Yellow fever has spread across catwalks and high street stores for high summer dressing. When Pantone announced the colour of the season, yellow was the surprise hue. It's a playful choice of what can be wonderfully grown-up. From buttercup to acid yellow, bursts of pure colour will instantly illuminate your wardrobe.
As a family of five, there's plenty of luggage and packing when the holiday season arrives, but ironically the only woman in the house, a.k.a me, packs the least amount before a trip abroad. Even my husband is privy to trying to squeeze a sixth pair of shoes into his suitcase, just-in-case. Since my challenging brood came on the scene, my just-in-case items no longer exist.
Whisk your wardrobe to far-flung exotic destinations via Aztec patterns, rustic colours and quirky designs. Mix and match to create a real traveller feel. An eclectic mash-up of billowy fabrics, wrap-around prints, harem pants and floor-skimming skirts create a heady cocktail of chic batik that's perfect for casual summer dressing.
Sun, surf and sea is finally upon us. Although we all love the sunshine, the holidays, the longer days and nights, summer also brings along that dreaded swimwear devil. This year however, trends have never been kinder to all shapes and sizes.
Never before has a sport been so timely in the name of fashion. Wimbledon will be soon making its annual mark with tennis-lovers and sport enthusiasts glued to TV screens and keen tennis players trying to serve their own wins in parks across the country. The colour white will be ever present on the court as well as in the audience.
We may be more educated than ever but stats prove that we are still ignoring everything we know about sun protection.
According to dermatologist and suncare expert, Dr Sam Bunting, most people rack up to 14 hours of casual UV exposure per week. This is considered unintentional tanning, so when you put your hardcore sun lounging into the equation, the figure increases dramatically.
Colour rules were broken on the catwalks this season with an entire spectrum on show. Dark hues take the reign alongside bright neons. Stark black liner, block-coloured lips and heavy eyes ensured editors, buyers and designers alike were left questioning what next. The usual pretty sorbet accents usually associated with spring had almost vanished into fresh dewy air.