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Fashion Forecast: Top Shopping Picks This Summer

Looking for fun and exciting ways to dress this season? The fashion craze is taking over Instagram and Life & Style are jumping on it. From summer getaway looks to fashionable street styles– make sure you’re looking hot this season.

Life & Style have put together the fashion Instagram accounts you must follow for street styles, celebrity styles and more to inspire your shopping picks this season.

 

Wide Leg Trousers

Extra wide leg trousers are fearless and bold in the fashion department and the great thing is it flatters women in all heights and sizes. To make this style work, pair it with a fitted top that will accentuate your waistline. This will give the illusion of a slimmer mid rift when there is volume at the bottom.

If you want to pull this off for work but keep it comfortable and stylish, tuck in a fitted blouse in a floral or embroidery detail and let these wide leg trousers capture all the attention.

It’s a great concealer for those who want to maintain their femininity without resorting to a fitted pair of jeans or a dress.

 

Retro Swimwear

Jazz up your swimwear collection. Retro bathing suits are super-hot for the beach, poolside and lounging by the bar. The high waisted bikini bottom is ideal for straight figure ladies who want to create the illusion of curves and also helps as a tummy supporter for the more curvaceous woman.

Create a colour block by mix and matching the top and bottom like these bikini sets. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination as the bold colours speaks for themself, so try it out next time you’re shopping for your holiday.

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Deconstructed Shirts

Wrap shirts look great because they flatter various aspects of the woman’s figure like the bust, waist and hip area. You can find different styles, lengths and fabric used but most require a similar method of tying.

Try a crisp white or a pinstriped design. They add a subtle edge to a smart and elegant shirt that can transition smoothly for hot summer days and nights.

If you can’t get your hands on one then rest assured there’s an easy way to give all your basic shirts a twist. Simply wear it off the shoulder by having the top few buttons undone. You should be able to have it hanging off your shoulder once you’ve reached the middle button.  Let the arms slip down like you’re wearing a bardot top

 

Senorita Ruffle Skirts

Ruffle skirts have taken the spotlight this season. They’re flowy and look like you’ve just walked out of Carlos Santana’s, Maria Maria music video. Wear your skirt with a slogan crop t-shirt, a tie shirt or team it with a ruffle sleeved top.

Whether you’re off to a BBQ, going out to eat, or taking salsa classes with the girls- you’re sure to have lots of fun spinning around in this gorgeous skirt. Wear it with sandals or heels that will instantly transition your look for day and night occasions.

 

Flared Trousers

Give your beloved ankle grazers a kick with flared trousers. They aren’t quite the same as wide leg trousers as the upper part is tighter and flare out at the bottom. They are strutting the streets in style for another comeback, but this time for all occasions. Whether you want to wear it to take the kids for a walk in the park, meet the girls for dinner, or take your office wardrobe up a notch, they can instantly transform a simple outfit.

For an everyday look, wear it with a fluid t-shirt, smart buttoned shirt or with ruffle sleeve tops to really make a top-to-bottom statement. For a night out you can team it with a sultrier sleeveless top and tie it up by the waist so the fit is flattering and feminine.  

Make sure your flared trousers are long enough that they’re touching the floor so you get that swishy motion when you’re walking down the corridor. It’s definitely a head turner!

 

Summer Dresses

A wrap, shirt or kimono dress is an unbeatable stress-free summer staple. Whether you choose yours in plain, floral or in seaside stripes, how you dress it up can really make a big difference.

Your summer dresses are go-tos, both on holiday and in the city which are great for all occasions. Switch up the footwear with strappy sandals to cork wedges for day and night looks to really make a statement.

Make the most of these must-have outfits this summer. For more styles and outfit ideas, head over to George.