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HOW TO STYLE RESORT’S BIGGEST TRENDS

Over the last week we’ve looked at some of resort’s greatest presentations and managed to recreate the season’s most forward styles. Now it’s time to bring together the biggest trends and style them to suit the everyday. We saw some refreshing items for resort, like the strapless dress, loose-fitting trouser, oversized blazer and short-sleeved knit that were styled in new, innovative ways and are perfect for all of your summer occasions.

In the first look we’ve paired the new short-sleeved sweater with the season’s biggest trouser silhouette. This new knit brought casualness to resort ‘13 and appeared in bold intarsia, interesting colour combinations and crew collars. The trouser was often styled in a head-to-toe, look with the season’s oversized blazers and minimal sandals. Bringing these two trends together in one look creates a great office-ready option. Styled with a bold brooch, retro-inspired heels and a pattern-clashing clutch takes the style from conventional to outstanding.

A new, more demure lace appeared as an important material for resort’s continuation of super-feminine looks. Here we chose an apricot lace skirt and paired it with a graphic black and white printed blouse (another big resort trend). The juxtaposition of something as delicate as a chantilly skirt with a bold print creates interest and depth while it also cuts down on the sweet-factor in the skirt. 

The contemporary and minimal silhouette in the last look is definitely one of my favourites. The strapless dress appeared as a resort hit with Tibi, Jill Stuart and Oscar De La Renta all offering their own versions. The newness in the strapless style is in its more relaxed fit, appearing in either a simple shift style or a fit-and-flare variety. Styled with a flat loafer, oversized bag and statement collar necklace, this look can be worn to dinner, drinks or even brunch. The versatility of a minimal, strapless dress makes it one of the must-have pieces to buy now. 

RESORT SHOPPING LIST

1. Short-sleeved sweater

2. Slouchy trousers

3. Delicate lace

4. Graphic black and white blouse

5. Strapless dress

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