Maybe you've already realised just how great rucksacks and backpacks are and how useful – if not now is the time when they’re one of this seasons’ top looks in the world of bags. It’s not often that something so practical is also a top fashion choice!
Here are our top five reasons why you must buy one for this summer.
1. They’re Hands Free!
It’s so much easier to walk quickly when you’re wearing a backpack and you can have all your valuables safe while using your hands to carry groceries and maybe hold hands with little ones or hold a dog lead. Also in recent times women are dressing more casually for most occasions and this has extended to the world of bags. Sportswear is worn as a fashion choice by many who never exercise!
If you think denim is only for jeans and maybe jackets, because this season its everywhere! Coloured denim has been really popular in recent years, but this summer it’s all about classic blue denim. Here are our top five picks…
Skater or shirt-waister styles dresses in lightweight denim are a great way to freshen up your wardrobe this summer. Denim blue looks great with white or red accessories.
If you love fashion you’ll already know that stripes are big news this summer, and in a wide range of widths and colours. Dresses and tops, trousers and tunics – there’s a striped version in them all. Most of us are familiar with the classic blue and white Bretton striped top, but this summer you can really experiment! So forget school uniforms and use our top tips to help you to love stripes!
1. Classic Nautical Style
Always a winner, especially for holiday wear is a striped tee shirt but instead of traditional blue and white try red or green and maybe a wider stripe. Team with jeans or shorts and maybe flat sandals or plimsolls.
2. Striped Trousers
Worn with a top that echoes the colour of the stripe and in a cotton fabric, ideal for holiday wear. Choose a relaxed style, not tight fitting. With trousers opt for a narrow stripe to avoid the deck-chair look, and a top in a plain colour.
Dresses are always popular in the summer and a maxi dress with a thin vertical stripe will give you a really long-line silhouette. Or maybe a pretty red and white striped skater dress with red accessories? Dresses are great for any occasion, and this year’s stripes always look really summery.
If striped clothes are not you, for how about accessories? Perfect for a beach-bag or canvas footwear; pumps or sandals. Accessories can add a touch of this trend without feeling too full on.
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Shirts are big news this summer – ideal for that weather gap when a coat isn’t needed but you still need another layer, and one with sleeves. Best of all is that the new way to wear shirts is oversized, roomy and long, and not to be tucked in, which gives you a long line look. Versatile as they can be whatever you want them to be – tunic or jacket, and for any occasion. Here are our top five tips to nail this look.
1. Which Fabric Is Best?
Definitely one which doesn’t crease, so not linen – as these are long and lose you need a crease resistant fabric for s smart look. Cotton and polyester blend is best, and has the bonus of being easy to wash and iron.