Friend Friday #43: Summer Trends

For this week’s Friend Friday topic, Katy asked us: What are the top 5 Summer trends that you are looking forward to wearing this season?

You might remember we answered the same question for Spring a couple of months ago (if you don’t, you can find the post here!).

My top 5 summer trends that I’m looking forward to are:

1.       Braids:

As seen on the catwalks at Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Hermès

The perfect style to keep unruly hair looking chic on holiday, at the beach!!

2.       Ballet-inspired fashion/pleated skirts:

As seen on the catwalks at Lanvin and Chloé
I adored the ballet-inspired pleated skirts that appeared on the catwalks for Summer 2011, these two options from the high street are perfect, don’t you think?

Left, Mango pleated midi skirt; and right, Miss Selfridge pleated dress

3.       Coloured jeans:

You might remember I wrote about my obsession with Isabel Marant’s coloured jeans earlier in the year, in this post? I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair but for now, feast your eyes on these:

Coloured jeans on the SS 2011 Isabel Marant catwalk

4.       White:

Whites on the catwalk at Dolce e Gabbana from SS 2011

These maxis from the high street make white look glamorous even on a budget:

Left, H&M maxi skirt; and right, Mango maxi dress

My only problem with white is that I am always terrified to sit down anywhere when I’m wearing it – and I always think it looks like just the thing to wear for a picnic at the park – but imagine the grass stains?!!

5.       Colour blocking:

I loved the colour blocking trend that was on so many of the catwalks for this season, from Issa to Jil Sander and Gucci to Prada. If you have been reading my blog this week, you’ll know that I’m currently taking part in the Filofax Blogger Style Off and have had my own go at colour blocking! You can read my “How to… Colour Block” post and also see my final outfit for the competition. I would also be very grateful if you would please go to the Filofax Facebook page and “like” my photo. Thank you very much – in advance!

Now, let me ask you: What are the top 5 Summer trends that you are looking forward to wearing this season?

Remember to check out ModlyChic for the other responses to this week’s topic and for more information on how to get involved with Friend Friday yourself.


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