The Ultimate Summer 2014 Style Guide

With summer coming, many of us are looking towards a style overhaul. Festival season, barbeques with good friends and glorious evenings and weekends spent in the pub garden. It all sounds idyllic. So many of cannot wait for summer to come and it is easy to see why! If your summer style needs updating from last years, then look no further.

Boho Chick:

The bohemian trend is one that will never die. Every summer the look returns but with a twist. This year’s take on the bohemian look is tribal and is the perfect look for the avid festival goer. Native Indian headdresses and american Indian bracelets are going to be huge this summer. Team with a crepe maxi dress and brown gladiator sandals to ensure that you stay ahead of the fashion pack this summer. You’ll be willing summer round year after year with this cool look.

Dresses, Galore:

Forget teeny tiny denim hot pants, that is so last year. This summer is all about the return of the pretty dress. Dresses for summer 2014 coming in a gorgeous array of styles and fabrics. Crepe is making a huge comeback in place of linen. Likewise, ditsy floral’s are making a much welcome return. Aztec styles are out and cool tribal is in. Pastel tones are going to be huge this summer too. Think 1930s style tea dresses, couple with leather satchels and you’ll be on the right lines. This summer is going to be dress shaped, and we cannot wait!

Kaftans:

If you want to remain cool and the epitome of summer chic this season, then look no further than a Kaftan. Not only do they keep the perilous summer sun of your skin, but the floaty material ensures that you remain cool in the sticky summer months. This summer, designers have opted for denim tones and crisp whites. Kaftans for 2014 are adorned with beautiful tribal and Indian embroidery and cotton tassles for an overall hippy, relaxed effect. Team these with your favourite pair of skinny jeans and flip flops and look the epitome of summer cool in no time.

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Wedge Delight:

Wedges, year on year, make a welcome return during the summer months. Gone are the nights out where your feet are crippled in stilettos, the return of the wedged heel is always welcome. For summer 2014, wedged heels have taken on a slightly more chunky form, with big straps and uber cool metallic detailing. Vivienne Westwood declared hers as ‘clompers’ and even rides her bicycle in them. If they comfortable enough to ride a bike in, they are definitely comfortable for a night out on the town in! And surely, if it is good enough for Viv, then it is definitely good enough for us.

Headbands:

As always, the headband is making another welcome return. Opt for big daisies and floral affairs to adorn your hair. Perfect for keeping your luscious locks off your face during the heat of the afternoon while remaining effortlessly cute in the process.

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