Among the vast spectrum of hot summer colors offered this summer, coral tops my list! The warm tone was presented on the top Spring/Summer 2013 runways of designers such as Tracy Reese, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Reed Krakoff.
On days when you want a look that’s light and flirty, try coordinating the pinkish orange hue with other colors such turquoise, mint green, peach or desert brown. Wondering how to incorporate a dose of coral into your closet? Check out a few of my coral accessory and clothing picks!
(Coral earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane; Denim shorts by Frame @ matchesfashion.com; Sandals @modcloth.com; Bracelet by Emilio Pucci @ yoox.com; Dress by Milly @ profilefashion.com)
For summer afternoon festivals or days in the sun, skin protection needs to be top of mind! It’s no secret that well moisturized skin is the key to youthful looking skin. So, for your next day trip, you may want to consider using the Sun Bum kit of moisturizers such as: SPF 3o Sunscreen lotion, lip balm and for those who end up too sun-kissed, there is also a cool down lotion.
There is nothing more fabulous than borrowing a page from a past era! This season vintage inspired bathing suits are perfect for those who want to make a splashing impression. And, for fashionistas like me who prefer not to swim, but want to look fabulous while socializing and chill in’ poolside, a one piece similar to the linen Dolce & Gabbana look below, would be ideal.
(Top: Red gingham print swimsuit by Betsey Johnson; Blue with white trim bathing suit @ Target; One piece by Dolce &Gabbana)
Whether you prefer a maxi or mini, bodycon dress, having more than a few on standby is a must. In case you’re looking for a little dress inspiration to rev up your wardrobe for summer? Take a nod from celeb starlets Kimberly Walsh and Khloe Kardashian who are flaunting their curves in the hugging dress style. Both dresses are expected to hit SpottedOnCeleb.com and will retail for £190.
The Torn by Ronnie Kobo dress spotted on Khloe Kardashian will be available to buy next week on the site.
A bodycon dress by label RVN was the look of choice by Strictly Come Dancing star, Kimberly Walsh and will be avaible exclusively on SpottedOnCeleb.com in June.
I don’t know about you, but I’m head over heels in love with leather and thrilled that the end of the trend is no where in sight! And, just because the warmer months are ahead, that doesn’t justify a reason for being a fair-weather friend of such buttery skins. Montreal-based leather line La Marque, designed by Ifigenia Papadimitriou, includes laser cut leather tops, perforated shorts and lightweight jackets – perfect for cool summer days and nights. The collection features pieces in colors such as cornflower, aqua, and coral mixed with neutrals – an ideal compliment to your light-colored pastels and floral prints you love!
Shorts this season are going the Bermuda route! The trouser style shorts were originally created to be worn in hot climates by the British Army and then were adopted as business attire in Bermuda during the 2nd World War. Fast forward to the runways of the Spring 2013 shows and Bermuda shorts were everywhere in sight making them now en vogue.
For casual summer days when you want to put more effort into a weekend look, Bermuda shorts really can serve as a more dresses up option. The relaxed short style ranges from mid-thigh to knee-length and can be dressed up or down as necessary for a family picnic or cocktails! Here are some options:
Keep the look relaxed – yet casual chic with a denim shirt, striped tank and wedged sandal.
For night add a hint of femininity to the masculine style short with a flirty peplum shirt and strappy heels.
Gladiators are in….again! This season, the caged shoe styles range from heels to flats and knee-length to ankle length – in many colors for any occasion. So, if you’re tempted to try the trend this time around, make sure to rock the look right! Whether covering your legs or wearing a short skirt , here are a few of my tips on how to wear the gladiator shoe trend this season!
MID-CALF TO TALL GLADIATORS
If showing your legs in a short skirt or thigh-high shorts, go with a pair of mid-calf or knee-length gladiators.
SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE ANKLE OR ANKLE-LENGTH GLADIATORS
If wearing a skirt that stops at the knee or just below, go for a gladiator style that stops near the ankle. But, when wearing gladiator styles with a skirt, add a little height in a heel.
BELOW THE ANKLE GLADIATORS
You can absolutely wear a gladiator style with pants or capris when the sandal stops just below the ankle.
(Look 1: Johnny cash tee @ newlook.com, shorts@guess, Gladiator sandal @ Zara; Look 2: Dress @ topshop.com, Heel by YSL; Look 3: Shirt @sassandbide.com, MSGM aztec print pants @ matchesfashion.com, blue gladiator by Dolce Vita @jildorshoes.com)