Anna Moore, Personal Stylist at Westfield London shopping centre, has extensive personal styling and commercial fashion experience. As a stylist she has advised hundreds of women and men around the UK on the look that is both current and right for them.
Anna has taken time out of her busy styling schedule to share her top five essentials for any woman wanting to be on trend this summer and here they are…….
Double denim is the trend so pull out that old denim jacket or faded chambray shirt and team it with fabulous jeans. The key to working this look is to mix the shades – dark with light/ clean with distressed. My favorite item is a classic white denim jacket, £35 by Gap which looks great with maxi dresses, shorts or dark denim.
If there is anything dotty in the wardrobe it must come out! This season’s “new stripes” can be worn alone, clashed with prints or teamed with denim. If in doubt add a spotty scarf! Spots look most at home on playsuits and 50s dress – like the sunshine yellow halter neck Canara Dress by Hobbs, £99.
The hot shape of the summer, the maxi is the most flattering and comfortable item out there. Perfect for wearing at home, or at others’ homes. It is easy to dress up and dress down. Just choose wedges and jewels or flip flops and a denim jacket. Add a blazer, belt and heels and enjoy the added height wearing full length brings! The maxi is also summers suitcase essential. Buy wisely and it can even be rolled – a packing joy. The best buys are long and lean or fluid jersey, but for all out glamour choose Day Birger’s (House of Fraser) Grecian style silk Marilyn dress in skin pink, £199.
Not literally, I mean choose one of the fabulous tones around from palest peach to dark mocha! It is so chic to be dressed in understated tones of nudity. If you are pale (you may need a spray tan!) choose tones darker than your natural skin colour. You can also team your nude with black, pewter, navy, apricot or gold. This gives lots of options for accessorizing your look. My favorite dress is Sassy in nude by Reiss, £169.
Alternatively use nude to accessorize your look, nude shoes look fabulous with black, navy, chocolate or grey and create a miracle by elongating your legs. My favorite shoes are Elise by Dune, £75.
Shorts are where it’s at, preferably denim and high-waisted. The best pair is the Basque jeans short at TopShop, £30. If you don’t like to expose too much leg you could go nautical with a navy knee length pair, team with a shirt and heels et voila!!
Finally, Anna shares her style secret: “Dress each day as if you will bump into the person you most want to see regardless of what you are doing and where you are going!”
Images sourced from PR SHOTS courtesy of:
1 Maxi Dress French Connection
2 Western jacket – River Island
3 High waist button brace shorts – Matalan
4 Patchwork denim shorts – River Island
5 Polka dot top – Dorothy Perkins