Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Littlewoods guest post - summer 2012

 Today I have a guest post for you provided by - although summer on either side of the pond has been complete polar opposites with the American heatwave and the English monsoon, fashion still has an important part to play.

Update Your Summer Essentials For 2012
If you want to give your summer clothing a fashion-forward twist then read our guide and discover how to update your summer essentials for 2012.

The sundress
This year the catwalks saw a wild array of clashing prints and fabrics. Choose a sundress that will nod to this trend and you’ll have an outfit that will be a go-to for the rest of the season. If your dress has a floral pattern then accessorize with a clashing belt featuring stripes or polka dots. If you want to go the whole hog, try a bold floral waistcoat that picks out a few of the colours from your dress.

The white vest
Most of us buy a couple of white vests at the beginning of the summer because they’re so versatile and can be teamed with a huge range of different outfits. This year’s most popular cut for vests is the racer back, which ties in perfectly with the sporty look. To tick off two trends in one, choose a neon vest that will add a pop of colour to any sports inspired outfit.

The denim short 
Denim cut offs are the perfect way to get your pins out in the summer. They’re comfortable and classic and they can be dressed up or down. If you want to bring your denim shorts into 2012 then adorn then with studs. Studs, beads and other embellishments are big news this year so rough up your cut-offs and embrace the rock chick look. You can buy studs online or from a haberdashery and they will look perfect teamed with black leather wedges.

The maxi dress
The maxi dress has been around for years and there are tonnes of styles and designs to choose from. If you want to hit this year’s hippy trend then team your maxi with plenty of beads and bangles and layer a couple of thin belts. Accessorize with a garland of flowers in your hair and leather flip flops to give an air of casual chic.

The blazer
A good blazer is a summer essential you can wear year after year and one of these classically cut jackets is the perfect way to complete any seaside inspired outfit. Nautical is one of this summer’s top trends and if you want to get the look then team tailored shorts with your blazer and choose red, white or navy accessories.

What are you key summer essentials, whether your home or aboard, rain or shine?


  1. Ive also really gotten into blazers lately! The summer here has been non existant so I am really hoping it picks up soon xx

  2. I've been meaning to get a blazer for so long, especially a nice colourful one! I keep hearing that the weathers meant to pick up in the UK next week so hopefully it does. While its pouring down here today its still so warm!