Top 5 Trends That Have Us Excited For Summer

Who doesn’t love the idea of summer? Days get longer, nights are warmer and the sun is almost always out to play. But a change of season also means a new wardrobe revamp, with some of the hottest trends making their ways to our shores. We share with you our top five trends for summer, which you can quickly stock-up on!

Peasant tops

An off the shoulder peasant top is the epitome of summer-chic, especially when paired with denim cut-offs and beach waves. The nineties are calling once again, with stores already stocking a variety of designs (some which are cropped), to complete your summer wardrobe.

We recommend: Tularosa Huxley Top, $148.30

Slip dresses

An easy way to channel the minimalist aesthetic is by wearing a slip dress. Wear with flat sandals to beat the heat during the day, or simply match with a pair of strappy stilettos for an evening out. A bold lip is a great way to spice up this look without going overboard.

We recommend: River Island Midi Cami Dress, $69.18

V-neck knits

Channel sport-luxe vibes by wearing a chunky v-neck sweater when the weather slightly drops. Not only will the white knit highlight a great summer tan, but it can make any outfit look laid-back and casual.

We recommend: Uniqlo Cashmere V Neck Sweater, $79.90

Pearl chokers

Looking for a statement accessory which matches every single outfit in your wardrobe? Pearls are back and in a big way – pair your outfit with a pearl choker which is both statement and minimalist at the same time. Brings a touch of sophistication to a trendy outfit.

We recommend: Topshop Plain Ball Open Collar, $16

Full skirts

Taking inspiration from the 1950’s, embrace a full midi skirt which cuts off below the knee but above the ankle. These skirts are amazing for girls looking to hide their problem areas such as a tummy or thighs, without looking too covered up. Pair with a crop top and a statement clutch for instant glam.

We recommend: Sportsgirl Lady Skirt, $89.95

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August 24, 2014

Peasant Chic: Poor country cousin chic!

Peasant Chic!

It seems that peasant chic is back and bigger than ever. Here?s our guide to looking faultless in peasant style from top to toe. The staple piece of the season is still the peasant blouse. The best shades are black and white. Witchery has a fabulous black stretch lace blouse ($89.95). Portman?s beige Grecian top, ($59.95) looks great if you keep it simple ? wear it with faded denim jeans. Keep your denim faded and distressed rather than last year?s dark denim look. The other great option is the tiered lace or calico skirt ? they are available in a wide range of fabrics and colours from Witchery and Portman?s. Witchery?s black lace tiered skirt ($199.95) can be worn with a white long sleeve T from Bond?s with a denim jacket thrown over the top. For true folky fashion, find a skirt in white that floats gently round your ankles, leaving enough gap to show off pointy calf length boots.Now belts are so chic this winter, especially the extra wide styles made from cream leather and suede. Look for fringing. It

most fashionable thing on the catwalk this season, on both bags and belts. Check out where you?ll find their cream fringed belt, ($79.95). Wood and plastic beads are the only thing to drape around your neck. Turquoise is the option, but keep it busy ? layer, layer, layer. The more you have around your neck the better. Portman?s have a great range of silver and turquoise jewellery that are all reasonably priced. Head straight to

Hair should really be kept simple in loose waves around the face, but if you must accessories then the only thing to do is a plait. Think Gywenth at the Oscars.Handbag of the week

We can?t get enough of Country Road?s sleek polished caramel Jacquard handbag. ($129.00) It?s modern and timeless. Big enough to fit all your essentials. Go to for further details.

Top Coats

A vibrant nail colour can look fantastic, but it?s no good if it chips an hour after you painting it. We decided to trial a few so here?s our pick of the best:

Maybelline Water Shine

We love Maybelline?s nail polishes and this one really works. According to Maybelline the varnish is shock resistant and flexible ? this means it will bend with the nails. We can assure you it really does work. No touch up was needed for four days. Not bad huh? Available at all leading pharmacies and department stores nationally.

Stila Nail Shimmer

Cameron Diaz is obsessed with this beauty line and you can see why. Stila?s nail shimmers are to die for. One coat is too translucent though, so you really need to re-apply, as it will give you a better opaque coverage. The colour to check out is Maia. Available from Mecca Cosmetica. Go to

Chanel Le Vernis

The current look for Chanel is gold, coral and turquoise. The polish goes on nicely and the bottle is non-spill and super elegant. The varnish leaves your nails looking glossy and beautiful. Available from selected Chanel boutiques and department stores nationally.

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