Trending summer looks for women

Summer is upon us, and the time has come to pamper ourselves. In the dull and dreary United Kingdom, summer gives us the chance to really look our best. The winter coat goes straight to the back of the wardrobe until October, and out come the summer dresses that we just hope we can still fit into. Whether you’re staying in the UK or heading abroad this summer, here are 5 trendy summer looks that are guaranteed to dazzle.

Florals, Florals, Florals

Florals are back, and just in time for summer too. Floral jumpsuits, playsuits and dresses are in, and there’s some gorgeous prints making their way onto the high street. The great aspect of floral prints is that there is something for every taste; floral is flexible and can be worn bright or understated, low-key or vibrant. It’s time to look fab in florals this summer.

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Ruffle It Up

Believe it or not, ruffles are no longer a thing of the past. Minimalist ruffles have been on the high street for a while now, but this summer it’s time to go one step further and sport ruffles like you were born for it. Whether it’s a dress, blouse or Bardot-style top, ruffles go well with all sorts of styles.

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Statement Stripes

Statement stripes have been spotted all over the catwalks, meaning they’re going to be big for SS17. Stripes are ideal for those who prefer sporting a minimalistic style rather than an all-out floral, girlie one. Team a vertically striped blouse with a skirt or a pair of cut-off jeans and pumps or sandals for a great summer daytime look.

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Bralettes have been a big success in women’s fashion in the last couple of years, and they’re not going anywhere. Wear a bralette with a long skirt for a festival-chic look, or wear one underneath an oversized shirt for something more understated. They can be incorporated into all sorts of styles, and always look great.

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All the top designers have been incorporating sportswear into their SS17 collections, bringing a bit of a 90s vibe to the fashion world. Whether it’s a good pair of trainers, a cute anorak or some Adidas leggings, athletic wear is going to be big this summer.

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