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Holiday dressing doesn’t only mean casual shorts and T-shirts. Here’s how to take this season’s hottest trends away with you


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Around the world in prints

From the tribal beats of Africa to a blossoming English garden, prints continue to capture summer’s global trend. For check-in, channel Isabel Marant’s nonchalant Parisian vibe with (comfy) cargo trousers, a cool trophy jacket and folky Middle Eastern-inspired accessories. An oversized scarf is a must for warding off in-flight air conditioning.

Florals, too, are a summer favourite. Try these botanical-print trousers with a cami top for a chic daytime look. If you’re sightseeing, bring a scarf to drape across your shoulders in case you need to adhere to cultural dress codes. The print clash will give your look an edge.


Give the cold shoulder

This is a trend that flatters every woman, no matter her age, skin tone or dress size, which is why shoulders have become fashion’s favourite erogenous zone. Just make sure you have a good strapless bra to hold you in.

A black off-the-shoulder dress () is ultra-flattering. This Autograph design has a smock silhouette so if you prefer a more fitted shape, cinch your waist with a belt. If no straps feels too revealing, try this frilly top () instead. It has just the right touch of fashion flounce. Wear with linen trousers for a light alternative to denim.


Slip into something cool

The Nineties revival means the slinky silhouette (we’re talking slip dresses and cami tops) is your spring/summer 16 must-buy. Ideal for hot-weather dressing, consider the trend a versatile one-stop style statement that works as pretty daywear or a sophisticated evening look.

In terms of styling, dresses speak for themselves but allow for extra creativity in the accessory department. Layer up tribal-inspired pieces for a bohemian finish that lends itself perfectly to summer sun. If you choose an LCT (little cami top), you can mix and match depending on your mood or the occasion, from maxi skirts for sunset cocktails to beach-ready denim.


Photographer: David Gubert / Stylist: Gail Holland / Make-up artist: Sonia Deveney
Hair stylist: Asashi / Model: Erica Palkovicova

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