect about perspex is you can dress it up for a glam look or dress it down for a sports luxe look.
Flora and Fauna
Another seasonal style staple has to be all about bringing the great outdoors on to our accessories. Flora and fauna came back in a big way all thanks to Dolce and Gabbana’s tasty Summer 2016 looks and high street followed suit with roses, bananas and cherries. You can opt for a monochrome look and let your accessories do the talking, or you can go all over bananas, sporting flora and fauna top to toe.
No better time than summer to add a dash of colour to your wardrobe, if for the rest of the year, like me, you stick to a simple colour palette that doesn’t go above four colours maximum. One big splash of colour works as does colour-blocking which is back in a more low-key way than in 2011. When it comes to accessories though, go all out in rainbows.