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SS11 Trend: Hawaiian Prints

Prints, prints, prints, oh how they brighten up my day, week, year. As far as prints go it can be difficult in terms of what’s in, what isn’t and how to wear them right. This makes Hawaiian prints are a must have in my eyes this season with two simple rules. 1, if it’s hawaiian, it works. 2. Just pair it with something simple. Dresses with plain shoes, shirts with denim shorts and jackets with pop colour dresses. There are some great pieces on the high street, but have a rummage through your nearest vintage store for the better, unique pieces.

A few favourites include:

Topshop Hawaiian Print Dress, £25, in-store only.

Motel Emilia Dress, £52.

Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry, Hawaiian Print Short Sleeve Shirt, £82.

Sugarhill Boutique, Hawaiian Tropic Shorts, £18 (Was £35)

Beyond Retro, 1990’s Short Dress, £24.

Beyond Retro, Must Have Casual Coat, £20.

T-Bags Tropical Print Jersey Dress, The Outnet, £77.50 (Was £155)

Oh and here is one I put on eBay earlier…

Vintage Hawaiian Print Cotton Jumper


Opening Ceremony Footwear SS11

I have been meaning to do this post since the Opening Ceremony Footwear SS11 collection dropped at work last week, but alas uni work has taken over again. The new collection features gorgeous feminine styles, including lace and T-bars, on stocky heels and big platforms, which I sincerley recommend wearing with a midi or a maxi to keep your outfit looking edgy. In addition to this they have updated their AW10 clog boot with summer friendly colours and brought out some stunning wedges, however I am struggling to find pictures of them. Part of the collection is available from Poste Mistress in Covent Garden now.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Charlotte Taylor

Of the new designers I’ve come across, there is one that really sticks out when it comes to everyday wear that makes you feel (and look obvs) good, that is Charlotte Taylor. Tweed, penguins and stylish waterproof capes (please remove any theme park poncho images from your mind) all featured in her AW10 collection, which was perfect for every occasion whether you’re a city dweller or country chic. AW10 favourites…

Her Spring Summer 11 collection features amazing shapes, fun prints and bright colours. Taking on a variety of trends she has nailed the midi’s, maxi’s, 70’s and careful tailoring through a variety of pieces that all bode well together as well as look good with basic staples. SS11 favourites…

Although there has not been much noise from her over the past few months, she blogged yesterday saying that the business had gone through some changes and that she would divulge them soon. So, fingers crossed its good news as I think this lady has far to go in the fashion world, especially with her down to earth “Lancashire Lass” attitude.

Liberty Prints SS11

When it comes to designing fabrics they don’t come more beautiful that Liberty’s. Their Spring Summer 2011 collection features collaborations with award-winning illustrators such as Lauren Child and David McKee who wrote children’s classics such as Clarice Bean and Elmer. In addition to this there are pieces from up and coming illustrators, so imagine fun and fresh prints on luxe fabrics to brighten up your room this spring.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

SS11 Trend: Pleats

Recently, maybe because it’s two degrees warmer, or maybe because I’m getting a bit bored of winter, I have found myself longing for the chance to wear flowing clothes. As I am trying to avoid the whole boho vibe (I tried, I failed, I’m just too clean a person) flowing clothes aren’t too easy to find, however I seem to have found salvation in pleats.

That neat little detailing is cropping up on garments everywhere, with the high street incorporating them into trousers, shirts, skirts and dresses they are an elegant update that will still leave you with that free feeling. Now whilst I’ve only put a few items from them, I recommend you head to the ASOS and Topshop websites for more pleated beauties.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

ASOS Pleated Bust Jumpsuit – £50

ASOS Pleated Sleeveless Maxi Dress – £65

Love Label One Shoulder Pleated Dress – £48

Motel Sally Pleated Skirt -£12

Peacocks Ladies Pleated Skirt – £18

Purple at Dorothy Perkins Pleat One Sleeve Dress – £38

Theory at Liberty Fuchsia One Shoulder Pleated Dress – £152 (was £380)

Robbie Bee at TK Maxx Pleated Dress – £19

Topshop Pleat Collar Blouse – £38

Topshop Tobacco Pleated Wide Leg Trousers – £48

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore is an Ohio born, New York based designer who has recently caught my eye with her gorgeous SS11 collection. The collection mainly consists of fun, flirty, colour popping dresses, lightweight jackets and swimwear. There are also plenty of subtle details such as ruffles, bows, cutting out, embellishment and cinched waists which really make each piece special. This is the most excited I’ve been about Spring/Summer 2011 for a while!

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites: