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Orange was one of the biggest colour trends on the SS13 catwalks, with designers like Helmut Lang, J Mendel and Carolina Herrera sending models out in head-to-toe tangerine, and it’s a colour I’m really loving at the moment! Although I’m not seeing many other signs of summer here in Manchester, the highstreet is full of summery shades, from burnt orange to carrot to apricot and everything in between Below are a few of my favourite picks from Topshop:
When you think of an autumn/winter wardrobe, a new pair of sunglasses might not be the first thing which springs to mind. However even in rainy England we still get the odd day of sunshine in winter months, so why not use that as the perfect excuse for a fabulous new eyewear purchase! I think that sunglasses are an innovative way to incorporate AW12 trends subtly into an outfit:
Purple is one of the biggest colours at the moment, and even if it isn’t your favourite colour trend it is extremely wearable in small doses.
Multiple pairs of sunglasses are a summer essential, and although whatever little summer we had is technically coming to an end in the UK, the weather is forever unpredictable and so sunglasses are always a handbag essential. Here are a few of my favourite shapes and styles, all from Sunglasses Shop.
Ray-Ban 2140 Wayfarer – Black Gradient 823/32 50mm – £117
The Ray-Ban Wayfarer is such an iconic shape, a sunglasses collection isn’t complete without it or a similar alternative. The ombre trend is still going strong, so why not incorporate it into your outfit with a pair of gradient Wayfarers?
SXUC Mirrored Aviator – Silver 4167 – £20
The aviator is another timeless shape, and if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a pair of Ray-Bans then this £20 mirrored aviator by SXUC is perfect.
Chanel 5230q – Black 13453c – £230
Who doesn’t want to own a pair of Chanel sunglasses? This pair are an absolute dream and are perfect for both casual wear and more formal occasions for anyone who is willing to splash a little more cash.
Miu Miu 01ns – Tortoise HAN2Z1 – £156
A great statement pair of sunglasses by Miu Miu: attention grabbing in both their cat eye-esque shape and their bold tortoiseshell print.
SXUC Kylie – Tortoise 28147 – £20
Statement sunglasses on a budget: this tortoiseshell pair by SXUC are reminiscent of the Miu Miu pair above, but are a much more affordable £20.
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Although as a whole this collection doesn’t completely blow me away, I’m pretty impressed with some of the pieces Primark have come up with for Summer! Amongst the now over-hyped and over-done aztec leggings and occasional uninspiring print, Primark’s Summer offering includes some real gems.
They have hit the neon-nail on the head with the pink and yellow bralets (£5 each) which will look amazing and bang on trend if styled right (think black or nude chiffon skirts or high waisted denim Levis), and the neon platform heels at a bargain £12 will make the perfect statement for an evening out. If neons aren’t your thing, I’m also very fond of the gorgeous nude, orange and leopard print platform heels, and the collection also includes some very pretty midi dresses, amazing tortoise shell sunglasses, intense statement jewellery and an adorable Rockabilly-esque cars print bodycon dress, and with the recession friendly prices taken into account, Primark’s Summer collection is not one to sleep on!
Check out some images of my favourite pieces below, and view the full collection at Look, what are your thoughts?
I received this beautiful Galaxy Plat Strap Maxi Dress in the post today, courtesy of AX Paris. It’s perfect with a lightweight denim jacket and sandals for warm summery weather like we’ve been having in England this week, or could be dressed up with a pair of heels for a meal or evening out. The fit of the dress is ideal and super flattering for most body shapes. Additionally, the ever popular galaxy print is really striking and any of the three dresses in the Galaxy Collection is sure to turn a few heads.
Australian brand Ksubi have absolutely nailed statement eyewear with their ‘subculture’ inspired 2012 collection entitled ‘WAR’. The collection of twelve pieces, which aesthetically is an extension of their AW12 ready-to-wear collection of the same name, is influenced by steam punk, bikers and hip hop, and the eyewear compliments the AW12 RTW collection perfectly, for example leopard print is a common accent in both. Each of the new styles, both optical and sun, is unisex and feature a variety of luxury detailing such as high shine finishes and metals laminated with leather. Head over to Oyster to check out an exclusive, insightful interview with Ksubi co-founder George Gorrow and take a look at images from the lookbook below.