Step up to sum­mer fash­ion

Kids can look for­ward to cool creative styles in the school hol­i­days, writes Gerry Cupido

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - THE LOOK -

IT’S THE time of the year when school kids have their heads in their books, study­ing for fi­nal ex­ams while their hearts are yearn­ing for free­dom. They’re look­ing for­ward to long hot sum­mer days free from teach­ers, books and uni­forms.

The al­most two months-long hol­i­day is just around the cor­ner and, with their youth­ful en­ergy, teens can busy them­selves from morn­ing to night.

Whether they are sim­ply hang­ing out with friends snap­ping pic­tures for their In­sta­gram pages or go­ing to par­ties with other cool kids, look­ing good is a top pri­or­ity.

Teens love ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent styles, mix­ing things up to cre­ate their own look with­out ven­tur­ing too far from what’s bang on trend.

Here are a few hot sum­mer trends for them to play around with.


Ging­ham prints are this sum­mer’s coolest trend; not in a table­cloth kind of way, though.

This sum­mer we take a break from the flo­rals with this clas­sic check print. Ging­ham has made a come­back in all colours and styles.

Mix it up with other prints or keep it sim­ple by pair­ing with a solid colour.


Be­ing an ac­tive teen doesn’t mean you have to wear sweat­pants and T-shirts. And who says you can’t go from the gym to the movies?

Pick train­ing gear with crazy prints and don’t be afraid to mix and match them. Dou­ble up your swimwear as a body­suit and wear it with jeans, shorts or a skirt.


What bet­ter time to go big, bold and bright. Keep the style sim­ple and let the colours do the work. Look for pops of colour in de­tails like fun pom­poms or go for lumo sneak­ers.

Model, Mia-Mae; pho­tog­ra­pher, Tracey Adams; make-up, Estelle Gor­don; stylist, Gerry Cupido.

Train­ing gear to go from gym to the movies. Out­fit from Cot­ton On.

Don’t be afraid to mix things up. Light­weight jacket fromCot­ton On, T-shirt and shorts from Mr Price.

Give flo­rals a break and add a trendy ging­ham print to your wardrobe. Top from Cot­ton On.

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