Top summer fashion trends: London
Head wraps and hair chain jewellery
Moving away from the controversy of native American headwear at festivals, head and hair fashion has taken a positive turn. The rise of hair-chains to delicately crown the hair and head wraps to hold hair down and away from the face, is a trend not only for summer festivals but also suitable for a walk to the shops. You will not be accused of over-dressing as you catch the gaze of passers-by with a twinkle in your hair jewels or the bold patterns of a hair wrap.
The cold-shoulder and bardot tops/dresses
Londoners and visitors to the city are all exposing their shoulders this summer. Whether it’s a full on exposure with bardot (off-the-shoulder) tops and dresses or a sneak peek with the subtle ‘cold-shoulder’style, you can’t miss this trend. You may not be rewarded with an extended tan for following this trend under London’s cloudy, grey skies, but the shoulder exposure will raise your style high in the ranks of the fashion world.
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This one is in no way a new fashion trend, but you’ll have a hard time travelling around London without seeing men, women, and children alike celebrating summer’s unpredictability in their ripped jeans. From grunge to boho, this trend has penetrated every style and can be pulled off by women and men of any shape as several types of jeans including skinny, baggy, and boyfriend, are embracing this trend. The ripped jean is also an item which can be integral as an outfit for any season and all weathers. Whether you’re strutting down the streets of central London, or feeding the ducks in the East End’s Victoria Park, nurture your inner rebel with a style you can wear all year round.
Though culottes are often branded the marmite of the fashion world, with their cropped flare being an eyesore for some and a staple in the summer wardrobe for others, they have hit the streets of London this summer and made a heavy imprint. The designs of this seasons culottes are making no apologies. Bold, block colours are complementary to tailored culottes, whereas light cotton-made culottes glide down the streets with patterns to impress. A favourite of ours is the tribal pattern which can be shaken up with a collision of unexpected colours. Many of the culottes wearers this summer recommend trying on a pair even if you think they wouldn’t suit you. Give it a go and treat your ankles to a day out.