Saturday, 17 May 2014

Summer Trends - May 2014

While doing my usual evening flick through my instagram feed, tumblr feed any anywhere else on the internet which provides me with means of procrastination, I've always loved using this time to keep up to date with the 'trends of the times' and think of my own ways of wearing them. Minimalist simplicity has been a bold trend recently with the return of the block wedge and grandmas vintage tennis skirt, along with bold florals and the resurrection of the two piece, it truly does seem that we are heading right back into the 60's.
Firstly I thought I would add some images of my fashion inspiration at the present moment and for the future in summer!

 
Forever my inspiration the fabulous Elizabeth Jane! Rocking my preferred version of the chunky shoe but with a heel - I have such a huge wardrobe envy of this fashion icon.

 
At the moment I am on the hunt for a fabulous oversized clutch bag for summer, at the moment I am torn between this American Apparel clutch and the 'Stressed, depressed, but well dressed' oversized clutch from Zara but it's been sold out everywhere I've been!

 
This right here is one of the best way to wear the sheer trend as show by the top and the chunky sandal trend with effortless ease. The way that all of the colours are light yet scream fashionable simplicity is something I adore and will 100% be trying to replicate in summer!

 
The Olsen sisters are my fashion idols and have been for many years, I love long and floaty and layered and structured just like they do, and many of my outfits are Olsen inspired. They seem to combine fashion and comfort in a way that completely captivates me and I bow down to their fabulousness. This summer I will be using them for inspiration for my accessories and what I choose to wear over the top of my outfits. If you are ever stuck for outfit ideas, I highly suggest that you search for their outfits online, there will 100% be something for everyone.
 
Now onto just a couple of new trends I have noticed creeping in that I thought I would discuss at greater length and talk about how I would work them if I decided to, hope this helps!

The Tennis Skirt;


 
This seems to be a recent trend which has cropped up mainly amongst the 'Instagram Fashionistas' and fits perfectly in the simplistic trends of the time. There seems to be a strong favourite when it comes to the skirt in question and this is from American Apparel and can be bought here; this skirt is 100% on my summer wish list this year as it seems like such a versatile piece of clothing, not forgetting it fitting like a dream, every single girl I have seen wearing this skirt recently has had such a style game which was as we call it, ever so strong. As of yet I have been unable to find a cheaper alternative which does rather break my heart as the American Apparel one is not exactly very cheap but I am sure, that it would be worth every penny, so I'm definitely going to be saving up! How I would personally style this trend would be to keep within the simplistic look of the skirt, as I think that taking the attraction away from it would ruin it completely. Personally I would wear it with a tight crop top such as this or this. Over the top (weather dependant of course!) you would top it off with a light jacket or a sheer oversized shirt left hanging or tied at the waist! I would pair this outfit with my everyday chelsea boots or an equivalent, but if the weather was feeling particularly warm I would go for a pair of chunky sandals.
 
The Chunky Sandal.
 
 
 
I am personally really undecided about this trend as I am sort of thinking its become too popular and everywhere you look there are people walking round in the same style strappy sandal with the cleated sole. It's an evolution from the popular Coltrane boot which was predominant on the high street during autumn and winter of last year and really, the chunky sandal is its summer equivalent. Don't get me wrong they look wonderful on some but I think the best was to work this trend would be to think outside the box with how you wear them. They are not a very feminine shoe so wearing them with a feminine outfit would give you a good contrast and make your outfit stand out. In upcoming summer I think that the best everyday outfit regarding this style would be the shoes (obviously) and example of which is these wonderful Topshop beauties here.
 
Beauty!
 
 
 
Today I had a visit to my local Superdrug and I thought that I would have a look at whether MUA had any new items in and to have a look for some killer deals throughout their entire collection. I have always loved MUA due to the quality of product that you receive from such a small price, I have every lipstick that they have made within the one pound line, and they are all so damn good with excellent pigmentation! Today I picked up a blusher in shade 'cupcake', a bronzer in shade 3, Luxe velvet lip lacquer in shades 'reckless' and 'atomic' (these are AMAZING I cannot get over how pigmented and how anti smudge they are, these are going to be my life over summer I can tell.) and finally the power pout lipstick in shade 'rendezvous' which is a lovely nude lipstick stick for every day wear. I was so happy with these as Superdrug have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment so all of that was bought for eight pounds! oh yeaahhhhhhh.
 
Anyway, thank you for reading this if you have I really do appreciate it! I hope you enjoyed it and i'm sorry that its taken me so long to actually get round to making a post so I thought that I would just do an all round post! I will be getting into this blog a lot heavier over summer as my lovely friend has offered to be photographer for the photos to be on the blog which will be very very useful for me being able to tell you all where my clothes are from because I constantly get asked on my instagram, this is why I have started tagging my posts as best I can when I post them, so if you didn't know that then now you do! If you have any ideas of how I could improve this blog or what you'd like to see next whether it be on my YouTube or on my Instagram or on here, then please do let me know!
If you have any items that you want me to feature on my blog/instagram now or in the future once I set it up better then please feel free to email me at the email in my Instagram bio.
Thank you again for taking the time to read through this!
Love,
Hayleigh x
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