The European Supermodel Look
Feel like a European Supermodel on holiday this summer with our guide to the latest trends on the runways in 2015. Like every season, it’s the details and unique pieces which make the look, but to be on top of the fashion pack this holiday it is all about contrasting ‘I mean business’ pieces with playful favourites. Whether it you are mix and matching tops and bottoms or fabrics and styles, this season to create a stunning look to remember. Here at James Samson we have identified some of this season’s key features, and crafted six hot looks you can try on your European holiday this year.
Outfit 1 – Utility Shirt and Denim Shorts
The utility shirt is a military trend icon, which is back this year with a bang. Make it suitable for summer by finding a clean cut utility shirt in soft, lightweight silk and bright colours. Vince Camuto is renowned in the world of European silk, and his silk utility shirt [ http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/two-by-vince-camuto-silk-utility-blouse-regular-petite/3649967 ] is perfect for this summer. Team it with a rough cut pair of acid wash denim shorts to offset the formal shirt. Of course, it has to be Levis for an iconic pair of denim shorts. Levis 501 denim shorts [ http://www.levi.co.uk/GB/en_GB/womens-clothing-shorts-capris/p/323170015 ] add some edge to your casual day-wear holiday outfit. To finish it off, slip on some irresistibly comfy Nola sandals [ http://www.kurtgeiger.com/nola-black-leather-38-kg-kurt-geiger-shoe.html ] by Kurt Geiger. Chunky platform shoes are this year’s statement shoes, but also look out also for shoes with thick straps and bold details.
Outfit 2 – Jumpsuit and Clutch Bag
Forget your black skinny jeans, sumzmer is all about brights. Get noticed by clashing the two in this outstanding Silk satin floral print fluid jumpsuit
by Karen Millen [ http://www.karenmillen.com///karenmillen/fcp-product/041PV12202 ]. It’s a refreshing piece which will flatter your arms and your waist, and compliment a deep golden tan. Go one step further and be seen with this watercolour pouch from Anthropologie [ http://www.anthropologie.eu/anthro/product/feature-theholidayshop-boho/7154226530455.jsp#/ ] , which will bring out the colours in the jumpsuit. It’s a cute and versatile accessory, which will make a statement at any occasion. With such a powerful outfit, keep your footwear subtle yet stylish like these black suede high heeled sandals by Kurt Geiger, [ http://www.kurtgeiger.com/henna-black-suede-39-kg-kurt-geiger-shoe.html ] the Gladiator sandal to never go out of fashion, this sophisticated sandal will add geometric structure to your outfit while not overshadowing the jumpsuit. Just make sure to look out for those tan lines! Take this look from day to night in Monaco – browse your favourite boutiques in this fashion forward ensemble, then take it on a night out on the town as a 21st century alternative to a cocktail dress.
Outfit 3 – Swimsuit and Kimono
Whether it’s by the beach or at the poolside, get snapped this summer in 2015’s hottest swimsuit trends. This Twilight Floral swimsuit [ http://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Clothing/Swimwear/ZILA-Twilight-Floral-swimsuit-Natural/p/120123-95-NATURAL ] by Ted Baker is a very flattering swimsuit in understated floral tones. The design is a feminine twist on the recent trend of graphic print swimsuits. The composition reflects the popularity of high-waist bikinis with a contrasting graphic black line around the waist. A swimsuit like this can’t be covered up, but complimented. So forget sarongs, kimonos are now a must-have beach throw. While this kimono from Victoria’s Secret [ https://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/cover-ups/fringe-kimono?ProductID=218674&CatalogueType=OLS ] may be plain, its indulgent on trend fringing adds movement to the piece, and will work well with any swimsuit.
Outfit 4 – Crochet dress and Mirrored Sunglasses
Crochet dresses have been urgently updated to become your comfortable-yet-cool summer wardrobe staple. No longer a nightmare from the past, the 21st century crochet dress is simple and without frills. This little number from James Lakeland [ http://jameslakeland.net/clothing/dresses/crochet-stripe-dress.html ] is made in a fish scale pattern in exotic blues. The crochet dress is a breathable, detailed, and metropolitan alternative to a maxi dress. Give the crochet dress a glamourous twist with an outstanding pair of sunnies, like these Ray Ban blue round flash lenses [ http://www.ray-ban.com/uk/sunglasses/RB3447%20unisex%203-round%20flash%20lenses-bronze-copper/8053672405170 ]. Out-of-this-world mirrored sunglasses are becoming increasingly popular, with their wide array of 3D colours to add a dash of cool to hot summer outfits. A flash of silver will add a magical element to this outfit, like a modern day mermaid. Choose a low heel if you are after a casual daytime look, like these Kurt Geiger Krisp silver leather shoes [ http://www.kurtgeiger.com/krisp-silver-leather-38-carvela-kurt-geiger-shoe.html ] , which are on trend for summer 2015 with its wide bold straps. This outfit would feel right at home roaming the botanical gardens of the Marbella Club, or driving along the breath-taking Spanish coast.
Outfit 5 – Vest and Maxi Skirt
This pleat front sleeveless vest by The White Company [ http://www.thewhitecompany.com/clothing/tops/casual-tops/vneck-pleat-front-sleeveless-top–white/ ] may be more at home in the office than on holiday, but its sharp lines and lightweight material means that it is an essential addition to your summer wardrobe. To turn it from formal to casual, wear it with a graceful maxi skirt. For skirts, summer is all about taking influences from traditional African and South American patterns. Stay one step ahead and embrace delicate oriental floral motifs. Anthropologie makes this trend easy with their princess-like skirts, and the Gardenview maxi skirt [ http://www.anthropologie.eu/anthro/product/feature-theholidayshop-boho/7120471381604.jsp#/ ] is an ideal piece for the upcoming summer. For a luxurious touch of comfort, finish off this outfit with chunky wooden soled heels, like the Kookie heels [ http://www.kurtgeiger.com/kookie-tan-leather-39-carvela-kurt-geiger-shoe.html ] with their soft leather straps and eye catching stud detail. Take this look around the winding village streets of Lake Como, delving into the local markets and dining on fresh produce at the foot of the mountains.
Outfit 6 – Bikini and Mirrored Sunglasses
Bikinis are becoming more graphic as the decade progresses, with contrasting block colours, mesh inserts and geometric cut outs. Ted Baker’s Rabio Bikini [ http://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Clothing/Swimwear/RABIO-Two-tone-bikini-top-White/p/118022-99-WHITE ] [ http://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Clothing/Swimwear/RAECHIL-Two-tone-bikini-bottoms-White/p/118024-99-WHITE ] ticks all of the boxes for summer 2015 trends, and because of its stark colours will stand out against the competition. Show summer who is boss with a classic pair of aviator sunglasses to take you from beach to bar. You can never go wrong with a pair of Ray Bans by your side, and their mirrored silver aviators [ http://www.ray-ban.com/uk/sunglasses/RB3025%20unisex%2021-aviator%20mirror-silver/805289005612 ] are a sleek and sophisticated companion to the Ted Baker Rabio bikini. Dive into the deep blue waters of the French Rivera in this envy inducing number, or show off on the beach while topping up your tan.