Cloth & Stone Linen Romper

Cloth & Stone Linen Romper

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A favorite summer staple, the romper has the comfort of shorts and the styling ease of a dress. Finish with a denim jacket and sneakers or sandals for a breezy day out.

Easy to wear, easy to love is the motto of the Anthropologie exclusive line Cloth & Stone. Each piece begins with an effortless silhouette, before being imbued with personal touches such as specialty washes, rich textures and seasonal hues.

  •     Linen
  •     V-neck
  •     Ruffled sleeves
  •     Drawstring waist
  •     Pull-on styling
  •     Machine wash

Dimensions

  •     31.5″L
  •     3.5″ inseam

Source: Cloth & Stone Linen Romper

Closed Baker Mid-Rise Striped Slim Ankle Jeans

 

Closed Baker Mid-Rise Striped Slim Ankle Jeans

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With tuxedo-inspired striped sides, this slim pair is an elevated addition to your rotation of everyday denim.

Taking technical cues from military uniforms, Closed has been perfecting the partnership between denim form and function since 1978. Designed in Paris and crafted in Italy, their meticulously tailored jeans are finished with of-the-moment details and eco-friendly washes.

  •     92% cotton, 6% elastomultiester, 2% elastane
  •     Slim fit
  •     Five-pocket styling
  •     Front zip
  •     Machine wash
  •     Italy

Dimensions

  •     8.5″ rise
  •     27.25″ inseam
  •     11″ leg opening

Source: Closed Baker Mid-Rise Striped Slim Ankle Jeans

Yumi Kim Silk Hibiscus Maxi Dress

 Yumi Kim Silk Hibiscus Maxi Dress

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Featuring a tropically inspired print and a sweeping maxi length, this silk dress evokes a wanderlust for exotic locales.

After a brief stint in the music industry, designer Kim Phan returned to fashion in 2004 with the launch of Yumi Kim. With a focus on prints and silk, the line – which borrows its first name from Kim’s pet Yorkie – is inspired by vintage silhouettes and city living.

  •     Silk; polyester lining
  •     V-neck
  •     Adjustable straps
  •     Slit side
  •     Maxi silhouette
  •     Back zip

Dimensions

    Regular falls 60″ from shoulder
    Petite falls 56″ from shoulder

Source: Yumi Kim Silk Hibiscus Maxi Dress

Matisse Britt Strappy Booties

Matisse Britt Strappy Booties

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With cut-out detailing and a strappy silhouette, this stylish pair makes a western-inspired statement – especially when oufitted with distressed denim and a patchwork scarf.

Using the motto “bringing art to life” as the base of their branding, Matisse offers slightly rugged and road worn styles that draw inspiration from the American west. From classic booties to platform oxfords, each pair is hand-finished so that you can put your best foot forward.

  •     Synthetic leather upper, insole, sole
  •     Stacked leather heel
  •     Side zip

Source: Matisse Britt Strappy Booties

Faithfull Presley Cropped Linen Jumpsuit

Faithfull Presley Cropped Linen Jumpsuit

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Creating a striking look that goes beyond a simple dress or two-piece combo, this all-in-one wonder can be dressed up with heels and a clutch or, for a more casual take, styled with sneakers.

Designed with the modern traveler in mind, Faithfull pieces are feminine, flattering and versatile enough for wanderlust-fueled adventuring. Prints are inspired by vintage textiles and antique markets from across the world and each earth-toned garment is carefully produced using artisan techniques in Bali, Indonesia.

 

Source: Faithfull Presley Cropped Linen Jumpsuit

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Crayola Colours

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Designers raided the Pantone colour chart for pulsating primary colours – tomato red made a strong showing, seen everywhere from Preen to Victoria Beckham. There’s cobalt, emerald green and bright yellow. See Balenciaga’s head to toe take – canary yellow dress, layered over a long-sleeved top in the same shade, and accessorised with matching platform Balenciaga Crocs – taking the prize for coolest/craziest *delete as appropriate * collab of the season.

Pastel Colours

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Delicate sugared almond shades have shaken off their Hyacinth Bucket connotations and turned themselves into a fashion statement.  Preen’s standout show, inspired by saris and womens’ rights movements, was a masterclass in how to do pretty and powerful – with one-shouldered dresses and draped shapes in delicate shades of palest pink and green.  The big news: lilac, that most Queen Mums-y of shades, is set for a major comeback. Buy a lilac bag now. Or have yourself a scoop of Neapolitan, like Celine’s cream and pink combo.
 

Puff Sleeves

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Princess Di and her late 80s heyday were a pervasive influence on some of the season’s key shows. Clearly the 20th anniversary of her death got Virgil Abloh thinking – he dedicated his entire Off/White show to her. And a fabulously unexpected treat from his normally streetwear-focused label it was. Puff sleeved jackets, high-waisted jeans, pristine white slouchy boots and big shouldered printed dresses. Claire Waight Keller’s debut show for Givenchy was a slick parade of strong, squared blouses in Working Girl-worthy graphic prints and teamed with cowboy boots. Meanwhile, at Saint Laurent Paris fashion week, Anthony Vaccarello brought all the Dynasty glamour for nighttime. The Power-Pouff – it’s a thing.
 

Check Print

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

You think of checks as being strictly winter-only, but they’re making a convincing case for being spring’s It print. There were folksy ginghams at Loewe, sweet red and blue plaids at Alexander McQueen, beautiful bright shopper-bag checks at Mary Katrantzou and a whole show of them at Fendi – even down to checked tights.
 

Feather Clothes

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Fluffy marabou and ostrich fluttered across a whole host of SS18 – from Anthony Vaccarello’s feather-yeti ‘It’ boots at Saint Laurent to the twisted take on the trench that’s become John Galliano’s signature at Maison Margiela – this season is all about a gold brocade version with white feathers flying from the shoulders. It’s not rain-friendly, but we’ve got the new haute take on the rain mac for that…see below.
 

Wet Look Clothes

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Wet-look, wipe-clean (oo-er), whatever you want to call it, the texture of the season is shiny. Christopher Kane’s black vinyl dresses and Balmain’s jumpsuits had kinky Soho vibes, while Mary Katrantzou and Calvin Klein were thinking more along the sporty waterproof lines, using plastic-coated nylon and drawstrings aplenty.

Beach Clothes

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Marc Jacobs said it best, with his mad mash-up of swirly prints, rainbow colours and turbans. Imagine the splashy, sun-drenched style of a 1960s Palm Beach socialite – Lilly Pulitzer, say – and then take it up a notch or three. Gucci’s Hawaiian-tropic print two-piece teamed with glittery gloves and a pile of necklaces is a case in point.

Transparent Rain Macs

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Trust Karl Lagerfeld to create an entire ecosystem for the Chanel SS18 Paris show – building a French cliff scene inside the Grand Palais, with real live waterfalls and cascading streams for the models to stroll round. Climate change statement or practical fashion problem solving? Maybe both. Either way – we’re covered for spring showers. Transparent plastic macs, rain hats…we’ve never seen Karl so sensible. Other labels including Valentino also produced ‘It’ macs – we never thought we’d say those words.

Sportswear

Summer Fashion Trends 2018

Another face (more like North Face in fact) of the simmering 80s theme – Dad-tastic sportswear. That’s right, fashion fans – the shellsuit is back! Witness Gucci’s jaunty two-piece and Isabel Marant’s sexed-up tracksuit worn with high heels. The best way to carry off this trend – instead of looking like an escapee from a Soviet Olympic training camp, circa 1989 – is to dilute heavily. Take one shellsuit jacket and wear with something seriously sexy on the bottom. Or team the new sporty ‘dad’ trainers (see below) with a pretty summer dress.

Source: Summer Fashion Trends 2018