Tropical Fever

_UMB0384 copyClub Tropicana drinks are freeeeeee. Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone.

That’s right, this week we are loving this summer’s hottest print. And when we say ‘hottest’ we mean tropical, bitches! Just check out Gigi walking for Max Mara. Our point has been proven.

This is the print that we wear when we want to be on holiday, and then when we are actually on holiday, and then when we want to go back on holiday.

But seriously, if it’s a rainy day just rub on some coconut scented body butter (The Body Shop classic obvs) and close your eyes and suddenly you’re on a beach without actually getting on a plane.

tropicanaCigdem wears: Dress, Warehouse; bag, Zara; shoes, Office. Sam wears: Jumpsuit Mango; shoes, Next.

So that’s how we wear it. You can go bold and leafy or colourful and floral…either way we LOVE. Here are the rest of our top tropical picks from the high street:

tropical1. Trousers, £29.99, Zara 2. shoes, £30, River Island 3. top, £45, Autograph at M&S 4. bag, £27.99, New Look 5. dress, £65, Oasis 6. shorts, £20, Pretty Little Thing.

Not So Simple Shirts

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.

shirts1.£29.99, Zara 2. £34, Topshop 3.£35, Limited at Marks and Spencer 4. £19.99, New Look 5. £66, English Factory at Own The Look 6. £18, Boohoo

Barbie girl

If you haven’t alreparis-hilton-moschino-top-skirt-look1ady 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.

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Sam wears: dress, Miss Selfridge; shoes, Asos. Cigdem wears: dress and bags, Topshop; shoes, New Look.

And so, from now on we wear pink on Wednesdays. And Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. You get the idea.

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Untitled-11.Dress, £45, M&S 2.bag, £55, Dune 3.Sunglasses, £220, Alice&Olivia  4.bralet, £26, River Island 5.top, £17.99, Mango 6.dress, £69.99, H&M 7.skirt, £12, Boohoo 8.earrings, £12.99, Zara 9. shoes, £35, Asos 10.jeans, £40, Topshop

Finishing Touch

As you may remember from Sam’s monogrammed bag, we’re really into a bit of customisation at the moment.

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.

Badges 1. Pins, £20, Topshop 2. Shorts, £29.99, Zara 3.Bag, £875, Moschino (a girl can dream!) 4. Iron on patches, £12.99, Mango

Getting personal

Remember a couple of years ago when everyone was obsessed with monogramming? From our Louis Vuitton shoppers to our diddy satchel bags, we weren’t stepping out if we didn’t have a little gold version of our name embossed on leather.

But now it’s time to step up our game and make those initials bigger, brighter and bolder. We’re talking texture, clashing prints and clashing colours.
And the best thing is, you can splash out on a designer sticker label and shove it onto your Primarni bag et voila! You suddenly have a slightly designer bag for way less. We won’t say no to an Anya Hindmarch though….

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1. £4 each, Skinny Dip; 2. £88, Kate Spade; 3.£35 each, Anya Hinmarch
Sam’s bag, £125 and stickers, £19 each, both LK Bennett

 

Wild Zebra

Leopard print? So last year. Snake print? Ew. Crocodile? Are you kidding me?

This Spring is all about a new animal print that we love, but Sam’s man hates. That’s right, it’s zebra print. And it’s mostly thanks to the Topshop uniques SS17 show that we have ditched our old faithful animal prints in favour for something a little more monochrome. Sorry boys!

20170311_130324(0)Sam wears: Shirt, £34.99, H&M

Sam wore hers with a cute midi skirt (more on that later), but zebra print goes with pretty much anything. Keep the rest of your outfit pretty simple to avoid looking like a walking circus and focus on one key printed item.

Here are the rest of the best high street zebra picks.

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1. Jumper, £30, V by Very; 2. Bag, £28, Next; 3. Skirt, £19.99, Pull&Bear; 4. Skirt, £35, M&S Collection at Marks and Spencer; 5. Jacket, £49.99, H&M; 6. Shoes, £65, Topshop

Turn Around

 

The sun is out…sort of!

Either way we are turning our backs on those big winter coats saying adios to the cold with our new fave slogan jackets.

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Cigdem’s jacket, Topshop; Sam’s jacket, New Look

So if you’re SO over slogan tees (FYI we are not), and want to take it up a notch try grabbing a jacket that does all of the talking, whack it over your fave jeans and you’re done.

If you’re feeling extra daring, try getting your fave plain jacket customised – Topshop flagship stores offer a customising service so you can even get your name on your back (remember Karlie Kloss last year? We’re still jel). Just maybe keep it clean if you want to wear it to work…

Here’s our pick of the best slogan jackets out right now:

Untitled-11. £39.99, H&M; 2.£59.99, Mango; 3.£50, Notonthehighstreet; 4. £55, River Island