BTS’s Summer Essentials

As the sun starts to shine in all it’s glory, here’s what we will be wearing this season.
 
The pineapple is not just a popular item of kitsch style around the home (I am lusting after this Graham and Green lamp) but the spiky fruit is also a major fashion hit, it stands for all things summery, fruity and fun.
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Clockwise from top left: Lamps by Graham and Green from £99, Jumpsuit by Joy £36, Pineapple Vest by Zara £19.99
Wear this pineapple jumpsuit over a plain T-shirt or vest, or a pineapple T-shirt with your favourite jeans for a zesty summer look.
 
My newest accessory addiction is wearing a tikka, traditionally worn as an indian wedding headpiece, perfect to add some boho charm to your look this summer. If like me you are a fringey, and were oh so grateful for the headband trend as it keeps your fringe in place, then you will also like a tikka!
I adore this Johnny Loves Rosie tikka, available from Asos for £22:
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I am obsessing over Emma Stone at the German premiere of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, wearing a stunning Chanel dress from the French brand’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Image
Above: Emma Stone in my dream Chanel dress.
 
Everything is right about this dress and the length she wore it at is my new favourite skirt length. Slightly longer than midi, not quite maxy, saves a multitude of tripping up over hem sins.
Below is me (!) in a vintage skirt I have hemmed at the same length as Miss Emma Stone’s, sporting a home made tikka I fashioned from a bracelet, DIY styley.
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Hem a maxi skirt at the perfect length for you or try this skirt by Warehouse £20:
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We do love a good hat here at BTS HQ and for a summer take on the classic fedora or trilby try a pink, blush or nude colour for candy sunshine vibes. 
Here’s me in another vintage find (excuse the goofy smile!):Image
 
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Above: Catarzi Blush Fedora £35.00 available at Asos.
 
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Above: Pink Fedora by River Island £22.
 
Jemma’s summer essential is the sleeveless jacket, a perfect transitional piece for spring to summer.  Jemma did another little DIY cheat and used a button through dress which was already hanging in her wardrobe, creating a look similar to the Haider Ackermann sleeveless jacket, although without £700 price tag!
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Above: Jemma in her sleeveless jacket at the My Secret Dressing Room Launch.
 
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Above: Sleeveless jacket by Haider Ackermann £700.
 
Like Jemma, try wearing a button front dress as a sleeveless jacket, this one is on sale at £28 by Asos, below:
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As a yummy Mummy to be, Jemma is loving the maternity dungaree short.  Wearing with tights and cardies when the sun isn’t quite as bright as we’d like, and when it is, with T’s and sandals. Plenty of room for the growing bump in there too!
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Above: Maternity Dungaree Shorts by Topshop £38.
 
The great thing about these summer essentials is you can wear them with pieces you already have, or maybe you even have some items you can tailor or re-work to create these looks. If you want some advice and to book a wardrobe revamp/ makeover, where we can help you style what you already have in your wardrobe then get in touch: info@bangtidystyling.com
 
Helen x
 

 

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