Summer is (tenuously) on our doorsteps and the season of flip flop injuries and sucking in is upon us once again. Amidst a flurry of sweating and air-con making our hair frizzy, how will you stay comfortable and on trend? Luckily for you IndependentBoutique.com has scoured the catwalks for the most easy to wear looks that will keep you feeling and looking cool as ice.
SS 2012 Jumpsuits
First up is Diane Von Furstenburg’s pyjama trend that has caused a wave of controversy within the fashion world. Is it too laid back (or dare we say, chavvy?) or is it a fresh burst of Arabian nights inspired cover-up worthy of our adoration? Well if it’s good enough for Rihanna and Diane Kruger, who have both been spotted championing this look, then we’re in! Floaty fabrics and elegant prints are the order of the day to achieve a catwalk worthy look but for those of us that aren’t A-listers and therefore fear being spotted out and about in your nightwear, our version of this trend is a more toned down affair with subtle nods to a refreshing summer vision…
How ‘holiday’ is this Conditions Apply – Rihaya Pearl Silk £62?! Made with 100% silk and clearly inspired by the summers of youth, this easy to wear playsuit could have come straight from the catwalk and into your wardrobe! We love the soft yet colourful pallete and with a complementory cut and wrap-around waist, short sleeves and loose fitting enough for the muggiest heat-waves, we could wear this all summer long!
Team with these fancy Love Art Wear Art – Anoush £135 heels for a fresh pop of colour that will bring out the aqua shade of the playsuit, not to mention looking amazing next to your tan! The scalloped edges and decorative cord with peep-toe and a high heel give a 1950’s edge to your outfit choice whilst ensuring your pins look long and lean.
Whether you prefer your hair soft and beachy or a classic up-do, add a delicate touch of glamour with these Harriet Bedford – Wing Chain Drop Earrings £65. Made in sterling silver and measuring 92mm in length, this set of ear finery will add interest without being gaudy or over the top and are versatile enough to be worn time and time again. Perfect!
And when the sun goes down but you’re not quite ready to go back indoors, try contrasting textures by wrapping yourself up in this Willow Cashmere – Cashmere Pointelle Snood Scarf £49.00. Guaranteed to keep you cosy and bang on trend, this lightweight 100% 2ply pointelle knit cashmere beauty even converts into a fashionable snood should the feeling take you – that’s what we like, hardworking fashion!
SS12 at Paris Fashion Week
Angelic, mesmerizing and feminine. Just a few ways to describe Lanvin’s SS 2012 outing at Paris Fashion week. Inspired by the idea of angels falling to the dark side, this latest design venture proved effective, showcasing light ethereal fabrics, muted tones and simple cuts with a dash of feminine whiles and attitude for good measure (think Emma Stone at the Golden Globes). And the best bit about this ladylike look? You don’t have to be a size zero to rock it! Read on for our pick of how to go girly with a twist…
This richly textured 100% silk tunic lends itself perfectly to this trend with its structured tailoring and simple print. The chest insert on this Blank London – Vibha Kimono Leaves Silk Top £48, being the lush satiny sheen that it is makes the overall piece look expensive and the mini capped sleeves and high collar feel almost continental.
The Silk & Sawdust - Lori £135.00 looks like it was made for the SS 2012 catwalk! The light, soft chiffon and high waisted cut are exactly what the feminine Lanvin vision is all about and this teal skirt encapsulates that perfectly. The skirt finishes just below the knee, has a silver satin lining that can be seen subtlety through the sheer fabric and has a slightly scalloped, undulating hem. Great for looking glam in the heat.
This stunning M.Hulot – Bantam lock belt £52.80 is an equestrian style waist-cincher will make a welcome addition to any wardrobe, especially will the trend for clashing textures as seen on the catwalks. Created in milled Italian leather, with stud detail and boasting a soft sash back, this understated belt is a simple way to getting yourself a high fashion look at a fraction of the price!
Make a glamourous statement this summer with the Anna Kichenside – sh002£234! These open-toed foot-fancies are an elegant design featuring a strappy open toe and cords tying around the ankle but the the piece de resistance is the unique ‘cup’ at the heel with the designers logo engraved stylishly across its centre. Put your best foot forward and strike a pose!
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Tags: Stephanie Harlow