Summer Stripes

Summer Stripes

Stripes are in this summer and with a range of designers and high street styles, there is more than a range to choose from to make you feel on point.

The featured image only show a few of the different types of styles but there is a raising amount, with of the shoulder shirts, and ruffles making a comeback and pinstripes heading out of the wardrobes. Take into consideration that this is a timeless trend and stripes look good at any moment. With the hot weather and it being the holiday season, it’s a great time to indulge or dig out your striped gems. You can either introduce this trend subtly, go crazy with strips or do both!

Items can be stylish jumpsuits, shorts, tops, swimwear, shoes, beachwear, and accessories. Here are a few of my favorites pieces.

For the go crazy stripes:

Playful Striped Jumpsuit By NewLook

Classic Comme Des Garcons Top

Stripe Stripe Shorts H&M

Subtle but introduced stripes:

Large Tasteful Scarf H&M

Elegant Parallel Lines Dress Pinstripe

Holiday Wear TKMaxx

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JuiceBox Magazine

JuiceBox Magazine

JuiceBox Girls Summer Issue.

I acted as editor of JuiceBox magazine and contributed to this issues by writing, researching and contacting female authors, editing articles and features. Acting as creative direction on editorial shoots, helped plan and design the magazine along with producing and influencing the graphics. I created promotional material for JuiceBox by creating launch party posters, postcards and a mock-up of a website.

 

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Travelling In Style Guide

Travelling In Style Guide

Summer brings us great adventures and memories we will always have with us. But the lead up to a great holiday or weekend break means packaging and planning. As a person that tends to do this a lot, whether it be travelling to London and back or flying I have to pre-plan because otherwise, I forget.

Trust me I’m awful, here are few stories just in case you don’t believe me. Once I packed last minute and forgot to pack shoes yes shoes, the only pair I had was the ones I left home in. Another incident is I have a tendency to forget my toothbrush. This happens at least nearly every time because I leave it out last minute to pack. However, it never makes it in their last minute. So a number of times I have had to buy a new one in a panic at the airport.

So to avoid any stories relating to mine I’ve come up with packing tips, useful information to keep you stylish and on trend but also practical.

Before Packing:

Plan.

Create a checklist of items you want to take.

Make an itinerary of what you are going to wear for day and evening.

This way, it makes it easy when packing, knowing you have the right amount of clothing. However, always take a few more options, because for me I always change my mind.

The trend this summer, is slip dresses, geometric, stripes, chunky sandals, scalloped hem bikini, tops with exaggerated sleeves, graphics bags, lace-up flats, denim with patches, bomber jackets, pastels, metallics and underwear is outerwear.

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Rather than buying a whole new wardrobe, get out all of your summer clothes, look what is on trend and see if you have still got things that are similar. Then if there’re a few things you want to make more on trend or need to replace it’s more achievable.

However, for the upcoming season, it’s all about making sure you match the right colours. With having Emerald & Gold, Yellow & Chocolate, Russet & Claret and Purple & Navy. Also red, white and black are colour schemes popping up more often in the new campaigns.

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Check technology, check that you have got the music you want on there, movies and books. Because I have been that person trying to do it last minute, it’s not fun.

Packing:

Pack plenty of layers, for if it gets chilly in the evening or to cover up from the sun. As a person who the sun doesn’t like, I find taking linen shirts covers me from the sun but also doesn’t overcook me.

Pack comfortable shoes along with flats, sneakers, sandals that you could dress up and the comfy going-out heels.

Wear comfy slip on trainers shoes especially when leaving for the airport there easy to come off.

When packaging shoes amongst clothing keep them in your dust bags, because you don’t want dirty shoes in with your nice clean clothes.

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Pack a small emergency kit, that can travel in your suitcase then put into your purse once on arrival. This kit can be personalised, but in mine, it has things that I will always need.

Such as plasters, hair bands, Bobby pins, perfume, hand cream, sun cream, lip balm, small hair brush, lady things, mints, ibuprofen and hand sanitiser.

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Toiletries are an important thing.

Take two bags one for your toiletries and one for makeup they don’t have to be big bags just to separate it a bit.

Take the travel sizes of your products, so then once you’re there you can bin it which leaves more room for bringing back gifts and clothes ! But remember to pack toiletries in plastic bags just in case they leak.

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Packing Hand Luggage:

Hand luggage, take what you need. So for me, it’s my iPhone, iPad, Mac (sometimes), camera, purse, passport, headphones, sunglasses, reading glasses, book, charger and a travel notebook so I can store some of my mementoes in there so I don’t lose them. Also, I usually take with me sweat pants and extra thick socks, because usually it gets really cold and it’s nice to have something comfortable to wear for a long flight.

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Travel Outfit & Random Tips: 

Remember customs, so no tweezers, anything over 100ml.

Also, you have to take belts, jewellery, watches, coats or jackets off. So I simply recommend wearing just your watch and pair your outfit off with a scarf so that it’s easy to take off.

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Random Tips:

  1. Some people customise their luggage with stickers which I think looks really cool and effective. However, if you don’t want to stick stickers everywhere stick them on your travel notebook.
  2. I’ve just found out if you put tumble dryer sheets in your luggage it will keep your clothes smelling fresh.
  3. If your packing certain jackets or coats wear them to the airport so that you have more room and remember the weight limit !

 

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Hope you have a great summer and safe journey where ever your plans take you.

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