As a fashion stylist, I’m all about hacks to make us all accentuate our best features. One simple idea I opt for on the regular is using a neutral sandal or heel to elongate my legs.
This is also effective if you’re embracing maximalism this season and are wearing clashing florals or bright block coloured tones. That way your shoe choice won’t detract from your look and will be more versatile.
When it comes to Summer footwear, we all need essential boxes ticked. The necessity is a blend of fashion and function, quality and comfort. To my happy surprise, H&M have brought out premium quality leather slides with a padded, quilted foot strap. They have leather linings, insoles and fluted rubber soles but are priced at only €39.99.
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The best part of this news is that they are designer dupes for celebrity favourite Bottega Veneta! If you aren’t a Kardashian or Oprah, you’re probably not going to splash out on a €950 sandal – regardless of how exquisite it may be.
The Bottega Veneta aesthetic goes between woven and quilted. It is beloved by Hollywood stars and A listers. So many high street and online retailers jumped on the quilted mule bandwagon as it became such a sought after trend. Quilted or woven flats have a lush, chic appearance and look very expensive. Especially these ones from H&M that are available online and in store in shades nude and black.
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If you’re looking for a neutral mule on a budget, H&M also have a dark beige style for €19.99 that exudes serious 90’s Carrie Bradshaw vibes. They are also available in black and turquoise. These would be fabulous paired with a boyfriend blazer, lacy cami or slogan tee, printed midi skirt with a slit/frill or edgy detailing, and pop on a pair of statement earrings to finish the look.
Meanwhile, if you’re feeling you need a new dress to brighten up your life then look no further. We have found the dreamiest dress that’s a literal style steal! The ‘Solana multi abstract spot midi dress’ is priced at €54.95 from iclothing.com and looks incredibly high end. It would be perfect with our neutral Bottega Veneta dupe sandals to exude ultimate Summer chic.
This dress embodies all the key trends this season: puff sleeves, maximalism and clashing prints. It looks very similar to high end brand Rixo London, but at a mere fraction of the price.
When I get booked for virtual styling appointments a huge must have for shoppers is a cool denim jacket for day-to-day wear. There are so many options when shopping online that buying a basic staple like this can feel tricky. There’s too much choice!
What I think looks best is a white denim jacket to have a fresh take on the trend, or if you want a more typical denim look mid-wash tones are the most stylish option. Michelle Keegan’s collaboration with Littlewoods Ireland is the gift that keeps on giving. Their cropped elasticated back denim jacket is in stock at the minute and it is the dream!
It’s super flattering, a great length for wearing with separate’s and dresses, and has a ‘Saved by the Bell’ vibe. It has that retro authentic feel without looking dated, and is priced at €52. It is available now and there are also white V by Very options on the site too if that’s a twist on the trend you want to embrace.
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