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Celebrity Style Steal: Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse has made the tough transition from model to actress while a keeping a social life that most of us would kill for. She’s BFF’s with Cara Delevingne and she splits her time between London, New York and LA with party invites in each city.

In her most recent film Bad Batch, she starred alongside veteran actors like Keanu Reeves (lucky girl) and was reviewed well for her talent. She has screen presence to match how gorgeous she looks on and off screen. Suki always looks effortlessly cool without being unattainable. She never wears any super complicated pieces that we’re unlikely to find ourselves. This makes her style simple to copy, if you fancy adding a bit of attitude to your summer wardrobe.

Let’s have a closer look:

Suki’s Daytime Style

For a lunch date in LA, Suki managed to channel boho chic as well as elegance in a monochrome outfit. A bardot top is a great way to stay cool in hot weather and show off a hint of skin without worrying that you’re showing off too much or over-dressing and it looks fabulous with jeans as well as cropped trousers.

One of the prettiest bardot tops this season is the Miss Selfridge contrast stitch bardot top, which looks lovely with some loose cropped linen trousers like the V by Very linen mix crop trousers. It’s refreshing to see you don’t always need to wear heels as leather sandals like the Ugg Elin leather sandals look just as smart as higher summer sandals and they’re also very comfortable. For the ultimate celeb finish you’ll need some sunglasses and Suki’s are similar to the rose gold Rayban aviator sunglasses.

Suki’s Night-time style

Suki sure knows how to dress up to make an impression when it really matters. This black leather and mesh outfit turns heads but she looks chic rather than tarty thanks to the long skirt and the fact she’s used layers. With the leather jacket, it’s actually less revealing than a bodycon dress.

Our first step to copying this look is to find a super cool midi skirt that’s really a mini skirt if it’s judged by transparency – the Miss Selfridge premium pleat mesh skirt is ideal. The next key piece is the biker jacket, which is just like the Replay biker jacket. Wear it open over a crop top like Suki’s done and one of the most beautiful new crop tops is the Ultimo riley black crop top. Finish with some heels to allow you to walk with more attitude. All you need is a classic pair of elegant court shoes like the V by Very Melanie pointed court shoes.

What do you think of the outfits that the actress wears off-duty? She manages to look glamorous while being herself and has some great quality classic pieces that she could mix and match to create totally different looks. There’s nothing stopping us from doing the same!

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Serpentine Gallery Summer Party: Celeb Style Tips

Every summer, a new artist or interior designer is allowed free rein to create a temporary art gallery in London’s Hyde Park. And to open the pavillion in style, there’s always a massive celebrity party. The stars get to prove that they’re cultured and interested in art while the gallery gets lots of publicity to hopefully attract more visitors for the rest of the summer.

As the park’s in the heart of London it’s convenient to get to and that’s why there’s always a big celebrity turn-out. Everyone from Kate Moss to Madonna has attended in previous years. The designer in charge of the 2017 installation was Francis Kere from Burkina Faso – the first ever African artist to be given the honour – and he’s made a unique tree shaped structure bringing even more light, colour and energy to the park. And although there was no official dress code, many guests reflected the design of the building with their outfits, opting for light or metallic colours – perfect for summer nights!

Let’s have a closer look at some of the best celeb outfits for inspiration about how to dazzle at a party this season:

Charli XCX

White is one of the best colours to wear in summer as it makes us all look more tanned plus it’s fresh and chic. It’s an instant way to look more awake and alert, even if we don’t feel it. Recently, everyone from Kate Middleton to Rihanna has worn lace as you can make it look sophisticated and formal but it can also have an edge. Charli’s white dress looks super feminine but the lace makes it more interesting. The midi length ensures it doesn’t look too bridal.

Ellie Bamber

The young British actress stood out in a printed maxi dress with green sandals – she’s even wearing tree-like colours to fit in with the theme of the party. However, it is a beautiful tree as the chiffon material of the dress is absolutely stunning. Chiffon and silk are perfect fabrics for this time of year as they allow you to move in the heat but provide a bit of coverage if it’s windy.

Claudia Schiffer

The model looked super chic in a beige maxi dress that complemented her tan. She was one of the best-dressed of the night and what’s especially lovely about this dress is that it’s so simple that it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. The green handbag means she still gets to enjoy a splash of colour and it stands out nicely against the dress, which will catch attention.

Tanya Burr

If you want to make a bold statement but you’re nervous about wearing full-on white then a monochrome dress can be just as eye-catching. It’s also flattering as the panels of black and white confuse the eye so it doesn’t linger on anything you’d rather hide and the black panels are slimming. With a simple pair of barely there sandals, Tanya looks smart and super elegant.

Anais Gallagher

Noel Gallagher’s model daughter may just be 17 but she knows what she’s doing when it comes to fashion. Her floral maxi dress is loose and floaty – great to move and dance in! It’s also cute how she wears socks with her platforms, making a style statement on her own as nobody else did that. She’s experimenting with fashion now and she’s doing an amazing job of it.

Arizona Muse

The model also opted for a strappy white dress, but hers had a rock chic edge with metallic embellishment all over it. What’s nice about this dress is that it’s really flattering thanks to the waist detail flaring out into a full skirt. Occasionally, summer dresses can swamp the figure if they’re too loose but this is a good mixture of figure-hugging but comfortable and doesn’t her tan look amazing in it?

Rita Ora

You can always rely on Rita to do something a little different! If everyone else is wearing brights, she’ll wear black but with a cheeky nod to the light trend with her white shoes. The black maxi skirt is a talking point in itself as it’s embellished with small flowers and makes her waist look tiny thanks to its large waistband. Skirts and tops are fantastic for giving us a gorgeous hourglass shape and Rita certainly stands out. She may get a little hot in her outfit by the end of the night, but at least she knows she’s made an impression.

Whose outfit do you think looks most summery?

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Glastonbury 2017: Festival Fashion

There’s a reason why Glastonbury tickets sell out in minutes – the line-up is spectacular and the whole weekend is packed full of activities. As well as live music, you can get massages and spiritual healing, watch comedy and get your tastebuds round some tasty festival street  food.

Coachella may be warmer but our Glasto has tons more atmosphere and character. Us Brits know how to put on a show and can enjoy ourselves come rain, wind or shine. We accept that our weather’s not perfect and dress accordingly, making the saying true that ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad outfits’.

If you’ve got any festivals coming up in July, August or September, looking at some of the best Glasto outfits can help you work out your own festival wardrobe to weather all storms. Here are our top 8 outfits with reasons why they rock:

Millie Mackintosh

Millie looked comfortable as well as stylish in her black denim shorts and the festival classic – Hunter Wellies. With the Quality slogan on her t-shirt she’s making a nod to her family history as she’s part of the Mackintosh family which made Quality Street. But one of the best parts of her outfit was the utility jacket embellished with gold buttons as it’s practical but just that little bit more fashionable than a standard parka.

Lorde

Lorde was a performer so she had to stand out but her multi-colour jumpsuit is a perfect festival outfit. It’s bold and bright but it’s also warm and easy to move in. You could easily throw a large rain coat over it whenever it rains and when the coats off and the flowers come out again, it’s a sign that the signs out. This outfit will make everyone feel happy.

Suki Waterhouse

Suki’s been going to Glastonbury for years and she knows how to do it in style. Her denim shorts are super flattering helping her to look stylish whatever the weather. With a casual waterproof jacket, she also has the confidence that she can weather any storm and look hot.

Solange

Beyonce may have just have had her twins but it was Solange’s turn to be in the spotlight at Glastonbury! To make the most of it, she dressed to impress in an all red outfit. It’s bold and it’s daring but it’s one way to cheer up the festival field. The red top looks super cosy too, something to snuggle up in after a hard night.

Sophie Dahl

Sophie was at the side of the stage to watch her husband Jamie Cullum perform and although you couldn’t really see her outfit from where she was standing, we got the impression that she’d seamlessly combined glamour and practicality with a pretty white summer dress covered by a green military jacket. With an outfit like this, she’s ready for anything!

Sienna Miller and Poppy Delevingne 

Sienna and Poppy show that Glastonbury is all about sticking to your original style and nobody can judge you for it. Poppy’s got fantastic legs and she showed those off in black leggings while Sienna’s always been more of a boho babe and combines a floral skirt with a timeless brown jacket to bring the hippie look back to Glasto. Whose outfit do you like more?

Victoria Beckham

It’s a rare sight to see Victoria Beckham in a field, but there was no slumming it for her as she watched Ed Sheeran from the side of the stage with her husband David. However, compared to her usual uber polished style, she has gone for a casual look in jeans and a polka dot shirt. Polka dots are big this season and are a great way to make a practical festival outfit a tad more interesting.

Charli XCX

After performing on stage, Charli XCX stayed the whole weekend to enjoy herself and packed some cool outfits to do so. Denim shorts are a festival classic, but what’s best about this look is her cape. It allows her to show off her figure while knowing she can stay dry if the weather turns. Layering is a must at festivals!

Katy Perry

Yes, we know this makes 9 celeb outfits, but we couldn’t resist having another look at Katy Perry’s stage outfit. It’s a marmite outfit – you either love it or hate it – but it does show us we can take risks at Glastonbury if we like. When worn with attitude, you’ll pull it off.

What a festival! Hopefully this gives you some inspiration for your festival outfits this summer? As you can see, anything goes as long as it’s makes you feel comfortable and ready to rock!

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Celebrity Style Steal: Katy Perry’s Summer Chic

Katy Perry is now top of the US Billboard Charts with her recent album Witness – her third album to reach the No 1 slot. However, she has had to work hard to achieve her success as the album initially debuted at No 40. It climbed over a period of weeks through interviews, promotions, live gigs and a YouTube stunt in which she broadcast her life non-stop for 4 days. That’s dedication for you!

Now due to perform at Glastonbury, she’s stayed cool despite her hectic schedule by wearing some gorgeous light summer dresses that she pairs with comfy but stylish footwear and some cute accessories. The right jewellery can really light up our faces and make us look more awake, even if we don’t feel it.

Let’s have a closer look at some of Katy’s most recent outfits for some inspiration about how to stay cool and look like we don’t have a care in the world even when we’re super busy:

Katy’s White LBD

At the concert for Manchester organised by Ariana Grande, Katy showed how a little white dress can look both attention grabbing and sophisticated at the same. Wearing white boots with a white dress adds to the boldness of the look but nothing is too revealing and you don’t look like you’re trying too hard in an outfit like this.

It’s simple to copy with a classic white dress like the River Island wrap front white dress with some low heel and easy to wear boots like the Office Agnes cut out Western Boots. Look closely and you’ll see Katy has jewellery snaking up her ears so for the ultimate celebrity finish add some pretty ear-rings like the V by Very 4 pack rose gold ear-rings.

Katy’s Green Dream Dress

What’s cool about this outfit that Katy wore during her epic YouTube broadcast is that she takes a statement pleated green dress that would normally be worn to a posh formal event or party and dressed it down. People will automatically think that if you can dress down such a striking dress, your wardrobe must be fabulous as you’re wearing for casual what most people would wear to a special occasion.

For a green pleated dress like Katy’s, try the V by Very pleated midi dress, which recently had the seal of approval from Vogue magazine. Then combine with some super comfortable flats like the V by Very tabby footbed twist detail sandals. You’ll be able to move around with ease and feel loose and floaty and definitely ready for a last-minute party invitation. Finish with a choker like Katy did with the V by Very diamante detail wide choker.

The trick to Katy’s effortlessly chic look is to take one statement piece and combine it with regular footwear then top off with a stylish accessory. Which outfit do you like the most? Now you know Katy’s secret, you can mix and match your own dresses and accessories like this for the rest of the summer – enjoy!

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Cannes Lions Festival: Ways To Dress Smartly In Summer

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is a week of talks analysing the entertainment business. Stars attend not to promote their latest album/movie but to talk about how they’ve worked their way up through the business.

This year’s line-up was very impressive. Model Karlie Kloss gave a talk about coding and hosted a workshop afterwards while Dita Von Teese was scientifically focused talking about how and why music affects people.

As the weather in Cannes was just as hot as in the UK, the challenge was on for the stars to find outfits that were smart but allowed them to stay cool and fresh on stage. Here are some of the festival highlights in terms of talks and outfits worn to present those talks:

Karlie Kloss

The model and BFF of Taylor Swift had to keep her mind and body cool to host her workshop on computer coding. But when you have a model reputation to uphold, you can’t exactly be scruffy, can you? Her trick was to wear a gorgeous green midi skirt combined with a sleek black cami, which allowed her statement skirt to stand out as well as helping her to feel some fresh air on her shoulders. This is a great office look and you could always add a light blazer to put on after the commute if you’re worried about showing off too much skin at work.

Demi Lovato

The US singer kept her outfit simple with a tailored jumpsuit. In hot weather, jumpsuits and playsuits are ideal as you don’t need to worry about them getting creased or crumpled in the heat. Combine with a pair of strappy sandals to keep your feet cool. Shoes with a chunky heel are best so that you have a bit of extra height and confidence but still feel comfortable.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry talked about the importance of social media on your brand and how not to ruin your reputation with some ill-advised postings. For this serious subject, she wore a  power dress.  Her black mini dress has a loose cape detail so it covers her arms like a blazer but keeps her cool at the same time. This is a gorgeous look that really means business.

Halsey

She’s the only solo female artist to have a No 1 album in the US Billboard chart in the whole of 2017 so far with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and on stage, everyone wanted to hear how she did it! The first thing is that she has a unique image, which is her personal brand. Not everyone could get away with a floral suit and blue hair but she pulls it off with such attitude, we wonder why we’re not all doing it. Summer is a great time to take risks and be bolder with your outfits.

Dita Von Teese

Dita has a ladylike style and she showed that you can look elegant in hot weather in a 50s style prom dress. Matching the red shoes to the red print of the dress really shows that she’s made an effort and is easy for everyone to do. You could wear an outfit like this to a summer wedding and wow all your friends and family.

Whose summer style do you admire the most?

Zoe

Five Ways To Wear White Like A Celeb

Summer is finally here! Right now, our wardrobes are turning white. With some particularly lovely white jeans, tops and dresses around, there are many options available even to the white novice.

The celebrities, who are usually on top of the trends, started wearing white as soon as they saw the first sunny day. Seeing their pics should make us all braver to try it as they show that it’s more flattering and easier to wear than we may have thought. For example, the jeans and t-shirts are comfy but cool – the ultimate in dressed-down chic – but the colour lifts the complexion so we all feel more tanned and healthier, even if we haven’t been away.

Here are five different ways we can all dip into the trend:

(1) Ariana Grande’s Lace Dress

For smart summer occasions like a wedding or a garden party or the horse races, a white dress looks ultra sophisticated. It hugs your figure, helping you to feel glamorous, but the length of the hem and the sleeves ensure you’re not flashing too much flesh so you adhere to any formal dress code. Ariana’s dress is similar to the Little Mistress long sleeve crochet dress.

(2) Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid’s White Jeans

White jeans are a wardrobe essential at this time of year! They really brighten up an outfit and make us feel really summery as they only come out in the warmer months. The ones that Kendall and Gigi have been wearing are super skinny and fall to just above the ankles, which actually helps to make your legs look longer – not that the models really need it but it every little helps, right? Their jeans are very similar to the V by Very Florence skinny jeans if you fancy an easy way to look like a supermodel this summer.

(3) Vanessa Hudgens’ White Summer Dress

A white dress is a great way to keep cool as it’s light and breezy so there’s nothing to cling onto our skin. However, it’s also really feminine and ideal for us girly girls.  Plus as it’s so simple, you can wear it often and reinvent it with different accessories. It would look great with espadrilles, wedges or pumps and then you can also change your jewellery and bag to make it look different each time. The V by Very embroidered mirror detail dress is similar to Vanessa’s.

(4) Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston’s White T-shirt

Taylor and Jennifer are both experts at picking cool, classic everyday outfits that are super simple but make them look groomed and stylish. Their secret? They pick well-made items that don’t date and fit them beautifully and then finish with sunglasses for the ultimate ‘celebrity at rest’ look. As you can see, a white t-shirt looks just as good with blue jeans as it does with leather shorts so you’ll get a lot of use out of it. Try the V by Very perfect scoop neck t-shirt.

(5) Selena Gomez’s  Party Dress

White is a fabulous colour to wear to a party as it really helps you to make an entrance. People can’t help but notice a white dress and if it complements your summer tan, even better! The choker detail on Selena’s dress taks it from an average little white dress to something a little bit extraordinary and there’s one on the TFNC Tulip midi dress too. This dress would suit bar or club and turn heads wherever you go.

Ready to wear some white? Whether you’re a dress person or a jeans and t-shirt person, there’s something out there for us all.

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Celebrity Style Steal: Kimberly Walsh’s Summertime Chic

After hanging up the microphone with Girls Aloud, Kimberly Walsh has picked it up again for TV presenting. We can now see her on This Morning, presenting fashion segments and giving us all inspiration about what to wear in the summer months.

However, you don’t even have to watch the show to see that Kimberly knows her stuff when it comes to fashion. She chooses clothes that flatter her figure and showcase her curves without spending a million dollars to do so. Kimberley shows that a more feminine, elegant look is achievable with a little careful wardrobe planning. And even better news is that her clothes are practical for everyday life too – she’s a mum of two after all.

Here’s how to day daytime chic and summer party glamour like the pretty singer turned TV star:

Daytime Chic

For her work on This Morning, Kimberley turned up to the ITV studios in a denim pencil skirt that enhanced her slim waist and gorgeous hourglass shape. This is an outfit for all occasions from a weekend city break to a day out shopping the to the school run. It’s one of the rare outfits that looks just as pretty as it is practical.

To copy it, start with the Warehouse denim skirt and wear it high on the waist. Then choose a bardot top to tuck into it – the V by Very rib bardot top is just perfect. Finish with a low heel sandal like the Carvela shadow low block heeled sandal for a little bit of extra height and lift without any discomfort. White sandals are also super summery!

Red Hot Party Style

For a recent showbiz bash, Kimberley looked like a goddess in a flowing red maxi dress. The haltrneck detail at the top and the embellished metallic at the side give it a luxe twist and make it stand out more than the average red dress.

This dress is very similar to the Little Mistress embellished maxi dress and a metallic bag would bring out the detail in it even more. Try the Chi Chi London cut out metallic bag. For the ultimate lady in red effect, finish with a scarlet lip using something like the Max factor Marilyn red collection lipstick.

What do you think of Kimberley’s style?

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Capital FM Summertime Ball: Celebs’ Outfit Inspiration

Hands up if you like pop music! The capital FM summertime ball was like an explosion of the best of the UK music charts onto the stage at Wembley Arena.

It was one of the best gigs in London for ages as there were so many artists, all doing two or three songs each. We were always left wanting more – there was never a dull moment!

The same could be said of the clothes as the celebs all wore colourful outfits and went to maximum effort to give us all something to look at. If you’d like to inject some colour into your summer wardrobe but don’t know where to begin, check out how the stars did it for some summer colour inspiration:

Rita Ora

Rita always surprises us when it comes to fashion as she reinvents herself in so many ways. Sometimes she’s in sportswear, sometimes she’s in a super bold bodycon outfit and other times she looks classy and chic as she did in this boho maxi dress. It hugs her figure at the top and nips in at the waist before flowing out into a full skirt so there’s no hiding her gorgeous curves. With her hair loose, in smooth waves and a bit of bounce, she’s dressed up the boho trend for a party environment – what do you think?

Zara Larsson

Sticking with plain denim shorts on her bottom half, Zara could afford to experiment with her top and she certainly did that with a bright red jacket. When you have a top as bold as this, it’s best to stick to neutrals and classics elsewhere so you can really let the statement piece shine.

Ella Eyre

Ella’s always had a sporty style and her summertime ball didn’t deviate from that with her crop top and mini skirt showing off her toned abs and legs. But what we like most about this outfit is the accessories – check out the fluffy blue stole and the pastel blue nail polish. It’s the little colourful detail like this that really makes an outfit.

Little Mix

Little Mix also did boho chic in various degrees of colour and every one of them rocked it. It’s impressive how these ladies can take a trend and interpret it in their own ways. Perrie’s white mini dress was super girly while Jesy’s jumpsuit was attention-grabbing and on trend. Then check out their footwear – the laces and fur add an extra luxe detail to their looks.

Louisa Johnson

The former X Factor singer started with the statement leather skirt and picked the rest of her look to complement the skirt. The strappy sandals really lengthen and help tone her legs even more while the casual top stops her from looking like she’s tried too hard. Her style sense has really evolved since her X Factor Days.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee has her own unique laid-back LA chic look and she sticks to it. Well, if she looks that cool in casual wear, she shouldn’t need to change for anyone. The white boots help elevate this look from streetwear to partywear and the contrasting shades of blue make it more interesting. Jeans, heels and a colourful top are an easy but effective way to wear colour and make an impact this summer while still feeling comfortable.

Vick Hope

As the compere and host of the night, Vick had to go the extra mile and she did that with a pink trouser suit. The fuschia colour really suited her hair and skin tone and it might have given her some extra energy as she was a lively, energetic host. If you’re feeling brave, wearing a colour like this will definitely bring out your wild side and give you an extra energy boost. You’ll know when you try it on if it suits you or not and if it makes you smile when you look in the mirror, then go for it. Sometimes, the brighter the better!

Who do you think wore colour best? We’re looking forward to a bright, colourful summer!

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How To Dress Like a Celeb At A Festival

With June here, festival season is in full swing! There will be a festival or day of music outside in a field every weekend from now until September. And we can’t wait to soak up the sun with our friends and have some new experiences – who’s with us?

With festivals there is no real dress code – anything goes! However, the trick is to wear things that are cute but durable and that you don’t mind ruining if the worst case scenario happens. Remember you’re at risk of rain, spilled drinks and general heat and sweat plus if you’re camping it’s almost impossible to keep things clean.

However, this weekend the stars showed that there are plenty of ways to look fabulous at festivals. The Isle of Wight Festival, the One for the Boys gig and the iHeart summer festival all took place in one weekend and these are the fashion highlights:

Pixie Lott at One For The Boys

Pixie looked stunning in a pretty tracksuit at the London festival. Monochrome check is a great way to get noticed and a really durable fabric and if you can’t dress up and improve a tracksuit at a festival, when can you?

If you follow Pixie’s Instagram, you’ll see she’s done a lot of gigs recently and there are many more to come. If she looks this good now, it will only improve later on in the year once she’s got into the festival groove. You always learn from the first festival you attend and tweak your wardrobe accordingly.

Abbey Clancy at Isle Of Wight

Abbey and Peter had a kids free weekend and they definitely made the most of it. Peter did his robot dance and Abbey just looked gorgeous. With her long legs, she looks fantastic in shorts and shorts are practical come rain or shine. If it’s hot they won’t make you sweat and if it’s wet they won’t stick or cling to your legs. A simple, casual black t-shirt helps her look every inch the rock chick.

Leona Lewis at Isle of Wight

Leona came back from her new home of LA for the Isle of Wight festival and caught up with all of her UK friends. Living in LA, there’s a more laid back dress code and Leona looked super cool in her denim outfit.

Denim is the ultimate festival material as it’s durable but also fashionable, especially distressed denim or embellished denim.  What do you think of Leona’s denim jacket and ripped denim shorts?

Miley Cyrus

Miley had a similar outfit to Leona for her stage performance – ripped denim shorts and a classic blue denim jacket. Her hair’s growing back and she’s never looked better. An outfit like this would flatter all of us – with the shorts hugging our waists and the denim jacket falling to below the waist, this outfit may be practical but it’s also super feminine. If you’re going to a gig or festival this season then don’t forget your denim!

Tinashe

Tinashe looked bold and beautiful in a red tracksuit, which clashed with her pink crop top. You can never have too much colour at a festival! Although the colour turns heads, she looks super comfortable. This is an outfit that you can really dance in without feeling any discomfort so you’ll have no excuse for not being the last one to go to bed.

Fifth Harmony

They’re America’s answer to Little Mix and Fifth Harmony even have similar outfits. Like Little Mix, they take a theme and wear it in different ways and for the iHeartSummer festival they choose military green. It’s a practical colour for when you’re outdoors but the high waisted shorts and crop tops will ensure that everyone knows you’ve made an effort. This is a great example of showing that you can still dress up at a festival as long as you make subtle changes in colour and footwear – boots are great but stilettos are a no-no.

Whose outfit inspires you the most? We can have a lot of fun with festival fashion this summer!

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Celebrity Style Steal: Get Caroline Flack’s Summer Glow

Love Island is back on our TV screens for a third series and host Caroline Flack is in charge of another villa full of fun singletons looking to couple up with the partner of their dreams. If you want to add some spice to your summer, this is essential viewing and it’s on every single night on ITV2.

While the contestants live in bikinis, which in itself is great inspiration for summer holidays, Caroline always looks pretty in summer dresses or shorts and t-shirt sets when she comes in to surprise the contestants and shake things up. If you want to look fresh and pretty this summer without it looking like you’ve tried too hard then have a little look to see what Caroline’s wearing and it will give you some ideas.

Let’s have a closer look at one of her best party looks and one of her best day looks for our beach to club outfits this holiday season:

Summer Party Style

Caroline added some Spanish flamenco style to the Glamour Woman of the Year awards in a frill maxi dress which had a lovely side split to show off her tanned and toned legs. Imagine dancing in a dress like that – it would move as you do – and people would have to stop and stare!

For a similar look, try the Little Mistress frill maxi dress which has equally eye-catching movement. Wear with a simple pair of barely-there sandals like the V by Very buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals and hair in loose waves for the ultimate effortlessly pretty look. The Cloud Nine waving wand will help to create soft waves on all hair types so even those of us with naturally straight hair can look like we’ve just stepped off the beach.

Beach Chic

At the Love Island Villa, one of Caroline’s prettiest outfits had to be this pink bardot dress. It complemented her skin tone perfectly and the bardot neckline made it all look so relaxed and cool – she was stunning without it looking like she’d spent all day getting ready.

Happily, this is an easy look to copy so we can all look and feel a bit better in hot weather this year. Start with the V by Very bow bardot dress in blush pink and add the gorgeous River Island lazercut block heel shoe boots that are a slightly contrasting colour to make the shade of the dress pop even more. Finish with a pretty light pink or nude lip gloss like the Bourjois Rouge Velvet lip gloss in Happy Nude that lasts for ages, so you don’t need to worry about it fading or melting in the heat.

Do you like Caroline’s style? She shows you don’t need to do much to look great this summer – a couple of well-fitted and eye-catching dresses with simple accessories will make everyone think you’re effortlessly cool.

Happy Holidays!

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Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards: Summer Dress Inspiration

Glamour Magazine’s Woman  Of The Year Awards is one of the highlights of the summer season. Held in a marquee in the middle of Berkley Square in London’s Mayfair, it’s an occasion to get dressed up and celebrate some fabulous women. It’s an inspiring evening!

On the night, the weather wasn’t great but that didn’t stop the stars from wearing summery outfits. There was lots of colour to brighten up what was already a positive event.

Let’s have a closer look at 10 of the best-dressed celebrities for some summer party inspiration:

Nicole Kidman

Nicole’s purple dress was such an original colour – she really stood out when she walked in. At the Cannes film festival, she was promoting four different movies and all that red carpet dressing in the South Of France has made her a pro at keeping cool and looking stunning on a red carpet. The loose flowing sleeves are a nice touch as they add some structure but also catch some air to make sure she stays feeling fresh.

Frankie Sandford

The former Saturdays singer looked simply stunning in a pale grey maxi dress embellished with lace flowers. The bodycon shape hugs her curves before flowing out into a fuller skirt. With it’s elegant short sleeves and modest neckline, this is a sophisticated option for a summer party and would look particularly impressive at a work event.

Emma Willis

The host of The Voice and Big Brother won Best TV Presenter and she certainly stood out when she collected it on stage in her red trouser suit. Emma often wears trousers or a jumpsuit on the red carpet and it was refreshing to see that she didn’t compromise on her style because of the awards ceremony or the weather. The red colour is ideal for this time of year as it’s so cheerful!

Lily James

The Cinderella actress looked like something out of a fairytale herself in a pretty floral maxi dress. Look closer and you’ll see that the fabric is especially gorgeous – it’s soft and a light kind of velvet so it would feel lovely next to her skin. This is a true Princess dress.

Rochelle Humes

After having her second baby 12 weeks ago, Rochelle is back in the gym and it shows. Her lacy cami and black trousers showed off her toned shape and she looked every inch the yummy mummy. A lightweight top and loose trousers will keep you just as cool as a dress and you may feel more comfortable in them if you’re not really a dress person.

Mollie King

You can always get away with wearing more colour than you usually would to a big party or special occasion and Mollie did just that in a sequin dress with neon embellishment. It turned heads as she arrived and as she danced when the light caught it in different ways. If you’ve got something to celebrate or you want everyone to know that its your party, embrace colour this summer.

Holly Willoughby

Holly also looked fresh and summery in a colourful floral maxi dress. This is a bit more understated than Mollie’s though and could be worn for a formal event like a garden party or wedding in the day as well as one at night. The light base colour of the dress also complements her tan – you couldn’t get more summery than this!

Christine Lampard

The Loose Women presenter looked incredible in a green maxi dress, reflecting her Northern Irish roots. The satin material is perfect for this time of year, flowing out as she moved around to let her skin feel some breeze. It’s light enough so she won’t sweat under the lights of the awards ceremony’s stage and would also keep her cool on the dancefloor. If you want to stand out but stay cool, go for a bright coloured satin like Christine did.

Jennifer Hudson

A monochrome dress never fails to make an impression and J-Hud looked fantastic in her monochrome midi dress. The shape of it makes it a true superstar dress as its so unique. Although most stars wore maxi dresses, the fact that Jennifer’s dress is so interesting to look at means she makes just as much of a statement as the stars in maxi dresses.

Fearne Cotton

Also in a dress with gorgeous detail on the shoulder and hemline was Fearne Cotton. The Radio 1 presenter’s one shoulder black mini dress was super striking and even more so given that she wore her hair in loose waves with light summery make-up. If you’re going to wear a mini or midi dress rather than a maxi dress, it needs to have a stand-out shape so you feel just as confident as others who are wearing longer, more intricate gowns.

Who do you think looked the best? Hopefully this has given you something to think about for events you’re invited to over the next few months!

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British Soap Awards 2017: Best Dressed Celebrities

The British Soap Awards are just what we need at this time of year. While the whole of the UK has been shaken up, our resilient British spirit means celebrity events, parties and celebrations are still held so that we all have something to enjoy and feel proud about.

As the soap awards are held in Manchester, it was a sign of defiance to terror and most of the stars wore bee badges on their outfits to mark their respects. They also dressed to dazzle the crowds and to capture the paparazzi’s flashbulbs  to show that they and our nation will only grow stronger after what’s happened. If you ever need to get revenge, looking the best you’ve ever looked will do it.

These 10 stars looked particularly gorgeous, giving us lots of inspiration for summer party outfits:

Catherine Tyldesley

The Coronation Street star looked gorgeous in a baby pink maxi dress with plunging neckline and exposed back. The baby pink colour flatters her skin tone, but its softer to wear than white and the fishtail train gives her some stunning hourglass curves. Wearing her hair in loose waves adds to the Grecian Goddess effect of this look – definitely one of the best dresses of the night!

Sophie Porley

A monochrome dress can be super striking as the Hollyoaks actress showed. It’s not too revealing but the black belt cinches her waist and that makes her waist look tiny. This is a very sophisticated way to make an arrival at an event as heads will turn even though you’re not showing much skin.

Brooke Vincent

The Coronation Street actress looked fierce and very confident in a black jumpsuit. A jumpsuit will always give you confidence, especially one like this that is cut to show off your waist. There’s no risk of wardrobe malfunctions and when worn with heels it gives you height and attitude – it’s the red carpet equivalent of power dressing.

Faye Brookes

A yellow dress is a guaranteed head-turner and Faye looked summery and fresh in her stunning maxi dress. With her dark hair swept back, this is a real statement look and she wore it well. The plunging v neck and short sleeves is also very flattering meaning that she gets away with colour because it draws everyone’s attention to the fabulous dress shape. What do you think?

Kym Marsh

Kym’s ‘date’ to the awards was her son and he must have been proud of his mum in a dress like that! With its side split, like a lot of dresses we saw on the Cannes red carpet, and its lace detail, her blue maxi dress made her look a million dollars. You can always rely on Kym to look classy.

Shona Garty

Wow! The Eastenders actress wore an Oscars-worthy dress to the soap awards. Her beige maxi dress hugs every inch of her figure and the strapless detail shows off her gorgeous cleavage. If you want a dress to make you look like an old school Hollywood princess, this is it!

Lucy Fallon

The Coronation Street star looked completely unrecognisable from her on-screen character – in a good way! On screen, she’s had a tough time in the past month but she left her issues at work and looked like a princess at the awards in her flowing sequin nude maxi dress. A dress like this would make anyone feel like a Disney Princess at a ball – its just beautiful and looks better every time you look at it and notice another shimmer!

Jacqueline Jossa

Jaqueline had a similar dress to Lucy’s in the sense it was flowing and made out of a gorgeous chiffon material, but hers was more of a grey colour. The shape of this dress is really flattering as it hugs her waist before flowing out into a full skirt, showing off Jacqueline’s stunning hourglass shape. This is another princess dress.

Nikki Sanderson

Constantly nominated for Sexiest Actress, Nikki showed why she deserves the nomination in a striking green maxi dress embellished with sequins. Conservatively, she adds a strapless nude bodice underneath so she’s not showing off too much of her top half, preserving her modesty and just giving a hint at what’s underneath. If you want a bit of extra support, a bodysuit like this is a great way to do it as you can’t see it from a distance, meaning everyone thinks you’ve been bolder than what you have been.

Stephanie Waring

Talking of bold, Stephanie showed she wasn’t shy in a black lace and mesh maxi dress. However, the Hollyoaks actress does have a lovely toned figure that she wants to show off. As the top half is opaque, it gives her the same coverage as a short mini dress so it’s actually more demure than you think the more you look at it. It’s just the skirt that makes it look wild. What do you think?

Whose outfit impressed you the most?

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