Go have some fun. Make it more pleasurable by inviting a friend to join you on a girlfriend’s day out. Treat yourselves to a lovely lunch. Go for broke and stay overnight in a hotel with spa facilities where you can relax and be pampered. Make sure that you have a manicure and pedicure.
What are the on trend colors for the summer season? Where do you get your inspiration and ideas from?
Don’t be afraid to experiment with color. Monochromatic color schemes are chic and will always be high in the fashion stakes, but it is time to break out.
One of the hottest colors to look out for is Coral. So vibrant and generally suits most complexion types. Orange, Jade and bright yellow are also popping up everywhere. If you are not so confident to wear such bright colors, go for accessories, shoes, bags or adorn yourself with beautiful jewelry.
Look online for ideas on websites such as ASOS, Net a Porter. Online magazines such as InStyle, Vogue or Elle, see what the celebrities are wearing. What was hot on the catwalk?
Be brave mix textures and patterns.
Tone down your outfit by tempering your bold and colorful pieces by pairing them with black basics. A beautiful coral dress with black accessories or the other way round, a classic little black dress teamed with bold accessories and you have an instant wow factor.
Swimwear – essential that you feel comfortable. If you do not have that bikini perfect body, do not despair. There are some amazing one piece or tankini sets that you can mix and match color and styles. Go for an eye-popping beach cover-up, either in a bold color (pick out the color from your swimwear) or a crochet/lace style. Team with a wide- brimmed hat, sunglasses, a pair of jazzy flip-flops and a beach bag.
Shorts – look for city style shorts, knee length or cropped length for the mature women are just as sexy as the short shorts!
Skirts – this is summer so the more fabric in the skirt the better, it should move with you when you walk, it should feel feminine. Asymmetrical hemlines are in fashion this season. Try before you buy!
Day dresses/sun dresses. The ‘Royal Wedding’ sparked gasps of adoration as Kate walked down the aisle in her stunning lace gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Fashionistas and designers all over the world were frantically trying to copy or design for the high street and stores; stylish/vintage creations.
Whether, you choose a classic column style dress, with nude lining and lace overlay for the evening or a floaty cheesecloth lace edged day dress. You just cannot go wrong.
Shrug v pashmina or both! Short cropped jacket or crochet lace cardigan. The choice is yours. Experiment with styles and shapes.
Trousers – linen, linen, linen. Trousers should be partially or fully lined to avoid them becoming creased too easily. Look for a cotton mix to minimize creasing. Silk Hareem pants are stylish and beautiful. Can be worn with heels or a flat beaded sandal.
Accessories – Go to town literally. Sandals wedges are a must, flattering to the leg and comfortable too. While flip- flops are acceptable for the beach, you need something a little more chic for daytime and certainly evening.
Handbags and purses – match up with your footwear, clutch bags are simple, easy to carry and available in all sizes styles and shades of color. You could always add your own embellishments to add your own personal touch.