Summer is finally here (apparently) and here I will be showing you (once again) what are the trends to try so that you are fashionnably ahead. I recently attended the fashion fix event at Broadstreet Mall (Reading, UK) which showcased a great show about affordable fashion for all age and gender groups.

Prints, Prints and More Prints:

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Prints (unsurprisingly) are going to big season. If you know me, you would know that I am already sold. There is nothing like a vibrant, graphic and colourful print that can up the ante of any look without much effort. Pair with single colours for added oomph (and also looking like a Christmas tree is not a great look). Not a fan? Pair printed accessories like a scarf or bag with neutrals.

If you want to know how to pair clashing prints, then check this post out.

Colours:

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Orange is definitely the new black (yes even for men) don’t be shy with colours go all out and pair it as you want. For women, pink is the hue of the season thanks to Duchess of Cambridge and her Indian sojourn (remember, the pink dress which practically broke the fashion internet?). I must admit I am particularly pleased with this trend.

Shoulder-baring

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Shoulders are apparently the errogenous zone of the season (yes, it is a thing; no don’t ask me how). Cold shoulder and off shoulder clothes have already hit the high street and is here to stay. I like it very much–it is chic in a nonchalant way as well as effortless without much skin show.

And what did I wear?

A cold shoulder top (trust me I had no idea) with ripped jeans and coral accessories.

Fashion trends for Summer 2016

Fashion trends for summer 2016

Top: Boohoo, Jeans: Gap, Earrings: H&M

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This post was in collaboration with Broad Street Mall. It is not sponsored. 

“Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle”

Truth be told ever since the birth of my daughter, I’ve become less fussy about the way I dress. I used to be one of those girls who would proudly proclaim that it is alright to “suffer” a little for the cause of fashion. No more. Comfort and ease has become my best mates when it comes to dressing. Most days I am your jeans, t-shirt and flats girls and one days when I am bored of my “mum” uniform, I opt for relaxed and non-fussy dresses.

Enter Drop waist dresses. The drop waist dress, characterised by a low, horizontal waistline that normally falls near the level of upper hips first hit the fashion radar in the 1920s. They are super versatile. Go glamorous and opt for ones in chiffon with breads and sparkles (think flapper girl) or casual with cotton or light weight denim. The silhouette can balance your upper and lower body giving you an illusion of height.

drop waist dress style

drop waist dress style

To be honest, this style doesn’t feature majorly in my wardrobe. I’ve used this style of dress only once as you can see here. I stumbled upon today’s dress while casually browsing the BHS sale and brought it for its ease. I wore it the other day hiking in the woods (not really hiking friendly but still) and have gone for totally minimal look with a silver necklace, bracelet, a cross body bag, tie-up sandals and chambray shirt for layering. I’ve also tied my hair in a messy half bun. This look is all about comfort with a bit of chicness thrown in for good measure.

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drop waist dress styleDress: Sold out (like this one), Sandals: Clarks (old one), Bag: My own design, Shirt: Next (old), Glasses: Nautica 

So, will you be surfing on this fashion wave and unleash your inner child? Give it a go you will be chuffed. 😉

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Blogging with a demanding infant is certainly one of the biggest challenges I am facing at the moment. I was hoping to do this outfit post/shoot ages ago but something or the other kept me busy.

There are days when the sheer of cycle of feeding, cleaning, soothing her leaves me exhausted to the core. So exhausted, that getting dressed up and going out somewhere to do a shoot is the last thing in my mind. Some days getting even ten minutes all to myself seems like an impossible task and if I do I would rather sleep more. But seeing my little one grow (each day) is the big reward I get at the end of it all. And when she recognizes me and gives me a knowing smile; tiredness is quickly forgotten and I end up marveling at this little human being that I (with a little help from hubby 😉 ) created.

Back to the outfit. Pastels are my perennial favourite—pastel shades are feminine, fun and versatile. Here, I’ve paired a pastel green dip hem top with black leggings .A simple outfit perfect to enjoy a day out  with your little one.  I’ve added a tribal style statement necklace to give this simple ensemble some oomph.

How to wear pastels

 

How to wear Pastels

 

 

Sixty three days postpartum my body is slowly, steadily but surely coping up with the challenges of Motherhood and that for me is the silver lining. 🙂

How to wear Pastels

how to wear Pastels

Top: New Look, Leggings: Next Outlet (similar), Necklace: Gift for MIL, bracelet: Gift from Mum. Sandals: Clarks (similar), Watch: Tissot

Have a great mid-week and see you soon.

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Coral dress: Asos, Clutch: French connection, Wedges: New Look Bangles: Assorted, Watch: Swatch, Shades: (Hubby’s) CK

Never underestimate the power of colour. This summer I am definitely embracing colours like never before; a bright coloured dress–like the coral one here–can add a punch and a lot of character to your wardrobe. So ditch the black and give a little coloured dress a chance.

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Dress: India, Earrings and dancing girl necklace: Barcelona, Bag: Gap, Sandals: Clarks, Watch: Swatch, Shades: CK

 

Summers invariably mean florals for me. With temperatures soaring (finally) in this part of the globe my inner flower child is only delighted. The easiest way to look smoking hot in hot weather? A cool flowery dress and a great attitude.