Fresh Style for Summer 2021
As the seasons start to shift and the sun has finally come out to shine, we’ve started playing around with our summer style. There’s nothing quite like experimenting with new looks to get excited about fashion all over again and it’s important to try new things to make sure we’re feeling our very best about our wardrobe pieces.
We’re thinking not so much about changing up your look entirely, but more about enhancing the way that you currently dress to see how it makes you feel. After all, fashion is there to make all of us feel our best and if there are new ways to do so, we are all for it.
Back to Black
If you favour all black with your day to day style, we love the idea of playing around with textures to elevate the look. One of the most elegant examples would be leather against cotton where shiny and muted tones complement one another to bring out the killer poise of a black ensemble.
You can also try out different textures in single pieces with clashing material blends such as this beaut Tom Ford cashmere and silk sweater. Use accessories to create a style contrast such as chunky bangles and textured handbags, and make sure to invest in a few key pieces. This Isabel Marant silk top will pair beautifully with a leather jacket and loose, flowing trousers for a super-textured look that can be worn from daytime prosecco picnics to alfresco dinner with the girls.
If you want to try clashing styles, summer is the perfect season for it. Many of our clients feel far more confident about embracing multicolours, embellishments and contrasting prints during the warmer months when everybody feels a little freer with their style choices.
Animal print is always a winner, but why not try it alongside bold colour notes for a look taken straight off designer catwalks everywhere. If you’re unsure how to approach the style, go for single pieces that blend different colours and prints, then work your way up to separates, Amur Jaylah has it done to perfection and the silk material of this dress will keep you cool in summer for bonus style and comfort points.
For those gentlemen looking to try out the clashing prints, it’s all about the accessories. Our collection of Hermes silk ties feature bright colours and elegant, fun-loving prints for an easy way to uplift your style.
Best Foot Forward
If you’re anything like us here at Shush HQ, you will have been planning your summer party outfits for many, many months. Now that the warmer months have finally arrived, this could be the time to try stepping out in heels if you’re normally about the flats. Adding a bit of height is such a simple way to change up your look and the right pair of shoes will bring elegance, poise and confidence to every outfit.
The Shush footwear collections include some gorgeous espadrille wedges– these Hermes beauties (also to be known as your summer style BFF) re the best way to start out with a bit of height. If you’re looking for a totally classic look that is super easy to wear, try some satin jewelled Manolos on for size. If they’re good enough for Sarah Jessica Parker…
Much as we’d like a summer of leisure and lounging, working life still continues. While the 9-5 grind may still feel the same, your style doesn’t have to. With many of us returning to the office and others working from home but tired of the same outfits on repeat, summer is the time to really nail down those workwear staples that make you look and feel good for a positive mindset to start every day and mark an easy transition from desk to post-work drinks.
Our personal favourite is the jumpsuit because there’s a shape, cut and style to suit everyone – and they’re such an easy way to celebrate good style (and look chic on Zoom calls). A pleated ensemble adds a little extra something while a classic khaki jumpsuit will always have the right vibes.
If you’re more about the separates, we are besotted with this top and trouser set. Lightweight silk material? Tick. Summer florals? Tick. Frills for good measure? Tick. And that’s all the right boxes.
How to approach a Style Shift
The most important part about playing with new styles is understanding that it doesn’t need to be stressful. Keep things simple and just look for those pieces that really speak to you and that you can truly imagine yourself taking out the wardrobe in the morning. It’s so easy to throw on jeans and a nice top every day, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that if it makes you feel good.
But if you fancy a bit of a change and your style needs a bit of a kickstart, preloved fashion is such a beautiful place to begin. It means investing in pieces that tell a story, getting designer fashion bargains and limited edition pieces at a fraction of the price and basing your style on heritage and respect for the value of pieces that are made to last in comparison to throwaway high street fashion.
Our team at Shush HQ are seasoned stylists who have been working in the industry for many years. We would love to help you experiment with preloved styles and find your perfect forever pieces that flatter your shape, suit your budget and enhance your wardrobe. We also have gift vouchers available for purchase if you would like to give that someone special the chance to start their preloved fashion journey or find some new pieces to add to their wardrobe. Get in touch today to find out more