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A new season is on the horizon and it’s time for all hip mums to update their wardrobes. Vogue has predicted that the trends for this summer will include yet another return of the eighties look, hippie flower-power style, a little bit of Jil Sander and a lot of neon – you can browse through their full A-Z fashion guide on their site, here. Check out our favourite must-have fashion accessories this spring and summer.
1. Pencil skirts
Pencil skirts were spotted on almost every catwalk recently, and understandably so, as they are enduring items suited to both formal and informal events. Christian Dior fist made these slim-fitting skirts fashionable in the late 1940s and they‘ve been a style staple ever since.
2. Mia Taupe boots
A pair of rubber-soled high-heels are another must-have. Not only are they extremely comfortable but they fit both the Jil Sander and eighties looks that are in this year, too. Acne sells them as part of their new collection, but you’ll also be able to find more affordable versions in a clothing store near you.
3. Black skinny jeans
Black skinny jeans might be a staple now, but they’re bigger than ever this season, as they combine perfectly with some of the looks that will be hot this summer – especially volumised items such as big dresses, capes, oversized shirts and sweaters. While you want to go big you don’t want to feel like a hot-air balloon, which is why it’s best to combine these oversized items with skinny jeans will level the volume out and bring some curves back into your outfit. You can find some gorgeous black skinny jeans to choose from here.
4. Black makeup
The blacker the better, as celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Poppy Delavigne have proved in their recent public appearances. Some people suit and understandably prefer to opt for brighter colours, and if this is you, choose black nail polish or lipstick instead, both of which are available to buy at Illamasqua’s online store
5. Pop of colour
To level out all the darkness in your outfit, choose a bright and colourful patterned bag with to carry around with you outdoors. Animal patterns are hot, as are pastel colours and Aztec patterns. There is a little something for everyone!