Take a shirt, jazz it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!
Okay yes, we realise that a shirt is much more precious than a random penny on the street but they’re also just as common. If there’s one key item that never goes out of style it is a classic blue shirt and you’ll always find one in every single store.
Well here’s a news flash the classic blue shirt has had a mega upgrade. We’re talking frills, gems, oversized bows, ruffles, random straps…all sorts!
Sam was lucky enough to get her hands on THE shirt of the season from Next (it totally passes as a high street dupe of a certain Gucci shirt that a girl can only dream of owning). But if don’t fear if you can’t get your hands on Sam’s shirt because we’ve also found these revved up classics.
It’s that awful time of year where the weather is a bit bipolar. It’s hot one minute, it’s raining the next, mixed with muggy, sunshine and touches of chill all at the same time. I know confusing right. What’s even more confusing is what to wear on a day to day basis. You can’t strut it out in your summery dresses and tops just yet, but you’ll be sweating buckets if you wrap up in your winter coat. Queue the SHACKET.
What is this you ask, well it’s the shirt/jacket combo that is making our day to day styling a breeze. Usually in a khaki , came or camel shade, this season opt for one with a bit of pizzazz about it. Sam’s chosen this Black Swan inspired one from Zara to see her through this confusing time.
If feathers aren’t your thing, then not to worry. There are tonnes of other souped up shakets that you can style it out in.
For many moons 3D florals have always gone hand in hand with wedding and summer dresses. Soft, delicate and let’s face it quite boring. Well not anymore, because this season they have had a serious shake up. Think big, think bold, and think graphic – these flowers are packing a serious fashion punch and are demanding to be noticed. So amp up your accessories for SS17 with 3D floral pieces that really catch the eye.
STYLE TIP: for a less girly vibe choose a darker base like black or navy.
If you haven’t already noticed, we like pink. But thankfully that’s acceptable these days as pink is THE colour to wear this season (sorry to all of the anti-pink people out there).
It started off a couple of seasons ago when Moschino released a Barbie influenced collection…I mean who didn’t want that mirror phone case?! Fast forward to the SS17 shoes back in September and pretty much every show featured at least one model wearing pink.
So it’s time to channel our inner Barbie girl, or Paris Hilton or whoever the fuck lives and dies in pink.
From iron on patches to pin on jewels we just want to customise everything. It’s like being in school again when you get to cover your book in posters of Busted.
This little gingham number from Mango has been spruced up with some cute beaded brooches, so you can easily swap them over onto a denim jacket or plain white tee. Or if you’re 100% that you’ll never want to get rid then try iron patches (que flashbacks to textile lessons in school anyone?).
Here are our top picks of badges to customise with and a few bits that have been made earlier.
1. Pins, £20, Topshop 2. Shorts, £29.99, Zara 3.Bag, £875, Moschino (a girl can dream!) 4. Iron on patches, £12.99, Mango
But it is not just generic stripes we’re coveting, there’s only one style we’ve got our eyes on and that’s vertical. Why you ask? Well, that is a very good question. And the answer is simple… it is the most slimming print of them all.
Indeed, vertical stripes lengthen and streamline your shape, making whatever part of the body you place it on, instantly look slimmer. And for two twenty somethings who hate, nay despise the gym, we’re after all of the help we can get. We have opted for the classic black and white pairing with touches of red, just to give it that extra wow factor.
Now you don’t just have to stick to black and white, liven things up with different hues and stripe pairings. The brighter the better we say.