Float away in the dreamy seaside palettes of SS10. Seen at Burberry, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane to name a few, the pastel shades were in hues of dusty blue and pink blush. Stronger lilacs, corals and yellows also punctuated this season's colourful trend. To keep the soft focus, team with barely-there nudes and gladiator-style sandals. Reminiscent of the sunny seaside, ice cream shades will be ever popular as the weather gets warmer...oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!
With every new year the resolutions swiftly follow, and we've made some of our own, but these are of the stylish sort- the ten must haves for 2010. We intend to stick to them.
No fashionista is complete without her shades, and this summer no other will do but the clubmaster. After Burberry's successful return to London, draping, ruffles and trench coats are high on the agenda. For the '90s grunge that is slowly brewing away, the only cure will be maxi skirts and pyramid studs. We predict grey joggers teamed with higher-than-life platforms, laid-back leisure turned glamorous, and we can't wait to get casual. Vintage-style denim shorts will be a must for the summer months: Think frayed edges and high waistbands teamed with the must-have wedges every one will be lusting after. Investment staples like black slouchy bags and signature studded belts are the ultimate buys to take you through the year, and they might even last the decade!
As the Christmas wrapping paper is barely settling on your living room floor, we know you are already thinking about that all important New Years Eve outfit. For the fuss free option to the midnight celebrations black is best. The LBD need not be boring with this seasons obsession with sequins and metalics not to mention the return of velvet. With some envy-inducing jewellery and to-die-for shoe art, you really can't go wrong. Here's to partying into 2010 in some midnight black style.
When you're wrapping up this winter we know it's not all about keeping warm. The only way to keep the cold out this season is with oversized textured pieces. With knitwear the only rule is the chunkier the better. Quirky cut out detailing or shaggy fringing will add to the textured style of this trend. Leather, suede and fur compliment the knitwear by continuing the textile theme. Larger than life snoods and scarves are a must and you could even take up knitting, either way it's all perfect to keep you toasty this Christmas.
Or it's already here. While Naomi holds down the fort, I'm on holiday in Dubrovnik, thanking Mother Nature for creating climates more appealing than the one in the UK. Translation: It's nice to see the sun again, especially when the sun is shining on a beautiful beach.
Which brings us to an ever-important question that always comes up this time of year. Have you picked your swimsuit? We've selected some of our favourites to build you up for beach time.