One of summer’s most obvious accessories is of course sunglasses. Not only are they perfect for creating a finishing touch to poolside or days about town looks, but they will protect your eyes against the harsh glare of the sun. But which styles suit your face shape?!
This is always a major fashion dilemma because as soon as you step into a store you’re instantly bombarded with so many different designs which can confuse you and results in panic buying. Always a disaster! If you’re looking for a new pair of sunglasses for this summer as, at last, the glorious weather has arrived but have no clue where to start your hunt for the perfect style then have no fear.
Renowned experts at international fashion and eyewear brand GUESS have come up with the best suggestions for each face shape to ensure you choose the ideal design. Whether you’re a Diamond Diva, Heart Shaped Sweet Heart, Terrific Triangle, Opportunistic Oval, Round Chick or Stylish Square, with GUESS’ help you’ll find your dream pair of sunglasses that will flatter and highlight your best features. Minus the frustration! No more traipsing endlessly through the aisles trying on countless amounts of sunglasses hoping at least one style will suit you as, thanks to GUESS, this accessory dilemma has been solved.
Oval, square or rimless frames will minimize cheekbones and balance out a narrow chin. It’s like dressing for your body shape; you want to keep your face in proportion for a flattering look.
Heart Shaped Sweet Hearts & Terrific Triangles
Aviators and cat-eye’s are just right to enhance the facial shape. Choose a pair in a standout neon hue for on-trend accessorising.
All you ovals out there should count yourself lucky as most styles fit your face perfectly which provides you with a great opportunity to experiment with countless styles. You could have a whole drawer dedicated to sunglasses! Think of all the colours and designs you could rock this season. Latest looks such as the butterfly style are a great choice for you and anything medium to large size will also work amazingly.
Keep an eye out for frames that are straight or angular as these will lengthen and slim your face. You want to avoid rounded styles as these will only accentuate full cheeks – the complete opposite of what you want to achieve.
Round and cat-eye frames are your best choice and are so on-trend for this season. Avoid styles that are flat at the bottom as these will only accentuate your boxy chin.
Battle this weird summer weather with the latest ‘it’ item that is causing a flurry of excitement in the fashion world; the sleeveless jacket. It’s the ultimate cover-up as it allows you to wear it with bare arms or layered over your favourite long-sleeved tee. A style saviour!
This hybrid piece of outerwear will most certainly come in handy and has more and more women becoming smitten with it every day. The sleeveless beauty can update your new season wardrobe in an instant stopping you from reverting back to wearing full blown winter coats. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t embrace different ways of dressing this season.
Sleek, elegant and understatedly modern, the sleeveless jacket is actually rather versatile. You’ll get maximum mileage out of it as well as the ability to transform a look for contemporary flare. As white is the neutral shade to be seen in at the moment, take a look-see at the styles from Zara and Hobbs to evoke your inner stylista. Not only can you wear them to the office for a chic update on suit attire, they’ll look equally as fabulous worn with a slouchy tee and denim shorts.
White Sleeveless Jacket, £39.99 from Zara
Aretha Sleeveless Jacket, £159.00 from Hobbs
For women who are loving embellishment and pattern garments, the oversize waistcoat from Zara should be on your wish-list. The patchwork and embroidery detail has summer travels written all over it (of course not literally) and has a real ethnic feel to it for understated exotic wonder. This beautiful creation is slightly more expensive though but is so worth the investment.
Patchwork and Embroidered Oversize Waistcoat, £99.99 from Zara
Bag yourself a sleeveless jacket for unpredictable weather dressing whilst remaining on-trend and in control – fashion fabulous!
For all you style savvy women out there who prefer long weekends away rather than full blown holidays, be fashion prepared this season and look city break chic as you totter about taking in the beautiful surroundings of your chosen destination. Just make sure you have a few ‘practice packing runs’ before you leave though to minimise last minute panics – something we’re all guilty of!
City breaks tend to be a year-round treat and the perfect excuse for investing in a stylish new wardrobe for your weekend getaway! Whether you’re jetting off to Paris for a bit of romance or Barcelona to soak up the sun and culture you’ll want to make the most of what you’ve packed.
Luxury organic label Beaumont Organic is a lust-after brand that offers fabulous pieces and will have you covered no matter where you plan on visiting this summer. Their range of chic, simple and clean cut pieces are made from the finest organic cottons making them breezy and comfortable – ideal if the weather is humid. Not only will you look incredible but you won’t feel restricted allowing you to relax and enjoy your time away.
Beaumont Organic’s city break collection is compiled of practical minimalistic shapes that will flatter and help you exude confidence. There are dresses for every occasion too depending on if you’re exploring the architecture by day or seeing what the city’s nightlife has to offer. A favourite of mine would have to be the relaxed fit denim dress – it’s like a blank canvas ready to be transformed with beautiful accessories.
Other items which you could add to your city weekend escape is a cute white sundress, simple classic Breton stripe tee, maxi dress and colour block lightweight cardigan – a summer must-have as it’s great for layering if there is a chill in the air. The leather shopper will make for an amazing carry on bag too as it’s big enough for all your essentials but will effortlessly gel with your everyday style.
As summer garments aren’t as heavy and bulky as the pieces we see in the autumn/winter time it is even possible to roll your clothing, not fold them, so you’ll be able to fit more items into your suitcase – a clever little tip! Now which city is on the agenda this season…?
Layla – Organic Cotton Luxury Lounge Denim Dress, £95.00
Nicola – Embroidered Linen & Organic Cotton Dress, £175.00
Chloe – Organic Cotton Knotted Shoulder Printed Maxi, £120.00
Tobias – Organic Cotton Striped T-Shirt, £80.00
Kayleigh – Organic Pima Cotton Colour Block Cardigan, £160.00
Latina – Large Luxury Leather Shopper Bag with Organic Cotton Lining, £270.00
All items are from www.BeaumontOrganic.com
The Duchess of Cambridge is leading the way in chic maternity dressing, looking unbelievably flawless and elegant in her choices of clothing and accessories. Finding fashionable yet practical maternity wear nowadays is not as simple as it sounds so if you want to follow in the footsteps of Kate then stick to complimenting shapes and simple designs.
Luxury boutique Babes with Babies was launched by Sophie Devonshire. The wife of a diplomat and mum of two, she wanted to provide stylish and practical maternity fashion for formal occasions as well as day to day feminine style. Becoming a mother is an incredible and life changing experience but sometimes not so glamorous. This perception can be changed though as Babes with Babies believes that pregnant women and new mothers deserve a touch of luxury in this new phase of their life.
The beautiful selection of clothing will help you feel fabulous when your body is changing letting you feel comfortable without having to worry that you’re loosing your stylish ways. Designs have been created to flatter your growing bump such as draping effects and belt detailing whilst keeping in-tone with current trends.
A sweet silver and white zigzag stripe pattern on the Portobello Belle top is complimented by a bold pink shoulder strap which can be delicately tied into a bow for understated glamour. It has also been tailored to create a streamline silhouette over your bump. Subtle, almost muted pinks, are a great choice too as Sophie Devonshire explains:
“Soft pink colours are great in maternity wear – flattering on a tired complexion. As well as being great for summer weddings, they’re also great for helping give a good pregnancy ‘glow’ as they reflect softly onto your face.”
If you’re attending a special event this summer such as a wedding, don’t fret about what you might wear. Feel ultra glamorous in one of Babes with Babies’ occasion dresses like the Amandine silk party creation. The bright watercolour print gives the piece a really distinctive look plus the fabric will skim over your bump for relaxed femininity. The sash belt can be used to give the dress shape and definition too.
Portobello Belle Top, £180.00
Dorothy Drape Top, £40.00
Hopes and Dreams Silk Dress, £119.00
Cara Dress, £95.00
Amandine Dress, £325.00
Say goodbye to cold windy days ladies as it is officially time to embrace the new season ahead! It makes an exciting change to wake up to beautiful sunshine as it means the warm weather is fast approaching – we might as well whip out the wedges and suncream now! If you’re getting bored of complimenting looks with the usual accessories though, why not restyle your wardrobe with a handful of must-have items to welcome in the spring!
High street and designer stores are now packed full of delectable items that are perfecto for the seasons ahead. From beautiful bags to statement jewellery and everything else in-between, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just by updating your accessories you can create a whole different outfit. Restyling your image has never been simpler - now it’s just a matter of deciding on what trends you want to rock this spring/summer!
Hats have suddenly shot into stardom thanks to style savvy celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Rita Ora. From beanies to caps, they are the ideal accessory for evoking the grunge trend for spring plus they will be able to hide a bad hair day no problem! Normally hats would be phased out by now but they’ve taken a U turn and can be seen everywhere we look. So why not join in the hat brigade and top off ensembles with a twist of urban cool with the Tattoo Pendant Trucker Hat from River Island. You’ll regret it if you don’t!
Tattoo Pendant Trucker Hat, £25.00 from River Island