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10th March 2014

Simply fad-u-lous

Skye Scott runs us through how to try some of this summer’s fleeting fashion fads


Pool Sliders: Topshop: £55.00

You may think that fashion fads are just for fashion industry insiders, crazy bloggers and attention seekers. But this summer season try to be braving some of fashion’s fad trends. By introducing just a few and styling them with your classic items, you can look fashion forward without looking like you’ve fallen out of an edgy fashion magazine.

If you’re not very brave, start of with something that is just a twist on a normal item in your wardrobe. Think of the culottes as just a wide leg trouser or long length shorts. Culottes are available in leather, satin, cotton and jersey, making a pair suitable for everyone. They are sported by some of fashions most stylish people and along with being fashion ‘it’ items are comfortable and practical. This navy satin pair will look sleek paired with black tights and loafers for the colder months, or with a striped top come summer.



Pool Sliders: Zara: £39.99

Think back to your mum’s Birkenstocks, she’d wear in the summer with knee length shorts. They’ve had a fashion update; they are glam, cool and exactly what we want to be wearing around the pool on our summer holidays. It may not be sunny enough just yet, but once the sun comes out these are the sandals you should be wearing. These metallic ones from ZARA add a touch of glam whilst being practical and comfortable. Topshop also have plenty of coloured and floral patterned options already in stock. Wear them with your favourite denim shorts and crop top or with your swimsuit for a cool holiday look.



Bomber Jacket: ASOS: £28.00

Sportswear is key this season, a lot of the fashion fads for summer are based on glamming up sportswear: being practical but beautiful. You may already own a pair of New Balance trainers or patterned plimsolls, but try upping your fashion game by donning a bomber jacket. The bomber jacket is fun, edgy and versatile. Available in numerous colours, fabrics and patterns they are suitable for all occasions. This patterned one from ASOS can be worn in the day with boyfriend jeans and trainers or at night over a silky camisole.

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