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Ankle-length skirts, 60s trousers and gladiator sandals and more | Upgrade your wardrobe with the trends of this season

Summer is upon us, bringing a balmy wave of inspiration for designers and wearers alike. In this article, we help you plan your summer wardrobe with some of the season’s essentials.

Bottoms up | Whatever the size of your legs, they will be the shape of your indulgence this summer.

Gingham Skirts | From the ramp to the road, gingham is being touted as the season’s hottest trend. From short dresses to pencil skirts and cropped trousers, gingham prints (both big and small) will give your summer dressing the perfect welcome.

Slake dots midi skirt

”The right tulle skirt will fall on you like a dream. Pair it with a big-collared shirt.”

Tulle Skirts | The right tulle will fall on you like a dream. Waist down, it’ll make you feel like a princess. Pair it with a big-collared shirt, and tell the world this princess is not to be messed with. (Experiment with its length; the vivacious ankle-length is quite the scorcher.)

Layer tulle skirt over jeans – skirt over jeans pants

Evening Pants | The 60’s is making a special appearance in 2015; primary courtesy, the dress pants. Rev up your retro with a ‘simply fabulous’ pair of evening pants. Go color-bonkers when picking a pair. Accompany it with tops with a laid-back silhouette and a wacky tote and give yourself a day you’ll remember fondly forever.

How to wear a bandana – red printed bandana
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White Jeans | Crisp white cotton shirt, top two buttons undone, paired with a fitting pair of white jeans and topped with a red tote and red satin sandals. This rendition of the white jeans, or any other, will make you the Sun’s close cousin in scorching!

Cut-off denims: They are back and shorter than ever. Try denim on denim, (beastly sexy) or a dainty crop top. Pair either with a big bag. A style that’s like a dip in cold water in the summer heat!

Top of the tops | What you wear on top can put you on the top!

Tailored shirt dress | We never thought we could kill for a piece of clothing. Enough said. (Composure alert) The tailored shirt dress is so delightfully feminine and so much prettier than the boyfriend jacket that you wouldn’t want to come out of them. That could also be because their lightness is the stuff ice-lollies are made of.

New York street style 2015

Lace dress | We are gaga over them. Always were. Always will be. For us they don’t need to be in vogue to be slipped into. That they are, makes lacing up even more fun. Get high on patterns or keep it classy with milky white and grab your ticket to the perfect summer evening. Sandals and platforms are the recommended choice of footwear. But never say never to flats, peep toes or boots either.

Milan Fashion Week 2016 street style

Crisp cotton shirt | Summer is incomplete without two things – a summer romance of the Mills & Boons variety and a crisp cotton shirt. Try finding your Mr. Right first because finding the right cotton shirt is much easier. And when the time comes to introduce the two to each other, make sure you pair your crisps with classic jeans and heels he’ll bow down to.

Walk the talk | Shoes that’ll take you places!

Gladiator sandals | From the ankle to the knee, straps it will be. Rage war on the dreary. Now.

Satin lace heels: They are versatile and accompany jeans, skirts and dresses with élan.

Cold shoulder shirt top – off shoulder shirt top
New York fashion week 2014 street style shoes trend

Open-toed sandals | Wedges, platforms, slip-ons, espadrilles – choose from a plethora of breezy summer delights.

Masculine loafers/brogues | Their rugged, unkempt look will re-write the definition of cool on dainty feet.

And don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen when you get the mercury soaring.

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