You don’t need a sparkler to jazz up your summer stye. A pair of blingy sunnies, an over-the top pair of heels or a sartorial belt are the perfect attention grabbers this season.
Eye see you!
We’ve hit peak summer and the first thing you need to do is protect your lovely irises. So what’s trending this season? It’s big, loud, oversized frames that are both fashion and function forward since they cover much more of your face than the eyes. If you are feeling particularly catty, feline frames are back in style and since Keanu Reeves seems to be the flavour of the season, (Always Be My Maybe on Netflix, duh!), as a tribute to Neo, get a pair of Matrix-style mini frames for that futuristic look. Other styles making a big impression this season are monochromatic frames and neon hues that bring pop to your outfit.
It’s in the bag
From sassy bucket bags to tony totes, bags are definitely having a moment (when weren’t they!). A big trend this year is to go hands-free and what better bag to check that box than the belt bag that you can sling over your shoulder or snap around your waist. For that easy, breezy bohemian look, consider a cute saddle or tote (raffia is a big trend with totes this season) that pairs up well with your summer dress. Beads and pearls are trending if you have your heart set on an embellished bag for the summer. And as undignified as it sounds, the bum bag is hot, hot, hot this season for it’s easy functionality. A must-have in every closet? An ostentatious, roomy, canvas tote to fit in your lip gloss and much, much, more.
Hot to trot
You’ve got your entire look nailed- gorgeous hat, luxurious sunnies, larger than life arm cuff and a brazen belt. All you need is a pair of decadent heels to walk out like a queen. Summer belongs to sandals, slides and espadrilles and embellishments like rhinestones, gemstones gives it that extra pizzazz. Neons are big this season too with lime greens and popping purples making a big splash with the fashion forward. The 90s obviously also never went out of style what with PVC topped sandals in bright pinks and yellows crowding the stores right now. And if you are in the mood for a block party, there’s nothing like the dad sneaker in fluorescent hues to put you right in the middle of a great time!
Time to party!
Admit it. You don’t wear it anymore to tell time (you’ve got your smartphone for that!). Watches are the new bracelets and excuse the pun, but pretty much timeless. Speaking of which, retro is and was always a big favourite with watch lovers. The vintage look, feels reminiscent of a time gone by, of stories and memories, which lends quite an air of nostalgia to a timepiece like this. Then there’s the ever popular blue dial watches which look both classic and trendy. Rose gold and silver bracelet watches are also a huge hit and double up as jewellery. Brands like Lee Cooper and Bering have a stunning collection of luxury timepieces that are just perfect to turn the dial up this season.
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