• Kookie Muhretti

Is this trend here to stay?


River Island Leopard Print Dress £40

Yay! Its time for our Summer Trend Report. Yes, thats right, wearing last years summer wardrobe does count, I just wanna give your outfits a bit of pizzaz with a few of these tasty items. I know, I know, trends are constantly changing, and can literally break your bank if you're not 'Shop Savvy', but ladies this is one not to miss! So what is it? Yep you guessed it, Polka Dots, Stripes and Animal Print. If you have them in your wardrobe, pull them out now! The key to this trend like the rest is to choose the size of the spots/stripes/animal carefully. For stripes, direction is key! For polka dots size and placement is important. For animal, choose wisely! Now, if you've been reading my blogs and watching my YouTube you'll already know how to stay on trend without going crazy with your budget! So let's take a look at some of the people flashing this seasons trend and the must have items that will make you dribble! Girls go get your tissues...

Trousers

Oh Olivia Palermo how a smile resides upon my face. For me this is perfect if your bold enough! A floral blazer with striped top and bottoms in varying sizes. Brilliant! But if this is too loud for you, why not tone it down with Floral culottes and striped hem. Or go bold in red or soften it up with salmon pink and polka dots. The possibilities are endless.

Dresses

Jourdan Dunn leads the way in this gorgeous directional Stripe dress. Wanna try this look? Check out TopShop's multi-coloured directional dress or their black and white stripe shirt dress. Or go cute in River Island's mini Tiered Leopard Print Dress. Either way you'll definitely stand out!

Tops

Did you think stripes had to be straight? Of course not as shown by Alexa Chung stripes can be in any format. But if you still prefer straight stripes go wild with these gorgeous tops from crossover, to off the shoulder to polka dots. Team these with wide leg trousers, jeans or a midi skirt and sandals and look fresh and on trend.

Playsuits/Jumpsuits

Model Cipriano Quann looking cute in a mini polka dot skirt teamed with red belt. But why not swap the skirt for these gorgeous play/jumpsuits, especially if, like me, you're scared the wind might share your secrets to the world. This gorgeous Black Spot Wrap playsuit from Isawitfirst.com got its airplay on the weekend (pics on instastory) I felt so sexy! The price is amazing along with the fabric and the next day free delivery will have you doing a happy dance. I'd say grab it before it's gone! Or why not try this animal print playsuit or split leg polka dot jumpsuit both from River Island. You'll feel cool and look cooler in either!

Skirts

I love this dress on Dua Lipa, I've got a thing for Polka dots and bows so when put together its just, love, love, love. So try this gorgeous silk dress by H&M or their spotted midi skirt as a great alternative. And even though the final skirt has nothing really to do with the dress, I'm adding it anyway as it's my love love. I'm envisioning it with my converse and tee shirt. What do you think?

Swimwear

For those of us excited about our holiday plans but not sure which swimsuit to wear, take a leaf out of Dua Lipa and try Polka Dots! This gorgeous deep plunge swimsuit is from River Island, holds the belly, whilst allowing your assets to be the focus. If that's too daring tone it down with this gorgeous ethnic print swimsuit giving the illusion of curves with the waistband and slimming at the same time with vertical stripes. Or go 80's with this leopard print and striped costume. Either way tongues will be wagging.

Conclusion

In the meantime have fun in the sun girlies... And that's it, your Summer Trend Report will not only get you through this gorgeous weather in style, it will help you to rework your wardrobe without spending a penny. Want more? Check out my Youtube video on how to wear this seasons favourites plus ways to shop savvy, revamp your wardrobe and find your own style. And don't forget to subscribe and be the first!

Kookie x

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Kookie Muhretti