Guest Post: Marks and Sparks Howareya?
The summer season is upon us, and that means that it’s time for storefronts and magazine covers to relentlessly assault you with every different take on summer fashion. You’re familiar with this: it’s the time of year when every single place you go throws a new style in your face, and it seems that every store you typically trust is trying to tell you what to do. Of course, there is an argument to be made that some of these stores know what they’re talking about, as they’re often the ones who set the trends, but be that as it may, the constant onslaught of ideas can be more than a little overwhelming. Still, before long it is probably time to head out to Marks and Spencer to freshen up your summer wardrobe. So here are a few simple suggestions that go a little bit beyond flashy window displays and common themes.
- You probably hear a lot about bright colours when it comes to summer fashion. Every store window proclaims bright colours as if they’re onto something new, when in reality this is a basic staple of warm weather dress. Who wants to look dull while the sun’s out? But, going a bit further than brightness, have you considered neon this summer? Flash is in, and as long as it doesn’t totally dominate your wardrobe, grabbing a few neon items of clothing can really help to shape your personal style for the coming months.
- Another clothing item that looks to be popular but is a bit outside of the typical summer recommendations is large hats. Whether it’s American musician John Mayer sporting a cowboy hat on his latest album cover, or a Hollywood starlet strutting the red carpet with a hat like an umbrella, if you hold to the notion that stars dictate fashion, big hats are all the rage. To some extent you have to be a bit careful about how you add a big hat to an average outfit, but it can be managed, and you’ll certainly stand out.
- Similarly, but perhaps no as unusually, big sunglasses are also in this summer. This is a more common and basic trend, but it is somewhat important to ignore specific brands or styles. Some people will try to tell you that “vintage” sunglasses or aviators are specifically in style; the truth is, sunglasses these days are supposed to be on the large side, regardless of make and model. Find something that suits you personally, and if you want to stay stylish, try to keep it big.
Guest Post: M&S