8 Trends for sum­mer

The de­sign duo be­hind the bold Ruff Tung brand are all about clas­sic sil­hou­ettes with a mod­ern twist. They help you get sum­mer-ready, here.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Fashion Flash Designer Crush - By brid­get Pick­er­ing and Lud­wig bausch

Float away Flowy and fluid styles are key this sum­mer, and we love the ver­sa­til­ity of a rev­ersible kaf­tan, which can go from the beach to bar with ease. Wear yours loose or belted, and pair with gla­di­a­tor flats for day and strappy heels for evening.

A jump­suit is an­other mul­ti­task­ing must and looks fab­u­lous in trendy aqua, cobalt blue or nude, worn with ca­sual san­dals, metal­lic sneak­ers or peep­toe plat­form boots.

Show those shoul­ders Ex­posed shoul­ders are sexy with­out be­ing too re­veal­ing, and the look suits all body types. Flat­ter your fig­ure with an off-the-shoul­der blouse worn with high­waisted cut-offs, loose wide­legged trousers or skinny jeans. Boho lovers should try a ruf­fled off-the-shoul­der dress cinched in at the waist with a leather belt and flats.

3Try­trousers For an easy, stylish and slim­ming look, in­vest in well-cut cig­a­rette trousers with a sexy side slit on the an­kles. Com­ple­ment the style with bal­let pumps, san­dals or heels, and pair with a loose hal­ter-neck or one-shoul­der top.

4Play­with prints Sum­mer fea­tures lots of bright colours and bold prints, but the trick to wear­ing such busy pieces is to keep the sil­hou­ettes sim­ple. If you don’t want to wear full print, go for pops of it on a blouse or clutch.

5Dres­sup The dress style of the sea­son is the trapeze, and it’s so easy to wear: smarten it up with block heel san­dals, or down with bal­let pumps or flats. Look for a black, lightweight fab­ric with ac­cor­dion pleats for a cool 1920s vibe. Your other op­tions: a strik­ing print or crisp monochrome.

6Stepout From baby pink to tan, you can never go wrong with nude shoes, which look es­pe­cially great against bare legs. Go for lace-up heels in mesh or suede, sneak­ers, open-toe an­kle boots or gla­di­a­tor flats.

7ac­ces­sorise­neon ac­cents and geo­met­ric de­signs. If you’re rock­ing prints, you don’t need much jew­ellery – one over­sized bling ear­ring will make a state­ment.

pool­side cool Add shine to raise your bathing cos­tume game. A full, sparkly cos­tume works on all fig­ures and can be worn mul­ti­ple ways: on its own at the pool or beach, un­der a kaf­tan for a soirée, and as a top with jeans, shorts, cig­a­rette trousers or a skirt. Look for in­ter­est­ing details like twisted neck­lines.

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