Summer Event Style

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Summer balls and proms can be stressful to dress for, as occasion wear is sometimes a little tricky to get just right. You don’t want to go over the top with a full on ball gown fit for Cinderella, and you don’t want to look like your simply off to Tiger Tiger for a night out! Here I have found 5 different styles of summer ball dresses, inspired from runways of the past and fit for a range of girls fashion preferences. From retro dresses to glamorous jumpsuits, you don’t have to go for something boring and safe, instead choose something that you will feel and look amazing in, because it is not every day that you get the chance to dress up swanky, so have fun and take a look at these dresses for a little inspiration.

The Glamour Girl

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Why not try something a little different this year and opt for an on trend and comfortable jumpsuit! This ‘Break hearts’ jumpsuit from Cameo at Topshop may be a little pricey at £135, but why not just treat yourself. This open back straight leg onesie will look amazing and will most definitely help you stand out from the crowd. To add a little colour, maybe opt for bright shoes and a clutch or wear simple accessories and some bright red lippy.

 The Girly GirlSoft-Spray-A-Line-Dress

If you’re a girl who loves every thing pink, bright and fun, maybe try something that will look both pretty but a little more subtly cool. This French Connection dress, which is £150 (great place to buy understated but fashionable evening dresses) is lovely and cute, with its A-line cut and soft pink and pastel spray paint effect you will feel pretty in pink but still mature and chic.

The Floral Girl

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I absolutely love bardot cut tops and dresses because they are so flattering and I have even chosen a bardot style dress for myself this year. This off the shoulder ASOS midi bodcon dress is fab and is great if your wanting a sexy and summery look. The gorgeous shades of the dress is easy to colour co-ordinate with accessories as you could go for cream, pink or even a lilac shade of shoes and purse. At only £38 this outfit is a steal and would turn some heads at your summer event this year.

 The Retro Girl 18D35QWHT_2_large

You can never go wrong with classic styles like this dress because they always look so cool and on trend and the simplicity of them is what creates such a strong look. This beautiful White dobby lace midi dress by Miss Selfridge is great for any retro enthusiasts as its high paneled neck and sheer overlay looks clean cut and very 1950’s. I love the detail of the underlay and think it is an absolute bargain at only £49, grab it now with you’re student discounts!

The Boho Girl

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If you aren’t into the whole girly dress up style then maybe opt for something a little more earthy and downplayed with this absolutely gorgeous maxi dress from ASOS. This boho bargain is £90 and includes fabulous lace inserts and floral embroidery to create a really pretty and natural look. This would look great with some wedges or even flats if you would rather a little more comfort, and to be festival ready as well (because who wants to buy a dress and only wear it once!) include a simple head chain and some loose curls to the style.

#Denim

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Denim never truly goes out of fashion and is worn by many of us day in and day out in the form of a pair of jeans. Although this is a staple item you have to have in your wardrobe, it’s time to update the denim look a bit! Instead of buying a boring pair of denim jeans, start wearing denim jackets, skirts, dresses and jumpsuits ready for Spring/Summer. Here are a few of my high street pics that are cute and affordable!

05J12HIND_2_large  Topshop quilted denim jacket – £65

Quilting has been seen on runways over the past few fashion weeks and this jacket is a really great look for summer evenings over a pair of shorts or a mini skirt.

 image4xl (Buy on ASOS) Hilfiger Denim Pattern Jumpsuit – £90

Although a little expensive (but just treat yourself!) this gives a quirky take on a denim jumpsuit with its animal print patterning. A great look on holidays or on a nightout with a pair of sandal heels and a clutch.

05X14GIND_2_large Topshop Denim Roll Up Dungarees – £65

Always a fun and young look, the denim dungarees are a classic that come back time and time again into fashion, particularly in the summer season. The slouched design of these look extra comfy and laidback with a long sleeve patterned t-shirt.

image4xxl (Buy on ASOS) River Island Denim Shirt Dress – £40

Denim shirt dresses are a real sexy look, without looking too try hard, particularly when paired with some heels and a disheveled and relaxed hairstyle like loose waves. I love how the tie up belt of this dress cinches in the waist to create a lovely feminine shape, but without you having to breathe in all day!

Lads Style

Lads Style

My pick of stylish lads!
Ryan Gosling – Always knows how to dress chic but casual with his leather jackets and rugged boots.
Jared Leto – One of the few men who can pull off a dipdye ombre hairstyle. He always dresses immaculately for the awards seasons and knows how to pull off his tailored looks, particularly with his use of accessories.
Idris Elba – One of the coolest men about, Idris looks amazing in this grey suit with red checks, let’s hope he’s the next Mr Bond, cos he knows how to wear a suit.
Ryan Reynolds – Such a fashionable man, he looks amazing in his trench coats with casual jumpers and jeans, but lets be honest he can pull off anything with his looks!
Nicholas Hoult – Lovely british lad, he’s so cute and looks great in quirky outfits with his awkward skinny look which looks great in bright jackets and button up to the collar shirts.
Joseph Gordon Levitt – I fell in love with him after 500 days of summer, where he proved his geeky cute looks in jumpers over shirts with jeans. Throw on some headphones and scruff up your hair and you’ll look just like Tom from the film.
Tinie Tempah – He pulls it off everytime with his daring and stylish looks, I love his choice of coats and how he always chooses something which isn’t ‘safe’ but quirky and cool.

That 70’s Style

That 70's Style
With fringed jackets, high neck blouses, over the knee boots and paisley patterns coming back into high street shops, we can definitely notice that 70’s style revival. 70’s icons such as Jane Fonda, Joni Mitchell and the fab Jane Birkin example the carefree style of fashion, with mini skirts, baggy blouses and the long hair with fringe classic beauty trend. The two pieces I have put together are examples of the hippy boho chic which was a common trend of the 70’s, and these looks can be easily found on the highstreet or online!

MANGO shift dress
£53 – mango.com

Missguided brown jacket
£38 – missguidedus.com

Fendi suede boots
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Stuart Weitzman suede boots
£255 – 6pm.com

Mulberry evening bag
£795 – mulberry.com

Pink purse
£53 – unique-vintage.com

Chanel Couture – Spring/Summer 15′

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As per, Karl Lagerfeld stunned with his beautifully original and creative runway couture show for Chanel. Creating a modern countryside chic vibe with straw hats, Chanel watering cans and faux tweed and check patterns, Chanel presented a wonderful spring and summer collection with an inspiring backdrop of petals and flower embellished outfits. With palettes of apricot, lilacs, peaches and blues the colorful pastels stunned on the runway, particularly the fabulous sequinned suits and accessories. Pairing eccentric styles such as fringed skirts and tops, padded shoulder jackets, mesh ballerina skirts and sheer long overshirts with simple black booties and black lace masks, Lagerfeld demonstrated his ability to never over do it. One of the key trends in the show was his use of croptop suits, with cut off tops and off the hip skirts in both a-line and pencil styles, this could be a new trend to watch out for.

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Christian Dior – Spring/Summer ’15

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Raf Simons really pulled Spring fashion out of the bag with this show. Gorgeous sunny tones of yellow, blue and of course the drop dead orange latex legging boots stood out amazingly. Dior always delivers sophistication and class with its style, with the sleek and simple pulled back hair and natural palettes of makeup, but this show really emphasized the fun to fashion, plucking old classics from the 60’s and 70’s and updating them into the 21st century. For instance A-line full skirts with tight busted tops oozed 60’s glamour, while sequinned jumpsuits, bold and bright geometric patterned outfits and transparent overcoats gave a funky 70’s edge. Here are some of my top picks from the runway.

Snaps from the show

Snaps from the show