As we follow the fashion trends of the northern hemisphere transitioning into winter! We have to adapt that to our hot summer climate! It is all about bold statements this Summer season! It is about making our mark and saying, “Hello World. We have arrived!” It is one thing knowing the fashion trends this season but it is all about making it your own! Putting your unique spin on it and staying an individual!

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada 

Fashion Trends

Neutral tones

Keeping neutral tones allows you to mix and match and keep a minimalist wardrobe. Sticking to non- colours and earthly tones. Maybe change it up with a few different textile choices. For example, a vintage silk top with ruffles and cotton trousers.

“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” Diane von Furstenberg 

All Black

The little black dress that can be converted from daywear to nightwear with a few accessory changes. Wear a black chunky-soled Sandal in the day and a tall black boot in the evening. Wearing all black is sleek and stylish. It can be worn as a layered look which is also one of the fashion trends at the moment.

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” Karl Lagerfeld 

Tiger prints

Netflix’s Tiger King got us through our first near-apocalyptic era, maybe that is why the tiger print is a huge fashion trend right now. Be careful not to look too much like a cougar. Choose your items carefully but a hot tiger print top with a pair of pegged pants.

Fashion is the armour to survive everyday life.”

Bill Cunningham 

Chunky necklace

There are such a variety of ways to wear chunky jewelry. Especially a classic gold snake chain or an understated curb chain. Chunky necklaces can be layered with a few pendants. Even a linked choker to go with an all-white outfit.

 “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who’s wearing it.” Yves Saint Laurent 

Soft handheld bags

If all Black or neutral is too much for you, you can always add a pop of colour with a soft hand-held bag to your Summer wardrobe. A simple clutch handbag is essential for a versatile wardrobe.

“What’s my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way.” Iris Apfel 

Yellow Maxi Coats

Never underestimate the power of a bold yellow statement coat! Again, I think this is inspired by the iconic COVID-19 2020 HazMat Suite. The more oversized the better!

“I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect, they are much more interesting.” Marc Jacobs 

Scarlet Red

Be a lady in red this winter! Be bold and daring with a gorgeous red dress. The colour red is associated with passion, strength and power! This is what we want to say to 2020! We are powerful despite what is thrown at us!

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” Hubert de Givenchy 

Finding your own style

Gain confidence in creating your own unique style and look. Find a little Glitz and Glamour for your wardrobe. But just how do you find your own style aside from hiring a stylist.

First, find your muse! Your fashion ‘spirit animal’ that you can look to for inspiration. Do you love a Kate Middleton vibe or are you more Rita Ora? Then Define the look you identify with. Is it Eclectic, Classic, Modern or Maybe even Punk Rocker? If you see an outfit you like to take a photo. Don’t be a stalker, maybe ask the person first! Or you could browse through Pinterest and save the styles that grab your attention the most.

 

“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” Christian Dior 

Maybe choose a signature item that you always wear, a chunky ring or a pair of sunglasses like Jackie Onassis. It could even be as simple as the way you wear your makeup or a signature red lipstick. Just be careful of owning too much of the same thing. You don’t want a cupboard full of polka dot tops.

What do people compliment you on? Wear more of that! What colour suits you best? Knowing your body shape and what suites you goes a long way. Do you prefer a round neck or V neck T-shirts, that sort of thing?

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” Gianni Versace 

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Fashion trends and affordability

There is a lot we love about luxury items! Craftsmanship and Quality are at the top of the list. Let us be honest, everyone has been hard hit this year so why not look for affordable high end, boutique-style clothing. Rather purchase one or two statement pieces that will get you through the summer than a whole new wardrobe of clothing that will not last. Acquire your favourite fashion brands with same-day delivery. Why not get luxury at prices that will not make you squirm.

“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw 

Taking into consideration affordability, comfort and style, it is fun to plan your look and put different pieces together for the coming summer months. What new exciting piece will you add to your work wardrobe? What will you wear for a dinner party out with the girls? Do you need a new pair of winter boots? Maybe its time to spoil yourself!