Dreamy Summer Style 2020

Dreamy Summer Style 2020

Manifesting a Summer full of healthiness, happiness and beautiful fashion…

Today I’ll take you through major Summer trends, along with my favourite garments in my unrealistic wardrobe wish list. If it gives the same aura as an ethereal perfume advert, it’s going in my virtual basket.


PASTELS


Pastels: a timeless trend associated with the beauty of spring and summer, blossoming trees, lavender fields, Easter eggs. Add these soft colours into your wardrobe for an effortless Summer statement.

EMELIA WICKSTEAD JUDE GINGHAM CLOQUE MINI DRESS

This first piece combines 3 stunning trends- pastel, gingham and a sweetheart neckline to create a perfect Summer dress.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/emilia-wickstead/jude-gingham-cloque-mini-dress/1235416

VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM MINT TWILL WIDE LEG PANTS

Pair these elegant trousers with a tight fitted top for a chilled daytime look or add the matching jacket for a sophisticated summer evening outfit.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/victoria-victoria-beckham/victoria-twill-wide-leg-pants/1237140

FAITHFUL THE BRAND, LILAC LILLA CROPPED SHIRRED LINEN TOP

Oh how easy it is to fall in love with this top: the airy material, adorable bow detailing and puffy shoulders. A dream.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/faithfull-the-brand/lilla-cropped-shirred-linen-top/1193936


SILK / SATIN


Luxorius yet lightweight, silk pieces are guaranteed to make you feel like royalty throughout summer.

NILI LOTAN GOLD ARIZONA TIE-DETAILED SILK BLOUSE

Despite it’s subtle colouring, this blouse is both graceful yet eye catching. Also, someone needs to send it to Harry Styles immediately.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/nili-lotan/arizona-tie-detailed-gathered-silk-charmeuse-blouse/1190056

ALICE + OLIVIA BLUSH ATHENA SATIN MIDI SKIRT

This material + pink are a match made in heaven. Imagine an evening on the beach watching the sun set, this is the perfect skirt.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/alice-olivia/athena-satin-midi-skirt/1206318


ANIMAL PRINT


Whether it’s simple leopard print lining or zebra-all-over, animal print makes any outfit look bold and captivating.

SALLY LAPOINT IVORY BELTED COTTON BLEND ZEBRA TROUSERS

Zebra trousers are so popular right now and the hype is certainly understandable. These playful trousers and eye-catching alone but you can buy the matching top and jacket for a dramatic evening look.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/sally-lapointe/belted-cotton-blend-zebra-jacquard-straight-leg-pants/1232998

REDEMPTION ZEBRA PRINT ONE SHOULDER RUFFLED BLEND DRESS

Make a wild statement with this one shoulder dress, beautifully designed with dramatic ruching and a figure hugging fit.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/redemption/one-shoulder-ruffled-zebra-print-cotton-blend-dress/1238901


BAGS


A bag is often the most crucial element of an outfit, with the potential to make or break the look.

JACQUEMUS WHITE LE CHIQUITO MINI LEATHER TOTE

Jacquemus managed to create such a huge statement with such a tiny bag. This white version is perfect for the Summer (if you don’t have much to carry but still want a beautifully executed outfit.)

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/jacquemus/le-chiquito-mini-leather-tote/1214462

DIOR DUSTY JADE SADDLE BAG

Dior’s saddle bags are charmingly versatile and can be paired with both summer and winter outfits. This dusty jade colour compliments neutral garments for a simple but gorgeous summer look.

https://www.dior.com/en_gb/products/couture-M0446CWVG_M52H-dusty-jade-saddle-grain-calfskin-bag

DIOR TROTTER SADDLE TOTE IN PINK

I’ve included another Dior saddle bag but this time, a more eye-catching pink one. This has been my dream bag for a long time now and is currently not on the Dior website so here’s a link to a pre-owned version!

https://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/christian-dior-pre-owned-trotter-saddle-tote-item


Thank you for reading today’s article! Hope you enjoyed having a look at some of my dream pieces- share some of your favourite garments or bags for Summer in the comments below.

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Stay safe. Lots of love,

Grace x

What to Watch: Fashion Edition

What to Watch: Fashion Edition

If you’re wishing you could be wearing your favourite clothing pieces rather than pyjamas, attending catwalks or shopping right now, here are some things to watch while in quarantine to fuel your passion for fashion from home.


WHAT TO WATCH: FASHION EDITION


NETFLIX

Next In Fashion – Hosted by Alexa Chung and Tan France, this series watches a competition between fashion designers in order to win prize money and a start up for their business. I’ve been binge watching this series and I can confirm it’s certainly worth the watch if you enjoy analysing the creative process of clothing designing. It’s versatility is an exciting aspect, with each episode focusing on a different theme or garment ie: couture, lingerie, shapes and patterns.

What I’ve added to my Netflix “list”

  • Styling Hollywood
  • McQueen
  • Franca: Chaos and Creation
  • Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
  • Clueless

YOUTUBE

A staggering amount of YouTube content is fashion-related, with hauls, DIY’s, tutorials, look books and catwalks… there is certainly lots to chose from.

Arden Rose is an amazing YouTuber who is honest and ethical, unlike many other influencers, due to her awareness of how harmful fast fashion is for our environment. She explains the issue so eloquently and provides her audience with reasonable alternatives which I think is truly admirable. She also makes videos going through her closet, talking about how to restyle pieces as well as sharing which ones she’s going to give away so they can be worn by someone else rather than thrown away. LINKS:

There’s also high fashion/ designer related content all over the platform.

Vogue stands out to me as one of the most popular and top quality channels. With videos containing some of the most famous faces in the fashion industry, it’s obviously perfect for those who crave fashion content.

You could also watch runway content! Simply search your favourite designer (ie: “Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2020/2021”) and you can easily access and immerse yourself into the world of your favourite collections and fashion shows. I’m currently obsessed with Miu Miu.

Link to Miu Miu Fall Winter entire show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um_g5gEdIec


IGTV

Lots of people forget about Instagram’s IGTV content but if you want shorter and vertical videos, it’s perfect for you. Here is a list of IGTV creators (companies as well as influencers) to look at for your fashion fix:

  • @ dazedfashion
  • @ cosmopolitan
  • @ fashioninflux
  • @ oliviagraceherring

TIKTOK

Tiktok is one of the most relevant apps at the minute, primarily known for it’s comedy and dance videos. While I certainly enjoy watching those, there are also many fashion tiktokers!

  • @ mayahavana reinvents old pieces in her wardrobe, shows the sewing process and provides tutorials
  • @ fashioninflux posts trend-relevant fashion videos and inspiration
  • @ nichole.ciotti shares fashion life hacks on her page
  • @ thatgemruby creates aesthetically pleasing videos revolving around effortless but effective fashion

Hopefully this helped fill the fashion shaped hole in your life at the moment! Let me know what you’ve been watching or if you have watched any of the programmes/ creators I have mentioned above.

Thanks for reading, follow and like if you enjoyed.

Stay safe. Lots of love,

Grace x