Even the most positive among us is starting to feel the strain of lockdown. Missing our friends and family comes out top of the list but it’s the everyday freedoms that are also so difficult for many of us to deal with. This is why self-care is especially important at a time like this.
It allows us to keep ourselves in the best possible place both mentally and physically, and to maintain control over the things that we can do, so that when life returns to normal, we are ready to embrace it.
While it’s great to embrace all things loungewear during the pandemic, we are enjoying looking ahead to brighter times and our summer style. We always appreciate a beautiful summer wardrobe, but this summer is likely to feel more colourful than most, if the restrictions on our freedom have been relaxed and we appreciate the day to day that little bit more. Clothing is such a wonderful way to express our personality and emotions, which is why bringing colour to the everyday and wherever we can is so important for our mood.
In the spirit of the fun and joy that is to come, we’ve compiled our collection of the most colourful, bright and uplifting pieces from the Shush collections to take you through the summer in all its glory.
If you like a more girly vibe, this Gucci dress is pretty in all the right ways with an Alice in Wonderland, fantasy-land style vibe. Fresh pink and green colourways sit beside an embellished pearl and jewel neckline and statement ruffle sleeves for quirky summer style. It’s made from wool so best for those summer days where there’s a chill in the air – team with boxy white trainers and a block colour clutch for easy summer style.
If feminine summer style vibes are your thing, then we’d like to introduce you to these irresistible point-toe pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Glossy baby-pink patent later and wispy Ostrich feather plume details create a tactile style – these are quite the statement shoe so we would recommend pairing with a more toned-down overall ensemble. Personally, the Shush team love a classic LBD and brightly coloured shoe, otherwise known as the summer outfit of dreams.
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
Every woman needs at least two pairs of statement flats in her wardrobe - a black pair to slip on with any outfit and a more adventurous pair to brighten things up. Enter Gina, whose python skin flats come in brilliant hot pink with a contrasting white trim to bring any look to life.
These are the shoes that you can slip on with practically any outfit to lift your spirits and your look. We love the Japanese slipper style that lends itself easily to a more casual look but could also work with a classic mini dress and layered necklaces for a smart summer vibe.
All in the Detail
For some of us, dressing up in bright colours is simply never going to work with our style personality. That’s where the accessories come in! Introduce your colour with the smaller details - this Chloe bag offers a classic black suede and calfskin leather look that goes up a notch thanks to long suede tassels in bright primary colours. Bold lines, a gold tone front lock and adjustable crossbody strap add essential style points for flexible wear to take you through summer and beyond.
A classic silk scarf is another way to embrace colour in your style details. This gorgeous neckerchief scarf by Emilio Pucci will add easy abstract vibes to your outfit with eye-catching patterns and bold colours to uplift your look. We also love a pair of brightly coloured sunglasses to jazz up summer style – the ‘Be Happy’ sunglasses by Woow come with a cat eye design in a bright blue and turquoise Plexiglas frame with ‘super’ and ‘sweet’ messages on each arm to up the original style factor.
Every fashionista knows that florals never, ever go out of style – and we’re always here for it. For a sophisticated take on colourful summer style, this Dolce & Gabbana sleeveless shift dress is the epitome of timeless style.
An all-over rose print, square neck and satin finish play with bold and delicate influences beautifully for a look that will work for both smart and casual, from day to night, from dinner with the family to late-night cocktails with the girls.
We all know that the Great British Summer unfortunately doesn’t come with guaranteed sunshine and warm weather. Fear not as we have you covered on the style front with some beautiful layering jackets to keep you cosy.
First up with a more classic style, this Coco Chanel boucle jacket ticks all the timeless style boxes with a baby pink colourway, tweed material and elegant V-neckline. In true Chanel style, delicate details come courtesy of the 3D logo and stuffed heart along with open Vs that adorn the cuffs and an iconic silver chain to the inner hem.
For something more adventurous, this truly exquisite Hermes print jacket. Crafted in super-soft silk for quality and style, it features a stunning and regal cosmos print design by Philippe Ledoux in royal blue with elegant gold print. As the perfect summer coverup, the jacket offers distinct mythical vibes with entrancing patterns and a vintage feel. This is a truly unique item to fall in love with that will stay in your wardrobe forever and travel down through the generations as an heirloom piece.
We hope that this colourful blog post has brought you some positive vibes and inspiration on how to uplift your wardrobe for the brighter times ahead. Feel free to browse the Shush collections for more ideas on how to add some timeless statement pieces to your summer wardrobe.