Although the sun is still shining outside (well here and there anyway!) planet fashion has already moved onto Autumn/Winter mode and so we are wrapping up your capsule wardrobe for Summer. By now you’ve got 15 strong pieces that will have mixed together effortlessly to segue you stylishly through summer. There is, however, (hopefully) a month of sunshine to go so here are some final ‘topper’ pieces that will finish off any of your looks and give them that little fashion extra.
An eye-catching pair of earrings such as these beauties from Butler & Wilson will stylishly finish off any looks whether they’re casual or dressy. A glitzy pair of danglers will work really well against simpler daytime ensembles, instantly lifting your looks sans the effort. Try teamed with the tee and trousers, Breton top and pleated skirt or with the denim tunic. For a chic evening ensemble team with the maxi or trench dress.
You might not have thought about the figure enhancing qualities of a pair of earrings but a longer drop pair are flattering for curvier women and the bigger the pair the smaller you’ll look. They’re also a great tool for drawing focus upwards away from other areas such as tummies, hips and thighs.
Large Oval Drop Earrings, £58, available in blue, green, purple and red, Butler and Wilson
A pair of flats is an essential summer staple but they don’t just need to be a relief for tired feet or only for those relaxed environs. Flats this season are just as much statement shoes as their towering sisters and can really add that extra something to any look. This gorgeous pair from Clarks has a hint of gladiator together with a jeweled trim which means that they can dress up or down and can chameleon into a variety of looks.
With flats you lose the height so you have to be cautious of straps and where they cut across your leg/ankle. These rose coloured sandals are tonal and so won’t cause too much foreshortening. The jeweled trim is not only a gorgeous detail but will also draw a lengthening line down your foot.
Team with your maxi or pleated skirt and blouse for a polished look or team with your denim tunic or fringed jacket and wide leg trousers for a more-off duty look.
Clarks Sunday Girl Sandals, £44.99, sizes 3-8, available in Nude Pink and Denim Blue, www.shoesonline4u.co.uk
A skinny belt is every wardrobe’s staple style weapon – instantly drawing focus at the waist and creating and complimenting curves. Use it cleverly to break up a long line with colour, draw focus away from a heavy bust or legs and enhance the waist and optimize height (with a darker colour belt).
A patent skinny belt such as this one from House of Fraser will add a great pop of colour to any outfit as well as a just the right amount of polish. Try it with your maxi dress, trench dress, Breton top and pleated skirt or blouse and wide leg trousers.
Linea Skinny Snake Waist Belt, £15, sizes S, M & L, House of Fraser
Report by Sharon Tyler