Wearing: Veronika Maine top, Cue dress (worn as skirt) Jcrew belt
Apologies for the fuzzy photo. It was the end of the day (see messy hair) and the light was fading. I just wanted to show you a couple of things – the new peplum top (which you can expect to see a lot more this Summer), how easy print mixing can be (just add a belt) and also how to wear a dress as a skirt. Well that’s acutally three things. Bonus
Sugary sweet pastels are another big trend already instore. Although a complete opposite to the other colour theme we’re seeing – its big. I would say it looks best on the younger crowd – I’m thinking teens, and 20 and 30-somethings. On a more mature lady it feels a little wrong and we verge into the mutton/lamb territory.
Anyhoo – for those giving this one a whirl:
This pale pink Portmans tweed jacket feels very Chanel – but a whole lot cheaper. Actually this would be the choice for any mature ladies trying pastel. I like this with a white tee and denim. Also fab toughed up with a black leather skirt and ankle boots.
This Cue dress is so sweet and will totally work for all those summer parties. Great cut for those hourglasses who are not too busty and also you lovely Pears. Keep the rest of the look fresh and modern with nude wedges and an oversized clutch (animal print?).
Accessories are the easiest, safest (cause pale colours are oh so scary – get a grim Gem) and cheapest way to flirt with pastels. Colette delivers every time. Boom.
I’m sure you’ve noticed peplums everywhere in the shops at the moment. Other than I love saying the word peplum (sounds like a funny body part to me – ie – she really damaged her peplum) it’s also a very flattering shape on us ladies.
I’ve been drooling over this Cue number for ages – waiting for it to go on sale. This aubergine colour loves hanging out up with all your black, grey, camel and even navy bottoms. The ¾ sleeves are also so right. Why not throw a chunky gold necklace on top?
Well, well ,well. You had me at stripes, but add this soft cotton peplum shape and I’m sold. This cute one at Forever new is a cheaper way to get in on the trend. The only thing I will say about people buying them is it is best to try them on beforehand as some will sit too high or too low on your torso. Aim for your natural waist. As for belts – while the peplum already shows off your waist (how thoughtful) I do like to add a belt – a cherry red would be fab on this one.
Skirts are also hoping on the peplum express (as are and dresses and jackets) and this ASOS one is so pretty with its black lace. It’s a simple pencil skirt with a fun twist. You don’t need me to tell you how to wear it. I will note that this shape is not so kind on those who carry their weight on the bottom half as the peplum detail adds bulk where you don’t want it.
I’m not sure how long this has been going on but Cue now has an online store – with free shipping during May. This is exciting news. Although they only seem to be selling a relatively small amount of pieces online there are some lovely things.
This pencil skirt is so pretty and the floral print is very on-trend (very Givenchy) but such a classic shape. A must for hourglasses.
Collar detail is so popular at the moment and I love Cue’s take on this classic white shirt. It’s a little cool edge to your regular button-down.
And the accessories this season are fun and a bit rock. Adore.
For this one piece 3 ways segment I thought I would demonstrate the versatile ways to wear a denim chambray shirt. They are hugely popular with the stylish set (see here, here , here, here). Like its bulkier brother the denim jacket, a chambray shirt adds a cool casual vibe to an outfit (plus is figure friendly) and can be worn so many ways. For this example I tied it over a black dress for cocktails and tapas. A red dress would have also been fab.